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The term broadband commonly refers to high-speed Internet access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access. Broadband includes several high-speed transmission technologies such as digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, fiber optics, wireless (for which there is a separate topic), satellite and broadband over powerlines (BPL).

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I just recently installed an Edgerouter 4. It was working for a week and now, I cannot get any device to connect to the Internet that's connected to the Edgerouter. I used the Basic Setup Wizard. I've updated the firmware to 2.0.6. I've plugged only the PC into Eth2 and also tried Eth3 and Eth4. The computer gets the IPV4 that the router gave it. I can connect to the router. I see that the router is getting a WAN IP on eth0. I see Tx and Rx on that interface. Right now it's at 10.4 Kbps Tx and 6.25 Kbps Rx. It shows connected but it doesn't matter what device I connect up to it--they cannot access the Internet. I've reset the Edgerouter 4 a few times and tried a few different configs in the wizard but everything doesn't get the devices on the Net. I can connect any device directly up to the CABLE modem and get an external IP similar to the WAN IP on eth0 and those devices can browse the Internet. Can you please suggest any other troubleshooting ideas? From the device, I can ping the WAN IP and get 1ms responses. If I try to use the Ping tool, it doesn't have any responses. It just says 0 packets sent and 0 received. Thanks in advance for your help!
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What is the best DSL modem that can support 100 users?  It will NOT use WiFi.
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How is dedicated ethernet internet 40Mbps/40Mbps  different then regular business internet that has 150Mpbs/20Mbps
- My company has 17 people how would either of the options affect them?

Whats the best way to go on Primary Internet Service and Failover internet.
- Someone says do LTE Failover and we've tried but the bandwidth just is horrible when spread across 17 people.
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I have no Broadband Internet Service in a building of mine, so I use a TMobile Hotspot device for WiFi (an Alcatel Model MW41TM-2ATBUS1-2) which uses my Cell Service for Internet.
I need a Plug-able Ethernet port somehow, and this device has no ports.
How can I get to where I can plug in an Ethernet Cable that has Internet access?
I was thinking like ... setup a Router in Bridge mode and/or use a Router to extend the network. But so far I an unable to get that to work ... wondering if I need a different device or maybe those Hotspots are unable to be bridged/extended.
Any ideas?
Thx all in advance.
- B
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When purchasing a cable modem, I know that the Number 1 X Number 2 (i.e. 16x4) is the downstream and upstream channels that it is capable of handling.

However, is it possible to correlate those numbers to the speed package that we are receiving?  I don't want to over or under buy a device for the current tier we are on, which is 200/20.

Also, what are the opinions on DOCSIS 3.0 vs. DOCSIS 3.1?  Do we really need 3.1 to future proof ourselves?
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Our clinic has around 10 network device. The internet connection seems to be sufficient as the wired PC/Printer are performing fine with "Speed Test" up to around 90 - 10Mbps. We are using a TP-LINK  TL-WDR7300 broadband router which enabled both 2.4G and 5G band.

The wireless connected devices including cell phone, PC, tablets and a SmartTV (wireless connection) are very slow and constantly disconnected. When we conduct a speed test on a Andriod cell phone the download / upload speed is only around 1 - 2 Mbps.

In order to improve the Wifi connection speed and revolve the wireless disconnection issue, we are thinking of adding a new WAP. To make things simple, we do not like to change any existing infrastructure (e.g. replacement the broadband router etc.). Instead we are consider, adding a new access point (e.g. Ubiquiti, TP-Link, netgear access point) and connect the new access point with the existing TP-LINK  TL-WDR7300 using a Cat-6 UTP cable. Both the new access point and existing broadband will be quite close to each other.  

As the new WAP will be in access point mode so IP conflict should not be an issue. Our concern is whether the new access point will cause interference (e.g. wifi channel , signal interference) with the existing so that the situation will not improve but even degrade. We would like to know what configuration will be the best approach in order to improve the wireless connectivity of our clinic while keeping the infrastructure modification …
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I have a Cisco 890 Router that is connected to a broadband connection. Internet is up, all services appear to be operational. There is a VPN tunnel to a smaller office in town that shares the internet with the device. We have a scale that just got installed. This scale is on the IP address 192.168.35.115.
I can ping it from the router, I can telnet to it on port 4660 on the internal LAN. When I goto setup a rule that would allow any IP to telnet to the port from the internet, it doesn't appear to be routing.

ip nat inside source static tcp 192.168.35.115 4660 interface Dialer1 4660
access-list 106 permit tcp any any eq 4660

Those are the commands I typed in to allow the traffic on port 4660 through the WAN interface.
Are there any other commands I need to type to allow the traffic to route?
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Hi guys,

When I am at my parents house,, streaming stuff is so slow. When running a speedtest it shows speeds of 25MBs download, 5mbs upload. It is 'fibre' internet that they have.

However, I am wondering how one can determine if the slowness is our side or the sender who we are viewing from. How does one determine whether it is our side? What tools can I run? Wireshark?

Thanks for helping
Yashy
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Wonder your folks opinion.  How do you approach this questions from executives.  
 "what do you think is better 74Mb DSL or 60Mb cable?"  :)
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What kind of hardware firewalls can be placed behind an AT&T BGW210-700 DSL modem?
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I need assistance in diagnosing cable broadband internet issues at my Girlfriends house where she and her daughter reside.
The modem being used is a Technicolor MediaAccess TC8715D and these problems have most recently affected me also.
Today, it was connected to my laptop via wifi and stopped working almost immediately after I sent the first email.
I am one room over from the router so the distance is not a problem and should be more stable on the non-5G band but it wasn't working.
I connected via the 5G band and even though I had slightly lower signal strength according to the bars showing, and it appeared to be more stable, when the opposite should be true. Everything is now working again on the higher band, but will inevitably stop working, causing me to have to switch bands again.
We have of course restarted the router, with little positive results.
I think it's the company Spectrum that is at fault in this area but I can't confirm it.
What I would like to do is find a measurable metric that would clearly identify the problem and allow me more of a leg to stand on when it came to asking Spectrum to fix the stability issues that might exist.
Assistance is greatly appreciated.
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https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29118598/VONETS-VAR11N-manual-driver-functionality.html

Just received the Vonets device & tried the above suggestion of setting it to "Bridge + Wifi repeater"
followed by steps in page 7 & 8 below:
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1044556/Vonets-Var11n-300.html?page=7#manual
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1044556/Vonets-Var11n-300.html?page=8#manual

Q1:
I'm able to use it as Wifi repeater ie by placing it say 12 ft away from my Wifi broadband
router & with my laptop is a 'blind spot' of my bedroom, my laptop could connect to that
device "wifi hotspot" & get to Internet (which previously my laptop cant get to Internet).

Now, the other requirement as per the original enquiry in the EE link is to connect it to
a LAN port & serve as Wifi hotspot: can't get this working: when laptop tried connecting
to this device's SSID, it prompted for password which when I enter, it simply gave the
message "password not right" though without connecting this device to a LAN port, the
very same password works.   I've tested connecting the built-in LAN cable to LAN port
OR (ie one at a time) using a LAN cable to wire the WAN port of device to wall's LAN port.

Q2:
If this works, the next thing I'll need is to connect this device to my laptop (while my
laptop is connected to a LAN port on wall & serve Wifi hotspot to others
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZMYMSK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

After reading all reviews for above device at Amazon, I'm uncertain if it could meet my requirement below:

I have a home Set-Top box (from Telco) that connects to my broadband router via a wired (ie RJ45) LAN cable to stream movies (such as Netflix etc). How can I use this device so that family members can view the movies from their laptops in bedrooms?   This Set-Top box has an RJ45 LAN port, an output HDMI port that goes to TV & a USB port (which I'm not sure what's the USB port is for).

Currently from the bedrooms (can be 5m to 30m away from the broadband router which has wired RJ45 ports as well as Wifi), we can't view the movies/streams via the broadband router & one bedroom barely can connect to the broadband Wifi
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I have an Asus RT-88U 3100 Ac router..about a year old.
I t is connected to CCI modem which is the internet provider.
I also have powerline  extenders for to plug into the walls in separate rooms for to pick up wifi instead of wireless.
Recently these extenders have not been working properly.
The android box that I was using became frozen and cannot be reset.
Then the WAN  connection on the router stopped working;and I had to return to wireless everywhere.
The light on the WAN indicator is always red now,
I cannot use anothe LAN as a WAN connection.
Finally I connected a cable from the WAN connection on the router to a LAN connection on the same router.
It still remained red
Does this mean that it is the ASUS router WAN connection that is at fault;and do you have any other suggestions?
Thank you,
Leo Boyle
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I am unable to connect to a remote site using Citrix Receiver software through our SonicWALL NSA 2600 firewall.
This is the case on several machines behind out firewall, when I test on a computer outside of out firewall the Citrix Receiver works OK.

The remote site is a vendor's site that we have no control over and they require that we use Citrix Receiver in order o connect to their web-server, the connection will not establish though and just gets stuck "negotiating" the connect. Or the reciever disappears and a black window appears instead of the remote machine.
 
cixtrix-reciever.jpg
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I wish to use BT wholesale broadband test but it requires Google Flash player so I installed flash player from the link given on BT Wholesale Broadband speed test site and trying to run the test again gives the same error message as before, indicating that Flash player must be installed and enabled.
How can I check the following :

a) Flash player is installed
b) flash player is enabled

In the event that flash player is not enabled, how do I enable it.
The PC operating system is  Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

It should be noted that I have run BT wholesale broadband speed test before on the same machine which at that time didn't have flash player installed. Maybe there are alternative version of BT Wholesale Broadband speed checker.
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Hi,

We have a 4mb broadband connection with Sky and when contacting them they are unable to improve the speed due to our location in UK, our neighbour has signed up to a new connection with BT and they have achieved 5mb so we know there is not going to be a magical fix.

Due to a recent house extension we are looking at updating to Sky Q but also aware the current routers wireless range falls about 6 meters short of what we need so what are our options:

1) Will Sky Q with 2 TV's work along with other devices such as phones and a laptop on the current connection?
2) Will a wireless booster box in the extension work?
3) **maybe part of point 2** Is it possible feed a network cable from the current router to where the 2nd TV will be located where it can plug into a second router or a booster which will fed the TV/Sky box by cable and serve the other devices wirelessly?
4) Should we get a second phone line and use 2 *4/5mb connections one for each sky Q box or does sky Q need to use the same router for the subscription to work?
5) Is satellite internet any good?  It looks expensive.

I will really appreciate peoples advice on this as I am not 100% confident Sky would give realistic advice and then my parents would be tied into a £150 bill for 12 months.
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With my Tenvis camera connected to my home's Wifi SSID and my laptop
connected to my home's Wifi, I could http://Tenvis_IP:7777  & see what
the camera sees.

However, at my company, I can't connect my Tenvis camera to the Guest
Wifi as it requires registration plus clicking a couple buttons on the
landing page before the device could connect to Guest network.

Now, I'm replacing the Tenvis with my iPhone using the steps below:
https://www.gottabemobile.com/how-to-turn-your-old-iphone-into-a-security-camera/

However, with both my iPhone & laptop assigned an IP each by Guest Wifi, my
laptop still can't ping the iPhone & can't see the videos despite that both iPhone
& laptop have registered successfully & clicked the necessary buttons to get
authenticated/connected to Guest.  How can I overcome this?

I plan to put the iPhone in my car to monitor the car (using the laptop) as my car
is parked within the vicinity of the company.  I could sign up a data plan for the
iPhone but it's going to cost quite a bit to monitor 22 days, ten hrs per day so
tagging onto the free Guest Wifi.
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I have one public IP on my broadband router and three servers with private IPs. I have configured port forwarding (3389) for one server. It is working fine and accessable via remote desktop connection.
Now I want to access all servers remotly (via remote desktop). How I can configur the port forwarding (3389) for all servers.
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dhcpconfiguration.txt
Dear Experts

We have a network of less than 15 systems with 2 broadband connections from 2 different ISP's.
1. ISP1 in their provided router configured the network of 192.168.1.0/24 and their provided router ip 192.168.1.17 and function's as DHCP server in the LAN
2.. similarly ISP 2 also configured in their provided router with network of 192.168.1.0/24 and their provided router ip 192.168.1.1 and this also funcationing as DHCP server in the LAN.2
Both the routers of both ISP's are connected to the same switch at the present I have turned off ISP 2 router to avoid 2 DHCP in the LAN.
3. have linux server working as internal private DNS
As per the experts exchange experts advice I am in process of procuring the router with 2WAN port so that each one of the ISP will be connected to one of the WAN port and will stop DHCP service on the router level and will configure DHCP server in linux server. I would like to divide the network of 192.168.1.0/24 to 4 subnets, as following
a)192.168.1.0  of ip range 1 to 62
b)192.168.1.64 of ip range 65 to 126
c)192.168.1.128 of ip range 128 to 190
d) 192.168.1.192 of ip range from 193 to 254

attached DHCP configuration, request to please review the defined 2 subnets statements in the config
Soution design and suggestion for the below please:
in this dhcp server the defined 2 subnets i,e access point-1 to one of the subnet of above a) i,e 192.168.1.0  of ip range 1 to 62 and access point-2 to another …
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What technique old modem were used. PAT or NAT? and Now a days which technique broadband routers are used?
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We have purchased a Netgear Nighthawk X10 ad700 model R900 router and we are unable to use it.
The issue is when we configure the router, they are getting connected but then they are automatically getting reset within an hour. we are not able to configure again for the day.
Can someone help us to sort out this issue?
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Would it be a lot of data loss from SM to MM?
We have fiber from ISP [10Gb] is 9/125 SM going from SC to LC then into our LC 50/125 MM then into SM switch network module with SFP.

Would I have a lot of issues with that setup?

 I also read some people are using mode conditioning cables.  Will that help a lot?
https://community.fs.com/blog/mode-conditioning-patch-cord-utilized-in-gigabit-ethernet-applications.html
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My company use T1's extensively through CenturyLink and 1 location is operating on 6 miles of very poorly maintained copper pairs. While I understand the provisioned rate to be 1.544 I was wondering if there is such a thing as a minimum guaranteed speed as we are only able to get 1.2 out of the circuit. There are multiple interferers in the count and poorly or missing bonds/grounds. It's similar to trying to run a formula race car on a dirt road.
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I have SonicWALL Firewall/Router and 5 public IP address. I am going to have 1G Fios connection soon; however, the my soniwall won't give the 1G connection speed due to the DPI.
I would like to create second network that outside of firewall and wondering if I can split by public IP address with separate router.  Do you have any solution for this?
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