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Standard User Mitchy_mitch
(experienced) Sun 16-Mar-14 23:24:43
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New Router Required - Must Have ios app & custom dynamic dns


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The subject says is all really.
I'm after a new router due to my current routers wifi constantly failing. I currently need to reboot the router practically every day manually. It also has an auto reboot set up.

Anyway, due to using dd-wrt for some time now, i have become accustomed to access the router via an iphone app. I now think this is a must have.

Basically i need to be able to port forward & block sites and set up rules from a usable app rather than a web page on the phone.

Also, i need to be able to use my own choice of dynamic ip address provider, rather than a choice of 2 or 3 providers.

All replies are welcome.
Does what i require already come straight out of the box nowadays?

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Huawei B222s-42 connected to Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH
Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (07/24/13) std
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3141683986
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 16-Mar-14 23:41:04
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Re: New Router Required - Must Have ios app & custom dynamic


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Can you not set port forwarding up etc etc from a web browser on a PC? I have to say the requirement to manage a home router via a specific iOS app is very peculiar.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 16-Mar-14 23:47:12
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Re: New Router Required - Must Have ios app & custom dynamic


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Get a WAP and disable the router's wifi. Far easier and cheaper.

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Standard User Mitchy_mitch
(experienced) Sun 16-Mar-14 23:50:08
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Re: New Router Required - Must Have ios app & custom dynamic


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I have a voip pbx & ip cameras connected to my router and it is nice to be able to open & close ports when necessary from wherever i am.

I am also able to be more flexible with blocking or allowing access to the net on this kids pc's & tablets when i am away from home, rather than a set time everyday.

I guess the answer may be to get a new router and install dd-wrt onto it, but i was wondering if the new routers were able to do all of this now straight out of the box.

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Huawei B222s-42 connected to Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH
Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (07/24/13) std
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3141683986
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 16-Mar-14 23:54:22
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Re: New Router Required - Must Have ios app & custom dynamic


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This is probably a DD-WRT thing only, and be sure that the passwords are secure as admin interfaces visible to the internet are a current fav attack

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Standard User Mitchy_mitch
(experienced) Sun 16-Mar-14 23:54:44
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Re: New Router Required - Must Have ios app & custom dynamic


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The only problem that i have with that is, i already have two routers connected together. If i bought a WAP, it would turn into 3 being connected together and i think that's too much for anyone.

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Huawei B222s-42 connected to Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH
Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (07/24/13) std
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3141683986
Standard User Mitchy_mitch
(experienced) Sun 16-Mar-14 23:58:31
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Re: New Router Required - Must Have ios app & custom dynamic


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Yes, i've noticed that. Since having the voip pbx up & running i am getting about 30 alerts a day (and thats with the ports closed) saying someone has tried to access the pbx. (mostly from Palestine also) My Passwords have turned into 30 characters recently.

OK, by the sound of things, i will need to stay with dd-wrt for now.

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Huawei B222s-42 connected to Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH
Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (07/24/13) std
http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest/results.html...
http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3141683986

Edited by Mitchy_mitch (Mon 17-Mar-14 00:00:38)

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