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Router Project?

On one of my recent bike rides I came across an old (I assume from size) network router. Now being a collector of anything electronic I stored it in my back pack for future use...However as I began to think, I realized I had no idea what to do with the thing.  Here is the most basic infromation on the router: - Made by SMC - Called: BARRICADE SMC7004VWBR - Wireless network router, with a standard four ports on the back - Made in Taiwan (just thought that might be important) So does anyone have any idea on what I can do with this router? I already have a wireless router at home so that use it already filled.  And yes, it is fully functional.

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Router help

Well a yesterday I was browsing the Internet as usual then i click on a link and it says "address not found" now i find this strange. i look at my internet connection which is wireless. it says my signal strength is excellent. so i go take a look at the modem all the lights are on OK everything good. but for some strange reason i can't connect to the internet. i disconnect the Ethernet cord from the router and i connect it to my laptop. and now i can browse the internet. strange but i don't understand what has happened.i have a linksys wrt54gs v7 router (with this firmware DD-WRT v24 RC-5 (11/22/07) micro)i know its the router because i connect directly and the internet works. if i connect to a port on the back of the router it says i am connected but it still doesn't work.i changed the firmware after i couldn't connect

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wirless router

I really bad wireless and i was wondering can a apple wireless router work on a ps3?

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Fan in a router?

What's the possibility of putting a fan in my router? I found out what my problem with connectivity issues, heat. I had it sitting on my stereo and pumping the music and the router was pretty f-in hot and my mac kept losing the connection, with the router right there, but it stops as soon as it cools down

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Wirless router from a wireless router ?

Is it possible to conect another wireless router to a wireless router? Not wirelessly but from the other ports ? 

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Wifi Router to Wifi Router Comms? Answered

Hi all, i have my Main Wifi router Netgear Wndr4500 and i want to use it to talk to my old Dlink 2730b so i can use the LAN ports on the Dlink. PayTvBox > DLINK ----Netgear-->internet i can't use Powerline Ethernet because the surge boards muck with it.

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using Router on Plywood !

Tearout is an issue when running a router on plywood, but I tried something new. Instead of a conventional cut, I did a climb cut, and tearout was pretty minimal.

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Woodworking: Router Replacement?

The situation:I (will) have a disc of plywood roughly 20cm across. I need to cut a spiral notch in the ply, from edge to centre, around 3mm wide, so that I can hold a spiral of flexible ply in place and close off the end of the spiral at the same time.The perfect tool for the job is, of course, a router.The problem:I don't have a router.Short of buying a router just for this one job, what can I do to cut the notch?Plus:I've been saying "plywood" - is there another material that can be shaped the same way?

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broken dewalt router

My router started making a terrible grinding noise,so I check the brushes and they are fine.the router cuter fitted in the router does not turn freely and supect its either motor or the bearing can any one help

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dual router network?

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Spare wifi router

I have a spare wifi. Router and a whole summer of nothing to do. Any ideas of what I could do with it. Maybe an instructable that I could make of it. Post. Your ideas. Thanks :D

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Clear Wireless Router?

I'm thinking about subscribing to Clear Wireless.. they want a $7 mo lease for the router. 1. Is their router proprietary or can I buy some generic wireless at Walmart or such? What do I buy? don't need anything fancy. 2. Radio Shack is carrying their product. The guy was going to give me the USB router but I'm worried I have to sign up for the $45 mobile service rather than the $35 home version. And money is super tight for me. If I buy a wireless printer will I have to buy a router to access it if I have the mobile/USB version? Thanks in advance to all you wise ones that help me. BTW: You watching Watson on Jeopardy tonight? Should be fun. WIPEOUT... humans that is.

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Battery powered router

I have a small wireless router that is fed by a ac adapter spitting out 5v, 0.2 amps of DC current. Does anyone know how I could substitute an equivalent battery back for the adapter? Would linking some AAs and a transistor with the adapter output plug be enough?

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Finding a Starter Router

I have enjoyed making small wood projects for my family but I am still lacking some necessary tools. I found a great Instructable for making a desktop router table but I don't have the router yet. I don't need the best on the market but I am looking for quality at a reasonable price. If you don't have specific recommendations, can you please help me understand what features and options I should consider?

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Router bit question

I'm trying to make some crooked furniture.  I'm looking to route a ledge in my MDF to set my bendy board into. However, the surface I want to route is curved, so I can't use a router table and a fence to achieve what I want. I have no idea the terms for what I want to do, so I can't seem to google the solution.  I think I can do it with a binding router bit set, but that's $100.  So I would like to leave that as a last resort The curvy looking thing is the profile of the box I'm making.  I will then be attaching bendy board.  I want the bendy board to set inside a ledge to get a seamless edge look that won't fray over time. The box is approx 2'x7' so I need a bit or jig that I can setup on the router, the table isn't really practical. Any advice on what do use to make that ledge? Thanks!

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can i use a router/modem to play minecraft lan server without internet/dsl connected,just the router ? Answered

I want to play whit my friends on minecraft at in my home, i woder can i buy a router/moden and use it without internet/dsl just as a  wireless,local,area,network?

Question by henningh    |  last reply


How would you remove the two antennaes from a Linksys WRT 54G Router. Can range extending antennae then be added.

Our router has some limits on its range. I know on some similar products, the aerials can be unscrewed and then replaced with range extending antennae. Can this be done on this Linksys router and if so, are there suitable antennae that would do the job and so enhance its range.

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i forgot my admin pass word for my d-link wbr-2310 are there any back door passwords? Answered

Its a d-link wbr-2310  i dont want to reset it cause of all the devices i have to redo

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can i convert Ethernet Modem Router to wireless Router? Answered

I have D-Link TD-8811 ADSL2+ Router  can i add Antenna to it and convert 8811 to Wireless   Access Point ???

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why my asus router is not working ?

Since last night my asus router has stopped working . it is showing yellow light on it . i think my router firmware is not responding so i also tried resetting the router but that does not worked .please help 

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$cnc router wanted for hire$

I'm wanting to make a xbox 360 laptop and I'm in need of some one who would be kind enough to make the shell for it out of acrylic or aluminum on their cnc router I am willing to pay $$$$$ 

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Clear Wireless Router/Modem

I'm thinking about subscribing to Clear Wireless. They want me to lease their router for $7 month. Anyone know if I can possibly buy one instead? Or is their equipment proprietary?  What do I buy? Where?

Topic by SacTownSue  


Block a Website via router? Answered

I blocked youtube on my router in keywords and the site itself,  any time I Google youtube and click on a site without an actual video on it, it gets blocked.  But when I go to youtube.com it will open the page with text only (the formatting and photos just go to pot) and then I can still watch the videos, anyone know how to overcome this?

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Wifi Router based radar?

I want to hack a wifi router somehow so that I can reprogram it to act as a radar. Emitting a signal for a microsecond and listening for returns and measuring their intensity. I dont know if the hardware in a router is fast enough for this or if it is possible to find an API or something to reprogram the router.

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battery powered outdoor router?

I am wondering is there an instructable that shows how to build a battery powered outdoor router? I would like to extend the range of my wifi by using an old router as a repeater but don't want to have to string a extension power cord out to it in order to power it. I know routers don't take that much power to run so i would think someone thought of this already somewhere..... I have searched on instructables but haven't seen anything. thanks

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Is it possible to secure an unsecured network with your own router?

I'm going to Spain to study, and would like to trade stocks there.  The place I'll be staying in has wifi.  Is it possible in anyway to make sure my information is safe by using another router to receive the wireless connection?  It would think it would be very costly to buy a data plan, much less a fast one to trade stocks and is accurate to the second.  

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When buying a dremel, how important is it that it can fit a router bit?

I'm considering buying the Dremel 400 XPR to do some wood and metal work. However, reviews online have said that it doesn't fit a router bit. Is being able to use my dremel as a router important, or should I not bother worrying if a dedicated router (a future purchase) might do a better job.

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how can i fix my wireless router? Answered

Whenever i connect to my network with my new wireless card it connects fine. But after 5 minutes it disconnects from the internet and changes to local only. At first i thought it was the wireless card but i took the computer to my friends house and it stayed on the internet continuously. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem other than disabling and re-enabling every 5 minutes  

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help with intermittent internet when router is hooked up and a laptop that won't display wesites when connected

I have two problems.  The first is that my home computer has internet which is working fine.  I am trying to install a new router and it installs and cinfigures successfully but then my internet connection becomes intermittent or non existent any help? Second,  my laptop will not display websites or e-mail.  It will ping and find any site but not allow them to be dipslayed. Any ideas?

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Trying to power an AR9331 router using a power supply have made

Hi, I am trying to power an AR9331 router using a power supply I have made. The AR9331 requires a 3.3V supply. My power supply takes 12V as input, then converts it into 5V using a LM2576 step down voltage regulator and then a LM1117 regulator to convert 5V to 3.3V. The output is at the desired 3.3V level and is ripple free. I have verified this using a scope. The problem is that if I use this power supply the AR9331 boots and then hangs. If I try booting the same AR9331 with a lab power supply set at 3.3 V it boots perfectly.I learned about inrush current and tried to measure it using the following setup: (see the attached 1)Since the resistor is 1 ohm the potential across it equals the current. The next figure shows the potential across the 1 ohm resistor: (see the attached 2)The inrush current is about 1A, whereas the normal operating current is 250mA. I tried two solutions, 1. Tried a current limiting resistor between my 12V lab supply and the LM2576 input. This works. The router boots perfectly. 2. Tried lowering the lab supply to 9V and connecting it to the LM2576 input. without any current limiting resistor. This also works. I suspect the problem is inrush current. Any suggestions? One interesting observation is that if I power my power supply with 9V or even down to 5.5V the router boots just fine. This has been happening repeatedly during my experiments. This is confusing me completely since the LM2576 is designed for input voltages well above 12V (see datasheet: http://www.kynix.com/uploadfiles/pdf2286/LM2576D2T-012.pdf)Thanks.

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I need help? on how remove the top bearing from my dewalt DW613 --------C tpye 1 router? Answered

I have look at my router and found that the top bearing needs replacing.how do remove the bearing I think that it come out from the top,and how do I go about changing this bearing please help me 

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Why does my new 300 mbps dual band netgear wifi router always drop connection in the 3 ghz band, but not the 5 ghz band?

Netgear 3800 Every day I have to reset the router..I am about to bring it back to the store.

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Wireless Networking (ROUTER) HELP!!!

I am interested in purchasing a new router because the one i have is old and does not meet my standard anymore. There is one thing i need to know and that i do not understand. On my router for the amount of computers online at once it only says 4, how do i know or how do i find a router that can support more that 4 computers!! If you were wondering i have about 8 things that continuously use wireless networking.

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Why does my internet go down once or twice a day?

My internet goes down once or twice a day and it doesn't come back on until I do a power reset of the wireless router (unplug and plug back in). While this is not really a big problem, it gets kind of annoying. My computer is connected via ethernet. The router is a Linksys WRT54GS.

Question by jasper28    |  last reply


where shoud i found stepper motor and its driver also cnc packages and its softwer in india ?

I want to make cnc router at home for wooden engraving so, i want electronics parts of the cnc router including stepper motors and its driver boards also softwere parts compitable with windows, remeber i want all these parts in india pls help me!

Question by prasant_katwala    |  last reply


CNC miller for uber cheap to build guitar bodies Answered

I would like to find a instructable that is really easy to make really cheap really powerful. I have a router. I just need some help figuring it out. MANY THANKS

Question by gruda    |  last reply


3G "adaptor" for ADSL Router

I was looking for a 3G Router and I was thinking about the ADSL router I have at home and if I can use the same one with the 3G Huawei card that I have. I don't have a landlines because the telecoms company has no infrastructure where I live.   So would it be possible to have some kind of adaptor that connects to the port where the phone line goes in but on the other end have a USB port that you can plug in the 3G card? There would need to be some kind of electronics/software in between I suppose. Any Ideas on how this can be done or if it can be done?

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what is a good wireless router??? Answered

We have buckeye cable & they want $150.00(for wireless) & $44.00 a month extra. from e-bay there are thousands of brands to chose from,how do I decide??? we have 4 computers we could hook up,but can only use one with box from cable. any help would be great.

Question by bigmark    |  last reply


loud sound shut off internet

Hi all. im looking for something what could shut down electricity for 1 second when there is too much noise. lets say with 90 decibel. why? my kids are screaming when they are loosing an computergame online. i want to build something what disconect the power to their router for 1 second. talking to them doesnt help. so who knows how to start this project

Topic by HerbertH6    |  last reply


dust protection for computer and router?

Im the designer for a plastic/wood furniture shop. I'm having problems keeping dust from computers, even with equipment not in the workshop.  (office on the side) what would be the best design to keep airflow for computers and hardware but minimize the dust. Thansk. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19129520/Photo%20Jan%2016%2C%202%2035%2047%20PM.jpg

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Change the fixed antenna on a router

I'd like to change the 2db antenna that is fixed on my Netgear WGR613V with a bigger one to improve wifi range. 1) I'd like to know if if's possible and what connector I should choose to solder. I understand there are SMA, TNC, etc...? I made the mistake of buying a NEWLink 7dBi Omni Directional Reverse SMA Antenna and I don't know if I'll be able to use it. thks in advance Cheers. G

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CNC Router for Aluminum mold creation? Answered

I know nothing about CNC routers, but I'm curious about aluminum mold fabrication.  Can anyone suggest a good instructable that would be useful in creating a CNC router that would be up for the job.  The aluminum block is 4"x3"x1".  It is completely blank so I need a router to remove the metal to create a mold.  I'm not sure how accurate these things are, but it needs to be very accurate.

Question by Spaceman Spiff    |  last reply


cnc mill vs cnc router

Um two questions whats the difference between a cnc milling machine and cnc router is it that the mill moved the work and keep the tool stationary and the router moves the tool and keeps the work stationary and the next question is which do you think is better to build i want one for mainly small gears and pcbs to make a larger machine and some gearboxes? 

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Is it possible to use a ROUTER or HUB with standart batterys

Is it possible to use a ROUTER or HUB with standart batterys like this: http://itp.nyu.edu/physcomp/uploads/battery_alkaline.jpg what kind of modifications has to be done..

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Saving energy on my wireless router

OK, so I've lagged my loft, put switches on all my chargers, installed intelligent thermostats. I've even put our cordless phone chargers on timeswitches so they charge at night (cheap leccy!). But I have a wireless router: it's always on, 24/7. I'd love to be able to put it to sleep and wake it up only when I'm using it. Notes: i) I access the web at all times of day (and sometimes night!) from the second floor; the router is on the ground floor. And I'm NOT going to go up and down two flights of stairs to switch it on/off. ii) I'm not buying a new router. It took me FOREVER to set the darn thing up the first time (yes, I know I'm a dunce, but what would you?). Any ideas?

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does this cnc router look any good? Answered

I was hunting around for a low cost cnc router, and came across this: http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/search/productdetail.jsp?sku=PC00380 I think that looks like quite a good price for a basic machine, but I thought it best to ask for a second opinion from people who know what they're talking about. If you think it looks rubbish, can you recommend any alternatives for a similar price?

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Connect my USB pendrive to my router to access wirelessly Answered

I want to access my pendrive wireless.

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