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Old 12-10-2007, 05:06 PM
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I need to get a new network router for the house, one that I can plug a couple of computers directly into, but also have wireless available for the laptops and guests. What about a simple Linksys G router for $50, do I need to get any fancier than that? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...8&Sku=L48-2230



And I also need a tool that will chamfer the edges of some wood shelving, round some outdoor furniture parts, basic wood router stuff. I don't think I need the "plunge" feature, but honestly I've never used a router that had it so maybe it's worth getting? Would like to stay under ~$100 since this is a tool that doesn't get used too much.. anyone?
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:09 PM
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i've got 4 wireless laptops and two PCs plugged into my linksys router. runs great
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:02 PM
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:11 PM
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Just make sure whichever one you get and the network cards are vista compatible for future upgrades.
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Assuming you want a wireless router, depending on how secure you want it to be, you'll want it to support WPA.
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Actually WPA is somewhat old. WPA 2 is newer but not compatible with older computers. better protection but as stated above may not be compatible
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Tim,

I've got that Linksys router and it seems to work fine. Only going 1st floor to 2nd floor, right above/below so it isn't going far. Not sure on the newer ones but I'm pretty sure mine will only hard connect 2-3 computers. For the wireless end, I went with the little Linksys USB wireless dealyo for the 2nd computer so it can be easily moved from computer to computer if needed.

Only things to note is that if your signal is crap and you need to upgrade to the bigger antennas, they are like $80

Also, when we were using older 2.4Ghz cordless phones I noticed that they would interrupt the signal for the router...
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i've got 4 wireless laptops and two PCs plugged into my linksys router. runs great
X2 on Linksys! I have my laptop dock and my main tower in the office hardwired. The old E-machine is downstairs in the "craft" closet providing more hard drive storage. The daughters are always wireless net and printer sharing with their school laptops when needed. Life is good in the summer when you can have your beer and laptop swing in the hammock with you! I used to use a D-Link router and I got tired of it losing net settings on me.
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Just make sure whichever one you get and the network cards are vista compatible for future upgrades.



Bzzzzzzzt.....I will switch to Mac (not going to happen) before I switch to Vista unless Gates finally makes it worthy!
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And I also need a tool that will chamfer the edges of some wood shelving, round some outdoor furniture parts, basic wood router stuff. I don't think I need the "plunge" feature, but honestly I've never used a router that had it so maybe it's worth getting? Would like to stay under ~$100 since this is a tool that doesn't get used too much.. anyone?
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