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How do I configure my Linksys routers to resist the WPS brute-force vulnerability?

US-CERT recently released Vulnerability Note VU#723755. http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/723755 In short, this describes how modern wireless routers can have their PSKs discovered within just a matter ...
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Why is my router assigning the wrong address via DHCP

I have a WRT54G router that is set up to serve out addresses via DHCP. It correctly serves up addresses to every other machine on the network, including another PC, my macbook when connected via ...
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Wireless Signal Strength

I have a real problem that I've been troubleshooting for a friend that has really left me clueless. My friend recently had a laptop die on him and instead of buying another laptop he had me build him ...
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Connecting a 2Wire modem/router to another router

I want to hook a Linksys router to my 2wire modem/router (2701HG-b) to share my Internet connection. I ran from an open port from the 2wire to the WAN port of the Linksys but it will not work. I did ...
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Youtube breaks my internet connection

This is a really annoying problem I'm having with my connection. Every so often, it'll randomly "freeze", that is, the NIC seems to stop receiving packets. This results in things like If I'm trying ...
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Can a router create a VPN for me?

I have a Linksys WRT110 router & an ASUS SuperSpeedN RT-N12 router. Will either of these — possibly with my putting on third-party firmware — support VPNs? By that, I mean, by creating the VPN, ...
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Weird networking problem ( Linksys, Windows 7 )

Okay it's a bit tough to figure out where to start from, but here is the basic summary of the issue: During general internet usage, there are times when any attempt to visit a website stalls at ...
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Simple, powerful and stable Firmware for LinkSys WRT54GL

I have just bought a Linksys WRT54G router, which has the ability to load custom firmware. As there are lots of them around the web, Can anyone recommend a FOSS simple, powerful and stable firmware ...
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How to assign a static IP with a linksys WRT54G2?

For all my googleing it appears the best you can do is tell your computer not to use DHCP; I cannot find a way to do this at the Access Point level. EDIT: This is not for port forwarding. This is ...
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Outgrowing Linksys WRT54G router

Looks like the WRT54G is no longer adequate for our needs. At first with only a 2-3 people on the router it was ok, but now with more people and devices it's just no longer reliable. Crashes almost ...
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Cannot delete folders on a network drive from Windows 7

I have a really strange problem. I am using Windows 7 Professional with SP1 installed. I have a My Book 500GB external hard drive connected to the network via Linksys E3000. Now in Windows 7 I am ...
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Why does my Linksys WRT54GS keep losing its memory?

I was given this second hand wireless router a while back. It generally works fine, but sometimes loses all its settings. It gets turned off at night, along with the PC and cable modem, so I'm ...
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Is 50% download speed on a wireless G network normal?

I have a wired connection of about 36Mb/s, but my wireless speed is max at about 18-19Mb/s. I have a WRT54G-TM (T-Mobile, 802.11G) router with DD-WRT firmware - I've upgraded it to latest build. Done ...
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Accessing a router which isn't a DHCP server

I have a Linksys WRT54GL router with Tomato installed on it. My network configuration requires me to disable the DHCP server on the router. After disabling it, I do not know the IP of the router ...
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Linksys Router/Tomato Firmware DNS issues

I've got a WRT54GS that I've loaded the current version of Tomato onto. I entered static DHCP addresses in for the devices on my network, released and renewed the address on my desktop and tried to ...
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ShieldsUp reports Port 25 “closed” on brand new Linksys N750 router

I have a brand new Linksys N750 WIFI router. I tested the ports via the ShieldsUp! test at GRC.com and it reported Port 25 (smtp) as "closed" instead of stealth. I took a look through the the various ...
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Is it possible to change a Linksys router's configuration from a command line?

I am constantly logged into my home machine, which runs Ubuntu, from various remote locations via SSH. Sometimes I would like to change the settings on my home Linksys router - port forwarding ...
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Does giving two bands in a simultaneous dual band wireless router the same SSID double the bandwidth for a wireless connection?

I am sharing my wifi with a Linksys E2500 router, which allows you to name each frequency (2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz) of wireless network a different name. A user told me that if each band has a different ...
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Port Forwarding to a VMware Workstation Virtual Machine

I am running VMware Workstation 8 (build 471480). I want to setup a small content server, mainly for images and such for my website, on my desktop in a virtual server (just for the heck of it)... I ...
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Use hostnames to connect to machines on LAN

I have just had my broadband upgraded to FTTC which means my router has had to change. Previously I was using a Thomson TG585v7 ADSL thingy provided by my ISP. One nice thing about that router was ...
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What is default password for linksys WRT54GL routers? How to modify it?

What is default password for this user? Is there a way to modify default password so it does not reset when it is rebooted?
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Why do my consumer WiFi routers keep failing?

Over the years, I've had many of the wifi routers used in my home fail. ? Is there any reason. Since there are no moving parts it seems odd they would fail so often. I've probably gone through four in ...
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Viewing the bandwidth usage of a wireless device connected to my router

I just want to figure out which wireless client is sucking my bandwidth (it's slowing down my Starcraft games :-/). I have a Linksys WRT54G router (Linux version). For firmware, I'm currently using ...
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External ping fails on Linksys router

When I try to ping my server from somewhere other than my local network, if finds the host, but returns as a lost packet. Screenshot from http://tools.pingdom.com: http://cl.ly/1I1c3K0z3Y1I2c3x3R3Z ...
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Linksys WRT54GC v2.0 - all connection lights flashing

I have just received a Linksys WRT54GC router of a friend. Apparently it has stopped working. All lights on it are flashing apart from the power and wireless light. I have read of similar issues ...
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I am looking to expand my Wi-Fi range using two Linksys routers. How do I go about this?

Most of the computers in the house are used up to a maximum of five or six feet of the router. However, my iPad cannot get a good signal through a couple of walls. Here's what I have: Linksys ...
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Losing 1/3 of my download speed with my new router, any ideas on how to fix?

I recently replaced a dying D-Link router with a Cisco/Linksys RSV4000. I'm really happy with the device but it seems when my cable modem is plugged in to it I lose 1/3 of my download speed. When I ...
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How to change associated country with Linksys E1000?

I got a new router (Linksys E1000) which came from Dubai. I've successfully set the timezone on its configuration to the correct one (GMT +8) for Philippines (where I am at right now). The problem is, ...
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Can interference cause lost Wifi signal?

I have a strange situation. I have two Linksys WRT54G routers running DD-WRT. Both routers suddenly started acting strangely yesterday. Loss of signal, couldn't connect to the router, once connected, ...
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Can only ssh when not using wifi

So I have 3 machines, a windows 7 desktop that is always wired to my router, osX laptop, and raspberry pi running debian linux. My router is a Linksys e1000 wireless N. My goal is to be able to ssh ...
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How to limit speeds on my “Linksys Wireless-G Home Router - WRT54GH”?

I have a cable modem connected to my WRT54GH router, my main PC connected to the router with an Ethernet cable, and everyone else connected to the router via wireless. I would like to limit download ...
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wifi: risks with unsecure wifi connection

I have not secured my wifi connection at home. Is it risky? If I need to secure it are there easy to follow instructions some where? if some thing goes wrong can I easily reset it? I am using LinkSys ...
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What would cause a router to become very hot?

I have a Linksys E2000 router, and went to move it today. Upon touch, it was incredibly hot, and this concerned me greatly. I restarted it, and it seems to only be creating a little bit of heat now. ...
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Assign IP's to certian mac addresses in dd-wrt

I have a Linksys WRT54G/GL/GS that I am running DD-WRT v24-sp2 (10/10/09) vpn - build 13064 on it and for the life of me I can not find a way to assign ip's based on Mac address. Basically I have a ...
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Wireless router disconnects when laptop goes standby

I recently set up a wireless network for my wife's workplace. They have two Acer Aspire 5349 laptops running Windows 7 SP1, connected to a Linksys E1200 wireless-N router (via Atheros AR5B125 wireless ...
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Bricked Linksys E1000 V2

I bricked my Linksys E1000 v2 router by trying to install a third party firmware. I have tried most unbricking tutorials and none work. I tried connecting it directly to my computer, assinging my ...
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Is a wireless repeater/range extender the best way to improve signal strength to a device?

I have a wireless environment consisting of a Linksys WRT54G (I will get the specific model) and 2 Nikon WT-4 Wireless Transmitters connected to Nikon cameras. 1 of the cameras is placed fairly close ...
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Tomato Firmware on Linksys WRT54GS Firmware Version: v1.50.6

I'm trying to install Tomato and get "Upgrade Failed". Any idea why it's failing?
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How do I use a Zyxel P660 router as just modem so that I can connect a WRT54GL router in cascade?

I have a Zyxel P660HW-t1 v2 router (which has a DSL port) and a WRT54GL router (which does not) and the exact same situation as in this thread (UPDATE: the connection between both devices is the ...
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Home Network with two routers

My home network was using a linksys WRT54GL in the "traditional" - WAN port is hooked to the DSL modem, once of the ports on the linksys goes to another switch and most of the computers in the house ...
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What's a good Wireless N router for Mac that can run opensource firmware? [closed]

I've got a Linksys WRT54G running Tomato firmware right now, but I want to upgrade to Wireless N. What are good routers that have opensource firmware support AND are compatible with the Mac ...
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Can we install 2 access points on the same network with different SSID?

I have a network over 2 floors. i had 1 access point on the top floor and need to put another on the bottom floor but with different SSID & password. can it be possible.. Please Help.. Thanks in ...
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How to recover a Linksys WRT54GL router that has a blinking green power LED and no response from the web interface?

I was flashing the router with the Tomato firmware, but something went wrong; I'm not sure what. Now, the router responds to ping at 192.168.1.1 (my Mac's on a static IP 192.168.1.21), but the ...
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LinkSys router suddenly cannot get an IP address

I have a linksys router WRT54G2 connected to a cable broadband. Just last week, everything was working perfectly - I would be able to connect my laptop to the internet using WiFi. However, starting ...
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Linksys E2500 - Terrible WiFi speed

I have a Linksys E2500 router that is resulting in terrible WiFi speed. With a wired connection, I have the following results (I pay for 50 Mbps speed): With wireless, at best it reaches 20% on a ...
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WiFi speeds half of wired speed

I just upgraded my Comcast internet, and my wired speeds vary from 58 Mbps to 70 Mbps (per speedtest.net). I have a WRT610N router, and I'm only getting around 20-25 mbps from the wifi. Things I ...
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I forgot my wireless router password. What do I do?

I have a Linksys wireless router but I can't figure out what the password is. I just got a new laptop and I can't connect via wireless. My old laptop seems to have the password set in the security ...
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How to find the static ip address of my router?

I bricked my Linksys WRT54GS router when trying to change the firmware on it from dd-wrt to open-wrt. In order to unbrick it, I need to be able to do an ftp transfer to it. The problem is that it ...
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ports I should block

I recently set up an Ubuntu Server at home, and the first thing I did was place the UFW firewall at full power. Bad move. I could not even "rlogin" to it. I just disabled the firewall, and would ...
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Forward port 80 on a Linksys WRT54GL to port 80 of a single IP on the local network

I have a Linksys WRT54GL router and a home network of two PCs. What I want is one of the PCs to be a web server visible from the world on my static IP. It is a WindowsXP PC with IIS 5.1 setup and ...