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dilligaff
04-14-2008, 03:25 PM
i want to get a router but.....what do i want? theres g and n routers and i know one is for faster connections,which one do i want??

403_forbidden
04-14-2008, 04:11 PM
A good solid G router is the Linksys WRT54G series. I find the N routers for home use are very unreliable.

hemi_69
04-14-2008, 04:17 PM
you're going wireles?

Strife
04-14-2008, 05:31 PM
Wireless N routers are useless unless you have a wireless card that is wireless N compatible. A good choice in wireless g routers are either a Linksys or a DLink as for the most part they are plug and play.

Andre
04-14-2008, 06:12 PM
G gets my vote. I could be biased though.

Strife
04-14-2008, 06:34 PM
Well if you have a wireless N card then it would be worthwhile getting a wireless N router. The transfer rate I believe doubles compared to wireless G.

Hans
04-14-2008, 07:03 PM
I use a Dlink Dir-655. If you are going to buy a wireless + wired router, make sure it has G+N and the N part is certified to IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0. Some manufacturers sell N versions that are not certified to this Draft.

You should also check to ensure the wired LAN and WAN port are all capable of 10/100/1000 Mbps. Some manufacturers skimp on the WAN port and offer only 100 or even 10 Mbps on the WAN ports, while offering 10/100/1000 MBPS on the LAN wired ports. The WAN port speed is very important, as Shaw offers services that require 100 Mbps on the WAN. If you only get 10 Mbps on Wan you will bottom out on Shaw ultra high speed and only be able to reach half of the speed others currently reach.

Lastly, you want to ensure the router has a build in SPI firewall (SPI is the key word here), and wireless encryption methods. (WPA-personal + WPA2 only mode with AES cipher for best security and performance in a home environment)

dilligaff
04-14-2008, 07:15 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hemi_69</div><div class="ubbcode-body">you're going wireles? </div></div>

HELL NO....... /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rofl.gif i got a dlink g router and works awesome

filthy
04-14-2008, 07:45 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Canadian13</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The transfer rate I believe doubles compared to wireless G. </div></div>

Finally someone mentions the difference between G and N. Wireless N is great, set one up and th etransfer rate is as good as wired and the range on this particular N router was enough cover a huge house and most of the yard.

jaydee
04-14-2008, 07:56 PM
i got a blue wireless boradband router

hemi_69
04-14-2008, 08:15 PM
lmao i didnt think so ...in which case the G and N don't make a difference as thats just the wireless end of it

dilligaff
04-14-2008, 08:26 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hemi_69</div><div class="ubbcode-body">lmao i didnt think so ...in which case the G and N don't make a difference as thats just the wireless end of it </div></div>

thats the same thing the guy at staples said....you related to him or is there an eco?? /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rofl.gif

hemi_69
04-14-2008, 08:27 PM
lmao, i'm surprised someone there actually took the time to explain it

403_forbidden
04-15-2008, 08:52 AM
Well, if people are going to suggest N routers. Make sure you suggest one of the dual band (2.4/5.8 GHz) routers. That way you can keep all your B/G traffic on the 2.4GHz band and your N stuff on the 5.8GHz band. That is assuming your N card supports 5.8GHz. But again, even with dual band N still is unreliable and is influenced by other radio frequency interferance in it's band. I would stick with a good wireless G router from either Linksys or DLink.

I tend to favour Linksys routers as you can get 3rd party firmware (non-linksys) to improve performance and increase firewall strength etc....

dilligaff
04-15-2008, 01:54 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hemi_69</div><div class="ubbcode-body">lmao, i'm surprised someone there actually took the time to explain it </div></div>

you see hemi, you find a sales person,talk nice to them and get them to follow you to a secluded area then threaten the [censored] out of him/her till you get the answers you want, works everytime. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/rofl.gif

hemi_69
04-15-2008, 09:47 PM
lmao, thanks for the tip Dilli

Shawn
04-15-2008, 10:01 PM
The router I am currently looking at getting myself is the Linksys WRVS4400N. I tired the WAP4400N and it was pretty solid... just only an access point...

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite...d=4371287090B01 (http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1158193143712&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=4371287090B01)

The business series of linksys is much more stable... I would rather spend 200 on something that won't lock up and has many more features than on a $70 router that I have to pull the power on all the time...