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I need some advice on which Router to buy ... I've been using the D-Links 655 for about one year now, but need a new Router, because it will no longer allow me to set up a Schedule.

I've contacted D-Links Tech Support many times. They said my old Router is defective and sent out a replacement two times. Received the second one today, but neither one will allow any of our wireless devices to connect.

So, I'm sending the second new Router back, and keeping the old one, so at least we can all connect online.

I need to be able to set up a Schedule to limit Internet use for my youngest son. The old Router was working just fine with the Schedule for several weeks, but now we cannot get a Schedule to work again.

I also need a Router that will allow us to set up the maximum security, as people were hacking into our Internet connection and downloading illegal files.

What would be some good Routers to consider? I also need very good Tech Support, and if possible an Extended Warranty ....

- Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 3GB RAM, JellyBean 4.3
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1.) Set up your D-link with you as admin then make sure encryption is set to WPA2
that has not been hacked to the best of my knowledge (with numbers and letters).
2.) I suspect your admin privileges if set at all might have been used thats why I suggest you and only you try admin with password for a few days.
3.)AS far as I know most modern routers will have some form of MAC filtering and some even lists parental controls if not guest accounts where things can be limited.
4.) Set up your existing router again using suggestion above.
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1.) Set up your D-link with you as admin then make sure encryption is set to WPA2
that has not been hacked to the best of my knowledge (with numbers and letters).
2.) I suspect your admin privileges if set at all might have been used thats why I suggest you and only you try admin with password for a few days.
3.)AS far as I know most modern routers will have some form of MAC filtering and some even lists parental controls if not guest accounts where things can be limited.
4.) Set up your existing router again using suggestion above.
I already have my Router set up like that. Haven't had any problems with security (that I know of) since (probably at least six months now).

I still need a new Router though, so I can set up a Schedule to limit my son's Internet use ....

- Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 3GB RAM, JellyBean 4.3
- iBook G4, 1GHz, 1.25GB RAM, Tiger 10.4.11
- Archos 80 G9 Turbo 250GB, Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- Mac Pro, 2.93 GHz, 8GB RAM, Snow Leopard 10.6.8
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