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  # 1759984 10-Apr-2017 07:04
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1) Simple.

 

 

 

2) Good.

 

 

 

3) Cheap.

 

 

 

 

Or buy a Mikrotik and get all 3.


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  # 1759986 10-Apr-2017 07:19
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chevrolux:

 

 

1) Simple.

 

2) Good.

 

3) Cheap.

 

 

Or buy a Mikrotik and get all 3.

 

Hah I wouldn't call a Mikrotik all 3 unless if you know how to use Mikrotik products. Just like the Edgerouters IMO.





 
 
 
 




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  # 1759993 10-Apr-2017 07:58
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lxsw,
Yeah. The whole router!

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  # 1760019 10-Apr-2017 09:49
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Well maybe they could just not do that?? Do you know why they feel the need to turn the router off? As it stands, you'll have to plug your router directly into the ONT when they switch theirs off for the night. 


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Benjour: lxsw,
Yeah. The whole router!

 

Well that's not really going to fix your issue is it. You're going to need to duplicate those settings and then plug in and unplug your router each time they do this.

 

It sounds like your problem isn't actually a new router.

 

 




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  # 1760048 10-Apr-2017 10:44
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But I would plug it into the modem?? They are weird and think that the government can steal their dreams through wifi.

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  # 1760050 10-Apr-2017 10:47
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Benjour: But I would plug it into the modem?? They are wired and think that the government can steal their dreams through wifi.

 

What's your connection? If it's UFB you'll need to plug into the ONT.

 

If you have xDSL and only have a single modem/router you'll also need to buy a new modem.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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Benjour: But I would plug it into the modem?? They are weird and think that the government can steal their dreams through wifi.

 

The government have their own high speed wifi network for dream stealing, they are not reliant on pathetic consumer internet wifi.





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  # 1760165 10-Apr-2017 12:53
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Grab a UniFi AP and have 2x SSID's. The first SSID have on a timed basis that turns off automatically each night to give them the impression that it is actually "automated" and a second SSID that you use (and not tell them about).







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  # 1760209 10-Apr-2017 13:46
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richms, yes

 

michaelmurfy, they're not idiots, they can see the lights.  thanks though.


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  # 1760214 10-Apr-2017 13:56
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Tell them that you're not prepared to pay for a part time internet connection and that if they keep turning it off you will just have to get your own connection and not contribute to their one?





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It sounds like you're trying to solve a person problem with technology.  That never works.  If Wi-Fi is the problem, turn off Wi-Fi and leave the router on, then make sure your machine is wired instead.




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  # 1760318 10-Apr-2017 15:45
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Yeah.  Good point.  I say we just leave it at that.


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  # 1764482 14-Apr-2017 18:16

michaelmurfy:

 

chevrolux:

 

 

1) Simple.

 

2) Good.

 

3) Cheap.

 

 

Or buy a Mikrotik and get all 3.

 

Hah I wouldn't call a Mikrotik all 3 unless if you know how to use Mikrotik products. Just like the Edgerouters IMO.

 

 

I dunno, I'd argue that Mikrotik aren't very difficult. For a user that has absolutely zero computing experience, sure, but otherwise it's basically

 

Plug it in.
Download Winbox.
Login.
Click Quickset and input your IPs & enable DHCP

Done.


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Vault:

 

michaelmurfy:

 

chevrolux:

 

 

1) Simple.

 

2) Good.

 

3) Cheap.

 

 

Or buy a Mikrotik and get all 3.

 

Hah I wouldn't call a Mikrotik all 3 unless if you know how to use Mikrotik products. Just like the Edgerouters IMO.

 

 

I dunno, I'd argue that Mikrotik aren't very difficult. For a user that has absolutely zero computing experience, sure, but otherwise it's basically

 

Plug it in.
Download Winbox.
Login.
Click Quickset and input your IPs & enable DHCP

Done.

 

 

It's all relative. One could argue Mikrotik is not cheap relative to performance compared to some old x86 hardware lying around + a firewall distro. But the x86+ f/w distro may not be simple, depending on your iptables-foo. The "pick 2" principle is far from perfect, and is readily challenged, but IMHO remains a fun and fair concept.


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