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 Post subject: Generic wireless hubs == good?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 05, 2004 12:09 pm 
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I'm looking to upgrade to a wireless home network, and I've done my research in a few MaxPC magazines. What I can't figure out is what wireless router/hub to get.

I'm currently running DSL, and I was searching pricewatch.com for a few cheap wireless hubs. (I'm on a tight budget)

If anyone can help me get a good deal, or explain to me why generic hubs wouldn't be good, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

-Edgar


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 Post subject: Re: Generic wireless hubs == good?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:51 am 
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First, you don't want a hub, you want a switch or a router, router preferred.

Second, generic anything is a bigger crap shoot than name brand. You may be able to find the perfect generic router, but you may also have to go through five of them to get there. With a name brand you know what you're getting at the time of purchase and you'll have the support to get it working, provided you did your research before the sale.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:08 am 
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truet that avoid generic as much as possible. id also go with the last post about getting a router. the router already also has a switch in it you get a router over a switch. linksys products are pretty good.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:19 am 
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you can pick up some GREAT wireless routers now for around $40..If intra-network transfers aren't a requirement and its only for net surfing...the B stuff is really cheap.

Check this out...a 802.11b wireless router AND PC Card for $19.99 at Best Buy..after rebates of course ;)

you can pick up most well-known brand wireless routers for ~$50


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 Post subject: Thanks alot.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 1:35 pm 
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Hey guys (or gals), thanks a lot. I'm gonna go do some research and see if I can find some good deals.

One more thing, just to make sure, I can use a linksys router with a d-link card correct?


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 Post subject: Another one,
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 1:45 pm 
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Actually, another question as well.

I have a DSL router, so will I need to keep that router and connect it to the wireless one with the ethernet cable?

Or can I connect the phone line to the wireless router? (which I doubt) But i just want to be sure.

Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Another one,
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:01 pm 
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homie94063 wrote:
Actually, another question as well.

I have a DSL router, so will I need to keep that router and connect it to the wireless one with the ethernet cable?

Or can I connect the phone line to the wireless router? (which I doubt) But i just want to be sure.

Thanks.

What you want is a wireless access point and a switch. If you purchase a wireless router you'll need to use it as a switch and wireless access point by turning off DHCP and connecting it to your existing router via a regular port.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:48 pm 
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If your still lookin for a cheap wireless router, best buy has em on sale for $15 after rebates. Wireless B Dlink model


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