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Old 10-25-2009, 01:12 PM   #16
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wow.. this router sux. it drops connection.. and now i can not get it back on internet. i wish i didn't buy it now.

TRENDnet = never again!!!

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Old 10-26-2009, 10:11 AM   #17
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Get yourself a Linksys WRT54GL. This is the older version that still runs Linux firmware. You can flash a better third party firmware to it and have one hell of a nice router. I usually use Tomato on this model.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:54 AM   #18
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Tomato is the bomb... but for a novice I'd go with a Netgear. run the install CD and it configures it for you.. It doesn't load anything on the PC.

WGR614. they are about $39.00

I've never had a problem with them. The linksys' are fine too, especially if you load Tomato.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:03 PM   #19
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well, i tried that. and it didn't work.

here's what i did
1) surfing the net via normal wired solution been using for years
2) unplug modem from PC's ethernet port
3) connect wireless router LAN 1 port to PC directly to PC ethernet port.
4) use firefox to try both default IP addresses- just times out
5) switch to WAN port on router
6) use firefox and IE both default IP addresses - just times out.

now sure what to do now. get no response from manufacturer

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3b) Connect router to modem! Hope that you have done this!
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:22 PM   #20
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Take it back to where you got it and exchange it for a Linksys.

That's all we've ever used (home and office). Mostly no trouble, but when there is trouble I just call them up and the people on the other end of the phone solve my problems promptly, even if it's 11 PM on a Saturday.
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Old 06-09-2010, 08:31 PM   #21
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out of fairness to Trendnet i feel i should post an update...

so shortly after i got it working i lost connection. i was frusturated so i just went back to hard connection. then i recently formatted my drive and reinstalled windows. then i decided to try the wireless again. having forgotten everything i did, except what i recorded on this website!

so i logged in and first try ::poof:: got it working. so maybe it was just bad luck before?

now i just need to figure out how to secure the network with a password, this doesn't seem to be obvious how to do. but otherwise, i can surf wirelessly and the setup was pretty easy (just had to go to this thread to find default IP address and log/pass of router).

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Old 07-11-2010, 10:47 AM   #22
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learned some more things ...

you must have SP2 for WPA encryption to work, and SP3 for WPA2 encryption.. so you may need some windows XP updates if you are running this like i am.

secondly, all equipment trying to connect to your router must use the same encryption type.

cool. now it works like a charm. i am streaming 720p movies to my PS3 and then it decodes any format in real time so i can watch movies on my big screen TV. that's cool. pretty flawless now...

next i want to learn how to include my neighbours into this network of sharing. will need to block access to the internet however..

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A friend of mine extended his network to his neighbors house
One bill covers cable TV, phone & Internet (higher speed)
They split the cost
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oh yeah, i like that idea too and would totally do it. so long as the ISP account is in THEIR name .. gee.. i'd almost pay for the entire thing just for that benefit alone.

know what i mean?
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that sharing with the neighbors is way over my head but I did pick up the comment from someone that sharing the airwaves, allows users to check out each other's puters.
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It doesn't allow you to check out each other PCs if the PCs are properly secured. A good firewall will block incoming attempts to access the computer unless they are specifically allowed. Just be careful with your security and sharing options.
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that sharing with the neighbors is way over my head but I did pick up the comment from someone that sharing the airwaves, allows users to check out each other's puters.
The entire Internet is a network of computers
As long as it is setup correctly there isn't a problem
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If you share your files on the network then you're allowing other people to access them. To protect your files you'll need to set up password-protected access.

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