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Created On: 06/28/2005 02:04 PM
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 06/28/2005 02:04 PM
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I am moving into a new house that cannot support a wired LAN but that works very well with a wireless LAN. I need ideas on a router that can support 6 computers, is fast (~100Mbps), and has the best security. I also want it to come from a good company like Linksys. I also need PCI cards that can support the router.

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 07/03/2005 12:59 AM
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Personally, I like DLink equipment. I would go for a DI-624 to meet the requirements that you are after. I wouldn't count on getting a full 100Mbps connection on the wireless, though, as the full 108 rating is only a peak potentential dependant on tide levels, moon phase, leaky basements, etc...... /wink.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif' />
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The farther away the devices from the rouer, the slower they will be. Though Super G, Speed Booster, an whatever enhanced G will also have better range. Pre-N routers have even beter range and speed.

Personaly I thing WEP is good security, though WPA does seem to be beter. WEP should be good enough as long as your pass key is not easily guessed.
 07/06/2005 07:57 PM
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Also be aware that 54 Mb wireless means 54 Mb total, so if you are transferring data between PC's through the router, your bandwidth is only 50% of what's available. So if you have a server, connect it 100 Base T (wired to the router).

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