Author Topic: Which wireless router?  (Read 3308 times)

skazmarek

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Which wireless router?
« on: 2011-02-06, 12:43:33 »
I've been trying to set up my remoterig with a Linksys WRT54G2 (v.1.0) wireless router to work with my IC-706MkIIG, and I'm really stymied. (Among other things, the router does not allow disabling SIP ALG, and none of the firmware changes, including dd-wrt, look like they'll help.) Part of the problem is that my knowledge of networking is about zero, so I've enlisted some smarter friends to help, but even still, it's not looking good.

So, I may just have to go to a different router. I guess I'd like to get a wireless router that's about as close to plug-and-play as possible. Anyone have a suggestion for one that was relatively easy to set up?

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Which wireless router?
« Reply #1 on: 2011-03-16, 02:56:21 »
I hope someone has already resolved this for you but if not...

I had the same crappy router and it would not let me do port forwarding.  I could go through the steps but it would not work.  I downloaded and installed the latest firmware and still I could not forward my ports.

I called Linksys and they said Port Forwarding was not possible with that Router.  It was long out of warranty and they said they could give me software to allow it to port forward for only $29.  The other option was to buy a newer version from them but I had had it with Linksys.  This was either my second or third router from them.  They seem to self destruct every couple of years.

I purchased a Netgear WNR2000 vs 2 which forwarded my ports easily and also allows SIP ALG to be disabled.  It seems to me that I had to leave mine on or things didn't work right.  Setup is explained fairly well in their documentation. 

Good Luck,

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Re: Which wireless router?
« Reply #2 on: 2011-03-16, 10:07:19 »
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I purchased a Netgear WNR2000 vs 2 which forwarded my ports easily and also allows SIP ALG to be disabled.  It seems to me that I had to leave mine on or things didn't work right.  Setup is explained fairly well in their documentation. 

Thanks. That *IS* helpful. I'll check out the Netgear option.
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