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I'm looking for a decent source of modem/router emulators. Something along the lines of the following

The 2 above are ideal. But does anyone know of a source for the more obscure brands (Buffalo, Belkin, Zyxel etc).

I'm not 100% sure of the legality of these being published.. But would appreciate if anyone knew of similar sites!

The reason I'm asking is its just a pain when someone asks me to help them set up their new modem/router and I don't know what to tell them (I just dive in and try to look like I know my way around).

Edit: SU pressured me into setting up a bounty! Will let the bounty run out to give the highest voter(s) the rep.

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Good question, this'll come in handy – hyperslug Aug 3 '09 at 22:03
@Ciaran, Linksys hosts their emulators on their own site as well: – hyperslug Aug 4 '09 at 20:54
up vote 11 down vote accepted




DD-WRT v22, v23, v24beta & latest stable


Cisco/Pix (desktop install)



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Thats more what I was looking for. Thanks. Will reserve my accepted answer for a while – Ciaran Aug 3 '09 at 22:05
DD-WRT (v22,v23,v24): – hyperslug Aug 3 '09 at 22:22
The D-Link one's gone down :( shame because it looked pretty comprehensive – Ciaran Aug 4 '09 at 21:05
Still works for me. In case it does go down, mirror here: – hyperslug Aug 4 '09 at 21:33
Cisco IOS and PIX emulator: You have to download and install this. Not your typical home routers, but just trying to be comprehensive. Also a DrayTek:, a little slow and buggy but workable. I'll consolidate these links into my answer later... – hyperslug Aug 5 '09 at 5:19

Heres another one:

Here is a list of some from our friends at bestbuy. Never heard of some of these:

And the TP-LINK brand of router:

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+1 Thanks justin, keep 'em coming. – hyperslug Aug 4 '09 at 20:48
+1 good stuff :) – Ciaran Aug 4 '09 at 21:06
I love these things. I do tech support for local isp. Some of our clients are static and these things are life savers trying to walk them through putting their static info in. – justingrif Aug 4 '09 at 22:18

It's not quite the answer you're looking for but it's what I've done in your situation before:

  1. Set up a server which allows you to ssh in and set up a port forward.

  2. Port forward from your server's localhost to the user's router.

  3. ssh into your server and connect to the above forwarded port to access the routers web admin page.

This sounds like a lot of effort but it works really well and you can set up a simple package with Putty to do all the above easily.

Let me know if you want more details.

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I like this. But not quite what I'm looking for. Thanks for the help! +1 – Ciaran Aug 3 '09 at 21:11

At least for Linksys products, if you're worried about being legit, you can use:

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DSL Modems & Gatways, Many of which used By AT&T can be found here

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