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Re: ASUS routers, what beasts. [Re: Reboot] #612549 02/19/14 09:20 PM
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Thanks for the recommendation, Jim! grin


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Re: ASUS routers, what beasts. [Re: Reboot] #612555 02/20/14 12:37 AM
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OK, internet connection is good for all devices, but I cannot connect to another computer on the network. Is there a setting or configuration I'm missing? My computer can "see" my wife's computer, but it won't connect. My wife's computer doesn't even "see" my computer at all. This is not good, since my computer is the shared printer print server.


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Re: ASUS routers, what beasts. [Re: MacBozo] #612556 02/20/14 12:44 AM
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Finally got a connection to my wife's computer and printed the file she needed from my computer. The connection took about 10 minutes to succeed, though.


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Re: ASUS routers, what beasts. [Re: MacBozo] #612562 02/20/14 03:01 AM
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To those on the edge of their seats reading this, we're working on a possible manual DNS conflict in the background.

Stay tuned. grin

Re: ASUS routers, what beasts. [Re: MacBozo] #612563 02/20/14 03:05 AM
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Glad you like the range. This is a case of getting what you pay for. There is a big difference between a $25 router and a $150 (at one time) router.

Even the pretty and pretty expensive Airport Extreme is only slightly more than half the range of what the Asus are.

Update [Re: Reboot] #612883 02/24/14 10:43 PM
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After futzing with the settings on the router and the associated computers on the network, nothing worked to establish reliable file sharing and printer sharing on the LAN. I've re-installed my old router and everything is back to normal. Filed and received an RMA from the vendor for a replacement unit. I'm not sure how long that will take considering shipping times. Hopefully, the replacement router will be OK. It has been a real head scratcher, but I'm sure the fault is with the router, since everything is working again with the old router installed. However, the old router is showing signs of imminent failure (it's 5+ years old).

All said, the wi-fi signal on the ASUS was excellent and there were no problems connecting to the internet. It was just a very flakey LAN behavior.


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Final update [Re: Reboot] #614466 03/27/14 06:27 PM
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Thanks to Jim, aka: Reboot, it got sussed out.

A reset to factory defaults and a firmware upgrade "fixed" the LAN issues. I am now running a very robust wi-fi network complete with file and printer sharing capabilities. I'm happy. The wife is happy.

Did I mention, the wife is happy? wink grin


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Re: Final update [Re: MacBozo] #614467 03/27/14 08:08 PM
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The wife is happy? The IMF does it again. grin

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