General Guides and How-Tos

EXT, miniDLNA, and More: A Brief Guide to Deciphering Firmware Titles

EXT? Std.? OpenVPN? K26? What does it mean?

Like the natural glory of double rainbows, firmware types can be not only awe-inspiring but downright mysterious as well. Even though I won't pretend for one second that I know as much as the ultra-skilled programmers on our community, I'd like to make the choices a little more clearer for our readers.

Blocking the Internet with NETGEAR Routers

After I set up my new KWGR614 open source router, I thought it was time to add in our "No Internet after 9:00 PM" rule for one of the kids. I wanted to see if it was as easy to set up as my old router, and how the KWGR614 would handle it.

After looking around a bit, I decided the best way to do this was to block port 80 to the kids' machine after 9:00PM. To surf the web, you need port 80 open on most machines and setups. If that port is closed, you cannot get to the internet.