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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 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
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.