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« on: March 17, 2016, 09:12:33 PM »

Old Apple Airport Extreme died after 4 years or so of good service, but it was in need of upgrading.  I went to Amz best-sellers and picked the highest rated router and 1-day shipped it.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F0DD0I6

Man! These things have really gone plug-n-play! I was dreading dealing with all that ip# bullshit. Nope, plug it into the modem, tell it to run auto-setup. Bingo! Done! Took 10 minutes, including unboxing.
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2016, 10:46:40 PM »

For those who want to block access by MAC address on a schedule (kids at night, etc) this router doesn't have that feature yet.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 02:09:10 PM »

Thanks RC. My Airport Extreme is acting up as well and have difficulty sending the signal through all 3 floors in the house.

Actually I found it locally here cheaper than Amazon! That is not usually the case:
http://www.elgiganten.dk/product/pc-tablets/netvark-router/NGR7000AC/netgear-nighthawk-ac1900-wi-fi-router

I think I'm going to get the bundle with a repeater as well for $240.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 02:12:13 PM »

wait a minute if you haven't already bought it. With kids, you might want that competitive one I saw mentioned as having scheduled blocking by device MAC. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 02:20:09 PM »

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My Netgear nighthawk 7000 is sold.
 
My dlink 868L works fine and I have 4 different shedules running without problems

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Nighthawk-WiFi-Routers/Blocking-device-based-on-time-schedule/m-p/1033474#M24941

Looks like he's talking about this one:
http://www.amazon.com/D-link-Wireless-Router-802-11ac-DIR-868L/dp/B00C9VB318
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2016, 02:32:58 PM »

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Couple of things I've learned:

2.4ghz has noticeably better distance than 5ghz. 5ghz wall penetration seemed poor by comparison, too.

Assigning priorities seemed to boost speed enough to notice.  I set my primary laptop and the roku to 'high' --the rest seem about the same speed as the Airport Extreme.
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2016, 02:49:08 PM »

>>For those who want to block access by MAC address on a schedule

Any OpenWRT router will do this if you flash it with Gargoyle

You might have to assign a forced static IP to that MAC address.

http://th3core.com/talk/hardware-technology/a-router-that-will-allow-throttlingcontroling-each-individual-device-connection/
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2016, 03:03:20 PM »

>flash it with Gargoyle
>ssign a forced static IP to that MAC address

I'm sorry, you must have mistaken me for someone who wants to f### with IP numbers, hhh.
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2016, 03:27:04 PM »

Lol, I haven't clicked buy yet, but following this closely.

I certainly don't want to mess with ips, mac etc. We only have a couple of kids stopping by and all they do is minecraft and Youtube.
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2016, 04:21:50 PM »

I'm sorry, you must have mistaken me for someone who wants to f### with IP numbers, hhh.

 Grin

Until you have the router that does both, it's a question of which matters more
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2016, 05:16:13 PM »

Rumbas, did you see my comment on that other post?

Man, this sure beats unplugging the phone wires on the landline at 2am

You have girls that are -or soon will be- talking & sexting all night long.  If I still had kids in the house, I'd make having a nuke-a-device-on-schedule an absolute top priority.
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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2016, 08:15:50 AM »

> I'd make having a nuke-a-device-on-schedule an absolute top priority.

Point taken. You know I listen when you give "bunch o' girls in the household" advice.
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2016, 11:39:03 AM »

As parents, we were before the every-kid-has-a-smartphone era so we didn't have to contend with that.  As grandparents, we've seen (& heard via our high school teacher daughter) many, many firsthand accounts of device addiction.  During the day is one thing, but when it causes long-term sleep deprivation that's a health issue.
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« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2016, 11:47:28 AM »

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And then take a look at the router logs. And your neighbor's logs, hhh. Because they ARE going to buy their own devices without telling you.
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2016, 09:38:04 PM »

Google brings IFTTT support to its OnHub routers

http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/28/google-brings-ifttt-support-to-its-onhub-routers/
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