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Old 2020-11-26, 09:32   #111
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If you are now asking your router to run a wired LAN and a wireless LAN at the same time, I think you need to agree with it on how it is supposed to do that!
In particular, does it see itself as a switch between the 2 LANs or as a router?
Are you the router sysadmin or is that your Internet sevice provider?
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Old 2020-11-26, 13:59   #112
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Wait - OMFG, just tried posting the above using my Mac, it no longer sees NETGEAR63 anymore, either. Only ~half the usual # of router status LEDs lit. Unplug ethernet, no joy. Unplug/replug router (reset button is microscopic and recessed), wait 5 mins, LEDs green but again only half the usual. Using the downstairs Whole Foods' wifi to post this. Better stop for tonight or I'm gonna risk getting into breaking-stuff-out-of-frustration mode. Replugging the ethernet cable better at least give me something usable.
When I was an apartment dweller, it was common that a cable guy futzing in the wire closet to hook up a new account would hose an existing account's connection (mine). More recently, a township roadside mower hit the roadside fiber connection box and took out connections by the dozens; multiple ISP technicians spent hours at that box reconnecting the neighborhood. Sometimes the issue is upstream and physical damage or ineptness.
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Old 2020-11-26, 14:24   #113
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Turn off WPS, too. WiFi Pathetic Security is susceptible to brute forcing.
I've never used that because I am aware of this additional vulnerability. The stupid thing is that the first 6 digits of the hexadecimal representation of a MAC address are manufacturer-specific, so easy to guess. Still, none of the attackers has ever gotten my ass.
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