Granite City, IL
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Re: Benefits of upgrading an old 2Wire 1000SW modem/router?
ever hear the saying "If it isn't broke don't fix it!" Ironically I had one of those 2wire 1000sw routers for a long, long time. They hold their own quite well. plus it comes in really handy as a nid/sni test device as you can go in and use the wep and 802.11b and a smart phone to test your readings at the nid/sni/test jack if needed.
Personally I would leave it for now. I plan on leaving the 5100b in bridge mode on my dsl at the house till it is time to change it.
P.S. also to defeat that exploit you can change the base IP address of the 2wire itself. As long as you don't take the default ones it makes it pretty hard to reproduce and make work. So if you set your default or base IP address to say 188.8.131.52 a hacker would have to know you use 184.108.40.206 as your base. If it's the same one I am thinking of back then. 2wire fixed this problem with the prior models they could still hit with updates back then. This problem won't be present in any of the current offerings from pace.
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Koetting Ford, Granite City, illinois... YOU'RE FIRED!!
Thanks for the tip about changing the LAN address of the router. I checked it out and it's possible to change it to anything so I'll give that a try.
Believe me, I'd just as soon not have to change to another router if I can manage to secure this one. My 2Wire has never given me so much as a hiccup. It runs cool to the touch and I'm getting good speeds out of it for my DSL package.
Edit: I opted to go ahead and get a Netgear N300 Modem/Router since my 2Wire was only capable of WEP encryption. I still prefer my 2Wire but it's time for a change. If the Netgear gives me 10 years of continuous trouble free service like my 2Wire did I'll consider myself extremely lucky.
Here are todays speedtest results using the Netgear with my AT&T HSI Elite DSL package: