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wireless router ??
    #3527442 - 12/21/04 01:10 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

witch brand is best i know i think i need the wireless G i think its called...but what brand i here linksys or something like that is best but there is also skynet i think what brand ???


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: onetime]
    #3527450 - 12/21/04 01:12 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

If you like playing games over the internet, I would advise against that.

My friend had one, caused lots of problems.


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #3527460 - 12/21/04 01:16 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

well i need one for my laptop my pc is still on a normal cable modem but my pc is a dinosor it wont play any games its only a 450Mhz 128megs ram its oldschool but my laptop is sweet 2.5ghz amd 40GB hd i forget how much ram but its a grip


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: onetime]
    #3527524 - 12/21/04 01:40 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Wireless routers can be reliable if you get a name brand and set it up correctly. I would stick with Netgear or Linksys, they have easy to follow directions, full features, and reliable support. Remember that wireless a,b,g work on a horizontal plane, so it's best that your router is at desk level on the same floor of your house as your favorite PC usually is. 802.11g is downward compatible also so you can have an A or B NIC in either PC and it will work.

Good luck :thumbup:

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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: BitterPill]
    #3527529 - 12/21/04 01:44 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Netgear, D-Link, and Linksys are all good routers. There are a lot of shitty ones as well, but with those three you're going to get something pretty reliable.


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: Phluck]
    #3527554 - 12/21/04 01:55 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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Netgear, D-Link, and Linksys are all good routers. There are a lot of shitty ones as well, but with those three you're going to get something pretty reliable.




Ah yeah D-Link is good too, forgot to mention that. Don't forget to set a passkey on your router when you get it because people love to hijack bandwidth. It happened to everyone I know that never set their passes.

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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: BitterPill]
    #3527564 - 12/21/04 01:58 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

hehe, yeah, I used to do tech support for Verizon, and we were supposed to help people setup routers, but only so far as they worked, no security or anything. If they asked about it, we were supposed to refer them to the OEM.

I wouldn't be suprised to learn that more than 50% of people with wireless routers are running unencrypted, unsecure networks with the default passwords for their routers. If you live in a populated area, it would be pretty easy to get free internet.


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: onetime]
    #3527569 - 12/21/04 02:01 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I just bought a Speedtouch 580 for my parents. Haven't tried it out yet but I've had a Speedtouch 510 (wired router) almost constantly on for a couple of years now and I've never had a single problem with it.


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: Phluck]
    #3527599 - 12/21/04 02:10 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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hehe, yeah, I used to do tech support for Verizon, and we were supposed to help people setup routers, but only so far as they worked, no security or anything. If they asked about it, we were supposed to refer them to the OEM.

I wouldn't be suprised to learn that more than 50% of people with wireless routers are running unencrypted, unsecure networks with the default passwords for their routers. If you live in a populated area, it would be pretty easy to get free internet.




i might need some help with that if you could point me in some directions i am getting it for my mom for christmas and my brother has two at his house


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: Phluck]
    #3527602 - 12/21/04 02:11 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Haha yeah I had 802.11b on my pocketPC. I could turn on the network autodetect and walk around Seattle, and there were a minimum of 3 useable networks from any residential part of the city. A lot of times a wireless router could be totally jacked, hackers will change your password and router access IP so that you don't have access to your own router, lol.

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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #3527608 - 12/21/04 02:14 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

i have netgear and can play online games no problem


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: onetime]
    #3527617 - 12/21/04 02:16 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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onetime said:
i might need some help with that if you could point me in some directions i am getting it for my mom for christmas and my brother has two at his house




Check the advert from your local bestbuy or circuit city and they'll probably have a rebate offer on an 802.11g. It could be as low as 20 bucks. Get one of the 3 brands we mentioned. The setup will be self-explanitory once you've got the directions and setup program in front of you. Take the things Phluck and I mentioned under advisement when you're setting it up for your mom.

Anything else you need to know?

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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: BitterPill]
    #3527674 - 12/21/04 02:31 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Yeah, the instructions should make it fairly easy to do, but if you've got any trouble send me a PM and I'll see if I can help.


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: John]
    #3527679 - 12/21/04 02:32 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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i have netgear and can play online games no problem




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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: Vulture]
    #3527696 - 12/21/04 02:35 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

I think the implication there was that wireless is occasionally a little sketchy, so if you're trying to get the best bandwidth and latency possible, you're best off being hardwired.

Some games may require you to forward some ports on the router as well.


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: Phluck]
    #3527704 - 12/21/04 02:37 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?...1024%2Bcat01028


witch one should i get then? how do i know if i need B or G or what ever


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: onetime]
    #3527739 - 12/21/04 02:45 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Go with the G. One of the cheaper G routers should be fine for at home.


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: onetime]
    #3527744 - 12/21/04 02:45 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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onetime said:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?...1024%2Bcat01028

witch one should i get then? how do i know if i need B or G or what ever




What you want is a G. It is the newest and fastest of the 3 technologies. How about this one:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?...mp;type=product

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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: BitterPill]
    #3530874 - 12/22/04 09:59 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

i got the netgear one it was 69$ with 40$ mail in rebate


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Re: wireless router ?? [Re: onetime]
    #3530907 - 12/22/04 10:31 AM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Not too bad at all.
Let us know if you've got any trouble setting it up.


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