[WNYLUG-Users] Accessing my wireless router

josephj at main.nc.us josephj at main.nc.us
Tue Mar 20 13:16:38 EDT 2012


Thanks for the detailed reply.  It sounds like it really is worth it. 
I'll look into doing it.

Joe

> There are many benefits to dd-wrt
>
> Stability of running a linux-based, non-proprietary firmware.
> VPN (Virtual Private Network) passthrough capabilities.
> Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) controls for bandwidth allocation to
> your various Network connections.
> Adjustable antenna power to increase your wireless spectrum.
> WDS wireless bridging /repeating protocol AKA the "Repeater Bridge"
> mode, which allows you to easily expand your network using a second
> wireless
> router.
> Cycle your router from the Administration settings.
> Built-in DNS (Domain Name System) caching - speeds up your connection to
> an array of sites.
> Viewable performance graphs and statistics to watch your network
> performance and measure your bandwidth levels.
> Configure the router as a Wi-Fi hotspot for your business or neighbors
> with a verification page using the integrated Chillispot.
> Radius Authentication for additional wireless security.
> VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network) Support.
> A functional DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server.
> Create unique SSIDs (service set identifiers) when using multiple routers.
> NAT (Network Address Translation) support.
> Frame Bursting Capabilities.
> Software support for the SD-Card hardware modification.
>
>
> On 03/20/2012 01:57 AM, josephj at main.nc.us wrote:
>> Hard reset on the router?  I did several of those and now it works as
>> HTTP
>> and WPA (so I don't have have HTTPS and WPA2 (which I would like) at the
>> moment.)  So, how do you deal with broken certificates and where are
>> they
>> - on my notebook, in the router?
>>
>> As a home user (and relative newbie to networking), what advantage is
>> there to dd-wrt?
>>
>> Joe
>>
>>> You may have to do a hard reset (factory def) - Broken certificates can
>>> hose your network, just clearing them does not work all the time.
>>> did you ever update this router with dd-wrt? If not when you get it
>>> back
>>> that should be your first move.
>>>
>>> On 03/18/2012 02:12 PM, josephj at main.nc.us wrote:
>>>> Thanks.
>>>> 1) I cleared my "regular" cache and that didn't do anything.  How do I
>>>> clear the certificate cache in Firefox 11?
>>>>
>>>> To try to get around that problem, I tried to access the router from
>>>> Opera
>>>> (which I had not done before.  It gave me quite a few transitory error
>>>> messages that said something about a broken certificate chain and then
>>>> settled on a message about not being able to access the page.
>>>>
>>>> Joe
>>>>
>>>>>       Clear your browsers cache certificates for that address.
>>>>>
>>>>> I recently had to reset and reconfigure my wireless
>>>>> router (WRT54G).
>>>>>
>>>>> I followed the instructions at:
>>>>> <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
>>>>> http://technicallyeasy.net/2007/09/securing-linksys-wrt54g-wireless-router>
>>>>> I can use the Internet with no problems, but I can't access my router
>>>>> (using a wireless connection) at
>>>>> https://192.168.1.1">https://192.168.1.1
>>>>>
>>>>> When I do, I get:
>>>>>
>>>>> Secure Connection Failed
>>>>>
>>>>>             An error occurred during a connection to 192.168.1.1.
>>>>>
>>>>> You have received an invalid certificate.  Please contact the server
>>>>> administrator or email correspondent and give them the following
>>>>> information:
>>>>>
>>>>> Your certificate contains the same serial number as another
>>>>> certificate
>>>>> issued by the certificate authority.  Please get a new certificate
>>>>> containing a unique serial number.
>>>>>
>>>>> (Error code: sec_error_reused_issuer_and_serial)
>>>>>     The page you are trying to view can not be shown because the
>>>>> authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
>>>>>     Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
>>>>> Alternatively, use the command found in the help menu to report this
>>>>> broken site.
>>>>>
>>>>> It does not ask me for a password, etc.
>>>>> What did I do wrong and how do I fix it?
>>>>>
>>>>> TIA
>>>>>
>>>>> Joe
>>>>
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