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Old 20.09.2008, 21:36
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Re: Swisscom Port Blocking?

I have a pile of devices (PCs, Macs, SlingBox, various servers, etc.) connected to Swisscom ADSL via Netgear DG834G router/modems and have never had any problems.

I use both Ipswitch WS_FTP Professional and the Windows XP command line FTP client without problems. I also have half a dozen other Netgear DG834G router/modems spread around various relatives and ISPs in CH, UK and BE and they all operate without problem. I have run VPN and point to point connections using custom ports and have not experienced any port blocking on Swisscom.

You can pick up a DG834G in Interdiscount or Office World for under CHF 100. Product details on amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-DG83.../dp/B0000TZ8Z8

General tips for router/modem nivarna based on painful experience:
- Change the default administrator and wireless passwords before you connect it to the ADSL network
- Write these new passwords on a label on top of the router so if you need to change something in 6 months time you know what they are
- Check if there is a new firmware version once a quarter and install it if there is
- If you don't ever want to have to manually reset the router/modem due to random power/ADSL/firmware glitches (particularly if it is a plane ride away), put the router/modem on a mechanical (not battery powered) timer set up to reset it once a day at 0100 or some other (in)convenient ungodly hour (e.g. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skytronic-MS...1940932&sr=8-5)

Last edited by mjjnl; 20.09.2008 at 22:02.
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