Thinking of a router.

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Badcompany, Jan 1, 2008.

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  1. Badcompany

    Badcompany Registered Member

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    Thinking of purchasing a router but not sure which type i need. I'm on cable, with a Motorola modem.Something easy to install and configure.Your help would be appreciated.
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  2. WSFuser

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    You can buy an regular router (it should work fine with your modem) or you can buy a gateway (router+modem) and skip the Motorola modem.

    For the former, see this thread: Router Suggestions?
     
  3. Badcompany

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    Hi WSFuser,
    Would a DI-604 Router be a good choice.
    BC.
     
  4. Hugger

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    I'm using DLink DIR655N.
    I'm a novice and didn't have too much trouble setting it up.
    DSL Reports is another forum and you'd get some good advice there too.
    Good luck.
    Hugger
     
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    I have been using an older DLink router here for about 3 years and have never had any problems, for what it's worth... Got it for about $40-50 at the time, and have never regretted it....
     
  7. jrmhng

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    Depends on what you need.

    If you just want a set and forget solution there are lots of consumer routers form Linksys, D-Link, Billion etc

    If you want to hack and play with your network, consider getting a low end computer and installing Untangle, Smoothwall or Ipcop and getting a switch.
     
  8. Beavenburt

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    I assume you're with Virgin? I too have a Motorola SURFboard cable modem. I have just purchased a Belkin G router. It's was £39.99 from Currys. It has SPI, NAT, 128bit encryption, MAC filtering and a good range. Set up took about five minutes. I'm really happy with it. It's great to ditch the software firewall and save my resources.
     
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  9. dja2k

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    I would say for low end, you can get a D-Link or Belkin and for a better choice, go with Linksys or Netgear. I personally always buy Linksys, especially the low priced WRT54G router; once you read around about the cross flashing of DD-WRT firmwares on, you can certainly do much more with it when you get bored of its default options.

    dja2k
     
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