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Evening Overclock.net, how are we all this evening?

I will gladly admit I don't know a thing about networking, It is my achilles heel when it comes to my hobby. The thing is though, I have big plans, but I have no idea where to start. When I try to read up on networking I feel as though I am fumbling in ignorance, not knowing if I am on the right track.

My Linksys Router Modem combo has been around for eight years now and it's starting to show. Close to the end of last year it started to drop out from time to time and on those hot days in Australia it just refused to work. I have a friend moving in, in two week and in the house we're going to have at least three laptops, two tablets, three smartphones, a PC (possibility of another one down the road) and three consoles running off it at any given time. Considering that my old modem/router was breaking under the weight of a tablet, two smartphones, a laptop, a PS3 and a PC linked to it I think it's time for a change. However, on top of that I will also be setting up a home server so that we can store all of our media on it. Music, videos, photos, roms etc. so that we all have access to it at any given time. Plus I want to get rid of the hard drives in my PC as my H100 and my hard drives are the loudest thing in it. tongue.gif

Now to the meat of it all, what kind of equipment would you all recommend? All devices apart from the PC and the Server will be connected via the wireless and will be accessed regularly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have no idea what I am doing. smile.gif

Kind regards, TrueZarken.
     
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Well each router has  max recomended device count. Usualy those are 6-10 devices at same time.

 

Good idea would be to link 2 routers together  and place them so every device get good signal.

 

But im kinda new in this stuff also  so i might be wrong :D

post #3 of 13
First you need to buy a new stand alone modem.

Then you need to buy the best and latest Wifi router from Asus.

Thats it.

If you dont know whats latest and best from asus, then you can search forums, or use google.
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Originally Posted by KGB7 View Post

First you need to buy a new stand alone modem.

Then you need to buy the best and latest Wifi router from Asus.

Thats it.

If you dont know whats latest and best from asus, then you can search forums, or use google.

From my research I was going to pick up an ASUS DSL-N10 and a ASUS RT-AC66U and that's that? That seems almost a little too easy. tongue.gif Thank you for the help, I appreciate it. smile.gif

Does anyone else have any thing to add to this discussion?

EDIT: Just quickly does anyone have an opinion on the Netcomm 3G29WN2? I can't seem to locate any reviews online and it seems like a fully feature rich Router/Modem combo.
Edited by TrueZarken - 2/11/13 at 1:43am
     
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For storage i'd recommend some NAS solution. It's easy to setup and you can find them with neat features for sharing media, downloading torrents and various ways of sharing files.
    
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Stay away from combo router/modem like hot iron.
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youre gonna need some rope and bleach. ductape works too since they are gonna struggle to get away. dont buy it at 7/11 they have cameras, use a supermarket or something where its less likely to be spotted duo to large traffic
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youre gonna need some rope and bleach. ductape works too since they are gonna struggle to get away. dont buy it at 7/11 they have cameras, use a supermarket or something where its less likely to be spotted duo to large traffic

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Stay away from combo router/modem like hot iron.

I've used many Combo router modems in the past none of them given my grief and i've 30 something devices on my network.
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I've used many Combo router modems in the past none of them given my grief and i've 30 something devices on my network.

Grief, perhaps, depending on your needs. But you will lack settings and lack of freedom to use 3rd party firmwares. And lack of EOM options. And it will make more difficult to trouble shoot if issues were to arise.
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