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Internet => General Internet => Topic started by: martinbaker2727 on November 05, 2018, 09:03:00 AM

Title: Dual Band Router issues
Post by: martinbaker2727 on November 05, 2018, 09:03:00 AM
Hello all!

About a year and a half ago I purchased a beast of a router to expand my internet capabilities (or something like that). When I got the thing it worked amazing! I had 0 issues with it for the longest time. But now things are a bit different.

About 4-6 months ago I moved from my previous house-(located in a subdivision within town) to a new "trailer home" located quite a ways out from town. I moved in and setup my router with no issue! It worked like a charm. Fast forward about 6 months later; the darn thing won't work! I called my ISP's and they said it's because the router is a dual band router and will not work with their services. But the thing is it was working for such a long time with no issues! I still would love to use this nice router out here but if there is nothing I can do I guess I must invest in a mediocre router.

The problem I'm having is the WAN light is lit a pink color. If I unplug the cord from modem it turns a deep RED.


Please if anyone can help, it would be much obliged. Thanks
Title: Re: Dual Band Router issues
Post by: chenks on November 05, 2018, 09:28:37 AM
I called my ISP's and they said it's because the router is a dual band router and will not work with their services.

utter nonsense.
it would appear whoever you spoke to doesn't know what "dual band" actually is, as it refers to the WIFI network and nothing to do with the actual ISP connection.
Title: Re: Dual Band Router issues
Post by: Weaver on November 05, 2018, 03:18:42 PM
Yes, someone is having you on. The wireless local area network has nothing at all to do with the internet connection or with internet service providers. It just happens to be the case that you have a single box device that is doing several jobs, including connecting you to the internet and creating a wireless local-area network. The ISP cannot be bothered with giving out help concerning equipment that they did not supply. Luckily the good folks of Kitz are here to help.
Title: Re: Dual Band Router issues
Post by: jelv on November 05, 2018, 04:00:46 PM
1. Plug a PC in to router using an Ethernet cable
2. Turn the WiFi off totally (both bands)
3. Attempt to connect.
4. Ring the ISP and tell then it is nothing to do with the WiFi as it is turned off

Irrespective of the outcome of step 4:

5. Find another ISP!
Title: Re: Dual Band Router issues
Post by: renluop on November 05, 2018, 04:29:40 PM
OP
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About 4-6 months ago I moved from my previous house-(located in a subdivision within town) to a new "trailer home" located quite a ways out from town.
Sorry for butting in with what may be an irrelevance, but those words suggests he is outside UK to me.
Title: Re: Dual Band Router issues
Post by: tiffy on November 05, 2018, 04:50:12 PM
OP Sorry for butting in with what may be an irrelevance, but those words suggests he is outside UK to me.

Yes indeed, also the spelling of "color" !

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The problem I'm having is the WAN light is lit a pink color. If I unplug the cord from modem it turns a deep RED.
Title: Re: Dual Band Router issues
Post by: Weaver on November 05, 2018, 09:30:38 PM
Trailer for caravan or mobile home or whatever and a ways suggest USA.
Title: Re: Dual Band Router issues
Post by: kitz on November 06, 2018, 02:15:44 PM
....   and bye bye!
Title: Re: Dual Band Router issues
Post by: renluop on November 06, 2018, 02:59:17 PM
....like as in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lsZiRRKpvQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lsZiRRKpvQ)?
Title: Re: Dual Band Router issues
Post by: kitz on November 06, 2018, 03:22:51 PM
As in
(https://forum.kitz.co.uk/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.emotionless.co.uk%2Femotes%2Fsundry%2Fspam.gif&hash=9c505ea81165717312984f94d2c22c70)

I was suspicious with the other post (https://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php/topic,22678.0.html).
True to form, it came back a couple of hours ago and inserted spam links in both this and the other post using same IP block.


The posts remain because I've reported to SFS (https://www.stopforumspam.com/), which stops them being able to go and do same elsewhere.
Title: Re: Dual Band Router issues
Post by: jelv on November 06, 2018, 03:45:25 PM
How effective will that be when SFS indicates it is a TOR exit node?
Title: Re: Dual Band Router issues
Post by: kitz on November 06, 2018, 03:59:49 PM
>>> TOR exit node

If it's been reported then it will flag. I suppose there is always the possibility of a false positive for an innocent user coming through the same exit node, but then thats the chance you take if you are using TOR or a freebie proxy which are also often used for nefarious purposes :/ 

We have in the past silently banned or deleted account coming through proxies before they get to post.    SFS is usually very effective as one of the layers we use.  I don't just use their DB to stop them, but also actively report so that other forums who use SFS will benefit.