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Old 04-19-2009, 05:53 AM   #11
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Default Re: What kind of router should I get

Sure, on an embedded device or somthing. But ColdwaterCS seemed to be suggesting that he used an old computer... which makes me think of a PIII or somthing. If your buying a pre-built smoothwall router, in the form of an embedded device then that's fine.

Most consumers want somthing that "Just Works".
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:29 PM   #12
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noise, heat, anything that wont mess up the main computer when people are on and will be good long range and speed is what I need.

Also needs to be able to get good connection to my ps3 and such. also when the router will be moved upstairs as I said 8-12 feet through the ceiling or 40-50 feet wrapped around, I need something the connection will stay strong as well. thanks
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:54 PM   #13
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Seems like an awful lot of work to convert an old computer or spending money on an embedded hardware Smoothwall Router when it appears the OP wants a wireless router with decent short & long range. Not sure how effective an old computer is at being a wireless router/access point. To each his own though.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:04 PM   #14
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we have an older XP around 8 years old.

But within the next year we plan to get a newer one. and we also plan to get Verizon Fios once it comes in our area.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:08 PM   #15
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I was meaning converting an old computer into a wireless router (if I understood Coldwater CS's suggestion correctly), which is kind of a waste of time if you ask me.
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