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Old 10-19-2009, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default Router suggestion for newb

Well, I wouldn't say I am a total newb but I know NOTHING about routers. I am looking for a recommendation....my situation:

I am moving into in laws house. They currently have one computer on the main floor with a high speed internet account. I am moving in and will have my computer in the basement, right below the main floor.

My questions are:

1. Should/can I get a wireless router? My current computer does not have a wireless card so if I go wireless I would have to get one. I would like my internet fairly fast but I do not do *much* large downloading. I watch videos and surf the web. Would a regular "hard line" be better? Just run a cable to my comp? Or would wireless work fine?

2. What router would everyone recommend? I have someone to kinda help me set it up but I'd like anything that works well and fairly easy to install.

Thank you very much.
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Old 10-19-2009, 11:04 PM   #2
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Personally I suggest a wired router since your in close proximity to the other computer. Also a wired network is faster and much cheaper. However, If more people more into the house, then I would definitely upgrade to wireless.

2) Any router and ethernet cable is fine.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for your input....at my current house years ago, an internet geek friend set up our router. At THAT time he said get a G router.

Now it seems that N routers are the ones people want to buy.

Should I be looking into one over the other?
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:33 PM   #4
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Linksys wireless N would be a good one to get for you.
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