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What Type Of Wireless Router To Buy?

Postby OneSpirit » Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:26 pm

My ISP speed is 100 Mbps ... I have just purchase this used router but I am told it will not suit my needs even though I see no difference from my old wired router I just switch out. I've had it for years, and I decided to get a used less than $10 wireless router, because the cable to my computer in another room plastic coating is cracking and exposing the small wires. I know absolutely nothing about wireless internet ... and I don't understand why the wireless routers have ports in the back for cable connection. So they can be connected with wires or not? So what kind of economical wireless router would I need and what kind of adapter is needed to make the other PC able to connect to the router? Thanks for reading my post. :-|
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Re: What Type Of Wireless Router To Buy?

Postby Karlsweldt » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:53 pm

"Hard" wire ports such as LAN or RF cable are for interconnections with a system. Such as a computer or server, or CATV provider. The wireless hubs use the 2.4 GHz UHF and 5 GHz frequency bands.. but not at the same time. The 2.4 GHz units have 3 channels, the 5 GHz units have 23 channels. http://kb.linksys.com/Linksys/ukp.aspx? ... leid=17415
Those frequencies are shared by cell phones and other wireless devices.
If noted that the new unit is 'not compatible' that may be due to a different frequency band.
because the cable to my computer in another room plastic coating is cracking and exposing the small wires

Is this the LAN network cable? Should be easy and cheap to replace. For LAN cables with short runs (less than 50 feet) use standard Cat5e. For use near power wires and other interference, use Cat5e plenum cable, which is shielded.
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Re: What Type Of Wireless Router To Buy?

Postby OneSpirit » Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:45 pm

Yep it is a LAN cable ... yes ... I've been able to find 50ft cable for $5, but in time they all get the problem I described so I decided to go wireless. :-|

I was wondering if you could give me a couple of examples of routers that would be economical and suit my need ... I watch a lot of videos and I do mulitplayer in my flight sim. Something aimed toward that. :twisted:
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Re: What Type Of Wireless Router To Buy?

Postby evasive » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:13 pm

You need to find a 802.11g router or better. This is the 802.11g variant of what you bought:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/ ... ition=used

802.11n would be giving you the 100Mbit/sec throughput possibility you had with your wired router.
http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-WRT300N-W ... 444&sr=1-5

On the computer side you need to use a wireless add-in card.
http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-Wireless- ... less+cards

Why you need wired connections on the computer side: initially you will need to setup the wireless network, if not yet setup, how are you going to connect to it?
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Re: What Type Of Wireless Router To Buy?

Postby OneSpirit » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:40 am

Thanks for the links ... I've been checking around ... what about a dual router ... which one of

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productco ... 33-704-150^33-704-150-TS%2C33-704-144^33-704-144-TS&percm=33-704-150%3A%24%24%24%2441%24%24%24%3B33-704-144%3A%24%24%24%2441%24%24%24

those routers would best get the speed like a wired connection?
It is not doing the link right but hopefully you can see it. (You have to copy and paste the whole address to see them.) What do you think of the ones in the link? What's the difference with the 1X 10/100 and 1x 10/100/1000M? Would it be better with one of these or the ones evasive posted? :? Which is best for an uninterrupted wired speed connection? Thanks for reading my post.
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Re: What Type Of Wireless Router To Buy?

Postby OneSpirit » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:43 pm

This .... http://www.ebay.com/itm/391028726203?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT ...
Is what I purchase ... will it do? :?
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Re: What Type Of Wireless Router To Buy?

Postby evasive » Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:27 am

Yes.

Did you buy the wireless add-in card for the computer yet?
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Re: What Type Of Wireless Router To Buy?

Postby OneSpirit » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:12 pm

Yes I did ... I just got it today ...
This is what I got ... but because my internet speed is so slow 2.0Mbps ... the first wireless router and adapter I got for under $14 is as fast as the wire connection. My only problem is I can't find the setting that tells the adapter to remember so I don't have to go through finding my network putting in my password and so on.

I'm out $38 bucks for the faster router and adapter, but I will keep it as a back up or through some miracle I get faster internet service. :-|
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Re: What Type Of Wireless Router To Buy?

Postby asassin' » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:22 pm

Your 100Mbps is network speed, not ISP. Hook up straight to the 'modem' and run a Speedtest, then check your ISP for what speed you're paying for. B get you 11Mbps max. Some routers have settings which limit speed. Routers have CAT ports because they don't share bandwidth with the wireless.
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