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  1. arx

    Issues with Guest Networks on TUF-AX5400 AiMesh System

    Hi! I have 2 TUF-AX5400 routers: one main router which acts in AiMesh Router mode and the second one which acts as an AiMesh node (Both of them connected via cable). I'm having two issues that I can't seem to solve, and I would appreciate any help. There is an option to create up to 3 guest...
  2. Wobbo

    Need Help Setting Up Email Notifications for IP Changes on RT-AC86U

    Hello everyone, I'm using an Asus RT-AC86U router with Asuswrt-Merlin firmware and I'm facing some challenges in setting up a system to receive email notifications when my external IP address changes. My goal is to have the router automatically check for any IP changes periodically and then...
  3. Wobbo

    Configuring USB-Connected HDD for FTP Sharing via NordVPN Dedicated IP on AC86U

    I have an AC86U 386.12_4. I have OpenVPN with a static NordVPN IP Dedicated address, and an HDD connected to the router via USB. I want to share the HDD via FTP using my Dedicated IP, but currently, I can only access it through my router's WAN Automatic IP. Despite extensive searching, I'm...
  4. J

    Allowing Remote Desktop Connection between VLAN's

    Greetings, Am new to routers, but trying to isolate two computers connected to router via ethernet. Router gives me option to create VLAN's so I was thinking to create two VLANs for home and work computer. Both would be plugged into router in specific ethernet ports. Separate VLANs would be...
  5. T

    How does Guest Networks work on the technical level behind the scene ?

    Hello, It looks like Asus routers have 6 guest networks and from what I can see in the options you can turn on or off network isolation which I presume would only block ICMP or All packets reaching from one host to anohter on the same guest network you are connected to ? My main question is...
  6. B

    Connecting 2 Routers in Bridge Mode. Router configuration

    I am trying to connect two routers via a bridge as I am receiving poor connectivity on my first floor. I am planning to connect the 2 routers with Ethernet cable from LAN port of Router 1 (R1) to LAN port of Router 2 (R2). Is it the right way? My ISP's R1 is a FTTH dual band - some Chinese made...
  7. I

    Three Dumb Routers concept inroduced by Steve Gibson (2016)

    Hey guys, I was poking around and came across an old Security Now episode about the Three Dumb Routers concept. It seems as growing security threats increase, this would be a good configuration to consider. (especially with more smart devices onboard.) In my case, I have three routers I could...
  8. lluke

    Communication between Guest Network (IoT) and LAN device | RT-AC86U - 386.5_2

    Hi All, I’m trying to setup my network to isolate IoT devices from internal LAN (wired and regular WiFi), my personal devices (iOS and MacOS) are accessing the IoT ones through a single LAN device hosting Homebridge. Now the possible scenarios for the IoT devices are the following IoT device...
  9. D

    AAA for Small Home Network

    Dear Experts, My apologies for a long post I share my internet (payment monthly) with different houses in the neighbourhood using APs and LAN switches. Currently the setup is quite simple and users are given shared keys and they connect to the network. The issue is as most of the time the...
  10. S

    Home Automation

    Hi all, I am evaluating Laxone home automation server for our detached property. We prefer connecting remotely through VPN than using a 3rd party cloud. The other alternative is leveraging Thread and Matter (due mid this year) compliant services / products over wifi. Our current set up is -...
  11. M

    Could this help me to get better/stable internet?

    I have a Tenda f3 (V4.0) router i think this is current latest, using it as main router, a wire coming from my isp directly to the modem, isp have a fiber modem near my house from which a ethernet cable attaches to my router (f3), it requires a username and password to access internet (i tried...
  12. psychopomp1

    News CES 2021: NETGEAR Introduces Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band Router Due for release in March 2021 @ $599.99
  13. Julio Urquidi

    News NETGEAR Roundup for CES 2021

    Here’s a summary of NETGEAR consumer and business products announcements from this year’s virtual Consumer Electronic Show: 4G/5G: Nighthawk 4G LTE WiFi 6 Router (LAX20) – With a built 4G LTE modem, the LAX20 is certified for carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile who serve customers in hard-to-reach...
  14. M


    I set up a Pi-hole in my home network and I just want to know where to put my Pi-hole's IP - should it be in my LAN DNS or in the WAN DNS of my router? If on the LAN, what should be then on my WAN DNS? And vice-versa, if it should be on my WAN DNS, what should be on my LAN DNS?
  15. Julio Urquidi

    News D-Link Shipping $100 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router

    D-Link has announced it is now shipping the DIR-X1560, its first Wi-Fi 6 mesh router announced at January's CES2020. It includes compatibility with D-Link’s mesh technology, MU-MIMO, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant operability, enhanced profile-based parental controls, and management/setup...
  16. rmiller1959

    Question on 4K streaming and Internet Speed

    I bought an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K so I could watch the Super Bowl in 4K HDR, and my experience left me frustrated. It worked beautifully for a while – the picture was absolutely gorgeous. At some point, however, the picture would occasionally freeze, and then it stopped altogether and gave me...
  17. Julio Urquidi

    CES 2020: NETGEAR Announces New 4-Stream Wi-Fi Mesh Extender

    The NETGEAR AX1800 4-Stream WiFi Mesh Extender (EAX20) is a Wi-Fi 6 device powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor. The new extender has dual-stream 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi 6 radios that support maximum wireless link rates of 600 Mbps @2.4 GHz and 1.2 Gbps @ 5 GHz. When added to an existing mesh...
  18. Julio Urquidi

    CES 2020: NETGEAR Combines Wi-Fi 6 And DOCSIS 3.1 In First-Of-Kind-Modem

    A recently announced honoree of the CES 2020 Innovation Award, the AX6000 NETGEAR Nighthawk AX8 Cable Modem Router (CAX80) is the first retail DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem to include Wi-Fi 6 radios. Built for Gigabit+ internet services, the Nighthawk AX8’s modem component will support 1Gbps+ internet...
  19. Julio Urquidi

    CES 2020: NETGEAR Expands PoE Switch Family

    NETGEAR announced six new mananaged and unmanaged PoE switches at CES 2020. The new POE+ switches include two managed and four unmanaged models: GS110TUP Ultra60 PoE++ 10-Port GbE Smart Managed Pro Switch with a 240W power budget GS710TUP Ultra60 PoE++ 10-Port GbE Smart Managed Pro Switch 8...
  20. Protik

    How do I configure a switch so that the devices connected to it get IP from the router?

    Hi all, I have overgrown my number of devices that I can connect to my AC68U running Merlin's 384.13. So going to buy a GS305E switch. In terms of networking knowledge, I am a noob. So I need your help. How do I configure the switch so that the devices connect to the switch get IP from the...