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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:42 pm    Post subject: Have to drop Vonage (DlinkVWR related) Reply with quote Back to top

As most of you may or may not know, there's a couple issues with the DlinkVWR wireless router in that it loses it's security settings (all settings) after power loss, and MAC filtering still allows devices to connect when not on the "allow" list. Unfortunately, the Linksys no longer exists, and the VWR is the only option.

Vonage basically told me there was nothing they could do, as they've been waiting for a firmware update from D-link for over a year now, and they also told me that they are looking to do away with vendor equipment and make their own (wireless possibly not included, which is just baffling). Anyway, I can't believe that Vonage is okay with this, and I really have no other choice but to choose a different provider. Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

The firmware issue to fix the settings being lost is slated to be deployed end of January.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I would toss the device and get a V-Portal and plug it in behind the router of your choice. If you are really serious about security then a SOHO grade Cisco or Sonic Wall Router/FW/VPN device is your cup of tea. They cost in the sub $500 range but well worth it if indeed you're running a small office. If that's too rich for you then most of the Linksys or Netgear routers which also run their own FW and support a VPN tunnel should be sufficient. Another option is to separate your router from wireless altogether and run the wireless off a dedicated AP. Plunk the AP into the router's DMZ and restrict the traffic accordingly.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Pyramid3 wrote:
I would toss the device and get a V-Portal and plug it in behind the router of your choice . . . Plunk the AP into the router's DMZ and restrict the traffic accordingly.


I would tend to agree with Pyramid3 . . . and you can really make this simple.

Turn off the wireless (uncheck AP) on the DlinkVWR, and get an access point that supports WPA2 for better security. I would not bother with the DMZ, as the standard router settings should protect you.

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ed56 wrote:
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I would toss the device and get a V-Portal and plug it in behind the router of your choice . . . Plunk the AP into the router's DMZ and restrict the traffic accordingly.


I would tend to agree with Pyramid3 . . . and you can really make this simple.

Turn off the wireless (uncheck AP) on the DlinkVWR, and get an access point that supports WPA2 for better security. I would not bother with the DMZ, as the standard router settings should protect you.


YEP! buy another wifi router and take the antenna off the VWR!

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