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mozerd
Light Will Pierce The Darkness
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join:2004-04-23
Nepean, ON

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reply to ebeez

Re: [Extreme Plus] Connection dropping alomst every 5 minutes th

Sounds like the E4200 has serious issues based on what you've stated. Bridge mode is a pass through device lacking much Capability. I would either replace your E4200 with my earlier suggestion or if you 're happy with the Hitron just stay with that as your gateway/router etc ... In bridge mode the E4200 IMO is useless. The Netgear WNDR 4500 is much superior based on my experiences.

I have no experience with the Hitron so I cannot comment on its stability/quality when in bridge mode or any other mode .... I will state that I would not trust any integrated cable modem from a security perspective especially when it's on controlled by the ISP.



elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
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said by mozerd:

I will state that I would not trust any integrated cable modem from a security perspective especially when it's on controlled by the ISP.

I agree 100%. Rogers can access your hard drives and control your computer as easily as we can through our standalone routers. Might as well just give Rogers your bank account info + PIN and save them the trouble of fishing for it. Not saying they would, just saying they can.....


Triple Helix
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Oshawa, ON
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That's why I run a software firewall as well!

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elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
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said by Triple Helix:

That's why I run a software firewall as well!

And THAT my friend is the fatal mistake most home PC users will make. Software Firewalls are useless when DOS commands are run at the subsystem level. A simple DOS command run before Windows boots up can rob you blind with you none the wiser which is why it is CRITICAL to run Gateways in Bridge mode connected to your own Wpa2 password protected router. At least this method gives you a fighting chance against your home network being hacked....

scubascythan

join:2005-05-14

said by elitefx:

said by Triple Helix:

That's why I run a software firewall as well!

And THAT my friend is the fatal mistake most home PC users will make. Software Firewalls are useless when DOS commands are run at the subsystem level. A simple DOS command run before Windows boots up can rob you blind with you none the wiser which is why it is CRITICAL to run Gateways in Bridge mode connected to your own Wpa2 password protected router. At least this method gives you a fighting chance against your home network being hacked....

Lol I thought you knew what you were talking about until you said Wpa2 password protected router.

Because most online threat attacks come from neighbours breaking into your wireless... /sarcasm

No seriously though, E4200 have huge connection dropout problems with stock firmware. You can find numerous threads in the cisco forums:

»homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Wirel···p/390595

»homecommunity.cisco.com/t5/Wirel···p/385685

Etc. You can google for more. It's more than likely your router.

I have the v1 of the router, I flashed it dd-wrt and personally have no problems with dropped connections in general. However I do have issues maintaining WDS connection with my other WDS Stations but that's a different issue.


elitefx

join:2011-02-14
London, ON
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said by scubascythan:

Lol I thought you knew what you were talking about until you said Wpa2 password protected router.
Because most online threat attacks come from neighbours breaking into your wireless...

My apologies. I was simply referring to the fact we should pay maximum attention to securing our home network using the latest routers and utilizing all their security features.....