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Wireless Routers

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OK, I'm getting a wireless router for the computer in my room rather than pay for a new connection in there and have that to pay on every month, and I need some help picking out a good one. Thnx.
 

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I've got a BEFW11S4 Wireless B router, it's got four ports on the back and works quite well for my home network.
 
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I've got a BEFW11S4 Wireless B router, it's got four ports on the back and works quite well for my home network.
Does it have a really bad effect on the speed, though?
 

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No, nothing that I have noticed. It more than likely does, but nothing you'll see. Gaming is still running as strong as prior to the network.
 

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the best ones that you can get come from Cisco Systems, but they are rather pricey, I would just go with the Linksys 802.11 G Wireless Gateway Router
 

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I have horrible luck with wireless things...
Got a new wireless mouse and keyboard : Whats the point? Lol...
Horrible
 

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I have horrible luck with wireless things...
Got a new wireless mouse and keyboard : Whats the point? Lol...
Horrible
A wireless keyboard and mouse are completely different from 802.11.


What's so bad about wireless mice/keyboards though? I've used wireless mice for years with out any problems.
 

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just to cover all the bases, plus i was in the cisco networking academy, i guess you can call it loyalty
Yeah, I figured you were a Cisco guy, I just found it funny. I wasn't trying to make fun of you though. I'm CCNP myself.
 

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Yeah, I figured you were a Cisco guy, I just found it funny. I wasn't trying to make fun of you though. I'm CCNP myself.
i know, CCNP? wow, I finished CCNA in one year and started on my CCNP studies but our old instructor got fired and left a hell of a mess with our PIX and all the grades, not to mention the network, so I had to teach the first year students, kinda fucked me on my CCNP....
 

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i didn't get a wireless router, my is hard wired and i like it. it has some advantages over wireless, and it costs less, but its not wireless Obviously, and thats its main drawback.
 
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First off, wireless mice and keyboards suck. If they go just a bit too far, then they stop working so well. Also, batteries create a problem.

Jung, I had previously looked at that one when I utfse, but it says it gets a max of 54 mbps. The connection I'm using right now gets 100 mbps and I don't find it fast enough half the time. I'm not really sure how the connection actually works, so will this effect my connection drastically?
 

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First off, wireless mice and keyboards suck. If they go just a bit too far, then they stop working so well. Also, batteries create a problem.
Huh? I've been using wireless mice for the past 3 or 4 years, even for gaming, and I've never had a single problem. The battery thing does suck, but I just got a Logitech MX1000 that has an internal battery and charger. I love it.

Wired mice are a thing of the past!
Jung, I had previously looked at that one when I utfse, but it says it gets a max of 54 mbps. The connection I'm using right now gets 100 mbps and I don't find it fast enough half the time. I'm not really sure how the connection actually works, so will this effect my connection drastically?
Are you talking about your internet connection or the connection inside your home network? They are NOT the same thing. The router's speed won't effect your connection to the internet, since your internet connection is significantly less than 54Mb.

Currently wireless G (54Mb) is as fast as you're going to get in a consumer wireless appliance. (there are some 108Mb 'turbo' G appliances, but they're mostly just gimmicky.) If you want anything faster then 100Mb, then you should be looking and gigabit ethernet.
 

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First off, wireless mice and keyboards suck. If they go just a bit too far, then they stop working so well. Also, batteries create a problem.
Nonsense.

That's why there are several brands of BlueTooth wireless keyboards/mice setups. They function perfectly up to 30 feet. I have the Logitech BlueTooth MX. It functions perfectly fine across the room (~25 feet). The batteries in the mouse recharge when you put it in the docking cradle. I've been using the same batteries in the keyboard for well over a year with no issues.
 

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Linksys WRT54G/S. Excellent wireless router, 802.11B/G with a lot of community support. Using the Sveasoft firmware, you can increase signal strength up to 900%.
 

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First off, wireless mice and keyboards suck. If they go just a bit too far, then they stop working so well. Also, batteries create a problem.

Jung, I had previously looked at that one when I utfse, but it says it gets a max of 54 mbps. The connection I'm using right now gets 100 mbps and I don't find it fast enough half the time. I'm not really sure how the connection actually works, so will this effect my connection drastically?
dude, if 100 mbps isnt enough for you then you might want to evaluate what you are using your network for. jesus.
 
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dude, if 100 mbps isnt enough for you then you might want to evaluate what you are using your network for. jesus.
err...porn? lol. No, I do a lot of work on the internet as a hobby, and it requires constant uploading and downloading. It appears that I was incorrect in assuming that it is slow because I just downloaded 300 megs of crap very quickly.
 

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err...porn? lol. No, I do a lot of work on the internet as a hobby, and it requires constant uploading and downloading. It appears that I was incorrect in assuming that it is slow because I just downloaded 300 megs of crap very quickly.
There's NO WAY you're getting a 100Mb connection from your ISP, so it doesn't matter anyway. The only thing the router's speed would effect would be traffic inside your local network. Currently 5Mb is considered a super fast connection, I hardly think you're actually getting a 100Mb connection to your house.

Let me explain this though, your connection may read 100Mb in windows, but your ISP is capping you off at a limit much lower. If you're still not convinced, try a bandwidth test at somewhere like www.bandwidthplace.com.
 
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Err..the post you quoted had nothing to do with that... I honestly do not doubt you on that. I'm not even going to click the link because I'm sure you're right. it says 100 megabits, so...that's what I said it said...nothing more :thumbsup: