Given Belkin Wireless G Router,now what?

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  1. tonyseeking

    tonyseeking Former Poster

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    I was given a Belkin Wireless G Router, model: F-507230-4

    What can I do with it now?

    I am using 3 Wireless Broadband. Can I use the Belkin Wireless G Router as a firewall somehow?

    Or whatever can I use it for? And how?

    Thanks.
     
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    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

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    Maybe install OpenWRT, Karma and Jasager on it. Then you can help "diagnose" any wifi connection whether it's yours or not.
     
  3. tonyseeking

    tonyseeking Former Poster

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    Would you mind saying that in English please? o_O
     
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    Are you currently using a router? What make/model broadband modem do you have?
     
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    How about Old English?

    Thou art thine own boss, choose thou! :D

    It's a combination of tools that will turn an Access Point into a Yes Man (Jasager).

    Go Here for Install Instructions
    Where it says "FON" (a small router that also acts as an access point) replace with your access point. (such as Belkin Router/AP)

    Additional Info Here

    What will it do.
    When your computer trys to connect to a network, say for internet, it sends out a packet "Are you my network?". Available routers and access points will respond with a packet "Yes" or "No". The converted access point with the new Jasager software will always respond with a packet "Why Yes, I am!" Alowing you to "diagnose" any network you have permission to access.

    Hope this helps make a little more sense.

    If you decide to try it out, then enjoy your new wifi "debugging" tool.
     
  6. tonyseeking

    tonyseeking Former Poster

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    1. Not currently using it because I wanted to learn what I could use it for as I don't have a clue.

    2. It's a Belkin Wireless G Router, model: F-507230-4.

    3. Someone just told me that the only use for this router is to share files, printer and broadband connection between 2 or more PC's. Is that right? Is that all I can use it for? I was hoping I could use it as an external hardware firewall. I am using Wireless broadband.
     
  7. farmerlee

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    The wireless router allows you to share an internet connection or a home network. You could use it as a firewall if you could plug your 3 usb wireless modem into it. However not many routers would support that kind of setup, you'd have to check if the router has any usb ports on it.
     
  8. tonyseeking

    tonyseeking Former Poster

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    Yeah thanks.

    I have learned that it's only for sharing printer, files and broadband connection between PC's.

    And so it's not possible to have my USB Wireless broadband key to communicate with the router first, and then through the router connect to the internet?
     
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    farmerlee Registered Member

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    If you wanted to use the wireless router to access the internet you would need to plug some kind of adsl modem into it. The problem is your router only has an ethernet connection for this so the usb modem won't work. You could try an ethernet to usb adapter to hook your usb modem into the router however i don't know for certain if that would work.
     
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