Agh, D-Link router problem.. am I SOL?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Blindsight, Jun 24, 2003.

  1. Blindsight

    Blindsight Guest

    I've got my two computers at home behind a D-Link Router (DI-604) ..

    I'm fine with all the configurations, but my brother and dad constantly want to do things that the router is none too keen on, like connecting directly to another computer over AIM or other chat services.

    I've tried everthing in the router configuration to let them be able to do it. DMZ, firewall, etc. I'm fresh out of ideas, and I would VERY MUCH appreciate any help, it doesn't even have to relate specifically to this sort of router..

    Anything to make them leave me alone :x:
     
  2. DatacomGuy

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    You could enable MAC filtering and then turn off the AIM or other questionable policies.. but anytime you start lowering the amount of security on your router, the more risk you run across.

    How many times have I posted to NOT buy a D-Link? :fawk:
     
  3. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    AIM uses port 5190... Can't you just forward it to their machine?

    :mightbemissingsomething:
     
  4. Blindsight

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    :hs:

    I am willing to totally go without security, as we went without any security for a long time, and it is much better than my family bitching at me..

    I got the D-Link on sale, and I had read really good reviews about it. Everyone was saying that Linksys routers went bad after a year or so :ugh:
     
  5. Blindsight

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    Hmmm I'll investigate that
     
  6. Blindsight

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    I talked to a network savvy friend and he said I should open a port for AIM.. but .. uh.. I don't see how to do that with this router :ugh:
     
  7. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    D-Link routers = :greddy:
     
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    :werd: Let me correct you.

    Anything D-Link = :greddy:

    I'm sure most of you know my stance on D-Link, but if not - I'll reiterate.

    D-Link quite possibly makes THE worst communications products available. They probably tie with Signamax.

    I have 4 Linksys products at home, plus I've probably installed over 200 in the last 3-4 years, and have yet to replace ONE.
     
  9. Blindsight

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    Well.. chock one up for experience :hs:

    Hopefully I can get this bastard to work...
     
  10. dm33186

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    its in your virtual sever settings to forward a port
     
  11. cunninglinguist

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    you can easily forward ports with that D-Link router.

    I have the DI-704 for over a year and have yet to experience one problem, so I dont see why D-Link is so bad. It was dirt cheap at the time too which is why I chose it over Linksys.

    Anyway, you can forward the port, but an easier solution would just be to download the most recent AIM beta which does quite a good job of getting direct connect/file transfer to work even behind firewalls. Both parties must have the new AIM though for it to work.
     
  12. Rob

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    :werd: Some kid gave me a free Dlink router, what a POS.
     
  13. Blindsight

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    :rofl:

    Well guys thanks for the hatefult Dlink comments, and other input, I think I got it working..
     
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    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    From the machines I've used, D-Link routers are much easier to use than the Belkin ones and I have yet to have any problems that can be traced to the actual router.
     
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    :uh:
     
  16. Rob

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    Belkin makes routers. :ugh: They should stick to cables. :fawk:
     
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    Their KVM switches = <3
     
  18. Blindsight

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    AAAAAHGLOIHIO:KJKLJ:KJEIE:H

    I reset the router because I thought it took a dump on me, now it won't forward the port anymore even after dicking with the settings for like 30 minutes

    :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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    IB10morepostsofD-Linkbashing
     
  20. Rob

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    True True.

    Print Screenx2 + Arrow Up. :love:
     
  21. Rob

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    That is simalar to the problems I had with the dlink that was given to me. It would just randomly stop doing things. And pick back whenever it felt like it.
     
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    :werd: They make tons of shit. Routers, switches, hubs, cables, KVM's, NIC's, media converters, etc etc.. :ugh: All of their products SUCK (minus KVM's). They even OEM some products for Black Box.


    :rofl::rofl::werd:

    I have the Omnipro or whatever it's called. Scroll Lock X 2 plus Arrow Up.

    It's a beautiful thing.
     
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    Hey Ghetto. Throw it out and buy a Linksys from me. I've got two just sitting here.
     
  24. Rob

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    Scroll lock :doh: I knew it, but didn't type it. :big grin:
     
  25. Blindsight

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    I'll trade you straight up :rofl: :x:
     

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