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Don't know the difference between Class I and Class II routers? See THIS
Key: - Class I (Conexant) routers - Class II (AR7RD/AR7WRD) routers - Windows compatible - Linux compatible
A simple tool which will create a report based on the router and network settings. This can be useful for novices and for people in a hurry, who want to provide information on the forum. Previous version downloads: v1.2.4 = 683, v1.3.2 = 7
When running the tool, make sure no other modem/router is connected (to the PC and/or phone-line) apart from the one you want to test.
Will require permission from your firewall to access the Internet (it will simply ping Google to test the Internet connection). You must enter your router's password so that the tool can access the router's log and you may need to enter your router's IP address also. There is no reason to be concerned about the security of your password.
This version of the diagnostic tool has a few tweaks to work more effectively with the timestamp that is applied to the log in the RouterTech.Org firmware(s). It also now has a new graphical interface and improved error checking.
Version 1.3.3 (September 2007)
Includes the ability to identify the ISP hardware (now using a file making it easier to update) for Class II routers and it will retain the router class user selection.
This utility was originally created to help backup/restore the settings on the Origo ASR-8400 router. Because the whole ASR-8xxx range uses the same software, it should also work on the ASR-8000 and ASR-8100. It may even work with the other Origo/Conexant routers (see Class I routers HERE).
Development started on this utility in April 2004 - there will be no further development on it, since Class I routers are gradually being replace with Class II routers.
Main addition is the SNR target setting which may improve the performance of the router on a poor line.
One handy feature is that it can be used to fix the diagnostic test problem where the router tries to ping a Conexant URL. The utility allows you to change the URL easily.
Regarding your router password: don't be concerned that you have to enter your router password to use the utility. The password is required to gain access to the router but the program does not keep a record of it.
Visit www.routertech.org and search the forums there for more information on the router and the utility.
If you change your firmware, and then try to restore a configuration file (created by a different firmware version), it may not work. There may also be problems when changing between firmware brands Origo/SafeCom/Billion etc.
A simple utility to monitor upstream and downstream SNR margins and attenuations
This utility can help people keep an eye on their ADSL line stats to see if there are any patterns in line drops etc.
This tool will try to ping the router at regular intervals to see if the router drops the connection when under heavy load etc.
Enter the router's IP address, a suitable interval (in seconds), select the relevant network adaptor and click on 'Start'. This should help monitor the router's status and traffic levels. The 'fix location' can point to something like the location of a batch file
Software co-developed with John Latham to help monitor and save the router's log file(s).
This little utility can be used to reboot a (compatible) router if and when the router looses it's Internet connection. The utility will periodically try to ping the predefined address (Google by default) and if it fails a certain number of times (which can be user-defined) then it will attempt a manual router reboot. The utility can be minimised to the system tray and be left running in the background on the PC. Previous version downloads: v1.2.0 = 482, v1.4.0 = 150
Will require permission from your firewall to access the Internet (it will simply ping Google
to test the Internet connection). You must enter your router's password so that the tool can reboot the router and
you may need to enter your router's IP address also. There is no reason to be concerned about the security of your password.
This version works with Class II routers and can operate in a simplified 'shrunken' mode.
Sometimes you might want to find out what your external public WAN IP (the one that people on the Internet see) is. Perhaps you want to use a service, that provides more a friendly hostname like myhost.com, which needs to know your WAN IP.
IP Finder: Just a simple program that retrieves and displays your WAN IP
Emailer: This version can
automatically send the WAN IP via email.
Version 2.0.1 has more options, including auto-sending, closing on send and IP comparison so that it can send the IP only when it changes.
Version 2.0.2 has a timer to check the IP at regular intervals (minutes).
Service sender: This will automatically update the service 2mydns.com. To work you must create an account with them first. This may or may not work with similar services.
This program can be used to view, extract and create DLF files. It can also be used to create a batch install (via FTP) for the extracted files. It was based on thechief's (on the RouterTech forum) research and work on the DLF file structure.
The DLF file format contains all the files of a particular router firmware in a single file. It is used by router's web interface to upgrade the router. This particular DLF format has a limit of just 15 characters for directory names and 30 characters for filenames, so you need to ensure that your directories are not too deeply nested and that the filenames are not too long.
Version 1.0.5: This version has better file padding.
Setup software for Class I routers - allowing new owners to get online in
There are two variations: the "Easy Setup and Config", and the "Quick Setup and Login"
The Config versions attempt to set the ISP details from within the program, the Quick versions login to the router for the ISP details to be set from within the router. As long as other browser windows are closed, the Config variety should work - if not then the Quick version is more reliable.
If you are unsure which to choose from the Full and Lite versions, try the Lite version.
Guide are available in the 'guides' section
Full versions are for XP
Lite versions are for older OSs (Win9x)