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Why use program(s) to try to detect more than one router?
« on: May 06, 2013, 12:45:45 PM »
In REF to

a) http://www.pcwintech.com/shanes-toolbox

The Detect Multiple Routers app

b) and to http://portforward.com/help/router-detector.htm

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If someone does not know what router (or routers) they have:

#1 Physically find what ever networking equipment that they have.

#2 Report back what they find. This means....

a) ..On a web site with message board

OR

b) ...On a NNTP Server with news groups

OR

c) ...On a social media site, for example Facebook

OR

d) ..Send an e-mail message to another user that they know who might be able to help

OR

e) ..Upload a video to a video hosting site, for example Youtube

and ETC (I could on and on)..
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For example of some of the networking equipment I have, as part of my network:

#1 Westell-F90-610015-06

#2 Linksys E4200v1

#3 Dynex DX-EHB4 ver 3.0

#4 Dynex DX-E402

#5 Linksys EZX555W 4.2

#6 Wii but not Wii U

#7 HP Pavilion 6746C-L

#3 So clearly, I must be missing something. Please explain what am I missing.

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Why use program(s) to try to detect more than one router?
« on: May 06, 2013, 12:45:45 PM »

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Re: Why use program(s) to try to detect more than one router?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 12:54:05 PM »
My tool is simply to let the user know if they are behind more than one router.

This is because most users dont realize their modem from their ISP is also a router.

So a user gets a modem and thinks "Oh I need a router now". Or the modem doesn't have wireless so they go get a wireless router.

The goal of the program is to simply make the user aware. If they need to know what model it is they can simply look at it, they are in the same house as the modem after all, or they can just try logging into it which a lot of times pulls up a login page or a login prompt telling what is asking for the login.

My goal isnt to tell them what stuff they have, just they they are behind more than 1 router. Nothing more.

I have no clue on portforward.com tool, didnt even know they had one. I never go to their site so didn't have a clue lol

What is interesting is looking at the date of their tool first came out it was after you asked me questions on how mine worked. Interesting indeed. :tongue:
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Re: Why use program(s) to try to detect more than one router?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 05:13:08 AM »
Very interesting answer and I also like the answer provided by Fishbate over NNTP at
news.grc.com -> grc.techtalk -> Why use program to try to detect more than one router?

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Re: Why use program(s) to try to detect more than one router?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 05:13:08 AM »

 

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