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Topic # 8417 28-Jun-2006 09:57
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Can anyone of you clever people recomend a Wireless router for my TelstraClear broadband connection.(via cable)
Im not to bothered about cost . Its more about performance.


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Reply # 39920 28-Jun-2006 11:58
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I I really recommend Belkin, they are about $99 these days. But if you want cheaper, even the Dick Smith branded ones will work just fine.

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  Reply # 39941 28-Jun-2006 13:37

if you want range the belkin pre-n mimo stuff is hard to beat but you need mimo at both ends

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  Reply # 40013 28-Jun-2006 20:25
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Thank for the response guys 

Re the Pre-N Wireless.
1) If I am running both Mac and PC on the network will I have to buy special Belklin PC cards for each device on the network ?
2) In respect to the new 802.11n high speed wireless standard. The Pre-N router is not compatible from my limited understanding .. could this be a future issue in terms of having to then buy another router?  
3) Where would I buy one of these Pre-N routers and the associated Belklin PC cards ( if that is what I would need)
How about Cisco routers ? Is there any reason why I wouldn't use a Cisco router or are they not compatible with the telsetraclear  set-up
Thanks chaps

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Reply # 40155 30-Jun-2006 09:21
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My favorite brand is Linksys it works as a rock and these are what I have (with TLC broadband connection via cable): Linksys WRT54G(ap, router and etc), 2 x WMP54G(PCI cards, 1pc - upstairs(version 1.2) and another  - downstairs, version 4), WPC54G(for notebook), WRE54g(Range Expander), NSLU2(network storage) and as I sad before I have no problems at all. you can visit and have a look on pre-n wireless as well. Good luck

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  Reply # 42094 20-Jul-2006 23:03
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I have a pre-n wireless router by Belkin. By far, its the best money I have spent on computer equipment in recent years. 10/10.

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  Reply # 42097 20-Jul-2006 23:18
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i presume you know how to set up the router to do the sharing?

If not, i'm happy to write a quick guide on how to do this. :-D

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