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Best reasonable cost wireless routers

Question: Best reasonable cost wireless routers

I have Comcast cable. The Motorola Surfboard modem is connected to my desktop via Ethernet cable. I occasionally have to work with friend's laptops, and need to connect to the Web wirelessly, so am considering getting a wireless router. Trouble is, I can't find much info on the Web that tells me what I need, and prices go from $25 to $1200. I figure I only need something very simple, since I have no home network or multiple computers throughout the house.

So, can anyone recommend a good and relatively inexpensive router? Review in PC World liked the Belkin N, but have no idea if that's suitable or overkill or what.

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I have scanned this site with no results plus tried putting ISP/costs/availabilty in Google to no avail. Can someone suggest an ISP for my daughter who wants one to use from say 8pm to 8am? As she can only access it at these times a 24/7 supply is not wanted. Broadband is not an option because of the cost.

Answer:Reliable ISP at a reasonable cost.

Hi.How about Freeserve Pay As You Go? click here

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Currently I am unemployed and so when I found out that my PC broke (this is a friend's) I was devastated to realize that Windows XP (Pro or HE) both range around $100 for the standard full edition. I am currently running it off of Bart PE but that isn't much help because I can't even view pics or access the internet. My other friend told me however that you can get Windows XP as cheap as $70 for the stripped down, "No Manual, No Colorful Box," edition. Problem is... I can't find this mythical store/site. Is he bluffing or does this place exist (and where?) Thanks heaps
 

Answer:I need a complete XP Reinstallation... at a reasonable cost

I found it for $89.99 at: http://www.ztechsoftware.com/servlet/the-61/Microsoft-Windows-XP-Home/Detail
 

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I am using a Laptop with Vodaphone 3 G Data Card to pick up my E-Mails when I am on the road and am finding it very expensive. It is a pay as you go Does anyone have any idea if there are any that are reasonably priced to use? My definition of "very expensive" is £46.50 for a period 12.4.2009 to 28.4.2009.Two examples of my messages are as follows.216.514 KB = 0.4233.167.904 KB = 6.188 I use BT Yahoo ISP when at home.

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I have a Mobile Broadband 'dongle' using pay-as-you-go on the "3" network. A £10 top-up is valid for 30 days and allows up to 1 Gigabyte of data to be transferred. A £15 top-up is valid for 30 days and allows up to 3 Gigabytes of data to be transferred. click here

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My wireless router does not seem to be working for Internet connectivty despite many reboots. It's (Netgear fm114p) been in use for less about 10 months. The only thing I can think of is I had some wiring work done to an electrical outlet. Since then, it started requiring power reboots during the day (due to losing a signal); then within the week (yesterday), the lights are not working correctly.

Thanks
 

Answer:What's the Reasonable Life of a Wireless Router?

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I received the new Thinkpad x61s yesterday, ordered 3 weeks ago. I had chosen the Intel wireless wifi link 4965AGN for it, but when I received it yesterday I found they actually installed a 4965AG. This is shown in all the places: the system information, the device manager, as well as the sticker on the bottom of the laptop. I have created screen shots to show the information, though I don't see anyway to attach the files here. I called Lenovo yesterday as soon as I found the problem. I thought the two obvious solutions would be to either send back the laptop for replacement of the wireless card by IBM/Lenovo, or to have them send me the correct card and I replace it by myself. Since the model is still being offered on sale, they certainly have the 4965AGN card. I was transferred back and forth on the phone between various depts. The last rep yesterday said they couldn't replace the card for me (why? "because it's just not how we do it." Instead they do put the wrong card?), nor can they send me a replacement card (said it would void warranty if I install it myself, which contradicts another rep. Could someone please confirm either way?). He said I had to either return the laptop for refund or get credit for the difference between the two cards. Neither of these is what I would like to accept. And I find it neither reasonable nor necessary. I called them today again. The rep I got today looked at my order and claimed what I ordered was exactly what I have received! He cl... Read more

Answer:Lenovo messed up my wireless card on my new laptop and refuses a reasonable solution?!

I understand your frustration, but there is a thing I don't get it. By the fact that Intel doesn't have pcie network adapter card model 4965AG. They have only 4965AGN, which is the one you are supposed to get, and 3945BG/ABG for 802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g consecutively. I suspect 4965AG is typo or something? but this way it's pretty hard for Lenovo to believe you as well. The question is how you can identify your network card then? If device manager really says that, you may like to update driver.I recommend you get into this card properties in device manager and check for Hardware Ids, for 4965AGN it should be VEN_8086&DEV4230&SUBSYS_11108086. If it's really a wrong one, I don't see that you couldn't get a replacement. The worst case is you may have to ship your unit back to repair center, I guess. note: I'm not related to Lenovo in anyway! I was pissed about their service too/ Edited: I was totally wrong. There is 4965AG. It's basically the same one with 802.11n disabled. However, it's not the same part number. 42T0865, 42T0867, 42T0869, 42T0871, 42T0905 : Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN (11n enabled)42T0873, 42T0875, 42T0877, 42T0879, : Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN (11n disabled) First, you have to check this part number on the box to see if it matches 11n disabled. Then check with your order and it's time to call them again. Message Edited by sipp11 on 01-21-2009 01:56 PM

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To get the set-up ready to go and then the monthly bill of the most popular internet service.

I hear ya have to get a 802 deal w/ wireless router for Wireless connection. If I get a new laptop, I think it gets the 802 deal.

Well, how about DSL and Broadband? Anyone know about them?

THANKS!

Answer:How much does DSL and Wireless cost?

Yahoo SBC DSL is very cheap, costing below $30 per month.

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I've recently upgraded my internet provider to BT and received a BT Home Hub 3 as the new wireless router. Previous to this I was using a wireless Belkin G + MIMO ADSL router (model number F5D9630-4).

There are places in the house where the wireless signal is very poor. Connecting to the internet using either of these routers is difficult in these spots. However, since the Belkin is now spare, I've been thinking about trying to use it as a low cost repeater (i.e. free) to extend the wireless range in the house.

There are several good articles that I've found on this site which address the connection of two routers together (e.g. John Will's article on connecting two SOHO routers is a good example), but they rely on an ethernet connection between the two routers. I'm just wondering if anyone can tell me if there is a way to establish a wireless link between the two routers to extend the range of the current wireless network.

Cheers everyone, and thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Extend a wireless network using a wireless link between two wireless routers

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I have dropped my lumia 730 and screen got broken. And neither touch nor display is working. I inquired for replacement cost. and found, it costs INR 8000/-. New cell phone cost is INR 13000/-.
Why that much of cost. and if cost is that high, why it is so delicate that it dropped by a feet and broken?

Answer:Why Lumia 730 Cell phone cost is INR 13000/- and Sceen Replacement cost is INR 8000/-?

Same thing happened to me. The touch in my phone is perfectly working though and m able to use the phone. Just that the screen is cracked and more cracks near the front camera and the selfie camera isn't clear now. The showroom guys say that all the layers come glued and so the replacement is not individual but the whole touch plus display that costs around 7-8k. I m,still using the phone with the cracked screen thinking if I should spend this huge amount or wait for any online offers for an exchange and get a new Lumia.

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Hi my dad is convinced that keeping the wireless router and modem plugged in all the time, or at least during the day will cost alot of money. Its just like 7 LED lights and the wattage to actually fun the router and modem. If you have any figures on how much it costs please post. Im just talking about ballpark estimates you dont have to try to calculate the exact based on what kind of router it is or anything just an approximate.

Thanks-Huffman
 

Answer:Cost of wireless router plus modem

opps run not fun my bad
 

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I need to find a couple options for a lower cost wireless router that has basic QoS support. Never really looked at QoS features in your typical $50-150 routers, so looking for some suggestions. I am not interested in loading DD-WRT/Tomato, so please don't suggest that.

I am going to be connected some hosted VoIP phones behind the router (from 8x8) and want to make sure I have a router which will honor the tags that come into the router, so it prioriizes the Voice packets of regular data when things are sent in/out of the router and through the routers LAN ports.

And yes, I realize there will be no QoS once it leads the router to the internet.
 

Answer:Low cost wireless router with basic QoS needed

Anything brand wise you have in mind or just looking for any suggestions.
 

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Anyone dabbled with it? We sometimes get threads around here for how to provide wireless around a condo complex or some large campus like setup, Tim Higgins just published a writeup on the big brother of this product.

https://www.open-mesh.com/store/

Tims review of Meraki
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31073-meraki-wireless-lan-reviewed
 

Answer:Open-Mesh low cost wireless ...interesting

No mention of FON at all in that article? FON is the grandaddy....

have I used this? No, completely insecure IMO as tagging is the way they secure your private LAN from the mesh ad-hoc network if you decide to ONLY use their provided router/firmware. I know a few friends that did this though, but put the "mesh router" off their DMZ(pfsense mostly actually) so they could help the movement.

Its definitely a cool idea, but I dont see it catching on as its been around for over 4 years now. We'll see
 

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I currently have one of the earliest models of the Linksys Access Point WAP 11 hooked up to my 4 port wired Linksys Router BEF which I use just for my laptop. I have cable intenet right now and am using Power Line adapters with my wired router for my other computers. However, I find them to be finicky with my new home's wiring though and they seem to break easily. I was thinking about going totally wireless. One problem is that my access point barely can put out a signal going up one story in my home. My question is should I put out about $30 buck for a used Linksys range booster or just get a new Wireless Router to use for all my computers. If so will the range be appreciatively better? What kind of speeds can I get? What router would give me the best bang for my buck? (I don't need anything super crazy over-the-top).
 

Answer:Best wireless router - range/speed/cost

I'm using a Netgear DG834PN Rangemax ADSL Modem/Router/Firewall which is supposed to provide better than standard range; perhaps this or the next generation of the same might meet your needs. (http://www.netgear.co.uk/rangemaxnext_wirelessbroadbandrouter_dg834n.php)

SlŠinte

midders
 

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I need to move my main Desktop PC, (connected to Router via RJT) with all of its peripherals (printer, Graphics tablet etc.) into another room for a few days. The PC does not have a wireless card. The RJT cable will not be long enough to use.
The router will remain in its current position.
For that short time I still need to connect to the internet and communicate with my other wireless laptops, tablets and phones.
What is the best short term solution - Wi-Fi dongle?
What recommendations are there out there, - preferably low cost.

Answer:Short term wireless connection - low cost

I've used literally dozens of these on laptops with failed WiFi cards or PCs with no WiFi adaptor. They are cheap and do the business:
From Amazon for example.

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This is my firt post in the "Networking" section

Lets say i have a PC and another Hp pavilion portable.And lets say that had a Dell router with me with a DSL and USB cable included.If i Connected the router to my Pc and everything was working fine,would my portable (if i looked) automaticaly detect the wireless router on my PC or would i have to take specific measures to fix it all?

If theres measures to be taken..would someone inform me and please provide a (if possible) walkthorugh through all this?
Thanks for helping!
 

Answer:Just a quick but crucial question about wireless connections and wireless routers...

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I'm looking to buy a new wireless router. Being the geek that I am, I'm interested in buying one that has the most features (that I can actually use).

I've read that the Linksys WRT54G lets you install Linux onto it, allowing you to do LOTS of neat things.

Do any other routers have similar features? (eg. allowing other programs to be installed onto them)

I'd like to just buy the WRT54G, but it's around $60 at my local stores. Other routers such as Netgear and D-Link are only $20 - $30.

Do any of these other routers support features like I mentioned above?
 

Answer:Wireless routers with hacked firmware/bios? (I'm looking for a new wireless router)

it comes stock with linux on it actually, but yeah, only linksys routers are flashable so far (due to the open source)
 

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as everyone knows microsoft makes a huge amount of bucks for its wireless adapter which costs a hundred big ones..>=[

now i understand tht its drivers are preinstalled on xbox but isnt there any way to install any other apadters drivers?

what other methods could i use to get a connection to my 360 that cost less and are almost of same functionality(little loss in quality)?

i googled the problem and didnt find much easy to understand options so could u please be detailed in how to setup any suggestions u provide..=/

NOTE: a wired connection is best performance(but least practical to setup, for me, since i have to cross from on end to another and through floors,and no im not moving it.big screen =]) since i feel i have lot of possible interference between xbox and 360. do walls degrade connection?(microwave might be close enough when on to degrade a lil) and how doess it really work? is it just like a straight line of internet being transmitted to my 360 or a sonar/radar like effect hoping to hit something?

thnx for any help i get..=D
 

Answer:cost efficient alternative to xbox 360 wireless adapter

The more walls the wireless signal has to pass threw the lower the connection will be.
Personally, ive used the wireless adapter from Xbox and it does work very well.

Ive heard that the Wireless G Adapters from Linksys will work but you know that Microsoft has taken all precautions not to allow it to work with their console.

Your best bet is to ebay a wireless adapter
 

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as everyone knows microsoft makes a huge amount of bucks for its wireless adapter which costs a hundred big ones..>=[

now i understand tht its drivers are preinstalled on xbox but isnt there any way to install any other apadters drivers?

what other methods could i use to get a connection to my 360 that cost less and are almost of same functionality(little loss in quality)?

i googled the problem and didnt find much easy to understand options so could u please be detailed in how to setup any suggestions u provide..=/

NOTE: a wired connection is best since i feel i have lot of possible interference between xbox and 360. do walls degrade connection?(microwave might be close enough when on to degrade a lil) and how doess it really work? is it just like a straight line of internet being transmitted to my 360 or a sonar/radar like effect hoping to hit something?

thnx for any help i get..=D
 

Answer:most cost efficient alternative to xbox 360 wireless adapter

I think a wired connection is always a better/more reliable choice if you dont mind running the network cable (plus the tranfer speeds are better).

You'll need a Router and a cable thats long enough.

Here's a page that breaks is all down for you.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/xbox.mspx#1

It also looks like you can use a different wireless adaptor. Try googleing this:

3rd party wireless adaptor xbox

Good luck
 

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Want to connect an xbox to my wireless network using a client bridge configuration on dd-wrt flashed router (old style xbox). I have other devices I would like to network like a internet enabled blu-ray. But I want to get the xbox going first.

I'm looking for something capable of at least 150 'n' transmission rates that I can flash most like dd-wrt (Although I will look at other firmware) and run in client bridge mode?

I have a 'g' router flashed in the configuration to help re-locate a phone for a VoIP phone line. So my NETGEAR WNDR3700 router seems friendly to it. I need to replace it as I'm afraid the 'g' connection is pulling down my 'n'-mode on my lower band. So I'm really looking for two. So far this its been far more reliable than the Phone to ethernet adapter I need for the phone.

I don't want to pay a whole lot of money, but I'll pay up to another $20 more per unit if it gets me better reliability.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Looking for a lower cost 'Client Bridge' Wireless Router

Are you opposed to something like a powerline network adapter? They are much more reliable, better latency, and obviously less susceptible to interference.

I switched from bridged wireless to these about a year ago, I will never go back. No configuration (well, you don't have too) and away you go!
 

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Hi hope you can help, I would like to share my bnroadband between 3 PCs in the house (all desktop) I currently have a normal USB broadband alcatel modem and would like to know what exactly do I need ie RJ45 things, network cards etc. and also some idea of the cost (I can look this up after when I know what I need though) just an idea would be good to see if it will break the bank!!!!!Hope you can give some advise and confirm whether this is fairly easy to set up!!!!

Answer:Broadband wireless network, whats needed & cost?

It does not cost that much. I have networked twopc's one is downstairs the other in the bedroom.cost £28. However with 3 computors your going to need a network HUB as well as RJ45 cable. and 3 Lan cards. cost about £60.

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Can wireless routers allow you to connect to wireless printers when you are out of the range of the wireless printer but the router isn't out of range of the printer and you are only in range of the router?

Like adding a hop to a wireless network?

I've never had a wireless printer before and everything I have read makes me unsure about this capability.
 

Answer:[Printer] Can wireless routers allow you to connect to wireless printers

CleanSlate said:





Can wireless routers allow you to connect to wireless printers when you are out of the range of the wireless printer but the router isn't out of range of the printer and you are only in range of the router?

Like adding a hop to a wireless network?

I've never had a wireless printer before and everything I have read makes me unsure about this capability.Click to expand...

When setting one up, you have to be in range, your printer actually connects to your wireless router just like a computer does, ie SSID & password.
 

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Hi there

Right, I really need some help here - I thought I had done this correctly but clearly not as it still doesn't work

Info
Basically, I got my sister a wireless router, and purchased a big antenna for her to take up to Uni, as she has rented a house with loads of friends, and it's massive with very thick walls.

Luckily, the router and modifications mean she can access it all round the house (although she has had to put a long cat 5 cable in to put it on the middle floor).

When she finally got round to purchasing internet (from "Be") they sent her a wireless ADSL modem / router.


Here is the problem:
The router they sent doesn't have the range needed in my sisters house.
The router I gave her doesn't have an ADSL modem.
They also don't have a telephone cable going to the middle floor, only cat 5.

How can I connect the two routers together?
I know it's possible by turning off DHCP etc from the second router, but it doesn't seem to be working.

More info:
Router "A" is the ADSL modem/ wireless router they provided.
Router "B" is a Kcorp KLG-575 - pdf manual can be found: here

Connection info from a pc connected wirelessley to router "A":




Physical Address: 00-16-6F-96-2F-BD
IP Address: 192.168.1.69
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server: 192.168.1.254
Lease Obtained: 20/11/2007 16:21:12
Lease Expires: 21/11/2007 16:21:... Read more

Answer:Connecting two routers together - One wireless ADSL, the other a DSL wireless router

You need to get her a wireless Access Point and place it in a central location in the house. Select the DSL modem and configure the Access Point to connect with it...
 

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I basically have a wireless router upstairs and downstairs. I would like to SECURELY be able to allow the computer to hand off its signal to one or the other router depending on where it is.

Any suggestions on how to theoretically accomplish this? One is a motorolla 802.11g router and the other is a versalink (verizon) router. I know this can be done, I just need to know how.

Thanks
 

Answer:2 wireless routers in the house, how can my wireless connection be handed off?

Just configure each AP with the appropriate security (I like WPA but WEP would be fine), configure both in Windows (I assume you're using XP SP2). Windows will handle the transfer just fine. You will probably have a few seconds of downtime, but nothing more.

I do this all the time at work. Our store is really long and narrow, so I have an AP at each end.
 

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I live in a large house that has ethernet ports throughout the house. I need to have two separate wireless routers to insure I have wireless coverage. There will be one upstairs and one downstairs. Is there any advantages or disadvantages in naming both of the wireless networks with the same name?

Thank you for looking.
 

Answer:Solved: Naming a wireless network using two wireless routers

I wouldn't use two SOHO wireless routers for this.

The better way is to use APs from companies like Aruba Networks, Ubiquiti, or Meraki. These companies have APs which allow them to operate as one unified wireless network without the expense of purchasing a wireless controller. By doing this, you have the ability to add APs anytime you want which will join the AP cluster and operate as a unified device with the cluster. It allows the ability to have the APs being aware of each other and as a result adjust their output transmissions so they won't be stomping on each other running full blast. It allows you to use one or more SSIDs which all the APs will service and hence more seamless roaming throughout your house; without issues inherent with using independent APs or with SOHO wireless routers configured to use the same SSID. These systems also have the ability to constantly auto select operating channels in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands so your wireless network is always operating at the best efficiency/performance.
 

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Hi Everyone,
I have recently moved into a new flat and with my wireless router in my livingroom I am unable to get good signal in either of the bedrooms? Its a more or less open plan flat so unless I have lead in the walls or something silly like that stopping the signal... I don't know!
What I am trying to do is have a wireless router in the livingroom and then one in the hall way so if I have a laptop in either the livingroom or bedrooms I will still pick up signal from the closest router!
I currently have a brand new Netgear DGND3300v2, Netgear DG834PN, Sagem [email protected] and a BT Home Hub 2.
I have read about having routers act as access points and the like but I am not great with networking to be honest. I have good computer skills so if it is explained to me I can pick it up rather well.
I would like the wireless router in the hall way to pick up the internet from the wireless router in the livingroom... wirelessly!
Is this possible, if so then how do I go about setting this up?
Any help with this will be extremely appreciated.
Many thanks,
Lee

Answer:How do I set up wireless routers around my flat to enable wireless internet throughout?

"Its a more or less open plan flat so unless I have lead in the walls or something silly like that stopping the signal... I don't know!"
Actually, some modern buildings do have sheets of aluminium foil in the walls for thermal insulation and this will kill WiFi signals.
Although it is possible to use wireless routers as Wireless Access Points, they would still have to be interconnected with ethernet cables, so this won't get you much further forward.
A possible solution would be to use Homeplugs which network via the mains electricity supply. There are "wireless" ones which could be used in the rooms where you need wireless access.

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I brought a Wireless Access Point by mistake from Ebuyer (D-Link DWL-2000AP+) and I was meant to buy a wireless router. Is there anyway I can use the Access Point, without having to return it to ebuyer and be sent another one (OH GOD NO!! :P). I have Telewest Cable broadband, they've provided me with a Cable Modem.Thanks, Josh.

Answer:Wireless Access Points and Wireless routers

I would guess from what info there is here click here that you could just plug your modem into the DLink and use it just like an ordinary wireless router."Built-in Bridge FunctionsThe DWL-2000AP+ can be configured to operate in any one of the 4 modes: (1) as a wireless access point (AP), (2) a point to point wireless bridge, (3) a point to multi point wireless bridge, or (4) a wireless client. With these built-in functions, the DWL-2000AP+ gives you the flexibility to configure the device to meet your environment's requirements. "

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I want to expand my router's wireless signal in order to cover the whole house. I already have two modem/routers. Does it have anything to do with wireless bridge or something? Can I do it without using any kind of software? So note that I want to use the basic router which will have internet connection and use a second router to increase the wireless signal. It's crucial that I find a solution as soon as possible. Thanks in advance!

Answer:How do I use two wireless routers to expand wireless signal?

One router will supply DNS and DHCP (IP addresses), the other can be configured to be an access point. To achieve total coverage, run a CAT-5e cable from the main router to the access point (which will be located across the house), and have both use the same SSID.

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HiI have got this L412 0585.My Problem is I have got Belkin wireless router at home and my laptop does not work with that.At other places it works fine while connecting to wireless internet. it is just that it does not connect wirelessly to this model of router. If i do connect using Cable it works fine.so is there any model specific problem lenovo is having ? Plz help...

Answer:Wireless card does not work with some wireless routers

no they connect by frequency as in 802.11abgn if your router is in n mode and you don't have a wireless card with n you want connect





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Hi. if wireless routers run at 2.4ghz, it seems that wireless security cameras do as well, in practice what happens if I install a wireless security camera.Thanks

Answer:2.4ghz. wireless routers+wireless cameras

You may find that you get conflicts but should be able to change the channel on the router to get around the problem.Although, I bought some wireless AV senders and couldn't get them to work in harmony so the senders had to go back...I think it can be down to the brand sometimes.Many household devices which you may already have, work on 2.4Ghz, microwaves, DECT phones but don't always affect wifi, well not in my case!

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I've been toying with this idea - just thought I'd get some feedback.
Since last year, the wireless clients in the household have doubled, from 3 to 6-7. My friend has said that consumer brand routers can't handle more than a few wireless clients at a time, so I thought maybe I'd use two:

1) DIR-655 (just bought) as the router
2) ZyXEL (existing router) - as an AP.
*Connected together by ethernet.

Connection is as follows: (Cable Modem >> DIR-655 >> ZyXEL.)

I'd like to split the wireless load between the two. E.g. tell clients 1-3 to connect to ZyXEL. Clients 4-6 connect to D-Link.

How tough is it to do this?
 

Answer:2 wireless routers - one as AP, to split wireless load

The easiest way would be to make two different SSIDs, say WiFi01 and WiFi02. Make clients 1-3 associate to WiFi01 and set clients 4-6 associate to WiFi02. That's really the only way you are going to be able to accomplish what you want with consumer grade gear. If memory serves there were some people working on some project a while back to get OpenWRT to do automatic load balancing, but I don't know if that ever got finished/working. That and I have no idea if that software would even run on your equipment. So, yeah, just make two different SSIDs.
 

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I am being driven mad by the volume of spam on my main tiscali account and have tried a couple of time limited trials with mixed results.Having just bought a new Dell PC, the bundled McAfee Spam filter is picking up less than 50% of the spam I am receiving, which is pretty disappointing from such a well known name.I don't mind paying for decent software but would rather pick up something for free if anyone knows something that will work.

Answer:Low Cost/No Cost spam protection

click here let Mailwasher be your friend and it is free toobut do resist bouncing mails; just delete from server via this brilliant little toolwont stop the spam but will stop it reaching your pc

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I want to connect my home network (described below) to my landlord's free wifi. I have just purchased a wireless bridge to hopefully make this happen. A wired connection between the routers is not possible. I describe the setup below:

Landlord:
Router 1 (unknown): WPA, G

Me:
Router 2: Linksys WRT54G with standard firm ware, WPA, G
Wired NAS
Wired Print Server
Wireless devices (several)
WET54G Wireless bridge

Diagram: Router 1 -- WET54G -- Router 2 -- My wired and wireless devices. Router 2 will connect via Ethernet to WET54G. WET54G will connect to Router 1 via wifi.

I am pretty sure this set up can work. If not, please tell me. My question is how do I go about configuring Router 2 and the WET54G. DHCP, IP, etc. Please advise.
 

Answer:Two Wireless Routers and a Wireless Bridge

You should be able to reset the second router to factory defaults and connect once you get the wireless bridge talking to the wireless network. The only fly in the ointment might be a need to change the base address of your secondary router.

When you're connected to the wireless network with a computer, please post the following.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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I've got a D-Link Wireless-B router hooked up to the cable modem. I've now got a Linksys Wireless-G router in another room. I want a few computers hooked up to the Linksys router and be able to get an internet connection through the wireless network of the 2 routers. Can I do this? If so, how? Thanks.
 

Answer:Wireless network w/2 wireless routers

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I have two wireless router and one extender available to use.

Right now, the 2Wire router is connected to the phone line (DSL) and emits the wireless signal.

I want to get internet to my PC that does not currently have a wi-fi card.

Can I use my other wireless router or use the extender to receive the wi-fi signal from the 2Wire router and then send it to my desktop via ethernet cable?
 

Answer:how do I... (2 wireless routers, PC doesn't have wireless)

more info needed...
what's your 2nd router? model?
what about the extender? model number?

it's possible, but depends on what hardware you have.

if the router supports dd-wrt then it would be a definite yes.
 

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Hi, i am a complete networking/computer newbie so as a warning to everyone who would potentially answer this question try to keep the response in the simplest terms possible for me, thanks.

I have a desktop, and a laptop, i have a wireless network setup for my laptop through my belkin wireless g 802.11g router.I have yahoo dsl wired directly to my computer that is wired to the belkin router which we will call computer A.

I received a used desktop computer that i am setting up in a different area of the house, which came with a netgear WGR 614 wireless router. This computer (computer B) is too far away to hardwire to the other computer, so i attempted to set up a wireless network between the 2 routers, because otherwise computer B would have no other way to connect to the internet.

I put the installation disk in computer B for the netgear router, and selected the option to connect it using existing router (not using netgear's router as the main router) and it told me to use advanced setup, which resulted in no help whatsoever.

So what i'm asking is there any way that i can connect these two computers through the existing network using the wireless routers in place. (connect the netgear on computer B wirelessly to my belkin on computer A)

THANKS
 

Answer:Wireless networking between 2 wireless routers

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Thinking of upgrading my router and giving my existing Linksys WRT54G wireless B/G router to my parents... Can I still run all my existing wireless network cards that are B/G on a Wireless N router?
 

Answer:Does Wireless B/G Work on Wireless N Routers?

Yes Pre-N technology will work with B/G wireless card standards. It is backwards compatible with it. Only A standards will not work.
 

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Are they just as fast? What brand makes the most reliable?
 

Answer:Wireless Routers?

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I currently am using a D-Link DGL-4100 wired router, but now that my gf has a laptop rather than a desktop, I'm looking at the D-Link DGL-4300. This seems to be the wireless version (still with wired ports of the one I have which is great b/c I'll be able to keep all the features of my current while just adding wireless functionality for the laptop. I was just wondering mainly as to the security/reliability of wireless routers. I live in an apartment so distance shouldn't be a problem and as far as security, is it just a matter of settings to secure the network? I'm just looking for any suggestions, advice, or general information I should know before I make the switch. Thanks.

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Personally,  i use a LINKSYS WRT54GL  Which includes a security feature that only allows computers with a certain, determined alpha-numeric passcode to access the internet through this wireless setup.  During the router setup,  it gives you about 4 of these passcodes that you can use, meaning you can have 4 computers on the internet wirelessly at any time as long as they have those codes.  This router cost me about $50 and works very well.     However be forewarned that there are compatibility issues of some kind with this Linksys router and Comcast high speed internet.   so if that is your Internet provider, get back to me before you invest in a linksys router,  unless your sticking with your model.  (which seems reliable, but is just unfamiliar to me)according to people here http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833127158   your router seeems to have a complicated setup process,   but it does include security features,   probably similar to what i described above.Hope i answered your questioins   Charlie

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which one is the best...?

Netgear WGR614v7 (currently using)...
D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G (DI-624)...
and a Hawking HWR54G...

are any of these better for gaming for any reason...?
 

Answer:I have three wireless routers...

I would say dlink because i have a dlink dgl-4500 router and it works great.

neatgear router I had problems before and linksys I had problems before too. Never tried a hawking
 

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I'm trying to add a second wireless router to my network to improve wireless in my house. My first router (D-Link DIR-655) is on the other side of my house with my modem and PC. I have an Ethernet cable that runs from the wireless router to a socket on the other side of the house. I followed this guide: How To Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With Simple Access Points - How-To Geek and I lose my internet connection on the PC right next to the first router. Also, I cannot tell if the 2nd router is sending a connection because when I connect to the 2nd router (D-Link DI-524) my iPhone shows the IP address of the first router. Is there anyone who can help me?

Answer:Trying to add 2 wireless routers

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MCleveland


I'm trying to add a second wireless router to my network to improve wireless in my house. My first router (D-Link DIR-655) is on the other side of my house with my modem and PC. I have an Ethernet cable that runs from the wireless router to a socket on the other side of the house. I followed this guide: How To Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With Simple Access Points - How-To Geek and I lose my internet connection on the PC right next to the first router. Also, I cannot tell if the 2nd router is sending a connection because when I connect to the 2nd router (D-Link DI-524) my iPhone shows the IP address of the first router. Is there anyone who can help me?


I have the same router DIR-655 and I'm running a D-link DAP-1522 wireless access point.

Using a dedicated access point like the DAP-1522 makes the settings and adjustments much easier because there is a simple switch on the side for A/P or bridge mode.

You will need to plug the second routers WAN port into one of the LAN ports on the main router or into a standard switch.

You will want the first router to handle DHCP IP assignments, the second router only works as a secondary access point with it's own SSID and password.

Ideally the first router is the DHCP server and is the only one that can hand out IP's to other machines on the LAN.

You will also want to set both routers up to use different channels for wireless broadcast so they don... Read more

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Ok, my budget is £26, all 3 of these wireless routers are £26 pounds, please state which is the better of the 3.Ebay (Netgear MR814): click hereEbay (NTL/Telewest): click hereDigiDave (Netgear WGR614): click hereI am planning to connect an ethernet cable to the back of my NTL Broadband Modem, which connects to the Wireless router, and then another ethernet cable from the wireless router to the PC itself if neccessary. Please tell me if im planning this all wrong, ive done some research on it and thats what ive ended up with.

Answer:Which Is better? ...Wireless routers !

Incase this is important, im looking to buy a router that will allow my PC to still stay connected using the NTL broadband modem, and have another box connected to it to give out the wireless signal to my Laptop, so i can get internet on it, so i strong signal would be ideal to reach all over the house.NOTE: Budget now £30 .. maybe a little more :)

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is it possible to use two wirless router and connect them together?
One has the modem connected and the other as a adapter for the other computer

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So yeah - my new laptop came and it has a 802.11n capable adapter. I was wondering if there are any decent AP's that support 802.11n on the market? I currently have a 4 year old WRT54G v2 running DD-WRT on it.

I guess I am asking is 802.11n worth the upgrade?

Is there any wireless routers available that are worth buying?

The equipment must support DD-WRT or other Linux based fimrware hacks.

Thanks for any info!
 

Answer:Wireless N Routers

Carloswill said:





So yeah - my new laptop came and it has a 802.11n capable adapter. I was wondering if there are any decent AP's that support 802.11n on the market? I currently have a 4 year old WRT54G v2 running DD-WRT on it.

I guess I am asking is 802.11n worth the upgrade?

Is there any wireless routers available that are worth buying?

The equipment must support DD-WRT or other Linux based fimrware hacks.

Thanks for any info!Click to expand...


As for is it worth the upgrade... what do you do on the laptop? Just basic internet browsing? If you're going to be doing steaming or file sharing across the network N is going to show improvement, if you're doing basic internet things than you really won't see the difference.

As for equipment, search the forums there are plenty of threads about wireless N routers, and many will support some sort of 3rd party firmware.
 

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Question: Wireless Routers

hey does anyone kno a good wireless router? is this one good?
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...6&Sku=L48-2264


also i kno that u need a adapter to make the router connect to the computer but wuts with the PCI, USB, PC Card and all that? can any1 pick out a good adapter for me to match the router at the top.

Answer:Wireless Routers

any one of the ones listed on the link you gave above would work fine except the Type II PCM-CIA slot one as that is for a laptop

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ive got bt broadband and a xbox 360 what is the best/most compatible wireless router to use for my pc and xbox live ?please post your answers

Answer:wireless routers

It would be best if Microsoft actually told you this as they provide XBox and I would presume the OS on which your PC operates.However I would be prepared to say that whatever they recommend will probably work after at least 2 days of swearing and pulling your hair out - at this point there appears to be something on either the PC or XBox that indicates that it should connect properly to avoid hospitalisation of the owner/installer and microsoft get the bonus of laughing at everyone struggling and avoiding any law suits (nice one Bill).

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I'm getting ready to buy a wireless router for my house. I know there are many brands but don't know if one is any better than another. There are many brands I've never even heard of. I looked here - Wireless routers at newegg.com - and the first bunch are from manufacturers I've never heard of. Is one antenna not as good as having two antennas? Which manufacturers are good and which aren't? Any help would be great. Thanks.
 

Answer:Wireless routers - some better than others?

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Question: Wireless Routers

Im in the market ,again, for a new wireless router. Im trying to find one with better range/stability than my current linksys wireless b router. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:Wireless Routers

Hi there

I'm using a Belkin 54g ( http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProd...=&Section_Id=201522&pcount=&Product_Id=136493 ) and it's good.

Got firewall, dhcp, port forwarding, nat, 1500 feet range and bridges with a belkin 54g access point if you want to extend the range. Got lifetime warranty too.

I've got a mate with Netgear 54 g and that's ok too but cost a bit more (about £40 more I think).

L
 

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I have a Linksys Wireless-G router---at once or twice maybe more times a day, when I sign in to my puter, I gt the message that i have no connection. I have called Linksys and they told me that my router was outdated and antiquated. I did tell them that they were fullk of chit and that I wouldnt buy a new router just to update my wireless connections. Anyone with any idea as to how I can keep my connection connected would be greatly appreciated. I have 3 kids besides myself who are in school and we need accessability to our laptops when we do homework.
again thank you all for the help.
 

Answer:wireless routers

Is this a wireless router that you have had for a while, which worked fine previously and which has now started exibiting this issue, or is this router new.

Have you recently changed your isp ie which coincided with problem.





twinmom1986 said:
when I sign in to my puter, I gt the message that i have no connection.Click to expand...

In the first instance we need to be made aware of the following.

1. Is the router itself loosing sync with the exchange ie the adsl signal is dropping out.
or
2. The wireless clients ie laptops are not able to connect, which means that your issues is probably one relating to wireless connectivity.

Do you see what I mean.

Also what is the full model of the router

Good Luck
 

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Question: Wireless routers

Linksys sucks alot of weener and i want to know whats a better brand.

Answer:Wireless routers

okay...

try using d-link routers

i would learn how to spell better, its weiner, not weener, lol

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I play PS2 online. I have a cable modem. I would like to go wireless to eliminate all the hassle. How do I do this and what do I need? I know I need a wireless router. Do I need to add cards to my PC? Also can I be online with my PC and play PS2 at the same time? What brands are good and low maintence?
 

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Is it possible to have two wireless routers connected to the same phone line in different parts of the house, I'm asking this as I loose over 60% signal if I want to use the laptop downstairs as the router is in the attic hard wired to the computer up there, the walls in my house are very thick and I've tried the router all over but cannot get a good signal anywhere and I have a spare router that I could utilise downstairs.

Answer:2 wireless routers

No, but these are the way forward (first ones) click hereG

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In the market for wireless routers. I'm seeing a lot of different Mbps variances, though...

If I'm on cable internet, is there a minimum Mbps I should be looking at? I see some cheap ones at 11 Mbps, and some not so cheap ones at 108...with things everywhere in between. I'm looking mainly at Netgears.

Will any of these work with no dropoff in performance with my connection, or will the lower end ones restrict just how fast my net service is?
 

Answer:Wireless routers

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What is the best wireless router brand? I have had to replace 2 D-Links because they died after too short of time.
 

Answer:Wireless Routers

That's like asking "What's the best car brand". Everyone will have an opinion, and they'll probably all be different.

Stick to the major brands, every maker has a "clinker" or two in their product mix at one time or another.
 

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Hi. I have just received my phone and broadband from ORANGE. the supplied router is a Netgear n150 and as I need a wireless connection from the router which will be situated upstairs and my pcs are downstairs. i have been told that this router will enable 2 Pcs to play online games although the box says no!.Should I be looking at another router such as the n300?

Answer:Wireless Routers

Whether you can play 2 on-line games at once will be down to your broadband speed, the router will share the data between the connections so 2 PCs will go slower than if you had 1 PC on line. Unless you have a fast connection you will find you canot even play one succesfully - you will be shot while you computer is thinking!

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I have a Belkin wireless router constantly switched on. I want to make power economies by switching off standby systems around the house, but wonder if there are any problems with switching off and re-booting the router on a daily basis. I have heard it said that it should be left on all the time, but I don't know if that is spurious advice. Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Wireless Routers - on or off when not in use?

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Any views on the Belkin5duk045 or the Belkin N Routers. Which one is recomended?

Answer:wireless routers

Excellent results with Belkin N both at home and at work.

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i have a d-link wireless router dsl-2740b and my pc is connected to it and my husbands pc is connected to it and my daughters lap top is on wi fi frrom it, now when my husband is downloading anything on his pc films or music etc it will not let me on the internet what so ever why is this ! cheers diane tenerife
 

Answer:wireless routers

Sounds like your internet connection isnt amazing and when your husband downloads he "steals" all the bandwidth from the other machines. I've been reading the documentation on your router and there doesnt appear to be much you can do about it. Ask him to only download at night when everyone is asleep?
 

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Is it possible to have two wireless routers on one computer?

Thanks
 

Answer:2 wireless routers?

if you have 2 wireless adaptors
 

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I would like to upgrade my router, can anyone advise me what to look for ? At present I have a 3Com OfficeConnect Wireless 54 Mbps 11g Cable/DSL Router.

Answer:Wireless Routers

Four steps to upgrade a wireless router:
1. Get your Wireless Router Model Number and Version Number
2. Download Latest Linksys Wireless Router Firmware
3. Take a Backup of Linksys Wireless Configuration
4. Upgrade the Linksys Wireless Firmware

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I have just bought a wireless enabled laptop and currently use the web over a fixed phone line cable. But i would like to use the laptop to its full potential and go wireless. Do I have to have a desktop pc as well or can I just plug the router into my phone line and get the wireless. (sold desktop to get laptop). Cheers in advance for your help.

Answer:Wireless Routers

just plug the router into my phone line and get the wireless.

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Hi All,

Please excuse me if I sound silly but I'm really not too good with computers.

I have a playstation3 and am looking to go online with it.

I need a wireless router for this. Can anyone tell me a good one to use (which is not too costly) & also I need to know does the speed of my broadband affect the way my ps3 games will play when online? e.g. lag??

If it will.. How do I find out the speed of my broadband?

Thanks all!
 

Answer:Wireless Routers...

This is a very good wireless router: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190

Linksys is a great brand when it comes to any kind of networking.

As for your second question: yes, your broadband speed will affect your gameplay experience. To find out what your speed is, go to dslreports,com. From there, click on tools at the top of the page, click on spped tests, and choose the Flash 8 based test.
 

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In our new office i am installing 2 wireless points, i was just going to go with 2 WRT54G's as there wont be much traffice, due to walls i need 2, i want users through, say on a laptop, to be able to walk through out the office and always have wireless internet, without having to join a new network or AP.

cant recall for the life of me how to do this or what it is called... and if it could even be done with WRT54G's..
 

Answer:2 Wireless AP/Routers - seen as one..

i usually give it same SSID, same Security and same Channel, however after reading some people say to do different Channels.

Make sure both of them are hard wired, as if you bridge em or WDS em they cut the signal in 1/2
 

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I have my high speed connection coming in one room connected to a wireless router. I would like to buy something other then a wireless nic card to connect a laptop in another room. I can't buy a wireless nic card for the laptop because it is a work computer and I don't have admin rights to install anything. So, I need to connect into the hardwired nic card. In other words, my office has since moved to another room......

Any ideas?
 

Answer:? around wireless routers

A USB wireless adapter might work for you but you most likely will need to install drivers for it. Is there a reason you can't talk to your computer administrator at work? I don't see why he wouldn't understand the situation and let you install the drivers for an external wireless device.
 

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HI allWell I am annoyed, my current router is utter rubbish. Not becuase of the brand or anything but ust becuase it is old and rubbish. I am a student and we have NTL 2MB cable internet. I am going to look at getting a new router to replace my current one, how ever I am only going to be at uni for another 4 months before, all being well, I start a placement year and have to move again. the thing is a a student I have very limited money and I dont want to buy a cable router that will be useless to me when I move and have to use a ADSL line, which is more likly.My question is a simple one, can I get a router that will support both ADSL and cable connections, not at the same time but I could enable one or the other and if so where from. I know this is asking alot but I thought I would tryThanksMark

Answer:Wireless Routers

Only if you buy an ethernet modem AND a cable/dsl router. I suppose you could buy budget models from ebuyer.

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Has anyone had any experience using high gain antenaes on wireless routers to acheive a stronger signal?dl65  

Answer:Wireless routers

DL65:I got over a million hits with a google:http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2004-51,GGLD:en&q=high+gain+antenna+for+wireless+routerHowever, i haven't used one myself.  What's your question?

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i am looking to buy a wirless router so i can connect another pc to the internet using our current broadband connection. Am i right in thinking that i will have to buy a pc card for the other computer and have the router connected to the pc with the internet connection. Also what sort of speed connection will i have on both pc's can anyone help as i dont understand all the techincal jargon. What sort of things should i look for thanks in advance for you help

Answer:wireless routers

I have had 2 actiontec routers with no problems. there 54Mbps Wireless Access Point is very good.Wireless networks have 2 standards at the moment 802.11g or 802.11b i would go for the G standard as it is newer and can be made more secure.click hereAbove is a link to the router that i have, and found it very easy to set up.You are right in saying that you will need a pc card for the other computer (known as a PCMCIA Card).Dabs also do a card for this standard click hereand if you look this is also G standard.G is also backwards compatible.Its hard to explain but G standard devices can connect to B standard devices, but B standard cannot connect to G standard, as the G standard is newer and faster at 54mbs.Hope this helps

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Going to add a 2nd computer to the family in a month or so. Need a wireless system that will work good for gaming (lotsa bandwidth) and has good range. Probably go wireless G, cause I heard N still may have issues. Even though N has more bandwidth flow.
What wireless G system would work good for my situation?
 

Answer:Wireless Routers

points to the Networking Forum
 

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Does anyone have an idiot's guide website to installation and equipment needed/recommended? I know, having read some previous router threads on here and other websites, it'sshouldn't be a complicated procedure.

I currently run dial-up but am in the process of moving over to probably 1.5 broadband, and wish to run 2 PCs from it that are at opposite ends of the house (of course! ) Provider will be Clearwire if that makes any difference on router/card recommendations. I hear some manufacturers equipment hates Netgear and others hate Linksys...heheh....this is gonna be fun. Any advice appreciated. Thanks
 

Answer:Wireless routers

What is the square footage of your house, how many stories?

Any cordless phones? What band do they run on?

For the record, I hate all of them

I'd grab an Apple Airport Extreme if the price wasn't so outrageously stupid.
 

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Question: Wireless routers

I live in a house with reinforced concrete floors. I can not get a good signal upstairs nor indeed further away than 10-15 metres with my supplied Thomson WiFi router.
What should I look for in a new WiFi router to replace my current one?

Answer:Wireless routers

Try Homeplugs - very easy to use, simply plug & play!
click here

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Good afternoon

I have a non-wireless standalone thats connected to Virgin's fastest cable broadband via ethernet. My daughter will be getting a laptop for christmas and my son wants an Xbox 360, both want a wirless connection to the internet for surfing and gameplay

Can anyone advise me please which is the best router to buy. I'm in the UK and have a medium sized houseon three floors. The cable connection runs into the 1st floor.

Thanks
 

Answer:Wireless Routers

If you are going to be using the different units on other floors of the house then you may run into trouble with wireless.

Most houses here in Belgium have concrete or stone floors on the first floor as well as the ground floor and if that is the case with your house then wireless is a no go.

What we tend to use is Devolo, it uses the electrical circuit in the house as an LAN and you can plug as many units as you need into it in anywhere that you have an electrical socket,this is also usefull to stop people piggy backing your internet.

http://www.devolo.co.uk/uk_EN/index.html
 

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Question: 2 wireless routers

is it ok to install a dlink wireless router on the 3rd level of my house,to serve pc and laptop while having tiscali(my isp)siemans wireless router serving 2 pc,s on ground level.in other words i,m hoping there wont be conflicts with the broadband going in different directions.

Answer:2 wireless routers

It depends upon what you want to achieve. I don't think you can have both connected to the incoming broadband telephone line and expect them to work independently. However if you want to extend broadband coverage that's a different matter. I had a set up consisting of my ADSL WiFi Router serving the top of the property and then a LAN cable running down one floor where I had a second router acting as an Access Point and radiating WiFi to parts of the property the main WiFi router can't reach. You need to fiddle with the secondary router on DHCP etc to make it work. Eventually I changed to using HomePlug and transferring over mains 240v wiring with a Network Switch at the secondary user point to accommodate multi users.

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Hey Guys

i need some help with two wireless routers.

currently ive got one router hooked up at the other end of the house, the signal to my xbox and computer is low because of this, we have another router, exact same type that i want to set up in my room from the wall.

how do i configure this so that i get my signal from the one in my room and not the one at the other end of the house?

router:
BELKIN N Wireless Modem - Router

thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Two wireless routers help

use unique SSIDs and differnet channel numbers.
 

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HiMy new Laptop has an N wireless card built in so I bought the Linksys N Router, unfortunatley my wife and my son are still on G Wireless so my new router is on MIXED so I am not seeing any benefit of the N wireless.Someone said that I could plug my old Linsys router into one of the ports on my new router for the G Wireless and set my new router to use N only.Does anyone know if this will work and if so how it would have to be stup?Thanks for any help

Answer:N & G Wireless can I use two routers?

What benefit did you expect to see , apart from file transfers between 2 PC's ? Ashley

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Hey everyone I got a problem. I have a wireless router for a laptop that doesnt get internet in the back rooms of the house what can I do to fix this?

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Hello Gomer 18


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Originally Posted by gomer 18


Hey everyone I got a problem. I have a wireless router for a laptop that doesnt get internet in the back rooms of the house what can I do to fix this?




The solutions (besides moving the router closer to the laptop) all will cost you a few:

* Active antennas (which provide more gain on the signal)

* A WiFi repeater, which will be placed between your rounter (in range of it) and the laptop, and will provide a wider range for your WiFi-network.

If you decide for a repeater, make sure that your security is set properly on the router!

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I have Dell XPX M1530 notebook. The wireless adapter in the notebook is Intel (R) WiFi Link 4965AGN, and my OS is Windows Vista Home Premium. I had NetGear Router WGR6148. The WI Fi router has stopped working, I need a new WiFi router. I would appreciate if anyone can recommend WiFi routers compatible with my computer's adapter. WGR6148 costs about $40.00. Since my first router broke in just over a year, I do not know if I should buy the same model again.

Thanks
Preet
 

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I have a Netgear ADSL router DG834GT its not a great router but it is also an ADSL modem, I want to hook it up to my Belkin N1 which is a much better wireless router and use the Netgear one as the modem but when I do the belkin N1 wireless network isn't as fast as the netgear.

I'm just connecting them using a ethernet cable.

Are there any settings I should be using? should I be disabling the wireless access point on the netgear? Not sure how to make it work better?

Help appriciated!
 

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Over the last couple of years, I've owned a few different wireless routers and at some point or another, they've all died on me or they have been almost impossible to set up without having to talk to customer service. I'm not the most tech-savvy girl in the world, especially when it comes to networking. Can anyone suggest a wireless router that they have purchased that has lasted more than a year? Thank you.
 

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Hey guys,

I just got a DI 624 and it has that network cable is unplugged error. So I'm going to return it and get a new one. Could you please tell me some wireless and wired routers that are Xbox live compatible that work well? Alright thanks alot, sorry if this has been posted before.
 

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Speedstream

residential gateway "speedstream 6520" a wireless router/ modem is what u need and u can also connect the xbox to the same,u may require to do the port forwarding for the online gaming on the 6520 and techsupport will help u do the same.
 

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For those of you who use a Draft N connection, what kind of router do you have? I'm curious because I'm getting extremely fed up with my Linksys WRT160N v2. My connection is always dropping when I have a large download and it starts picking up speed. It's getting really ridiculous. I think I'm going to try a D-Link DIR-625 or one of TrendNet's routers. I really can't afford a dual-band or Gigabyte router at the moment and I'm not sure they would increase my performance much anyhow.
 

Answer:Wireless-N Routers?

I've got a D-Link DIR-655, had it for about a year, it gets lots of rave reviews.
 

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I am thinking of buying a new wireless router, it must have at least 2-3 ethernet ports and obviously the wireless connection. I already have a broadband modem and a Wireless PCMICA (??) card for the laptop so that isn't a problem.What is the best and or what does everyone use?I also use XBox live.Shaun

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broadband, ADSL or cable?broadband modem: good one with ethernet connection or just free (cheap) usb one?

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My current wireless setup is real simple. The cable modem and router are in my parents room, I have a single computer in my room with a PCI adapter and theres another computer downstairs with a USB adapter.

This is fine and stuff, but recently I put together another computer for myself that I want to have in my room. Now in order to get it on the network i'll need another wireless adapter.. I dont want to buy another wireless adapter. Now, I just happen to have a spare wireless router that I can use, if possible. What I want to do is set up this 2nd wireless router in my room and then using cat5 cable hook both my computers into it and then have that router accessing the internet from the wireless router/cable in my parents room. My question is how do I go about doing this, also the routers are different brands (linksys, belkin). I tried lookin in google but I'm having a hard time coming up with search terms, before I know it I have a huge sentence in google and nothing relevent comes up.
 

Answer:Two wireless routers

That will only work if the second router have a client mode. If it doesn't then thats not going to work.


BUTT...
You can do internet connection sharing with you're main pc and link the two..
 

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I am considering getting a wireless connection between the main BT socket and my PC upstairs.1. Are the routers self powered from the socket?2. I have the old type BT socket ( solid front and bell wire disconnected). Can I use the router through a double connector in order to also connect my phone which is about 15' away? Or how? A new double main socket seems to be expensive to have fitted.Thanks.

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1 router will need a power socket as well as phone socket2. You will need a filter plugged into the BT socket which will give one socket to the phone and one for your router click here

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I'm using a Belkin wireless router conneted via ethernet to my PC and connected wirelessly to a laptop.

My question is, whilst looking for wireless connections on the laptop, I find a couple of other peoples routers of which I can use to connect to the internet, so i want to secure mine so it's not available to any one else in the same predicament.

I have been told what to do a few times but when trying to put it into practice I haven't got a clue!!

Any help gratefully recieved.

Thanks.
 

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Use the strongest encryption (security) available on both your router and notebook. WPA is best, but WEP will keep most people away.
 

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I have a DLink wireless router. What I want to do is this.


I have a computer in the living room I want to put on the internet. I donít have money for a new Ethernet cable or a wireless card for the desktop.

Is it possible to use a second wireless router to wirelessly connect to the Dlinkís wireless signal, and then run a short Ethernet cable from that wireless router to the desktop in the living room.

Is that even possible? Please let me know!
 

Answer:Is this even possible to do with 2 wireless routers?

Yes,

Set it up in bridge mode.
 

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Right now I have a D-Link WBR-1310, 802-11g , 54mbps. router. I have one computer hard wired to it. My second computer has a NetGear WG111 Adapter which is 54mbps. Would I notice a speed increase if I went to a 108mbps. router and adapter?
 

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If you're talking about Internet connection speeds, no. If you're talking about file sharing, you may notice some speed increase, but don't expect a 2:1 speed increase.
 

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hey do wireless routers make your internet a lot slower? like as opposed to one with cables cause i hear it can be reaaaaally laggy in games?

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Wireless routers don't have as high a file transfer rate as wired routers so that is probably where the lag occurs. Another possible option could also be because people don't update to the latest firmware. Generally though, you should be fine.

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Just bought my girl a xbox 360 and is now wondering if I can setup one of them to connect to the internet through the wirless router that we use to access the internet.

I thought id be able to plug a ethnet cable in to my girls laptop and share the connection but all I get is error messages.
 

Answer:2 wireless routers

Hi

if you want to plug the xbox into a laptop and then connect to the web via that, do a google on internet connection sharing via XP.

otherwise buy the wireless dongle for the 360

or buy a long cat5 lead
 

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Ok, in our household we've been through too many routers. Linksys, Buffalo, D-Link, our latest has been the D-Link Dir-615 and it's a piece of crap. Every time we go to play LAN games the damn thing skips every 2 seconds. Using the Dwa-130 adapters so we're getting 300Mbps.....supposedly. Either way, we're fed up with wireless at this point. Can anyone give me a link to a good, stable, Fast for gaming and NO SKIPS EVER wireless router? It would be much appreciated. And something that we could pick up locally would be great. Unless anyone thinks we have a bad router or something.....but I've even put a firmware update on it and still nothing but a brick to me. Previous router was a Linksys WRT54G Version 6 and it had only minor skips, but still enough to where if you were flying a chopper in BFVietnam you'd crash if you were near the ground. If the connection is wired, all is well. All computers have been wiped clean in the past month too, fresh XP installs so no software trouble....except maybe D-Links.
 

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Hi this is my first post on here so I thought I would start with a simple question.

I am looking at getting 10 or more wireless routers for some of my users in between the price range of £50 to £100.

Am after a robust, solid make that is going to be reliable and user friendly. Please could someone recommend any brands or models as thereís so many and I would like to get this right.

Also does anyone know of any good wireless information resources on the net? This would be a great help.

Thank you
 

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Hey all,

I've recently a Trendnet 452-BRP 108mbps Wireless G router and a Trendnet 432-BRP 54mbps Wireless G router. I was wondering if it's possible to utilize both of these routers so I get a stronger signal from my GNet ADSL modem.
 

Answer:Using two wireless routers...

yes you can but idk if it will increase Range or network stability, but when you get in to this i believe your talking multiple ip adresses etc. proboly your best bet would be to stick with the 108mbps router, if you want to extend network range use an apple airport express device, thats what i use and it works like a charm, it increases my signal therefore incresing my network stability, and range... hope this helps!
 

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ok i have a sbc dsl 2wire router ( on second floor of house, hooked to 1 phone line) and it works the wireless for laptop. next i have a speakercraft juke box music server that needs to be hooked up to the internet, (its in the basement) i have noway to wire it. i also have a linksys wcg200 wireless gateway . is what i would like to do is put the linksys in the basement hooked to the speakercraft juke box and make it link up to the 2wire on the 2nd floor wirelessly.

1 - Can this be done?
2 - How difficult is this to do?
3 - How do I configure the routers to do this?

Thanks for all the help

Cookingguy
aka brian
 

Answer:2 wireless routers and i want too

The wcg200 is a cable modem/router, and won't help you in this scenario. What you need is a wireless bridge product. Some routers offer bridge capability, and if you buy one that's compatible with DD-WRT 3rd party software, you can add bridge capability to additional products.
 

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