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Q: advice for best wifi n router

In the past, I had a linksys wifi g modem router. Never had a problem.

Beg of this year I went for Wifi n and selected the Netgear DGN 3500 modem router. A disaster, always crashing down.

So I am looking to replace it for either a modem router or only router which support:
- Wifi N and G
- Glan (at least 2 ports)
- one USB for a network USB HDD.

Any advice?

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A: advice for best wifi n router

This is what I have been using for a couple of years: Dlink DIR-655. It fits your criteria and it has been reliable. Costs about $100.

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I bought the below model and i'm not particularly impressed with it , it costs me $79.99 + tax, i see Amazon has a 750 model for $10.00 more .

NETGEAR N600 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router (WNDR3400)

My computer is a Dell Inspiron running Win 7 sp1 64 bit , just a basic bare bones model really . A tablet running old android is the only other thing thats connects wirelessly and i'm not convinced the dual bands make a difference .

The tablet is still painfully slow and i see no improvement over my old 150 rated speed single band router .

Open to all suggestions


A:Need advice on new WiFi router for under $100.00

In order to use the dual bands, namely the 5ghz band, you need a dual band adapter. A lot of things in your house can cause interference with the 2.4 ghz band, cordless phones, microwaves, etc. I use the 5 ghz band on the weekend when there are many 2.4 ghz connections around me. The 2.4 ghz works best through walls and other obstructions.

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I am looking into purchasing a replacement wifi/router with vdsl that is capable of running a VPN. There are so many to choose from, any recommendations? Also is it possible to set these VPN routers up so that only certain Lan ports are VPN enabled and some ports remain on the standard network (not VPN enabled)?

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I recently bought dlink D2750U WIFI ADSL modem/router, for my ADSL internet connection.

But I have now changed my ISP, who provide internet via cable(not telephone line). The ISP guy provides a cable modem(old modem) along with it.

I have connected my PC this way:
Cable modem -> Router -> PC through RJ45. I am able to access internet from my PC, but I am not able to get wifi working on the router. And I am logging onto internet through a dial up connection.
1) Please help in configuring the router to get wifi working.
2) Also, my default gateway seems to be either or blank. So, I am not able to login to the modem unless I remove the modem connection. Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong here.

Here are a few more details:
Output of ipconfig: http://pastebin.com/Zr9Eb7L7

A:Using dlink D2750U Wifi Modem/Router As a Wifi Router

Hey Narain. The D-Link unit you have appears to be a combo unit (modem and wireless router) since it connects straight to the RJ-11 phone line. This unit won't work with an ISP that provides service by way of coax cable. The D-Link will work if you want to use DSL, but you need a cable service compatible modem or combo modem/router if you use cable service.


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I don't know if this is possible, but this is what I want to do:
Have the dsl modem router and linksys voip connected together.
I want the voip router to assign dhcp and the dsl modem router to
be used to get internet access but not assign dhcp (I think)

This is why I want it:

I have 8 wireless linksys cam's configured through the voip router.
Setting the cam's to the modem router didn't work well because of
AT&T's firewall cannot be disabled, only modified to open ports. It's frustrating as when I opened the ports for the cam's, a consistant "an unknown error has occured". So I opted to just set up the cams on the linksys router as the cams are also linksys as well. Thus, figuring they would communicate better anyway.

This is my problem:

When I connect the dsl modem router to the
WAN port on the linksys router, the dsl modem assigns it
a fixed LAN ip. What I want is the linksys router to pull a WAN ip so I can log into my cam's remotely from my laptop at home.
No matter what I do, disable dhcp on linksys router, set linksys router on the dsl modem router to DMZ, set linksys router to bridge mode.....
nothing seems to work.

All I want to do is configure the linksys router so that when I go to my internet explorer on my laptop and type in "99.xxx.xxx.xx:1024 to connect to the cam's. But when I go to linksys router config. pages to see the status, the internet ip is which is a LAN address assi... Read more

A:2wire DSL Modem Router and a Linksys VOIP router setup advice

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I have a desktop that is able to have wifi it's a adapter dell 1450 UBS Wireless 802.11a/b/g it works so does the router which is a Cisco Linsky E 1000 it shows um that it works I'm getting packet but I just can't seem to connect I don't understand it says that I am connected but I cannot get on the internet what am I doing wrong please help my desktop is compaq hp with wireless capability help!

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I am currently stationed in Germany, and live in a village that has horrible internet. I cannot stream netflix, hulu, and downloads take several hours.

Is there a way to combine the internet that my cell phone receives and the wifi router I have at home to increase speed?

I have the ability to create a wifi hotspot from my cell phone if this helps.

Just something I thought up in my head, and wanted to find out if it is possible. Thanks in advance.

A:Combining Wifi Hotspot and Router Wifi for faster internet

You can, try this http://www.octopusplus.com/download.jsp or http://www.connectify.me/

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My HP ZBook does not connect to my D-Link  Model DSL-2750U rooter even though my phone and other laptops can connect to internet.

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I am looking to replace my tired Linksys WRT54G router that is about 10 years old. I love the router, and its even better with DD-WRT on it, but I'm starting to have troubles with the wifi dropping all the connects for a couple seconds when running all my wireless devices. I have 3 smart phones, 2 tablets, 1 Chromecast, a smart TV, and Roku + a laptop or 3 in my house right now, and it seems like its getting to be a bit much for it.
I have had to completely re-flash the firmware twice this year to get the wifi working again, so I'm thinking its time for replacement.
I have been thinking about just getting the new WRT54GL for $50, but I'm also thinking it might be a good idea to upgrade the wifi technology past wireless G .
I'm wondering if my Tablet (Nexu 9), and our smartphones (Razr HD Max) along with the Chromecast will take advantage of the new wireless standards and higher speeds or not? If they will can someone recomend a decent wireless router that takes DD-WRT nicely in the sub-$100 range? Thanks!

A:Looking for new Wifi Router - Will Tablet/Smartphone take advantage of new wifi Standards?

I been programming in Android/Linux since 2010 and there is code that supports VHT is Very High Throughput. Right now the standards are HT is High Throughput .

As for DD-WRT firmware is like your overclocking your router pushing it beyond the OEM limits. I use to use DD-WRT but had quit many years ago since the routers that used that firmware would fail too much.

So best to buy a better business type enterprise router wired then you can use WiFi router as AP or just get WiFi AP(access point). To me WiFi Router is also Wired Router, but to use just a wired router and use WiFi AP through a switch is better. If one or the other goes you can easy replace them. Where as if the WiFi Router fails you would need to replace it.

If you really want to use DD-WRT then Look at Buffalo WiFi Routers some come pre-installed with DD-WRT on them. Frankly you really don't need DD-WRT today because newer routers or WiFi routers are much better built and offer much more power NPU = network processor units and 128, 256, 512, 1GB of RAM some have Dual Cores.

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Hi Could you please tell me if this is possible:
My computer is connected to a wireless network. Can I hook up my D-link (DIR-412) to my computer and use the internet from the computer to output another wireless area?

Thanks sounds complicated.

A:Connected to WIFI and want to extend wifi with another wireless router

Where you live is your setup like this?

WiFi Router


Modem with built-in WiFi Router

If you want extend the WiFi you would get WiFi Access Point. Or you can take a WiFi Router and disable NAT, SPI, DCHP, then you create a static IP address. 192.168.x.50

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my HP 15 116 laptop wifi cannot connect to wifi router modem AND it keeep on saying "cant connect to this network" whereas it  can work perfectly fine on smartphone wifi hotspot . please fix it ......... DONT MAKE ME REGRET ON BUYING HP LAPTOP ....

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So I got a new router yesterday to replace the old one, and I've been working on it for a long time. But I can't seem to figure out why there isn't any internet connection. The new WiFi Router (D-Link DR-842) Shows it is connected to the internet (green light) but in the setup page, it says disconnected. Could the PPPoE details be causing this? As far as I know everything is correctly set up except for the internet part.

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I have been trying for some time to accomplish the title result. I'm not techie enough to do it.

What I want is to be able to use a Tablet to read in the rear of my home (which is out of range for incoming wifi signal.)

If I can set up the computer to do this, I will cable connect to a router in that area.
I have two computers and could use either.

1.a PC running XP (should update to windows 8.1, but have never bothered to do that, since XP works just fine. (I had this computer sharing to the router, when I had DSL internet connection, using Windows wizard to set it up) Couldn't get it to work when I switched to WIFI internet access) I could switch to win 7 or 8.1 if that would help.

2. a Lap Top running WIN 8.1,

Any help is appreciated.

A:Internet access via WIFI and share WIFI via second router

Due to the age of XP this is not the best option for what you want to do

Either windows 7 or 8.1 have access to Internet connection sharing (ICS) built in

To use ICS you need at least two connections to the local LAN, these can be any mix of wifi or Ethernet.

As you have a laptop you likely already have a system to use for this

There is a tutorial explaining the basics ... and more on this site

Check it out and post back if you have any issues

Internet Connection Sharing - Create WiFi HotSpot

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Wifi doesn't connect when i move away from wifi router. I have a wifi router installed in my drawing room where i get good browsing speed on phones and laptops. But the problem starts when i take my laptop from drawing room to my bedroom which is not more than 5 mtrs from router. Wifi signal drops to zero on laptop whereas it remains decent on phones. Earlier my laptop used to connect in bedroom as well..This is happening lately. Is there any solution?

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i have posted this but no one has even viewed it as the title wasn't very good.

Anyway, i have 2 wifi routers, one in the lounge that is on internet, one in my room that is not.

i want them both to be able to supply internet.

the one in my room will just be used to ethernet internet into my PS3.

alternative is that i use the wifi on my laptop then ethernet my laptop to PS3, is this possible?

A:Wifi router to wifi router? so i can use PS3 via ethernet

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Hello, I am a bit of a hard time with 2 routers on one network and unfortunately as things stand now they both have to be there. So I just got ADSL and the only modem option available to me was one with a 4-port wired router, I hooked that up into my existing network of about 9 computers (5 laptops and 4 desktops) which is connected by another 4-port WiFi router.

I started out with my only goal of hooking 3 of these computers to the internet after I got the DSL by some MAC filtering configured in the WiFi router. But, having the DSL modem/router has created another issue. I am using 2 separate IP gateways for both the routers which are in the same subset, I can connect to both of them from all my machines. The problem is I don't have any control over which computer connects to what router. I am trying to avoid setting each PC up with a static IP that needs internet access.

Here is my setup in more detail. My ADSL router is and my WiFi router is and both have the subnet My ADSL connection has dynamic IP and the modem/router is connected into a LAN port on the WiFi router. I have tried disabling DHCP on the modem/router and changed my WiFi router IP to that of the modem (which was counter productive) to no avail. Someone mentioned MAC address cloning but I am not sure if it will work in this setup. Since I configured this I am seeing quite a few IP conflicts, which are probably my fault as I didn't check when I was setting... Read more

A:Wifi Router + ADSL Router = Issues with dynamic IP

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Actually my wifi adapter can catch all other wifi signal except my wifi router.

A:my notebook wifi adapter don't get my wifi router

There are several resons.1. The wifi signal might be too weak at the point where the computer is.2. Other device radiation/signals might be blocking it.3. Your router signal might be hodden (check EWS of router).4. Signal broadcasting might have been turned off on router. Since other signals are found on the computer, there shouldnt be a issue with your couputer.

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I just want to know if its possible to connect your wifi broadband to wifi router? and if it is, How?

A:HOw to Connect wifi broadband to Wifi Router

I may be misunderstanding you but if you're getting WiFi out of your broadband appliance already, you don't need a router. If you do want to use a WiFi router, you're not going to be using the WiFi signal from the broadband appliance.
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Hello guys, I'm new here, and I know that this sounds like a duplicate thread, but I couldn't find anything similar to this one.  I have said laptop with the Intel wireless card (7260) running Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. I'm on the go quite often so I have connected to several wifi routers with no issues.  And there is my home. I am rarely here, but when I get here I can connect to my wifi router (2.4 GHz), but often experiencing unusually high pings (above 1000 ms). This happens on both OS-esI have the latest wireless driversIn Windows Device Manager I set everything I could to max the wifi performanceNo other device has this issue (two laptops, two smartphones, an USB wifi stick on my home network (not simultaneously of course))The environment should not be an issue. The router is 6-7 meters away, with two walls between the router and the laptop. I have an older Lenovo laptop next to this one (G580) and it has no issues at all. The laptop does not have this issue with other devicesThe issue is with the connection between the laptop and the router (I tried reaching the router's config site, same slowness)The network properties say that my connection link's speed is 27/27 MBPS, sometimes less, sometimes more, but I always have a strong signal There is only one other wifi router nearby and that's on a different channel.It is starting to get really annoying, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a Netgear WGR614v9 router and was wondering if its possible to use this as a wireless adapter for my computer?? I think it might support the DDWRT open source firmware??? I am wanting to do this STRICTLY as a learning purpose.

A:Solved: use my wifi router as wifi adapteR??

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Hello one and all,
I am sincerely hoping someone can assist with my little networking problem as i'm tearing my hair out now..

Here at work we have a Vigor Modem/Router hosting our connection to the world. It was originally on DHCP & the 4 computers & 2 printers found their own IP addresses without problem.

We added a Linksys router via ethernet (to a lan port not the wan) in another area of the yard. This was fine also on DHCP and connecting wirelessly from a laptop or mobile phone was a doddle.

Then our oh so wonderful IT geek decided to put the Vigor on a Static IP along with all the computers connected to it. This has some how cut off the wifi capability of the Linksys router now.

It is basically acting as a hub for two laptops and nothing else.

In simplistic terms with some detail what settings need changing on the Linksys if any?

The Vigors internal IP is
Linksys is
both on subnet

I have been advised to set the Linksys to a static IP on the Internet Connection option but what set of figures do i need for that??

Fingers crossed...


A:Adding a wifi router to router on static IP

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I have a wireless adsl router in preparation for broadband arriving in our area soon (long story), and have some questions:

I have a laptop with wifi card and want to setup a home network with this, and my PC (plugged-in via LAN cable to the router).. laptop is XP, PC is Win2K
I can't seem to get this to work. one minute the PC can 'see' the laptop (in network neighbourhood) and then the other way round, but I can never access shared directories on either... is there a good guide somewhere to set this up?

Also, shouldn't I be able to use the router from the PC as if it were a wifi card?
i.e. on the laptop, once the wifi card is plugged in, it displays all wifi networks in the area and their signal strength etc.... how can I do this using the router/PC??

With the laptop I can connect to our neighbours wifi router and use their bradband connection, but I want to do the same from the PC.. is that possible?

Thanks in advance all..

(P.S. router is a D-Link DSL-604+)

A:Wifi Router / Wifi Network help!?!?

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Hi, anyones advice would be greatly appreciated, bearing in mind I am fairly computer illiterate!

I am looking to get wireless internet access for use mainly in the home. We currently give 17.99 a month to Orange for broadband and are with BT for our landline.

Can anyone advise as to the best way forward in getting WIFI, particularly without spending anymore money? I've been advised by someone who has recently got WIFI not to get a dongle but I don't know why? Am I correct in thinking that you have to pay for WIFI either by contract or pay as you go? Would it be best to switch to BT in order to get our line rental, broadband and WIFI in one package?

Help, this is all new to me and I'm confused and clueless.

Many thanks in advance.

Jodie, UK

A:WIFI advice needed!

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I was hoping someone could advise getting a USB Wifi booster.

I want to use with my laptop in my car and get Wifi. There are networks I can connect to - but they have a weak signal.

I can get 300Mbps or 1200Mbps.
Which would be better to get...?
300Mbps are cheaper - are USB 2 - so assume quite old?
1200Mpbs are dual band - but will I need 5GHz bandwidth? These are USB 3.

Now I can get boosters for caravans that have a slower speed like 150Mbps - but these are reportedly 1500m in distance effective (the specs of one item says this).

The MOST important thing is the distance for me. Speed, I would sacrifice.

EDIT: there are some aerials that have a higher DBi. I'm sure this is an important measure. What is DBi? Assuming higher the better?


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Hi all,

There is an event going to be conducted at our college. My friends and I are planning to do something awesome in that event like games competition and more. But we got confused about online polling and lots of online games. Is it possible to connect all the devices in a single network? I discussed with my friends and they told me about some high-density Wi-Fi that may help to do this. I searched online to find that device for rent and found Freeman (http://freemanav-ca.com/solutions/wifi/) which is near to my place. Has anyone tried their services? Need an expert advice before contacting them. Waiting for your reply.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi looking at purchasing a laptop and see there are wifi cards. For example I see a Dell Wireless 1390 b/g. What do the letters after the 1390 designate? Is there a source I can tap to read about wireless cards?


A:WiFi questions / advice


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hi can anyone help me please my laptop is only seeing 2g wifi to connect too but im sure it should be seeing 5g aswell i have been upgraded to windows 10 ages ago but even when i bought it it has only seen 2gall my other pc phones tv etc all see both 2g and 5g can anyone help me please thankyou so much Pep 

A:wifi connections need advice plz

Hi: Most HP consumer notebooks do not come with dual band wireless network adapters. The easiest way to check if your notebook has a single band or dual band wireless N card is this: Go to the device manager and click to expand the Network Adapters device category. There you will see the names and model numbers of the ethernet and wireless adapters. If the suffix of the model of your notebook's wireless network adapter ends in b/g/n, it is only a single band (2.4 Ghz) card. If it ends in a/b/g/n or a/g/n, then it is a dual band (2.4/5.0 HGz) wireless card.

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Need some advice about boosting my WiFi signal but will explain my housing situation first. I live in what's essentially a small cottage on the grounds of my parents-in-laws house. Our cottage has no phone connection of its own and although we share the electric bill,we have our own fuse board etc... The WiFi is based in the main house and we've spent the last few years making do, however it's got to the stage that the constant dropping out of signal and slow speeds have got to change.

I've looked into getting a WiFi booster however the ones I've looked at talk about having to be plugged in on the same electrical circuit, like I've said above I'm not entirely sure that's that case between the cottage and main house.

I'd of thought a WiFi booster works simply by amplifying a signal it picks up using an antenna so can't understand what difference the electrical circuit makes however I am ignorant in these things. Any advice on whether a WiFi booster could work if we don't share circuits or what my alternatives are? Thanks!

A:Wifi booster advice

Welcome to the forum. what sort of distance are we talking about. What your talking about is powerline adapters one plugs in near the router then has a network cable the other plugs in at your house and you have a 100meg connection via the mains. This is the best option if it will work depending on the wires. You could run a network cable across or a wifi extender but that would depend on range could you get that closer than the r outer

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So, last August I bought a laptop. I use this laptop both at work and at home. At work it has no problem connecting to the network, however at home I'm having difficulties. The main problem I was having was getting the pop-up saying that my computer was trying to use the same IP as another computer on my network (I have several devices connected) and I had to manually tell it to get a new IP (you would think it would try that automatically). So, last month, to try and remedy this situation all together, I logged into my router and assigned network IPs for all of my devices. However, now, with my laptop I am having trouble connecting to the router at all. The other devices I have connected are my iPod Touch, TiVo, Droid, and my desktop. my Ipod, tivo and desktop seem to have no problems connecting to the internet (I'm having trouble with my droid, but I think that's more an issue with the phone).

If I work with my laptop, I can usually get it connected. Sometimes it's as simple as telling it to "get a new ip address" (which, I don't see why that would be a problem anymore) to as much as unplugging my router for about 30 secs. I must be doing something wrong. Any advice?

I am using a d-link DI-614+ and am running Vista on my laptop

Another odd thing. Right now my computers that have my network status are only showing me as having Local access, yet I have full access to the web.

A:Need advice for my router

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We have a Compaq Prasario notebook R4225CA and want a wireless router. I have found one at Future Shop: http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...angid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10025695&catid=19994
and want to know if it has any known problems. Or perhaps someone can suggest another router. That price range looks good to me.
It will be used just within our home. No great distance from the router.
Thank you for any help.

A:advice on which router

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I am having a very hard time finding a router that satisfies my needs. It seems that manufacturers are able to provide one or two of the following but not all. Perhaps I am looking in the wrong place. I appreciate any help you can offer. My highest priorities for the router are as follows:

1. Must be able to handle my VoIP phone system, networked security cameras and about 10-12 computers and other devices (mostly wireless).
2. Parental controls that are comprehensive and user friendly. I have a teenager who has become very curious about pornography and has asked that I block it better (I am a lucky parent). Most routers seem to allow you to block certain websites but do not give you lots of options for content type, time of day, exceptions for certain devices, etc.
3. User friendly interface with access from my phone, etc. I am not very tech savvy so I need everything made very clear for me in the interface. Also, as I will need to be able to make changes while away from home, I need to have that available via cell phone.
4. Detailed log of all activity specifying each device used.
5. Reliable.

I appreciate any help or advice you can offer.

A:Router advice

I'll comment on your requirements in context - -

prouddad said:

My highest priorities for the router are as follows:

1. Must be able to handle my VoIP phone system, networked security cameras and about 10-12 computers and other devices (mostly wireless).Click to expand...

The number of devices is not a critical factor - - the addition of VoIP is

2. Parental controls ... Most routers seem to allow you to block certain websites but do not give you lots of options for content type, time of day, exceptions for certain devices, etc.Click to expand...

Netgear can block by KEYWORD and a few well chosen porn words will block many sites - - be sure to add lower case xxx to the list

3. User friendly interface with access from my phone, etc. I am not very tech savvy so I need everything made very clear for me in the interface. Also, as I will need to be able to make changes while away from home, I need to have that available via cell phone.Click to expand...

hmm - - this is considered to be Remote Access and is VERY dangerous. If you just can't live without it, then change the port number (the default is 8080) and create a very strong password for logging onto the router.

4. Detailed log of all activity specifying each device used.Click to expand...

Netgear at least provides a means to EMAIL the router log.

5. Reliable.Click to expand...

My wired Netgear is several years old by n... Read more

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Hello All: This is my first post. I need a recommendation for a VPN Router the would support the following site. My client has the following.

10 workstations
10 Cisco IP Phones

4 servers (email, term, file, ftp)
1 Dlink 24port switch.

Right now, the ISP handles my portmap rules, nat, and DHCP. But they don't handle VPN connections. So I need a VPN router that can handle VPN connections to a PIX, and Checkpoint NGX. Any suggestions?

A:router advice

You running Call manager, or call manager express?

Cisco 18xx ISR. Router, wireless, VPN. If you go 28xx you can also do CallManager express/SRST.

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I have a edimax broadband router (no wireless) which connects my 3 computers.
Recently i bought a laptop and i wanted to connect it wirelessly to rest of my home lan network...

I bought "level1" lan/wireless router,(i think the model is something like WBR-3403TX).
But it turned out to be very unreliable with cripple functionallity router.
It did reset every time there was a power break... and NAT lacks some cricial functionality.

The NAT functionality that i need is to be able :

to add reasonably many entries into farwarding table(level1 had ~10 predefined cells)

to specify which port/s to open using full range for port number(in level1 router i had a upper limit on port number ~2000),

to specify which protocol to allow(tcp/udp , level1 has none options for this at all)

obviously, associate all this information with specific lan ip.

lastly, edimax router had some predefined firewall settings(profiles) to support commonly used services and applications like msn, some games....(level1 also has something similar options but it lacks support for applications profiles,such as msn for example)

i have all this NAT functionallity in my edimax router...it was my first router and it is very robust router. i never had any problem with it...

Basicly i have two questions

What lan/wireless router models come with above functionaly?

or maybe

should i continue to use my edimax router and just buy some wap? and which one?

A:need advice - router, wap

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Hi guys,

I wanna buy a new wireless router but the problem is I'm not sure what to buy, especially after this problem: Wireless router keeps on freezing every 2 days

The thing is I want something similar to TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND, a 300Mb router with a USB slot for external HDD sharing and at least 2 external antennas.

Problem is the building I'm living in is kinda old and all the walls are made of reinforced concrete and I had signal problems that bad with every single model with an internal or only 1 external antenna that in only half of the room next to the one with the router I was able to get 2-3/5 and the rest of the room 1 or no signal at all.

Now, I need the router to connect 2/3 PCs, 1 smartphone and game consoles, on a daily basis as well as a wireless printer and USB sharing.

I looked for a few models at a decent price (I'm ready to spend 100 euros on this one, I just want it to work ) and I came across D-Link DIR-655. The problem is this model is OLD since it's the first router to received the Vista Certified label (or at least this is what D-Link says).
Another model that caught my eyes DIR-825.

However, I recently got a DIR 615 for a friend and after 3 weeks the router froze, just like it happened to me. I reconfigured and it worked fine after but I'm afraid not to experience the same problems with D-Link.

Another thing is I don't know how powerful those antennas are since I can't seam to find this info on D-Link website.

Any ideas?

A:Advice with new router!

I would recommend Linksys because they are made by Cisco.

Not sure where you could get them from in your area, but here are some suggestions.

Search Results for linksys router at TigerDirect.com

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Hey Folks,

I have a question about routers.

For my company I am looking for a router that can handle our needs, which are:

80GB/day +
Ultra stable
Highly configureable via telnet/shh/web/whatever
Good Firewall
1 Gbit uplink, some outlinks (number is not important, we have a switch).
Variable MAC adres (not required, big pro).
Professionaly manageable.
Wireless is a pro, but not required.
Rack mountable is a pro, but again not required at all.
Company profile:

Small webdevelopment/tech support company running Gentoo Linux for it's servers and Windows Server 2003 Corp for it's file sharing/network printers. We run several websites (LAMP).

Right now we use a crummy Sweex router which fails every other day under heavy traffic loads.

The router will be controlling about 12 pc's.

Any suggestions on what I should get? We have a 1 GBit uplink so I do need that 1 Gbit main port.
Stability is a must.


Our budget is about 275$.

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Xeper said:

Hey Folks,

I have a question about routers.

For my company I am looking for a router that can handle our needs, which are:

80GB/day +
Ultra stable
Highly configureable via telnet/shh/web/whatever
Good Firewall
1 Gbit uplink, some outlinks (number is not important, we have a switch).
Variable MAC adres (not required, big pro).
Professionaly manageable.
Wireless is a pro, but not required.
Rack mountable is a pro, but again not required at all.
Company profile:

Small webdevelopment/tech support company running Gentoo Linux for it's servers and Windows Server 2003 Corp for it's file sharing/network printers. We run several websites (LAMP).

Right now we use a crummy Sweex router which fails every other day under heavy traffic loads.

The router will be controlling about 12 pc's.

Any suggestions on what I should get? We have a 1 GBit uplink so I do need that 1 Gbit main port.
Stability is a must.


Our budget is about 275$.Click to expand...

Pardon, I just have to ask this: what qualifies as "professionally manageable" when your budget is $275 US?

Your query seems deliberately ambiguous for unknown reasons. Cisco and Netgear have products that can meet your needs, but perhaps not at your restricted budget.

Routers, as a rule, do not restrict bandwidth so the request for 1Gig upload seems equally ambiguous as this would be a performance issue which is again, based on cost.

Pardon again as this seems somewhat mor... Read more

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I have roadrunner cable hooked up to my dell pc.
I have a netgear router WGR614 with 54MBPS which we are using for our wireless devices.
( 2 laptops and 3 Bluray players. 1 Ipod touch.)
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Hey guys,

I am in need of some assistance finding a router to suit my needs. I have a feeling that someone here can help.

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This is not only a router, but a firewall as well which should suit your needs:

What kind of switch are you currently using??

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There are no instructions in the "Quick set-up Guide" as to what input I have to make (and when) into the additional equipment I will sometimes use (via wifi) with this router. That is a XP Home laptop and a Nokia 5800 Smartphone.

Finally, as the initial setup will be done using the new router with Wireless N and the main laptop with Wireless N; Will that be a problem when I come to use the secondary items which are only Wireless b/g? (not actually sure about the 5800 Wireless System - I know it works okay at the moment on my old Netgear b/g only Router.

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You can configure the router without having to install any of tiscali's crappy software at all, just turn the router on, and connect to it using an ethernet cable (for the first time), this will let you access all the system settings and security settings.

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I live in UK so i would be buying it online from a shop in the UK.

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If its hard wired, have you tried running directly to the modem? Same speeds?

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Should I use a modem to change the cable to a WAN ethernet cord then buy a good router?

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