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You could use pfSense it has many features: Firewall Network Address Translation (NAT) Redundancy Load Balancing Reporting and Monitoring RRD Graphs The RRD graphs in pfSense maintain historical information on the following. CPU utilization Total throughput Firewall states Individual throughput for all interfaces Packets per second rates for all ...


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You mention both routers and access points in your question. An access point bridges wireless media to wired media (with many optional bells an whistles, too, on a real access point). A "wireless router" provides access point functionality along with additional functions to route TCP/IP between subnets (and provide network address translation, etc). I don't ...


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If you aren't ready to purchase business grade routers (I am guessing they might be too expensive based on the previous usage of the WRV54G), I'd recommend a router that runs dd-wrt. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=dd-wrt&x=0&y=0 dd-wrt is a custom firmware which supports a ...


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pfSense has all of that and more, plus you can scale up to whatever hardware you need: from a simple, 500MHz ALIX-based platform from PCEngines.ch (3 NICs as well, less than $300 all told with PSU, enclosure, and CompactFlash for storage), up to an Axiomtek barebones network appliance with 6 GbE interfaces, Intel Dual Core chipset, 2 GB DDR2 RAM, etc. for ...


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Look at the ipconfig /all output. What is it showing as the DHCP server. Is it coming from the router/device you expect? Perhaps you have a rogue DHCP server somewhere.


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I also manage several small offices and the resulting experience is that sooner or later the so called SMB products fall short of expectation. It may be vendor imposed software limitations or the hardware limitations. pfSense is more than capable of doing what you want. This is why I stick with either Cisco (when the budget allows) or pfSense (cheaper, yet ...


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I would highly recommend you utilize Sonicwall TZ210 appliances to replace your Linksys WRV54Gs. The Sonicwall TZ210 has built-in Wireless N, 7 Ethernet Interfaces, as well easily support your Site-to-Site VPN configuration required between your two locations. I have personally used these unit as well as the older TZ170 & TZ180 appliances to execute ...


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I've had my eye on CoovaChilli for a while, it's an OpenWRT only fork of ChilliSpot which also runs on regular computers. Coova offers commercial support if you need it.


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I'd recommend dumping the Linksys firmware and load up DD-WRT. It's a far superior firmware for the WRT54GL with enterprise-like features. Turns that $60 router into a $600 one (software-wise). If it's still having issues, it may be the hardware.


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http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r18508174-RVS4000-Speed-problems-explained Disabling IPS might work.


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You should really consider pfsense which is a embedded distribution that does FW/Router and captive portal. It is extremely simple to use and works great.


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Heh heh... I setup exactly what you're describing with that very AP earlier this week for a Customer. RADIUS Standard works fine for that AP. To rule out the certificate validation, uncheck the "Validate Server Certificate" setting in the PEAP properties on the client at least temporarily. Be sure that IAS is starting and running. I've seen problems with ...


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Your router is supported by OpenWRT. You can install it on that box and then use ssh (on windows putty) to access your router from anywhere in the world. Then you can run the wakeonlan utility on the box itself to wake up the machine in question. Wake on lan packets only work on a local networks (it is not routable as it is Layer2 traffic). There is an ...


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Router DNS proxies are notoriously poorly implemented (see my RFC 5625). Usually if you tell a Linksys router to use alternate DNS servers it will then put those in any subsequent DHCP offers. However I've not tested that particular model. Please check whether your unit is doing that (i.e. run ipconfig /all on a Windows client or cat /etc/resolv.conf on ...


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The only thing needed for static IP assignment from DHCP is the MAC address. The other items must be there for administrative convenience. I have found it easier to use Excel or a wiki page, "hard code" the static devices, and take the static IP ranges out of the DHCP pool. Now, there is no convenient way to have a "primary" and "backup" DHCP servers, ...


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Is the router new or used. Because it may be broadcasting too much junk into the network. Check the settings of the router and see if you can maybe clean it up or do a factory flash, also maybe update the firmware to see what can be done to fix the issue. That may do it. How are you tracking the traffic locally on your network?


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It's not really answering the question, but you might run into trouble with the hardware itself not being capable of handling office volumes of traffic. The WRT54G is a home-grade router, and often not even capable of handling home traffic levels! (I've crashed at least one with my home network.) You'd probably be better off with a Cisco 877W router. To ...


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According to this there aren't any passwords by default. NOTE: No default passwords are assigned to either the Administrator or User accounts. Only the Administrator account can assign and change passwords By default, the Administrator account name is admin, and the User account name is user.


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Given the output that you are given here it appears that the Linksys router is handing all DNS requests up to the ISP's DNS server. Linksys routers do not have DNS themselves and don't 'hold' the names of the connected machines locally. Most likely your computers are using NetBIOS broadcasts to identify each other within the network, but there is no 'formal' ...


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Something somewhere is badly misconfigured -- my guesses: Your VMWare machine & workstations have static IPs, and are both configured to use the same IP. Your workstations are using DHCP, your VMWare system is static & using an IP in the DHCP pool. You have N DHCP servers (where N > 1), and they're not doing ping-before-assignment. (The problem ...


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Generally you block or permit access using firewall rules (packet filtering). If you are using the stock firmware of a linksys, I am not sure if this is possible, if you are using dd-wrt or something, then you can do it with iptables rules. Since this is your guest wireless network, it would probably be very unwise to identify staff systems by the assigned ...


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The switches may require a GigE crossover which requires all four pair crossed not just two pair as a Fast Ethernet crossover cable has. (Adding as answer per original poster's comment above)


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Here is a link to all the release notes for you to read yourself, but the main feature of v4.x is IPv6 support plus some bug-fixes. As for differences, well I can't find any actual documentation but obviously v3 is more capable, such that it can support IPv6 etc. I doubt there's too much difference, presumably more CAM memory to hold the extra entries, and ...


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There is an option for sending your hostname with DHCP: /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf: send host-name "myfunkycomputer"; As seen on: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=177832 Alternatively you can use NetBios: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=88206


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That's exactly what it means, all ports can transmit inbound and outbound at 1Gbps - i.e. 24 x (1+1) = 48.


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This is the pin out of the connector on the switch. Pin 1 : NC Pin 6 : NC Pin 2 : RxD Pin 7 : NC Pin 3 : TxD Pin 8 : NC Pin 4 : NC Pin 9 : NC Pin 5 : GND A null modem cable should work.


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DD-WRT is installable on an E-3000 (I've done it on an E-1000 which was very easy. Point the DD-WRT .bin image in the upgrade section of the E-1000 web interface and it just does it. The E-3000 may take a bit more effort, check the Wiki page here.) There are many, many option in DDWRT and I am sure you'll fine the features you're looking for on it. also ...


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Hopefully your Linksys router will allow you to override default DNS Primary/Secondary servers that it hands out via DHCP. If so, set the primary to your Ubuntu server, and the secondary to the Linksys device itself (assuming it offers DNS services already, most do). Once that is done the pain of BIND 9 (It's not that bad really!) can be avoided by ...


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I am no "Hmail Server" expert, but according to its documentation, you just need to change the SMTP banner: In the "Hmail server" settings: Configuration | SMTP settings | Welcome message


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Your laptop probably had previously the #.#.#.80 address from a previous connection (it was connected elsewhere, or you just reconfigured your current router). After reboot, it asked to renew the ip address to the Linksys, which have the same ip address than the previous router. The answer was lost or something gone wrong, so your laptop kept its previous ...



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