Can the Cisco PIX 501 be upgraded with any firmware so that it is IP Version 6 (IPv6) Compatible? [more inside]
posted by kaozity
on Aug 20, 2007 -
How can I transmit a home network connection 600 feet across a forested piece of property? We have WildBlue with a Linksys router, and I'd like to access it from our guest cottage. I'm doubting we can run an Ethernet cable that far.
posted by hodyoaten
on Jul 13, 2007 -
Why is my brand-new router massively slowing my Internet connection, even when everything's connected with cables? [more inside]
posted by escabeche
on Jul 12, 2007 -
Trying to set up a VPN at a managed office where a third party manages connectivity with an iron fist. [more inside]
posted by rc55
on Jul 10, 2007 -
how can the downloading of a specific file crash a router? a few years back, at work, our router started crashing every few minutes. turns out one of my coworkers was trying to download a PDF from an FTP site. in the middle of the download the router would just stop working. [more inside]
posted by k7lim
on Jul 7, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
How do I share files between a corporate desktop (no admin rights, WinXP Pro) and personal laptop (WinXP Home), via a router. [more inside]
posted by parma
on May 4, 2007 -
Help! Strange networking issues... can a mac cause a router to go completely bonkers? [more inside]
posted by zia
on May 3, 2007 -
[WiFi Filter] My home wifi is driving me absolutely insane. It is inexplicably spotty and goes in and out on a whim. [more inside]
posted by nomad73
on Apr 18, 2007 -
What is the easiest/best way create a secure tunnel or VPN connection back to my home network to act as a relay for private interneting? Is it possible to do this using just a router that would be on anyway so I don't have to have a computer running all the time just to act as a relay? [more inside]
posted by willnot
on Mar 19, 2007 -
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 -
I have two Cisco 2610 routers, each with WIC-1DSU-T1 cards. We have a Point-to-Point between two locations and I am using these to route the traffic between.
The lines belong to Verizon and the AdTran cards are locked in a Verizon box. I can look in and see the status lights through the top. Each location has a RJ48X loopback jack.
When I plug in the Cisco at Location 1 it seems to hook up fine, and the carrier detect light pops up. (Which is strange to me because our PTP is unmonitored and I thought the CD would only come on when equipment is plugged into both ends.)
Then when I go and plug in the Cisco at Location 2, I get no lights, no nothing. I check the lights in the Verizon box and an alarm is triggered with a red LED. I disconnect the Cisco and it clears the alarm.
How can I figure out what the problem is? I had the company that provides the PTP come and check the circuit originally and they said they found problems but that the problems had gone away now. Is it possible that the WIC-1DSU-T1 card in this router is faulty?
Any help is appreciated!
posted by doomtop
on Feb 14, 2007 -
Help me find a Mac friendly wireless router? I've got a broadband neophyte Mac-using brother stuck in the wilderness. He just got DSL, but the router he has only uses PC software, and there's nobody even semi-local who can help him. Are there any wireless routers out there known for their Mac-friendliness? That is, come with Mac software for setup, have Mac-oriented support, etc?
posted by Dunwitty
on Jan 28, 2007 -
How do I get my wired router network to see my wireless router network? Are they the same thing? [more inside]
posted by edbyford
on Jan 24, 2007 -
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 -
Join me in trying to solve a wireless DSL modem mystery. As usual, there is [more inside]
posted by Scottk
on Jan 14, 2007 -
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 -
Ok, I have an HP 4155 iPaq and a WEP-enabled Netgear WGR614v6, but they don't connect. Any other computer can connect to the WiFi, and the PDA can connect to unprotected signals. [more inside]
posted by niles
on Nov 22, 2006 -
Computer question: How is it possible for my computer and various p2p/network game apps to communicate with the Internet when it's obvious that all my ports are closed? [more inside]
posted by zek
on Nov 21, 2006 -
Is there a reason why my Wireless Broadband Router (54Mbs) seems to drop off to sleep after a few minutes of idle time on the PC? [more inside]
posted by pettins
on Nov 15, 2006 -
I'm in a situation where I need to, for logistical reasons, make a quick decision and acquisition of a dual WAN failover router...and I know precious little about them. There's [more inside]
posted by pjern
on Nov 9, 2006 -
What does it mean that I must constantly re-boot my wi-fi access point in order to get an internet connection? My desktop is not on a wireless connection (it's wired directly from the router) and doesn't have this problem--only the laptops that are on wifi. In addiiton, I'll often have to reboot the laptops as well, even though I'm getting a "signal" but not internet connection. Do I need a new access point? Cable company (Time Warner) is of absolutely no help since it's not their equipment.
posted by quintno
on Oct 26, 2006 -
It seems like when someone is doing file sharing on the network everything else slows to a crawl. Besides setting a limit on the bandwidth in the file sharing program, can I set it on the router? Lets say the bandwidth hog was a roommate who I didnt want to have to police. Could I just do something on my end? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop
on Oct 19, 2006 -
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 -
What single tech issue is likely to cause these three things to occur (when they all recently worked):
- Inability to upload using Flickr Uploadr (the message says "can't connect to Flickr")
- Inability to sub to podcasts in iTunes
- GMail notified can't connect to the server?
All issues relate to stand-alone programs which read information on the internet. And yet, visiting these web sites directly is no problem at all.
These issues are all new, and I think they relate to my new Netgear router software. I don't have these problems on my laptop, even when I'm using it at home wirelessly.
Any of you brainiacs got any ideas? I'm tired of calling India!!More details about this problem can be found in the FlickrBugs forum.
posted by abbyladybug
on Sep 12, 2006 -
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 -
Why are my wireless routers flakey? I have a Comcast cable modem, which I use with a wireless router to create both wired and wireless networks. I have tried 3 (!) different wireless (802.11b/g, WEP) routers (Belkin F5D7230-4, Netgear WGR614, Apple Airport Extreme). In each case, the wired connection has been stable, but the wireless signal periodically disappears without warning. It's not just an interference issue, because power-cycling the router fixes it immediately.
posted by beniamino
on Aug 18, 2006 -
I need to set up a wireless network at home. Here are my parameters:
I have one business computer (the main desktop) that is plugged into the cable modem and has many firewalls and will not be on the wireless network.
I want to have a reasonably secure but easy to use wireless router (with good range) that will work for both pc's and mac's hooked up to the cable modem.
What is the best router to use and will I run into trouble with the desktop/firewalls? I've set up a network with an airport before and it was very easy. I'm looking for the same experience.
posted by cg2
on Aug 15, 2006 -
Crackle and chop free VOIP - how exactly do I get IPQoS to work on my iConnect Access 621 router / D-Link DVG2001s ATA combination? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob
on Aug 15, 2006 -
I need to replace the wireless router I bought for my Dad a couple of years ago (which has died) and was looking for some recommendations. Signal strength/range is a major issue due to the fact the house has some pretty thick walls and is fairly large. [more inside]
posted by drill_here_fore_seismics
on Aug 9, 2006 -