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Questions tagged [routers]

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Can portable routers be connected to power supply for months without damaging their batterry?

I am looking for a solution to provide internet connectivity to my iot device through a router which would not be affected by power failures (of no more than 3 hours). The options that I can see are ...
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What is the special function with 4G industrial routers? [closed]

Are 4G industrial routers compatible with 3G and 2G network?
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How to connect 1 million devices over Layer 3 IP-protocol

I have edited the question after reading about MAC-to-MAC protocol (RMII/MII) here: https://community.nxp.com/thread/316374. My IOT device looks like a USB stick. I am building a datacenter for 1 ...
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Avoid limited connections of WiFi Router

Scenario I developed a simple board that connects via WiFi and upload some data to a remote server. The network management is up to the customer but now he asks me some hints about how to avoid the ...
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Is MQTT scalable with 1000+ clients?

Scenario IoT device (currently IPv4 device) that sends via TCP socket a payload to a server once per day. The server has a public IP address, the device is behind a router/NAT. I'm going to use a ...
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How to make node select the least preferable parent as preferred parent in RPL protocol?

I would like to simulate in Cooja the following: one of the nodes selects the worst parent that provides the worst routing information as its preferred parent i.e. it breaks the Objective Function ...
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How to turn a router into CoAP server or MQTT broker [closed]

Can we turn a router to a MQTT broker or CoAP server? or can we just take additional service from the router by installing CoAP or MQTT broker on it, probably in Java. The router can be powerful as ...
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Zigbee network intermittent issues

My Zigbee network connection seems to be intermittent. Suddenly all routers will lose connection, for example unable to ping any of the routers. After awhile (e.g overnight or a period of a few days) ...
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How do I protect my home from IoT devices being compromised and being used for DDoS attacks?

I am trying to understand the vulnerability of my home IoT devices. From what I understand, the big DDoS last year was caused by compromised IoT devices with generic or default usernames and passwords....
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~200 Devices on Single AP

I have a project where I would like to connect ~200 devices to a single AP. Each of these devices will be offset in their communication so that there will only be approximately 10 devices relaying ...
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How can I handle IP addresses changing when the router reboots with Home Assistant?

I have setup multiple lamps and sensors in my Home Assistant configuration. However, I want to know how to best handle the following scenario. If there is a problem with my router or a power cut and ...
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Will disabling my network's SSID broadcast cause my WPA encryption to be disabled? [closed]

I encountered this message when I tried to disable the SSID broadcast of my home network. Does this mean that my router's Wi-Fi connection will no longer be encrypted? Sorry I'm pretty new to ...
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How does the Norton Core increase the security of a “smart home”?

Symantec is releasing a new router, the Norton Core, which they describe as "The secure router for your connected home." I found out about this while reading an article on Engadget, but their ...