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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.

Question by TXTCLA55    |  last reply


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

Topic by chrischavez    |  last reply


wirless router

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

Topic by crazybanana    |  last reply


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

Topic by Punkguyta    |  last reply


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 ? 

Question by camb00    |  last reply


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.

Question by furby    |  last reply


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.

Topic by Toga_Dan    |  last reply


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?

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


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

Topic by ander19    |  last reply


dual router network?

Question by mecheng83    |  last reply


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

Topic by thault    |  last reply


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?

Topic by phildini    |  last reply


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.

Question by SacTownSue    |  last reply


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?

Question by lancaster09    |  last reply


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!

Topic by mikemehak    |  last reply


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 ???

Question by dj_mina    |  last reply


$cnc router wanted for hire$

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 $$$$$ 

Topic by sampson111    |  last reply


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?

Question by jj.inc    |  last reply


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

Topic by jerty30    |  last reply


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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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.

Topic by rickick    |  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?

Topic by kokaine    |  last reply


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


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

Question by ebaltierrez    |  last reply


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

Question by Gaetan321    |  last reply


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 

Topic by georgejosef    |  last reply


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? 

Question by dpsilver    |  last reply


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?

Topic by LDW    |  last reply


Router antenna hack (two to one)?

I'm in the process of buying a router to add custom firmware such as ddwrt or tomato. Some of the routers have two antennas but I'd like to use just one in order to use it with a high gain antenna. I understand that some routers have a way to disable one antenna in their firmware but I will be using custom firmware. I also understand if one antenna is not disabled in software both antennas needs matching antennas so impedance matches. If impedance insn't matched antenna would not work for long.  My question is could I not just bridge one of the antennas on the pcb to the other in order to have matching impedance? 

Question by purpulhaze    |  last reply


why is our wireless router crashing? Answered

Recentely we have had our router shut down on us. we recently got a ps3 and have hardwired it so it dosnt have to use the wifi. however at any given point in time we have up to 3 computers, our wifi capable cable box, and our ps3/wii accesing the interntet. our router is a series wireless - G 2.4 Ghz and i blieve that it is shutting itsself down because of over crowding. can anyone confirm/ have any ideas on what to do about this as this is extreamy annoying. any help is greatly appreciated thank you!

Question by Thor007    |  last reply


Need help with grandpa's old router

I'm not sure if this goes in tech, so I'm open to moving it if need be. I got grandpa's old router. I'm starting up my own wood shop and want to make a router table for the end of my table saw. The router he has has a housing/assembly on it, but it's fixed, not "plunge" or height adjustable. Since I am COMPLETELY new to routers, having never used one- are there aftermarket router housings that can be adapted to fit other sizes, or are they all the same size? I don't know the right questions to ask so I haven't been able to find what I'm seeking on the google, but I'm sure it's out there. Any tips or pointers would be helpful. Additionally- it's a Skil model 938, probably from the 80's. Bearings are going out. If I can't find an adjustable plunge assembly, would I be better suited to find a used router kit at a flea market for like 50 bucks, or buy one new? Thanks! Hoping to get routing this weekend!

Topic by Phoenix17    |  last reply


What's the difference between a modem and a router?

I wanted to know, what is the difference between a modem and a router, and which specific kind of modem or router(wired, dsl wired, wireless, ect.) to get that will work if i plug it in to a Xbox 360. I don't want to buy the 100 dollar wireless adapter for the 360, so i want it to be wired.

Topic by Farewell88s    |  last reply


router bypass (/w toggle switch)

Hello, it's been a while. This problem requires someone with IT experience, and basic wiring. (the two go hand-in-hand really.) An ethernet cable is made up of 8 color-coded cables. the colors are brown, brown-white, blue, blue-white, orange, orange-white, green, and green-white.(for ease of coloring, I didn't differentiate between the mixed/solid wires) The principle works similar to that of a lag switch. The solid orange cable handles the data flow, and in lag switches it is "cut" by a  simple on/off switch. But here, Instead of the solid orange cable being "cut" by the switch, it simply switches the input. Hence the toggle switch.  **I realise you can do the same thing with port forwarding, but however hard I try, it does not work. Even software made to do it won't let me. Before i go out and by 4 ethernet cables that i don't need, i was wondering if this concept would work. From the modem out, the ethernet cable is spliced into two wires, which had two paths: path 1: directly to the router, out a router port and to the switch (red line picture 2) path 2: directly to the switch. (red line picture 3) from the switch, the cable goes directly into the computer tower. with a simple flick of the switch,  the input to the switch would either go through or bypass the router. although the green and blue current (amps) is split, the amperage is joined again at the switch because of Kirchoff's current (?) law. although the orange is split, it cannot flow through both wires at the same time because one will not have any place to flow. because the internal wires are twisted to reduce interference, I would use the required minimum of 2 feet for any segment. Q1: would this work? Q2: if so, would this effect the router because the power is split.  Q3: if so, would an 8-pole toggle switch be the solution? Q4: would this have any negative effects with the power going moving at different rates (destructive interference) Q5: would an alternate setup be more plausible? (see picture 4) Thanks in advance -Pyro

Topic by ich bin ein pyro    |  last reply


How do you setup a router? Answered

 I have a 54M Wireless router here. It's a TP-Link with 5 ports at the antennae side. The first port is labeled "WAN" and it may mean "Wide Area Network" or "Wired Area Network" or "Wireless Area Network". The other ports are for wired connections. I want to use this router, but my problem is that I can't seem to secure the thing with a password (remember it's wireless). Also, the last time I tried to use it, the whole thing won't work. Well, sure the Network was setup, but the internet won't work. Where do you plug the network cable from the modem to the router, and the PC to the router.  Straightened out: How do you put a password on the router? How is it supposed to be connected? Could you disable the wireless feature? If so how? What does "WAN" mean?                                        - Thanks                                                                                                        

Question by nutsandbolts_64    |  last reply


Hobby CNC router/engraver idea

I recently had to fix a friends (chinese) mini router.Long story short short: I realised that those things are only good for a small Dremel but not a real router.After looking up what is available in the tinker areas it seemed the only way out is the expensive way of using servo drives.Not really easy to handle either if you want some Arduino or Raspberry do the computing parts...So what would actually be required to make a cheap but still usable tabletop router that can handle 10mm playwood or work with (at least) Aluminium?In most if not all cases the tool will limit the movement speeds quite drastically.If neither makes any sense to force the rotating tool through the material, nor to make several high speed passes to get the results.Even when engraving stone or aluminium (dry) you can only do it so fast.The hobby market is full of Arduino or Raspberry based router projects but most, if not all use standard Nema motors for the positioning.As a lot came from the 3D printing area I guess it just made sense.And if you want to run servo drives or similar you won't control them with some cheap Arduino.Nema motors however suffer from the problem of limited torque at higher speeds.And using normal gearboxes only goes so far as the higher the reduction, the lower the resulting max speed will be.Means in the real world a Nema motor would struggle with any gearbox to get a reasonable speed to work with high loads.I think the way out could be to use external encoders for the positioning.Like on the early ink jet printers the slotted band attached to the printhead did.Or if you are old enough you still remember the mechanical mouse that stopped working once the code wheels were full of dust.The Idea came to me when servicing a geared motor for a 8-way valve.Just a cheap Mabuchi RS555 style motor and a planetary gear box.Together they produce a whopping 800nM of torque and literally no backlash at all on the output side.High resolution encoder wheels with sensor are available quite cheap as well.I did some very basic math on the accuracy side of things based on a table size of 1.2x1.2m.Using a chain drive we are looking at less than 1/2 mm using standard chains and below 1/10 of a mm using tight, precision chains.Going lead screw and heavy duty, high torque the accuracy is about the same as on a good 3D printer but the speed will be quite slow - I guesstimated around 3-4mm/s.A heavy duty belt drive system seems to be perfect as we can adjust the drive pulley size to match the gear ratio and speed requirements.Chains work fine as well here but usually mean a higher overall cost.The benefits are really high torque with more than reasonable speed is possible.The mechanics and electronics can be kept very simple.No high speed processor required, a simple 8-bit Arduino Mega will do fine.No expensive motor controllers, just a simple DC motor driver with PWM control.Extreme holding torque when an axis is not moving thanks to the gearbox.Code sensor can be driven by the belt or chain to get direct distance measurements.Downsides of the approach....The initial costs will be higher than standard Nema motor based solutions.To my knowledge there is no Open Source project for this kind of approach available (yet).With the heavy duty mechanics it won't be very portable, best to have it stationary mounted somewhere in the workshop.Quick reversing of the direction will require suitable DC motor drivers that can not only reverse the polarity but also provide the option for a break resistor to allow a fast stop of the motor without backfeeding generated electricity.Getting 3 dimensions would require a motorised table which can be a challenge if you need to support a loaf of weight and stay steady while a tool causes a lot of pushing in all sorts of directions.Probably a sissor lift system in all four corners would work best here.Happy tinkering! ;)And if the idea is already out and in use just forget about it LOL

Topic by Downunder35m  


WiFi Jammer fom a WiFi router?

Is it possible to copy the settings of a WiFi network onto another router. Then have the device try and connect to the router without any internet? Therefore blocking the internet from the device.

Question by thepaul93    |  last reply


what name router is the best to buy?

What name router is the safe long lasting fast well priced good value for money?

Question by jasonbodyart    |  last reply


Suggested projects for older wireless routers? Answered

I'd like to hear your ideas on what can be done with old wireless routers? Any projects you can think of that could reuse the antennas or the internal circuitry? What of the cat5 or USB ports?

Question by pleabargain    |  last reply


CNC Router / Maker Workspace in NYC?

Hello all, I have some ideas tha tI would like to produce on a CNC router. I'm looking for access to one in NYC? Is there a maker workshop or some place that gives CNC classes? thank you

Topic by septemous    |  last reply


Metal Cutting using CNC Router

Hi, I am wondering if a CNC Router can be used to cut 1/8" or less thickness aluminum. Although my shop is primarily a wood working place, I do get into some metal stuff at times (I have gas and electric welders, drill press, etc) and I am in the process of restoring a 1952 Piper Tri Pacer airplane at the moment. I want to design and build (I have AutoCAD 2011) a new instrument panel for the airplane as well as some other small aluminum parts. None of these would be more than 1/8" thickness material and likely not even that. Anyhow, I was wondering if I could install a milling bit in the router and use it to cut this lightweight, relatively soft aluminum. Does anyone have experience with that? Thanks! Michael Woodland, WA

Topic by aw1929    |  last reply


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.

Question by pbeck14    |  last reply


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

Question by andreblue    |  last reply


can i use a wireless router like a regular router without broadcasting the signal out? Answered

I want to use the linksys 2.4 GHz wireless G router with a 4 port switch. I want to connect three computers to it and not wireless. If not , is there a way to limit the range of the wireless signal to the confines of my home?

Question by vargasr66    |  last reply


Is this wireless router good for lag free gaming? Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router WRT54GL .

I want to buy that router but I want to know if its good for lag free gaming.

Question by winslow121    |  last reply



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..

Question by madirfan    |  last reply