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beano_face:
hello

first time poster, long time reader of this forum... lots of good info and reading on this forum.

I have my dir 827 setup as an Access Point (as per the setup guide on this forum)... mainly because I recently upgraded my internet, and the new router/modem combo my ISP gave me is garbage. the config options are very limited.. no wireless N, no QoS.. no dual band... and I cant bridge it. so I have everything on my home network running thru my dir 827... and its working great.

I have 2 questions..

1) does QoS do anything when the router is being used as an access point?

2) under advanced / firewall settings (PPTP, IPSec (VPN),RTSP, SIP) ... should these be checked or unchecked? or does it matter?

any info is much appreciated

thank you

Beano

FurryNutz:
hello

first time poster, long time reader of this forum... lots of good info and reading on this forum.

I have my dir 827 setup as an Access Point (as per the setup guide on this forum)... mainly because I recently upgraded my internet, and the new router/modem combo my ISP gave me is garbage. the config options are very limited.. no wireless N, no QoS.. no dual band... and I cant bridge it. so I have everything on my home network running thru my dir 827... and its working great.
Does the ISP Modem have a DMZ?

I have 2 questions..

1) does QoS do anything when the router is being used as an access point?
NO

2) under advanced / firewall settings (PPTP, IPSec (VPN),RTSP, SIP) ... should these be checked or unchecked? or does it matter?
Doesn't matter, as long as SPI is diabled.

any info is much appreciated

thank you

Beano

beano_face:
thx very much for the quick reply.

thats what I thought... but I wanted to make sure.

yes my isp modem/router has a dmz.

FurryNutz:
IF you wanted to use the 827 and all it's features instead of wired AP mode, you could reconnect the 827 using the WAN port and reserve the IP address that the 827 gets from the ISP modem ON the ISP Modem, then input this IP address into the Modems DMZ. This would limit the modems processing of any traffic and let the 827 get most of all internet traffic with out being managed by the modem. Then you could use the 827s QoS features and everything else. Disable all WiFi and mangement features on the Modem accept for DHCP.

A suggestion.

beano_face:
ok. ya i might give that a try when I get the house to myself... its kinda hard to do much tinkering with the internet, because my wife and kid are always using it...

unfortunately i cant disable the wifi on my modem... the best i can do is set it to the lowest power.

thx again

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