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  • For a specific use case, should I use Mesh, Repeater, or an Access point

    08/26/2019 12:13:01 PM PDT · by RangerM · 19 replies
    8/26/19 | myself
    This is my use case--maintaining the Wifi connection as I move around the yard (1.2 acres). I work in the yard a lot, and the fact that I'm moving (around the yard) also means that the Wifi signal can be in and out. I have an Asus RT-AC5300 as my base and it provides fine coverage over most of the house. And covers most of my yard, although there are some weak spots on the farthest extremes. The router itself is on one end of the house in a spare bedroom. The wife doesn't want it in the middle "where...
  • 5 of the Best CNC Routers for Material Crafting

    01/27/2019 12:33:17 PM PST · by fireman15 · 5 replies
    Repair Daily ^ | January 23, 2019 | Thomas Roberge
    If you are frequently working with metals, plastic, and wood in your home or private workshop, a CNC router is indeed a handy tool. That is the case if you want to break down these materials into specific sizes and shapes. Specifically, this device is designed to slice and engrave thick and sturdy materials like they are nothing. But of course, you won't enjoy such benefits if the CNC router that you are going to choose has a flimsy construction. It won't be able to cut smoothly, and its lifespan would dwindle down quickly. On the other hand, a good...
  • The FBI Is Warning You To Reboot Your Router - Prevent New Attack — Here's Everything You Need To Do

    05/29/2018 11:27:44 AM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-29-2018 | Antonio Villas-Boas
    On May 25, the FBI warned that anyone who uses a router to connect to the internet should reboot their routers. The warning comes amid a Russian malware (malicious software) called VPNFilter that can secretly install itself onto internet routers and collect data from an unsuspecting user. So far, it's estimated that 500,000 devices - mostly from the Ukraine - have been affected. Rebooting internet routers will "temporarily disrupt the malware and aid the potential identification of infected devices," according to the FBI. The agency also recommends to disable your routers' remote management settings, and update the password you use...
  • F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware

    05/28/2018 5:30:48 PM PDT · by Flick Lives · 95 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 27, 2018 | Louis Lucero II
    Hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, the F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devices: Turn it off, and then turn it back on. The malware is capable of blocking web traffic, collecting information that passes through home and office routers, and disabling the devices entirely, the bureau announced on Friday. A global network of hundreds of thousands of routers is already under the control of the Sofacy Group, the Justice Department said last week. That group, which is also known as...
  • Apple officially discontinues AirPort router product line, available while supplies last

    04/26/2018 2:57:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    Appleinsider ^ | April 26, 2018 | By Mikey Campbell
    Apple on Thursday announced the official death of its long-running AirPort Wi-Fi router line, a development many believed to be an inevitability after division responsible for its development was axed more than a year ago. Apple confirmed the demise of its base station lineup in an email to AppleInsider, saying existing stock will be sold through the company's online and brick-and-mortar stores, as well as authorized resellers, until supplies are exhausted. News of the discontinuation comes more than a year after reports claimed Apple broke its AirPort division apart, a sign that it planned to soon ditch the branded wireless...
  • A question for our network gurus.

    05/22/2017 9:23:15 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 15 replies
    I recently installed a Netgear Nighthawk X6 router. I've replaced the default passwords with 10 digit, random, unrelated characters. Two of my devices (a desktop and a laptop) are running Avast free virus protection. When I run an Avast scan, it says Service is vulnerable to attacks from within your network. When I click on their recommended solution, they say to update the firmware. I've gone to the Netgear website and it says all is updated. I recently vacationed in Colorado. I stayed at a private condo and used their wifi. I ran the Avast scan on my laptop. At...
  • Tech Help--WiFi router dying?

    04/21/2017 12:25:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    Vanity | April 21, 2017 | Tech idiot
    I bought and hooked-up a Linksys E-1200 wifi router ($30) 2 1/2 years ago and everything worked fine.I only needed it for my home ASUS laptop but since have added a wireless printer, Wii U gaming system and Sling TV with ROKU stick, all which work off the router.Lately I'll just all of a sudden lose wifi signal. I reboot the router and it'll work fine again but the outages are happening more frequently.Is it time for a new router?I don't want to spend a ton of money. Should I buy a new $30 Linksys router and just expect 2...
  • Advice on Cable Modem/WiFi Router for TWC connection

    11/11/2016 9:48:17 AM PST · by newfreep · 52 replies
    Self ^ | November 11, 2016 | newfreep
    I am relocating and will be using TWC cable internet for the first time. I'm seeking recommendations for single unit Modem/Router - esp the best "Bang for the Buck" TWC does recommend Netgear N300 and N600 - both offer 300mbs speed. However, it appears the only difference is N600 is "300+300" Dual-Band. I'm not sure if the higher priced "300+300" is worth it or even required as I'll be the only user. Any suggestions or insight is greatly appreciated! newfreep "DRAIN the SWAMP...with extreme prejudice"

    05/11/2016 9:46:17 AM PDT · by knarf · 37 replies
    self ^ | May 11, 2016 | knarf
    I inherited a D-Link DI-624 router ... no idea when it was bornWhen I plug in the cd, the exec fails ... I can't configure nor get the thing to operateI've been to the hard site "" which brings up the wizard, but the "run" tab is deadAny ideas ?
  • So Your Router Is Skynet – A Layman’s Guide

    03/29/2016 4:59:37 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 16 replies
    Freedom Penguin ^ | 27 March 2016 | Matt Hartley
    By now, most of you are aware that TP-Link has decided to ban (custom) open-source firmware for their devices. So what was TP-Link thinking when they turned their backs on flashing routers with custom firmware? Some might suggest it’s the ambiguity in the new FCC rules that put a now much disliked router vendor over the edge. Unfortunately, the truth of the matter has nothing to do with TP-Link. No, the networking device company was merely a diversion for what I’m about to share with you. I would encourage you to read on, but I must warn you that you...
  • Netgear router exploit detected

    10/09/2015 10:56:42 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 October 2015 | Chris Baraniuk, Technology reporter
    A security researcher in the US has said his Netgear router was hacked after attackers exploited a flaw in the machine. Joe Giron told the BBC that he discovered altered admin settings on his personal router on 28 September. The compromised router was hacked to send web browsing data to a malicious internet address. Netgear says the vulnerability is "serious" but affects fewer than 5,000 devices. Mr Giron found that the Domain Name System (DNS) settings on his router had been changed to a suspicious IP address. "Normally I set mine to Google's [IP address] and it wasn't that, it...
  • FCC Rules Endanger Open Source Wireless Router Firmware

    09/29/2015 10:36:27 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 22 replies
    The VAR Guy ^ | 28 September 2015 | Christopher Tozzi
    Open source wireless router firmware may become tougher to install in the United States, if not illegal. That's if device manufacturers interpret new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules involving radio frequencies to mean that user-modified software should be banned. The rules require manufacturers of wireless routers to "implement security features in any digitally modulated devices capable of operating in any of the U-NII bands, so that third parties are not able to reprogram the device to operate outside the parameters for which the device was certified."In non-geek terms, that means users shouldn't be able to change their routers's radio frequencies,...
  • Critical vulnerability in NetUSB driver exposes millions of routers to hacking

    05/20/2015 9:48:26 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 13 replies ^ | May 19, 2015 | Lucian Constantin
    Millions of routers and other embedded devices are affected by a serious vulnerability that could allow hackers to compromise them. The vulnerability is located in a service called NetUSB, which lets devices connected over USB to a computer be shared with other machines on a local network or the Internet via IP (Internet Protocol). The shared devices can be printers, webcams, thumb drives, external hard disks and more. NetUSB is implemented in Linux-based embedded systems, such as routers, as a kernel driver. The driver is developed by Taiwan-based KCodes Technology. Once enabled, it opens a server that listens on TCP...
  • Dangerous 'Misfortune Cookie' flaw discovered in 12 million home routers

    12/19/2014 9:29:02 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    PCWorld ^ | December 19, 2014 | By John E. Dunn
    Researchers at Check Point have discovered a serious security vulnerability affecting at least 12 million leading-brand home and SME routers that appears to have gone unnoticed for over a decade. Dubbed the ’Misfortune Cookie’ flaw, the firm plans to give a detailed account of the issue at a forthcoming security conference but in the meantime it’s important to stress that no real-world attacks using it have yet been detected. That said, an attacker exploiting the flaw would be able to monitor all data travelling through a gateway such as files, emails and logins and have the power to infect connected...
  • Toss routers with hardcoded passwords, expert says

    08/28/2014 3:30:05 AM PDT · by palmer · 24 replies
    Network World ^ | Aug 27, 2014 4:26 AM PT | Antone Gonsalves
    Sometimes it is best to toss security-challenged technology, and that's the recommendation experts are giving to small businesses using a flawed router from a China-based manufacturer. Trend Micro reported this week that routers sold under the brand name of Netcore in China and Netis outside of the country contained a "backdoor" that could be easily accessed by a hacker to monitor Internet traffic. ...
  • Tech Question - Need Input About Dual Wan Routers

    06/09/2014 12:48:15 PM PDT · by The Louiswu · 11 replies
    Me ^ | 6/9/2014 | The Louiswu
    I have a client that has 2 ISP's, Frontier and Mediacom and is running POS/Credit Card machines through the Frontier service primarily, however Frontier goes out from time to time so they would like to be able to switch to the Mediacom service easily and quickly during those down times. Question, is a dual wan router the best answer to this issue? Thanks for the input.
  • Need help with network

    03/12/2013 8:22:38 AM PDT · by tayper · 19 replies
    I need help choosing a Router. I don’t know that much about them. I now have a wired router and want to replace it with wireless but boy is it confusing. All help appreciated.
  • A tech-vanity -- connecting a macbook to cisco router

    06/14/2012 3:38:09 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 40 replies
    self ^ | 06142012 | me
    Well, I'm clearly approaching desperation, or I wouldn't be posting something like this. OTOH, if help doesn't appear on FR, it might not be had anywhere. So here's the situation: I installed a brandy-new Cisco router (E1200) for a client who uses an ancient Macbook. Many pages load fine but Google -- the one that matters for her because she uses Gmail -- times out or takes many minutes to load. It's not unheard of -- I've found it brought up on different help forums but there seems to be no consensus on the fix and, disappointingly, no accountability whatsoever...
  • Netgear Wireless Router Problem

    11/24/2011 10:52:51 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Self | November 24, 2011 | PJ-Comix
    I seem to be having a problem with my Netgear Router. It is over 3 years old and was given to me by a friend. Anyway, not problems with it UNTIL today. My wife's computer in the other room won't receive the signal. I switched computers and mine won't receive the signal either so the problem isn't her computer. Also her computer was picking up signals from other wireless sources in the neighborhood. While my computer is attached by wire to the router it works fine even when I switch to wireless. But when not attached directly it doesn't pick...
  • How to boost your WiFi signal with a beer can (with Photos! you boozehounds)

    09/11/2011 7:55:24 PM PDT · by max americana · 54 replies · 1+ views
    the chive ^ | Septe 11, 2011 | chiv
    I love a good hack, especially one that requires me to throw back a cold one before hand (or during). This simple wifi boost has actually been shown to increase signal strength by at least 2 to 4 bars. And, well, I will drink to that. These instructions came to me via The Chive and i think they are most definitely worth checking out. But here is the most important question: what kind of beer will you use? For this project you are going to need scissors, a utility knife, some adhesive putty and an empty beer can. More than...