A very unusual ocurrance…
When I turn off ‘SSI Broadcast’ on the 5hz network, WPA2-Personal security on the 2.4hz was turned off leaving it unsecured and open!!! I had to reset the router to re-enable as it i could not re-enable security on the 2.4hz network either re-enableing SSI Broadcast on the 5hz, or, by changing the 2.4hz security. I tested this twice more with the same results. I spent about 2 hours testing this trying to find a solution. And yes, I had the latest firmware.
I reset the router one final time, disconnected it, and it’s going back to Amazon not as a defective unit, but as a defected product hardware/firmware. I’m back on my old reliable Syslink WRT54G.
Any suggstion that I should have contacted tech support is insulting! Why would ANY router turn off one bands security by disableing SSI Braodcast on the other band? OMG! Fail!
It amazing me that people fresh out of college with maybe 1 to 2 years of work related experience are concidered experts in the field! Whereas persons with years of experience are swept aside in favor of these young pups. This is inexperience and poor programming - simple as that.
I also tested…
Zoom 5350 cable modem router. No way man! It’s a shared b/g/n network. If you have 1 g device on the network, your N devices will be 54g max.
LinkSysEA6500. It would not let me access my new SB6141 Motorola cable modem for some reason. To access it, one needs to bypass the router and connect it directly to the desktop! Others also complained about that. Also, it will not let you access your port forwards from inside the network - going outside to your cable modem for testing. Strange! There are activity lights on the switch ports, but the ONLY light on the front is a slowly pulsating LinkSys logo on the top front!!! WTH!
I initially went with LinkSys, a top-of-the-line product. Each one is not a deal breaker, but those 3 (plus a few more), is too much to put up with. I’m re-concidering now.
- Netgear N900. Router came with corrupted fIrmware! I used Netgears oun process to flash the latest firmware, but am not convinced it’s fully working as the router takes longer than i think it should to boot up, and acts flacky. Also, the Netgear does not even supply the utility needed to flash the firmware - your sent to 1 of 2 website, then need to figure out which of the software options you need on your own! Not to mention there are NO activity lights on the switch ports or front. Is there activity on the wired ports? We must have to guess!
Overall, I’m dissapointed in all 4 companies. They all fail in my opinion. I’ll be sending this message to each of them.