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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

Comcast modem/router upgrade - asking for trouble?

After an internet outage (now resolved) Comcast customer service recommended that we update our 8 year old cable modem (Thompson DCM-425) to a new wireless router/modem combo. I'm trying to figure out if this will really be an upgrade or more of a "well the wireless would be faster, if it were still working" sort of situation? [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Nov 26, 2013 - 10 answers

Do I need a new wireless router?

Comcast internet accessed via a Motorola modem, which Comcast assures me is performing well, even though it's older. I have a D-Link DGL 4300 router behind that, which supplies the house network (desktop, Tivo and drops for laptop setup throughout the house). The router is probably 7-8 years old. [more inside]
posted by Pantengliopoli on Nov 10, 2013 - 10 answers

internet problem/yellow exclamation mark/DNS pickle/woe is me

After a recent change in routers by my service provider it's taking a depressingly long amount of time to connect to the internet. I need a fix explained to me like I'm your grandmother's less computer savvy friend. Details henceforth. [more inside]
posted by hugandpint on Oct 11, 2013 - 4 answers

Please direct me to the appropriate boxes.

I finally caved and got cable and internet from Comcast (Xfinity). I now need to get a wireless router and modem. I have the Performance level of internet from them. According to Comcase I need DOCSIS 3 modem. They have a list of devices they support, but only one is a modem/wifi router combo. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Sep 12, 2013 - 11 answers

Since moving to Kansas City to get Google Fiber is not an option

What DSL modem should I buy? [more inside]
posted by VTX on Aug 28, 2013 - 4 answers

What wireless router do you recommend?

If you had to buy a wireless router, which one would you buy? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jun 10, 2013 - 29 answers

In search of a lasting wireless network solution

After wasting two different off-days trying to get my damnable modem+router working, I want to return them both and get something entirely new. Any good recommendations for a solid, reliable DSL modem and wireless router set-up with decent NAS support? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Mar 3, 2013 - 5 answers

Internet, you're being weird. Stop it.

Trying to set up a new wireless network and running into all kinds of strange problems. Connections dropped every few hours! Some machines work, some don't! Can connect to internet, can't connect to router! DOGS AND CATS LIVING TOGETHER (literally). Please help. [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Feb 7, 2013 - 10 answers

New modem or new router?

I have a Zhone wifi router/modem which I purchased from my ISP. It drops connection occasionally but regularly (a couple-few times a month) which can be fixed only by restarting the modem which is sort of a pain. Googling around suggests that my modem is a crappy router. Is it better to purchase a different router/modem or just to buy a wifi router and turn off wifi on the modem or to buy the wifi router and to run the modem in bridge mode (I have access to the web UI)? If one of the latter two, what is the current first choice for routers?
posted by jeather on Jan 16, 2013 - 6 answers

dsl modem/router choices

I'm looking for advice on a dsl modem/router thingy and rural connectivity... [more inside]
posted by Red Loop on Nov 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Trying to get to my "unplugged and seated" years

I'm trying to switch my laptop from a DSL to a wireless connection. I was told this would function as the modem/router I needed, and so ordered it. Today it came and although it works perfectly as a modem it doesn't seem to have wireless router capabilities. Please tell me whether it does, and if so how to set up a wireless connection, and if it doesn't, tell me what I should buy or do instead after I return it.
posted by orange swan on Sep 12, 2012 - 12 answers

How can I tell if this modem router can be configured for transparent proxy?

How can I tell if this Netcomm NB6+4WN modem router can be configured for transparent proxy? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Jun 24, 2012 - 1 answer

Need suggestions for a sub-$100 WiFi-router for a small house (which can also serve as a media server).

Need suggestions for a sub-$100 WiFi-router for a small house (which can also serve as a media server). [more inside]
posted by libbrichus on Jun 23, 2012 - 10 answers

Why is my router's config page only available wirelessly, all of a sudden?

I just upgraded to a new modem from Time Warner, which gives me super fast download speeds! Currently, however, I don't have easy access to my router's configuration page, and can't seem to figure out why. Help! I'll try to give all the pertinent details. [more inside]
posted by newfers on May 5, 2012 - 15 answers

What cable modem do I buy?

Which cable modem should I buy? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Apr 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Wi-Fi woes

Wi-Fi woes! [more inside]
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Apr 11, 2012 - 6 answers

I know the anwer is Googleable, but even if I find it I can't understand it.

What am I doing wrong? Wireless broadband edition. [more inside]
posted by jon1270 on Jan 7, 2012 - 7 answers

Anyone know why a brand new ZTE zxv10 w300 modem/router would continually kick my Apple Airport Express off the network?

Anyone know why a brand new ZTE zxv10 w300 modem/router would continually kick my Apple Airport Express off the network? [more inside]
posted by kaboomer on Nov 23, 2011 - 20 answers

Motorola Netopia Firewall Settings to Solve Streaming Media Problems?

Does anyone know how to configure the firewall settings on a new-model Motorola Netopia 2247-N8 modem/router? I am having severe issues with streaming audio/video (endless buffering, permanent stopping), and my ISP's only suggestion is to adjust the firewall on my device. However, my GUI seems to be missing the buttons/links/menus necessary to even access the firewall settings. [more inside]
posted by kaboomer on Nov 1, 2011 - 8 answers

I have 2 DHCP servers, just need 1 to work

I have an Actiontec GT701WG that can supposedly act as a DHCP server, but nothing gets an IP address from it. Manually assigning IP addresses works fine, but that's a pain with several devices. I also have a Linksys WRT54G that I thought I could use as my DHCP server instead, but I can't get it to connect to the Actiontec with the static IP settings. How can I make this work without buying new hardware? [more inside]
posted by scottreynen on Sep 24, 2011 - 6 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

Cable modem/wireless router combo with EASY set-up

Please help me choose an easy to use, reliable cable modem/wireless router combo: [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Feb 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Bad internet connectivity=modem bad?

Could poor internet connectivity be due to 'chips' in my modem? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me make my network work!

Help please. I consider myself pretty capable when it comes to computers and the internet and networks, but I can't fix this. I have two Windows 7 laptops and one Mac laptop with an older Airport Extreme and a brand new Arris WBM760A modem that won't play nice. [more inside]
posted by evilbeck on Nov 25, 2010 - 7 answers

My boxes need help, or maybe I do?

My home network collection needs help [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Nov 6, 2010 - 16 answers

Setting up wireless security?

How do I set up wireless security on my new Netgear modem? [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Oct 14, 2010 - 3 answers

Wireless Cable Modem + USB Port?

Need a wireless cable modem that has a USB port for an external hard drive or printer? [more inside]
posted by hilaryjade on Oct 5, 2010 - 6 answers

My series of tubes needs plunging

I currently have a finicky DSL connection. Is there a utility that will give me near-instantaneous status (like a green light/red light on the task bar) on whether I truly have an Internet connection? I use Windows 7. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on May 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Can my ISP force me to buy their branded router?

I currently use AT&T as our broadband ISP at home. Our five-year-old modem/router just died, and since it's so old, AT&T tells me that it's no longer under warranty, and I have to buy a new one myself. Then they directed me to an AT&T Wireless retail store to go buy the equipment. But can they force me to buy one of their routers? What if I can find a comparable one cheaper somewhere else? Can they refuse me customer service or deny me installation help (which I will need - I'm hopelessly n00bulous in this department) if I don't by an "official" AT&T router? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Apr 28, 2010 - 12 answers

The case of the haunted xbox.

My internet connection is haunted! I lose connectivity the second I turn on my xbox, even when the network cable is unplugged. How can that be? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Dec 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Why-Fi?

What's killing my wi-fi connection? [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Oct 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Router & Modem bridging

How do I bridge my Linksys WRT54GS router with my (DSL) Motorola 2210-02-1022 Router (Style MSTATEA)? [more inside]
posted by steampowered on Sep 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Splitting Comcast Internet to 2 routers

Can I split internet from one cable modem to 2 routers or is there better approach for what I am trying to achieve? [more inside]
posted by fx3000 on Aug 11, 2009 - 15 answers

Plug it in, plug it in...

Modem/Router issues: why does our internet always cut out on one computer on the network, resulting in having to constantly plug/unplug the router to get it working again? [more inside]
posted by Christ, what an asshole on Jun 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Why can't we connect wirelessly?

Why can't we connect wirelessly to the internet? [more inside]
posted by mai on Mar 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Can I use my DSL modem/router to act only as a wireless router?

Can I use my DSL modem/router to act only as a wireless router? [more inside]
posted by ocha-no-mizu on Jan 30, 2009 - 14 answers

Looking for Windows or OSX network diagnostic tools to fix internet dropping

Looking for Windows or OSX network diagnostic tools. Our internet connection will drop wireless every 10-15mins... [more inside]
posted by dpollitt on Dec 20, 2008 - 6 answers

How dumb would it be to reset the modem/router provided my my ISP?

How dumb would it be to reset the modem/router provided my my ISP? [more inside]
posted by jcruden on Mar 27, 2008 - 11 answers

Should DHCP be running on the DSL modem or on the wifi router?

DHCP served up by the DSL Modem or the wireless router? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Jan 3, 2008 - 13 answers

Recommend a good ADSL modem + wireless router

Recommend a good ADSL modem + wireless router (G or N) that can also mount an external hard drive as a network share - for the UK [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Oct 20, 2007 - 4 answers

Router problems

I need help figuring out why I cannot share a cable connection with my router. [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Feb 2, 2007 - 9 answers

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

DSL basics. What hardware do I need?

SanFranciscoWiFi: I currently have DSL service with AT&T. It came with a DSL modem/wireless router thingy from 2WIRE. Can I replace the 2Wire? If so, what are my options? Please speak to me as if I were a child because in the area of networking, I am.
posted by vacapinta on Dec 4, 2006 - 10 answers

How to get my iBook to see the internet?

My wireless router and my iBook G4 aren't playing nice. Our iBook G3 connects wirelessly without fail. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Aug 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Internet connection disconnection

TiVoInternetConnectionFilter: Help me troubleshoot my internet connection's disconnections. For some reason when my computer is plugged into the router (which is plugged into the cable modem) the internet connection drops every 30-45 minutes. When it is wired directly into the modem, all is well. My TiVo connects wirelessly to the router. Is my favorite TV accessory causing my internet woes, and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by clgregor on Nov 13, 2005 - 3 answers

Configuring a Zoom X3 5660A router/modem for Bit Torrent

I recently bought a Zoom X3 5660A DSL router/modem/all-in-one to use with my Apple Airport Extreme Base Station for internet. Everything's working fine, except Azureus (Bit Torrent). [more inside]
posted by Marquis on May 8, 2005 - 7 answers

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