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Old 04-12-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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Default Setting up LAN, tried 2 routers...each with different results

So guys i am setting up a lan with the following

1: 8 laptops
2: 1 mobile phone that sends an SMS
3: 8 printers (ethernet ports, RJ-45 cables)


So basically i have tested two routers and have remarkably different results

DLink Router

- printers print immediately on request
- SMS triggers immediately
- laptops crash and disconnect at times...

My router from my internet service provider

- printers have a 10 second delay before printing
- SMS does not even trigger
- no crashing, haven't had a single disconnection


So why such different results, and considering the above setup could anyone recommend a sturdy router? I have been thinking of going for a Linksys, people generally have their iffies with Dlink, but linksys semes pretty solid across the board....thoughts??
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Default Re: Setting up LAN, tried 2 routers...each with different results

One is probably G band while the other is N. Using different protocols has different results for different devices. Sporadic disconnection and local latency are just a couple.
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Ah ha! Awesome great insight Darkseeker, any suggestions on what might type of router might work best considering my setup??
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Default Re: Setting up LAN, tried 2 routers...each with different results

you need to check up on the specs of your wireless adapters in your cards. Some laptops only have G-band receivers which would not work properly with an N-band signal, whereas N Band cards are backwards compatible with G-band signals. So, theres a much bigger chance that G-band would work with everything on your network. These days though, the majority of home routers and business hubs are N-band.
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well it seems like the main difference between N and G is bandwidth, but i don't think that's an issue since N bandwidth is for pretty heavy server usage, while G should be more than plenty for what i need...im also using older printers (4-5 years old)...i will check it out you're the man thanks for your help!
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well it's not oonly bandwidth, they are different protocols and work on different frequencies. If a receiver is set to use one protocol and one specific bandwidth and you feed it a totaly different one you can expect it to misbehave lol xD

G is abot 54mbps and N is supposedly up to 600mbps.
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