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Please help me find a decent router. LinkSys and Comcast is a nightmare.

Hi everyone, For the past 5 years I've used LinkSys BEFSR41 (version 4) router and generally haven't had too many issues but for the past 6 months its been pretty hellish as I have intermittent dropped connection and LinkSys says that this model is no longer supported and has no active firmware upgrades. My household has 3 computers hard-wired and connect at all times. One of them is hooked up to online tv streaming so you could say the internet is always 'on' here. [more inside]
posted by bostonhill on Jan 14, 2014 - 13 answers

Bridging a Cisco router thru a Verizon FiOS Actiontec router to improve WiFi speed: worth the trouble and, if so, how?

My FiOS speed is a blazing 75Mb/s thru a wire but only about 30-35Mb/s wireless. Verizon tells me that this is all I can expect through their Actiontec modem/router. Can I improve this WiFi speed by bridging my Cisco EA4500 thru the FiOS router? If so, can anyone provide me with a step-by-step way to re-configure the FiOS router to allow for the bridge? All of the resources I can find on-line are confusing and don't cover my specific situation. All help is appreciated. Thanks in advance!
posted by Jamesonian on Nov 10, 2012 - 8 answers

Wireless Router Recs

Help me choose my next wireless router. [more inside]
posted by blurker on Oct 11, 2011 - 17 answers

WRT54G2 Cisco Linksys wireless router randomly disconnecting clients. What should I do?

My wireless router is driving me insane. After trying everything I know (changing wireless channels, upgrading the firmware) should I just give up, throw money at the problem and upgrade to what seems to be the top of the line? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on May 26, 2011 - 28 answers

Daisy-chaining a wireless router

I have a Linksys WCG200 cable modem/wireless router combo device. It sucks at wireless (and extensive Googling has indicated that's unfixable), but it's OK at everything else. Can I pick up a $30 wireless router, plug that into the device I have now, and use that without any loss of quality? Would I need any other devices? Would it just be easier to get a new stand-alone cable modem as well?
posted by billybunny on May 1, 2011 - 1 answer

How do I optimize my network traffic when a user is sucking a ton of bandwidth with torrents?

I'm pretty sure one of my housemates is killing our network by clogging it with her bittorrent traffic. Is there anything I can do, without access to her computer, to make the internet work properly? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jan 11, 2011 - 26 answers

I just want internet for my business

Why won't my router and laptop play nice anymore? Mac and Cisco/Linksys question inside. [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Dec 7, 2010 - 7 answers

computer--router, router--internet, computer-x-internet

Router connects to internet. Computer connects wirelessly to router. Computer does not connect wirelessly to internet. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Dec 5, 2010 - 18 answers

How can I properly set up my home network?

How can I properly set up an internet connection on both a laptop (wireless) and desktop using DSL? Getting IP address conflict! GRR. [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Nov 24, 2010 - 7 answers

My new laptop kills my wireless router.

Laptop Wifi / Wireless Router help! My brand new Asus laptop kills my linksys WRT110 whenever the wifi is active on the laptop. [more inside]
posted by Jase on Jun 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Nerd Alert

I've got a WRT54GL router running the Tomato firmware. Now what extremely awesome/nerdy things can I do with it? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Jun 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Linksys WRT610N vs. WRT54G 802.11 G ranges

What are the wireless ranges of the 802.11g radios in the following: WRT54G WRT610N I specifically would like to know the range of each and does the WRT610N 802.11G radio have a greater range than the WRT54G 802.11G radio. Not surprisingly, Linksys couldn't even help me.
posted by paulyballs on Feb 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Imac has lost its once strong wireless signal

My girlfriend's imac keeps losing its wireless signal, despite having functioned perfectly for over a year at its present location. How can I remedy this? [more inside]
posted by ranunculus on Nov 22, 2009 - 4 answers

Why won't my router route?

Last week, I unplugged and plugged back in my Linksys WRT54GX4 wireless router. Since then, I haven't been able to connect to the internet through it, either wirelessly or through a wired connection through the router. The internet works fine if I plug the ethernet cable from the modem directly into my computer. I can also access the router's settings through my browser when I'm plugged into it. In the settings, it shows the internet as unavailable. But all the little status (including the internet one) on the front of router seem to indicate that everything is working fine. Firmware is up-to-date. Help! [more inside]
posted by Dasein on Sep 17, 2009 - 7 answers

I swear, I don't know how I killed your internet

Please help me unb0rk my cousin's router. [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Sep 3, 2009 - 6 answers

ssh, I'm not listening ...

How do I really - no, really - put my home server in my Linksys WRT350N router's DMZ? The router says it is, but it clearly isn't. [more inside]
posted by scruss on May 23, 2009 - 9 answers

WiFi makes router halt <2 minutes after boot

My Linksys WRT54G becomes unresponsive about 2 minutes after boot if the WiFi is on. This prevents Internet access even for wired clients. This does not happen if I quickly get into the router at boot and disable WiFi. Any ideas? Should I move to DD-WRT? [more inside]
posted by Xoder on Oct 26, 2008 - 13 answers

Is my router (or Comcast) blocking i.dell.com?

Something odd is happening on my internet connection at home. I have two machines both of which connect to the intenet via a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router (or Comcast variant on it) and a Comcast cable connection. Both of them do not display the Dell homepage properly. After viewing source I determined that they couldn’t find the supporting files at the subdomain i.dell.com (it’s possible other subdomains are missing as well, but that is the one causing the most dramatic effect). Viewing the site from another internet connection it appears fine. Is something up with the router, or with Comcast? Looking for steps to determine what is going on and (hopefully) rectify it. [more inside]
posted by Artw on Oct 7, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I make my wireless router play nice with my VOIP adaptor?

What's the best way to get my wireless router (Linksys WRT54G2) to play nice with my Vonage VOIP adaptor (Motorola VT 1005)? Frequently when I'm trying to upload somewhat sizeable files (e.g., like a minute-long movie to youtube), I lose my connection and have to reboot. [more inside]
posted by chinston on Jun 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Help with wirelessly backing up laptop?

Help, Backup-Filter: "Access Denied" error when using Memeo's AutoBackup Software to wirelessly backup a laptop HD to a password protected external hard drive that is directy connected to the wireless router via USB. [more inside]
posted by Phire on May 18, 2008 - 1 answer

Routers not working properly

The last two routers I've owned, they needed to be reset every couple days to get my connection back. Now it happens with my new router, after months of it working perfectly. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by CliffDiving44 on Feb 28, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me get my new Airport to play nice with my old Linksys router

I just picked up an Apple Airport Extreme and am attempting to integrate it into my home network, and my old router is jealous. My intent is to use the Airport to serve IP addresses to all my devices via DHCP, and use its wireless capabilities for my 802.11g computers (looking forward to 802.11n). I've pressed my old Linksys WRT54G into use providing wireless access to my 802.11b devices (2 wifi Internet radios), to isolate them from dragging down the .g devices' wireless access speeds. [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy on Nov 26, 2007 - 9 answers

Wireless router doesnt work well.

WirelessFilter: My router has issues. A network cable gives me internet just fine, but if I am using wireless, the network often disconnects and will not connect. A little [more inside]
posted by milestogo on Oct 11, 2007 - 16 answers

How can I get my server to authenticate with my domain controller (which is located behind a linksys router)?

I have a Windows 2000 server that is sitting in a public IP network. I can not figure out how I can get it to talk to my domain controller that is sitting in a private IP network with a linksys WRT54G sitting in between. Will port mapping solve this? I have already tried putting the domain controller in the WRT54G's DMZ. That did not seem to work.
posted by zzztimbo on Sep 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Best router for a small company?

What's the best router for a small business? [more inside]
posted by Macboy on Sep 11, 2007 - 20 answers

Why won't anything but Google load?

Laptop connected to DSL via Linksys WRT54G - Connected by ethernet = no problem. Connected wirelessly = only www.google.com will load. [more inside]
posted by imposster on Sep 4, 2007 - 17 answers

DHCP keeps timing out :(

What can I do to fix this DHCP problem with my Linksys router? [more inside]
posted by Yelling At Nothing on Aug 14, 2007 - 10 answers

Remote wifi troubleshooting

Help me figure out whether or not my parents' home wifi is password-protected. [more inside]
posted by diastematic on Aug 1, 2007 - 14 answers

Death to cheap consumer routers

I'm tired of wireless routers that suck. [more inside]
posted by tumult on Jul 7, 2007 - 28 answers

Trying to figure out a WAP gateway problem

Why is it that my WiFi doesn't work unless I go to TCP IP Settings > Advanced and delete the Default Gateway? [more inside]
posted by zek on May 30, 2007 - 5 answers

Can you plug two WRT54Gs into a router?

Is there any reason I wouldn't be able to plug two Linksys WRT54G WiFi devices into a Linksys BEFSR81 LAN router? Will the WRT54G's play nice or will they fight with one another, requiring configuration to be done? SSIDs will be different of course.
posted by rolypolyman on May 13, 2007 - 14 answers

Help, the routers going wonky and hates macs!

Help! Strange networking issues... can a mac cause a router to go completely bonkers? [more inside]
posted by zia on May 3, 2007 - 9 answers

The repair connection was NOT completed, liarpants. :(

Why can't I maintain a stable internet connection, and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Apr 18, 2007 - 11 answers

Problems with routers, Xbox360s, and UPnP.

My cable connection keeps losing connection when UPnP is enabled, but I need it enabled to keep my Xbox360s connected. Why is this happening? [more inside]
posted by CliffDiving44 on Mar 7, 2007 - 1 answer

To match modem/router vendors or to not match?

Is there any advantage to having a router and cable modem made by the same company, or is it better to go best of breed in both cases regardless of maker? [more inside]
posted by kookoobirdz on Jan 17, 2007 - 7 answers

only connect: adding a password to my router screws up my signal

I can't figure out how to password-protect my wireless internet connection. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Oct 27, 2006 - 10 answers

Cheap NAS: Linksys or ASUS or?

Linksys NSLU2 or ASUS WL-500G? I am looking for a wireless, cheap (around $100), Unix-based NAS solution that will let me plug in a couple of USB or SATA drives and do things like serve SSH and run BitTorrent. [more inside]
posted by gentle on Sep 19, 2006 - 8 answers

Cannot connect to VPN and do not know why

Why can I not VPN in consistently to work? [more inside]
posted by criticman on Sep 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Why can't I access craigslist (and only craigslist)?

Why can't I access craigslist (and only craigslist)? [more inside]
posted by ellanea on Jun 26, 2006 - 7 answers

Nonfunctional linksys POS garbage router DIE DIE DIE

I have a Linksys WRT54GC router, and I can't get it to work on my iMac. [more inside]
posted by atom128 on Apr 3, 2006 - 17 answers

Router blind to working IP phone?

Why in the hell does my DHCP router (Linksys WRT54G) not actually see my IP phone? [more inside]
posted by TeamBilly on Feb 27, 2006 - 10 answers

Problem with WiFi

How come when my laptop is jacked into an Ethernet cable (going to a regular router then to DSL) my Internet connection works fine, but when I jack my Linksys WRT54G Wifi Router into the same cable and connect through my wireless card, I don't have an Internet connection? The Linksys front-end shows a good connection to the WiFi. [more inside]
posted by shannymara on Dec 14, 2005 - 15 answers

Who makes a reliable home firewall/router?

Who makes a reliable home firewall/router? [more inside]
posted by b1tr0t on Oct 25, 2005 - 17 answers

LinkSys router setup on Tiger help needed

LinkSys wireless router, Mac Mini, OS X Tiger setup help needed! [more inside]
posted by TheDonF on May 1, 2005 - 22 answers

Setting up a NAT

PacketFilter: (Ha! Double entendre!) I need to set up a firewall/router box for a client because their Linksys router isn't doing what they need anymore. [More past the firewall] [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jan 7, 2005 - 9 answers

Hotmail times out

Since I put in a Linksys Firewall/Router on my Cable connection, I cannot access Hotmail...it just times out [more inside] [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on Dec 12, 2004 - 3 answers

Help me with my wireless

My laptop can no longer receive the Internet! The internet comes, via DSL, into my DESKTOP pc. The Desktop's DSL modem is hooked up to a LinkSys Wireless-B router, which broadcasts the Internet signal to my laptop. The lights on the LynkSys are blinking as usual. My desktop is receiving the web just fine. My laptop IS showing the little "connected" (two-computers) icon in the system tray, and when I hover over it, it says "Wireless Network Connection... Speed 11.0 Mbps, Signal Strength: Excellent." But when I start of a browser, I can't get to any page. I CAN get to the same pages on my desktop. Help! [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Aug 30, 2004 - 11 answers

Why does my wireless signal speed vary?

Home wireless setup: why does my signal speed vary? [mi] [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Aug 13, 2004 - 9 answers

Extending my network.

I have a Linksys 4 port Cable/DSL router, and two computers. I am having a LAN party tonight with one or two more machines, but I can't move the router to another room, where my friends will be. I'm not too worried about lost packets, am I able to use a 100TX hub (intel) while keeping the internet gateway and be able to see all my computers?
posted by Keyser Soze on Dec 10, 2003 - 7 answers

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