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Configuration of a hardware router

In general

With a router you have the possibility to connect several computers to the StuNet network. Since there is a very large number of different manufacturers and models on the market, only a general guide to setting up a router can be given.

Setting up your router

A so-called webserver is running on almost every router for configurating it. After connecting the device to a computer via LAN cable, you can access the router's configuration interface using your browser. The respective address can be taken from the manual (e.g. 192.168.0.1).

Now the router needs to be configurated for LAN routing (the standard setting is usually broadband routing). As a rough guide for this use: internet settings -> access/connection: mode: "set internet connection manually" -> login details: "login details are not required (IP)". Please avoid settings like "PPPoE", "PPTP", "DSL/Cable" or other options for ISP services. These are only meant for broadband routing.

Furthermore, the router should automatically get all necessary IP addresses ("DHCP" activated or "dynamic IP"). The field "DHCP hostname" can be left blank or you can use any hostname you like. If you have any questions, our admins can help you.

Security

For general and your own safety you should encrypt the connection to your router. This is usually already set up, but should be at least the WPA method.

Basic security measures:

     

  • Activation of encryption
  • Assignment of a secure password
  • Replacing the factory default password
  • Change of the factory default SSID
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Black and white list

The following list shows exemplarily some routers that are able to work on a local area network, and some that are definitely not.

Capable of LAN routing (suitable for StuNet)

  • AVM Fritz!Box Fon WLAN 7050, WLAN 7141
  • D-LINK DIR-300, DIR-615
  • EDIMAX BR-6574n
  • LINKSYS WRT54G3G
  • NETGEAR N300 Wireless Router
  • NETGEAR RP 614
  • SMC Draft 11n Wireless Access Point SMCWEB-N
  • SMC 700 (7004VBR)
  • SMC Barricade N (SMCWBR14S-N3)
  • TP-LINK TL-WR740N, TL-WR841N
  • TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND
  • TP-LINK TL-WDR3600, TL-WDR4900, TL-WDR4300
  • TP-LINK Archer C5, Archer C7
  • ZYXEL NBG-416n
  • ...

Nicht LAN-Routing-fähig

  • AVM Fritz!Box WLAN 3170
  • NETGEAR DG834GB
  • T-COM Speedport W 700V
  • ZYXEL p-2602hwn-d7a
  • ...