I'm going to buy a router or a WIFI-router for my new apartment. Im thinking buying Asus or TP-Link, or something under 60 €/70 $USD with AC ability. What are the best routers for general networking that have nice UI and don't brick themselfs alot (we had ZyXel Wifi-router that overheated to point of no return)
I have looked following models: Asus RT-AC51U Dual-Band (AC750)
TP-Link Archer C2 (AC750)
In the past i have had bad feels with D-link and ZyXel boxes.
Also genral networking thread as none found.
stay away from the ASUS line. i shilled them for years in consumer electronics until my 3rd personal one burned out.
100/100 at home calls for n300 at most, AC is still pretty nascent in terms of consumer devices using it properly + even if you run "AC" on your device you'd need a shitton of antennae/spatial streams to get the speeds nd the feed to satiate ur needz u feels
source: i work wireless w/ cis scum
You're actually going to take advice from a guy who writes like that?
Plus it's faulty logic.
Yes, don't buy a router that supports 802.11ac because consumer device support isn't 100% yet.
That way, in a couple years' time, when all your devices DO support it, you get to buy another router! It's not like wireless-ac routers are fully backwards compatible anyway (backwards compatibility is part of the standard).
Routers aren't something you should feel the need to replace as often as your phone or even PC.
That said, stop cheaping out. If you're going to get some extra shitty AC750 router, you might as well just go dumpster diving at your local university for free routers.
dual band operates at 5.0ghz and is where ac is found. youre going to get depreciated range, so if youre covering a large ranch home then youre going to likely spend most of your time scraping for signal unless you have multiple access points. the least retarded thing is to have a good 802.11n/ac access point centrally located. people here will talk about repeaters and boosters and all this weeaboo consumer grade shit. if youre fighting a large house hop on ebay and get one of the APs i posted a picture of in
they're 3602i and e's. you can find em on ebay for <300 which will be less than the cost of 2 of those trash repeaters and will cover pretty solid square footage (also never need to be reset because they run a true RTOS)
tplink is shockingly solid for being cheap, though. the guy in >>47708390 is mixing routers and access points which is a distinctively /consumer/ thing to do
OK, so no AC. But any good recomms about the brands? Whats g's feels about internal antennaes? Buffalo seems to be good, but pretty much all of them seems to be internal model. Does internal have better radiaton or is the external antenna good to have. The apartment is basicly just one big room so no really blocking objects there.
i didnt even click the wirecutter link but id say theyre to be trusted.
external antennas are really more for manufacturing environments and stuff, dont sweat it too much these days. especially in a one bedroom. i have a beast AP in my apartment and my current problem is my wifi extends out to the pool, so i need to dial down the xmit power so my phone just stays on 4g out there.
Whats the easiest way to crack a 10 digit(numeric) WPA2 password? Do i really gotta generate a library of all numbers from 1 to 9999999999, and run through them in kali?
Next-door neighbors have a better internet plan than me, and i wanna get on that shit over-night to download some movies.
there are people on this board who rub out to old as hell thinkpads and pay for broken charger ports (for which the chargers are now obsolete) to be repaired, and then QQ about off-contract cellphone prices
at least this kid is making moves
You sure it wasnt WEP? I cracked WEP in literally 2 minutes when i was doing my testing. When i used the instructions i could find for WPA(generate dictionary list, get the handshack, run the list against the handshake file) it was saying it would take 6 days to do ONE of my password lists(I generated 000000000 to 0999999999 as one file, 1000000000 to 1999999999 as another, etc...)
Though i'm running a POS C2D E8400 with no gpu activation(its a amd4850, so not supported)
>beta test for major router manufacturer
>provide a little feedback (routers take under 1 hour to go through the test plan)
>get to keep them afterwards, free of cost
>3 routers, 1 pcie card free in the last 8 months
>next router beta is supposed to begin in two weeks
wep cracks in seconds, WPA2 doesn't have the replay vulnerabilities that WEP does. im not the guy youre responding to, but when i saw WPA2 cracked the kid was working off the fact that the hash is computed using the SSID and had a NAS and a shitload of GPU power and used some AWS in there... total weeb. for the same project i just (faked) wardriving results
Congrats, but is there really that much value to these things now a days? All the ISP's in my area *require* you to rent their modems which have routers built in.... I mean sure you COULD disable its wifi and run a hardline to a dedicated better router... But 95% of people will just made due with what they are already paying for.
My local craislist has literally 15 pages of routers being sold for $10-50 without any really moving.
Its cool you get to keep them, but other than the best one you own, its not like you are able to get any value out of the other ones... Can hardly even give them away it seems.
>All the ISP's in my area *require* you to rent their modems which have routers built in....
They usually suck ass, so yes. I've had cablecos give me router/modems before, I tell them to disable the builtin router or give me a modem only. You could potentially only buy your own.
All the routers I got had pricetags, minimum, $150. So it's not cheap shit.
Isnt it pretty much the same across the entire developed world?
The only big stand out, i think, was that one south american country didnt have a strength limit on the output, so you could pump ridiculous amounts of energy into an antenna, to the point of it fucking with other wireless stuff.
bands vary. certain channels are OK/not OK in certain countries
its enough that i need to think about where gear will be deployed when im at work designing a bill of materials (in terms of what domain to quote)
as long as youre broadcasting on channels that are legal in your country you should have no issue though, the issue resides in the fact that you COULD theoretically be in band you shouldnt be
Yeah, its like the chinese ham radios. The sellers expect you to know where you can and cant transmitt, since a lot of them can transmit over the military and emergency spectrum. If you fuck up and use that wavelength, the $100 you saved on a radio isnt going to make up for the terrorism charges you'll be facing in a few hours.
certain versions of that camera will literally just black out channels 1-4 in america
subnetting lets us carve out networks
your local network is a private address established in RFC1918 and is therefore (by definition) not routed on the public internet. you can be 192.168.x.x as much as you want in your own house
the netmask tells your router what the network bits are (what network youre on, in a home this wont change) and what the host bits are (the bits that describe individual hosts
so two networks:
everyone in 192.168.0.1-254 can talk to each other
everyone in 192.168.1.1-254 can talk to each other
but to talk between the networks they need to be routed
so theres also security behind it too, i guess, maybe, or something
>so theres also security behind it too, i guess, maybe, or something
Optionally yes. If you want to ensure some basic network segmentation on a logical levels you want to use VLANs normally.
Who gives a shit about home networks? There are never any interesting things to be said for them.
CCNP here, ask away.
A local bank, it pays the bills but I never liked networking at all. Then again, Microsoft is also a vendor whose products I don't want to pick up all the eccentricities for. I wish I could be a NEET some day.
Kinda, the main reason why you default to such a narrow scope is so you can use the other blocks from the 196.168.x.x/16 family as well for other parts of your network. You rarely need more than 254 systems on a subnet.
You can use 10.0.0.0/8 or 172.16.0.0/12 is a family to pick networks from as well.
Yeah, it lets you have one IP to the outside world (the IP your ISP gives your modem) and then you can "subnet" in your house with private addresses:
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has reserved the
following three blocks of the IP address space for private internets:
10.0.0.0 - 10.255.255.255 (10/8 prefix)
172.16.0.0 - 172.31.255.255 (172.16/12 prefix)
192.168.0.0 - 192.168.255.255 (192.168/16 prefix)
those addresses are explicitly not routed on the internet
my utterly unresearched opinion tells me theyre not 2.4/5 antennae but rather 3 of them are 2.4 and 3 of them are 5.0
your router might not be routing traffic from that subnet to the weebnete