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Old 12-26-2006, 03:53 PM   #1
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Default In need of WIRELESS routing and adaption help

Let me keep this as simple as possible..

My girlfriend fights all the time with her brother, and the PUD is being retarted by not sticking a wireless router in their house when they get fiber today. And the only high speed conncetion in the house will be in her brothers room. Thats no bueno. Thus why I need wireless crap to get it outta his room...

She is getting a new computer soon, so I gotta get this figured out soon, and hontesly I dont know the first thing to wireless...

Ive gotten a few links together

http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/w...80211ghome.htm
http://mobileoffice.about.com/od/lap...fiadapters.htm

But still researching.


So can someone hook me up with a good router on a budget, and a USB wireless adapter prefered, but I dont know what can and cant go into the computer but if needed im sure we could make a PCI card work too....

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Forgot to mention this is for Fiber and her college classes. So it has to be as fast as possible when wireless because she is doing those live video conferences and such..
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:14 PM   #2
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Default Re: In need of WIRELESS routing and adaption help

If it was me personally, id go for a d-link brand, its the only brand i havent had problems with. Ive got a G604T, but its only a 54mbps connection, there are a few 108mbps connections aswell. Ive had mine for a few years now and its been faultless
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: In need of WIRELESS routing and adaption help

Yeah, Dlink is a great brand..

What about a brand for the USB adapter? Then we can get into specifics
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Default Re: In need of WIRELESS routing and adaption help

I would personally go for d-link for that aswell. Im just thinking along the lines of, if you get the same brand, then ya less likely to run into compatability problems between the 2 devices
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Old 12-26-2006, 04:33 PM   #5
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Default Re: In need of WIRELESS routing and adaption help

Lol, I didnt know that Dlink made wireless adapters.. Shows you how much I know huh?


Umm..

Ok whats about the whole B/G/F thingies? The output of the wireless on the router, and how I make it match to the adapter? Like which is the best of them? For stability + speed.
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B/G/F?? Im guessing ya on about the wireless technologies here, but i havent heard of F
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I was throwing out random letters, lol


But do you have any idea about those? And which one is the one to use and such?
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Default Re: In need of WIRELESS routing and adaption help

Well at the moment G is the standard, but there is a new one, cant remember the letter (but im on me 3rd bottle of wine) thats my excuse and im sticking to it lol. They are mainly to do with speeds etc, and they tend to be backward compatable. The main thing i would concentrate on when it comes to wireless is the security. You are totally vulnerable to people who wanna get in unless you enable the security features. I currently run WPA, but WPA2 is out now which is more secure. Worth mentioning that none of these are as secure as a wire.
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Oh hmmm, ok thanks dude.

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Like i say, security is the main concern. Its so easy to get keys from wireless. But i cant really talk about it here Anything else, just ask mate
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I just tried adding you to msn.. You didnt accept.........

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I did man, was toppin up me glass lol
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I'd go with Dlink or Linksys. Linksys is a great brand, I have a Linksys router and it hasn't failed yet even here in the summer when the temperature in the house can reach 90+ degrees. I could be wrong but isn't linksys also owned by cisco or somehow affiliated or something?

Here are a few routers I found: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...628108&CatId=0
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...5038&CatId=373

Here's a few adapters:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...033098&CatId=0
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...030268&CatId=0
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Old 12-26-2006, 08:38 PM   #14
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I'd go with Dlink or Linksys. Linksys is a great brand, I have a Linksys router and it hasn't failed yet even here in the summer when the temperature in the house can reach 90+ degrees. I could be wrong but isn't linksys also owned by cisco or somehow affiliated or something?

Here are a few routers I found: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...628108&CatId=0
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...5038&CatId=373

Here's a few adapters:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...033098&CatId=0
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...030268&CatId=0


Ahhh, thanks dude thats very helpfull, now I understand what im looking for
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The new one out there is wireless N, i'm really happy with my wireless N desktop card, I don't have the wireless N router though, but its always Verygood/excellent and I'm the farthest away from the router(which is G). I think it has a built in wireless booster, and its up to 300mb/s. Ok just looked at the package its up to 1,400 ft. away, thats outdoor environment, but its should still work fine. ALthough they are pricey.

usb adapter: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1157067816971

router: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1142298457685
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USB adapters are generally slower that PCMCIA or PCI devices. Get an adapter actually goes in the computer, or laptop. Will be alot faster than USB..
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Well at the moment G is the standard, but there is a new one, cant remember the letter...
The newest protocol is Wireless N, but since it is so new and not supported to it's max, it's simply referred to as Draft-N (meaning that there will be future revisions to the "N" protocol.

As for getting networking devices on a budget, this is something I would look into.

By the way, this D-Link wireless adapter is on sale now. I'm so upset about it because they were $19.99 a week ago when I got it for a gift to a friend (with rebate) and now they're $17.99 (with rebate). Well $2 difference is ok I guess. I also have this wireless adapter---too good:

D-Link DWL-G122 IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 High Speed 2.4GHz Wireless Adapter up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP WPA—Wi-Fi Protected Access - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127151

Ok now this wireless router is on sale and damn, look at the huge rebate this sucker has!!!! People would be a fool not to jump on this deal!!!!! Oh, I also use to have this wireless router but messing with the firmware locked me out of it--other than that, it worked great:

D-Link DI-524 IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g High Speed Wireless Router - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127143

With everything combined, it's like $30 not including shipping and taxes. It's a great deal for a combo pack.
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Ahhh, thanks dude thats very helpfull, now I understand what im looking for
no problemo! I still don't get why they need the B, G, N, MIMO, and all that extra junk. Why not stick to one letter and just go from there such as B1, B2, B3 etc. instead of B, G, N etc.? or better yet? just go 1, 2, 3, and so on!
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