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Windows 7: DIR-655 died; Need new router - One with the lot please

03 Jul 2012   #11
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Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

My first D-Link router was a DIR-655 also, unfortunately it only worked for me for 2 weeks flawlessly, replaced it with a Netgear Dual-Band router, we've been using it for about 5 months now and it is working so great.


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03 Jul 2012   #12

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

I think I have found one.... The Billion 7402NX.. So close to doing everything I need.

I might find that I can't fit all 22 of my devices in the MAC adddress filtering (16 wired, 16 wireless - 19 of my devices are wired). It uses ARP tables and in conjunction with the above seems it might do what I need.

The DHCP server looks like it is hard coded for addresses 100 to 199, but I guess I can live with that. Will have to make a few minor programming changes to some stuff, but that's a small price to pay...

Gosh... what an ordeal. My eyes have gone blurry from reading almost every modem/router guide in existence..

http://www.billion.com/product/3g/bi...ll-router.html

Priced at around $240 AUD.
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03 Jul 2012   #13

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Glad to know you've found a router that (almost) matches your Tinkerer's expectations!

I'm a bit of a cheapo meself when itcomes to Routers so i just went with a TP-Link 1043ND router that was cheapest gigabit/wifi-N one i could find that supports DD-WRT firmware
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03 Jul 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That is a pretty cool router, and appears does a lot relative to its price.

Just curious though, solarmystic brought up dd-wrt, and there's tomato out there too. Did you evaluate those firmwares by any chance? They do add a ton of features (I think additional features available though are dependent on the router they're installed on). Really is surprising what can be added.
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03 Jul 2012   #15

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

No, I haven't considering loading any different firmware on to a modem. But since we have broached the subject, what is the impact to the modem's warranty by doing that?
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03 Jul 2012   #16

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
No, I haven't considering loading any different firmware on to a modem. But since we have broached the subject, what is the impact to the modem's warranty by doing that?
None, i'd presume, if you keep an orginal copy of the manufacturer's firmware backed up prior to flashing your preferred custom firmware. (else you're pretty much up a creek without a paddle )

You could always read the warranty's TnC which is specific to the manufacturer of the modem/router you're buying just to be on the safe side
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04 Jul 2012   #17

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Well, this is what my home network looks like now.

From this you can probably see why I look for so much from a router

And I've just recently removed 2 PC's, and I haven't shown the 2 Latops the boys use for school. Bit short on space.

I'll look into the DD-WRT thing over time. I had a quick read of the website and looks a little too much for me at this time, I really needed to get off this temporary router and onto something better ASAP.

As always, thanks for the advice, support and assistance.

Tanya


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04 Jul 2012   #18

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Oh my gosh...

That is like my dream home... Wired CAT 5-e/CAT 6 cabling through the walls, a business grade gigabit managed switch to handle all the connections from the the multitude of devices you've got on different floors no less plus all the additional wireless repeaters/routers for your different floors..

I tip my hat to you TanyaC, managing all that must be a full time job in itself...
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04 Jul 2012   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
Well, this is what my home network looks like now.

From this you can probably see why I look for so much from a router

And I've just recently removed 2 PC's, and I haven't shown the 2 Latops the boys use for school. Bit short on space.

I'll look into the DD-WRT thing over time. I had a quick read of the website and looks a little too much for me at this time, I really needed to get off this temporary router and onto something better ASAP.

As always, thanks for the advice, support and assistance.

Tanya

So why didn't you just say it was for a small home network!!
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04 Jul 2012   #20

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Actually, it's not that much work. I spent a lot of time automating things. The most work is when it doesn't work, and when the kids go on holidays from school. I let them have a little bit more time of the 'net, so I have to change a bunch of schedules for internet on/off time, and automated shutdowns. That's about it.

Who says girls don't get technology... It's that darn microwave oven that's got me stumped
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