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Posted: 11/17/2011 11:14:42 AM
Had a problem yesterday where I had to reset my dsl modem and wireless router last night.  Got it back up and running, however I'm only able to connect wirelessly through the laptop where I set everything up.  I am unable to connect to the connect via smartphone or secondary laptop -- any opinions/comments/help?
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Posted: 11/22/2011 4:08:05 PM
If you reset your dsl modem you will have to reprogram your wireless router with your login information. Now it's not like that on all systems, but on most if you use dsl you gotta put in the login info and password in the router.
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Posted: 11/25/2011 12:17:54 AM
I had to to put in network login and password info when I bridged the dsl modem and set up a PPOE connection on the router.

But in this instance, after I was able to reset both the modem and router and configure them both, I was able to either get online hardwired or wireless for very brief moments at a time.

The problem somehow corrected itself after a few days b/c all of a sudden I was able to use wireless both on my laptops and my phone.  I'll either put the blame on the dsl line or possibly a faulty router (it is pretty old).

Lipps - can you recommend a good wireless N router (both single and dual band)? Have seen some deals recently on some.
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Posted: 11/25/2011 10:47:06 AM

I prefer Linksys, although Netgear or D-link are just as good.

Personally I would say the Linksys E3200.  You can get it new for $135 or a Refurb from the Linksys store for $80. 

I don't have a problem with the Linksys store refurb stuff at all.

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Posted: 11/25/2011 11:36:38 AM
Thanks, Linksys has seemed pretty solid, but I was hoping not to spend that much (on non refurb). Have had my wrt54g for long time now.  I saw a D-Link wireless N dual band on sale earlier this week but the reviews were all over the place and Newegg has a cheap ASUS today also.  Picked up a cheap copy of Malwarebytes Pro.

What's all this dd-wrt and tomato talk?
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Posted: 11/25/2011 2:27:08 PM
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Originally Posted by KQC:

What's all this dd-wrt and tomato talk?


Ah, that's the fun geek stuff you can do with some older Linksys routers.  But you can use it with some other also, it's just the Linksys routers are the ones that are usually used. You can overwrite the firmware to make them into page servers and other geeky things.

Here is link for the Tomato Firmware projects

 

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Posted: 11/25/2011 4:39:10 PM
Thanks Lipps, I'll look into it more later tonight.  I have a Linksys at the moment, but dd-wrt and tomato are probably a bit much for the normal home user huh?
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Posted: 11/25/2011 7:24:41 PM
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Originally Posted by KQC:

Thanks Lipps, I'll look into it more later tonight.  I have a Linksys at the moment, but dd-wrt and tomato are probably a bit much for the normal home user huh?

Yeah, you wouldn't get much out of it.  It's really for the tinkering type and ones that want to use the routers for more than they were made for.  Business enviroments and such.

Any certain reason you want a dual band router.  A N router will do just fine for almost all users.  Just make sure your devices connecting to the N router are N also.

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Posted: 11/25/2011 10:48:56 PM
re: dual band, no real reason.  Some of the deals I've seen recently on the Netgear and D-link dual bands are similar to the single bands prices so I figured why not get more bang for the buck. It's just I've read some mixed reviews on both of them.
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I get this problem sometimes
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