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euanandrews

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#11405 21-Jan-2007 13:29
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What do you guys recommend for a high speed router? (not N type as that would mean a lappy upgrade too)

Needs to have:

b/g
108mb
4 port ethernet
adsl modem

Problems I'm currently having with my D-Link G604T:
- WiFi connection dying/disconnecting and having to be manually reset through wired connection
- DHCP server working but when assign manual IP wont work when used to
- WiFi connection used to picked up automatically, now requires manual switch on lappy to pick up
- Streaming media located on network choppy
- Wifi connection max speed 54mb, but inconsistant and regually drops down to 1mb

The main thing I want is to be able to stream my media over the network via WiFi without interuptions, movies being choppy etc...

Looking around I have seen such devices but so far they either lack adsl modem support, or have adsl modem support but lack a 4 ethernet ports

Examples I've looked at so far:
D-Link DGL-4300 Wireless Gaming Router + 4 Port Gigabit Switch
Netgear WGT624

Both support speeds of up to 108mb, and have 4 ethernet ports, but have no adsl modem support, so while I could connect these devices to my D-Link G604T via the ethernet WAN port, I see it as undesirable.

So any suggestions folks?




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  #58429 21-Jan-2007 13:39
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As far as I'm aware you need to have compatible 108 hardware on both ends to get that speed, ie your laptop will need a 108 USB / PCMCIA adaptor from the manufacturer of the router to get that speed.

How about the Linksys WAG54GP2? Then you have VOIP capability with standard phones too :-)

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  #58430 21-Jan-2007 13:48
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Is that true?
Can someone confirm that?

I have not read that so far, although the D-Link Gaming Router above does mention it needs an adapter for maximum speeds...

If I cant 108mb speed on my current b/g lappy without an upgrade/another device, I might as well go N spec all the way....
 
Otherwise if anyone can recommend a device to strenthen my signal, that could be a soloution, while not the best....




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  #58431 21-Jan-2007 13:51
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You also realise there is no "N spec" yet? They are all "draft N" devices which may or may not be compatible with each other and / or the actual N spec once it is finalised next year?

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  #58433 21-Jan-2007 13:59
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Yes I do

No need to get smart over the wording




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  #58435 21-Jan-2007 14:13
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That wording could be the difference between having two incompatible devices or not.
If you want to get 108mb, your laptop aswell as the router would need to support it.

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  #58438 21-Jan-2007 14:34
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I understand about having incompatible devices hence I was asking for clarification if a 108/g router would work with a g lappy without additional hardware at that end...

Ya both saying no so thats dispapointing.

If I went n it would an upgrade at both ends as the lappy obviously does not support that, and while it has not been approved yet, pre draft are available and work to the coming standard...the n standard is due to be approved mid 2007 and it will be a while before I look to upgrade this thing so the timing could work out well anyway, not buying just yet, like to do my research first...

So back to my original assesment, that a short term soloution could be to get a signal booster/adapter or some sort, something to improve my current signal so to remain steady at the maximum speed possible of 54mb or there abouts.





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  #58442 21-Jan-2007 15:28

I can't suggest a pre-N wifi router sorry, but the Linksys WRT54GL is an excellent wireless bridge & router. great for hacking with and learning about Linux, but rock-solid otherwise.

As great as these all-in-one devices seem I have discovered the optimal setup to be using a seperate ADSL modem (PPP half bridge!!) to router and wifi bridge, this gives you the option of adding an 802.11n wifi router/bridge to your network later.

FYI every d-link router I have used has had some kind of issue, ranging from slightly annoying to 'useless for bittorrent' but, I have not used a d-link gaming router :-o they look a bit better than the standard-ration d-links.




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