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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by xxpinoyxx View Post
its a netgear WGT624 v2.

im not sure if its the actual router itself or the asus wifi module that came with my mobo.


but thanks for all the replies. i guess ill pass on the second modem since its gonna cost me another $60/month. i might just invest in a gigabit wlan or a better wifi card for my desktop.

How's your signal strength? Maybe get a wifi repeater?
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post #12 of 23
This will not work with two modems from the same provider. You'll basically have both of them fighting. One will always be disconnecting. I've done it before with a VoIP + Internet Modem. They had to disconnect both and install a VoIP Modem that handled internet too.

DSL+Cable = OK
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post #13 of 23
I run a cable modem for myself, and a DSL line for my wife and daughter. In a pinch if one goes down, I can go wireless to the line that is up. I do this for business reasons so I justify the cost, but not sure if going to a DSL/Cable setup is worth it for just your torrents.

For the cost of 1 or 2 months of service fees, you can most likely get a better wireless setup.
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post #14 of 23
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How's your signal strength? Maybe get a wifi repeater?
my signal is excellent. im literally no more than 20 feet away from the router.

but what im wondering is if the crappy supplied asus wifi module is the problem. because on my laptop i have teh corresponding pcmia card and when i torrent on there theres no problems.
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I run a cable modem for myself, and a DSL line for my wife and daughter. In a pinch if one goes down, I can go wireless to the line that is up. I do this for business reasons so I justify the cost, but not sure if going to a DSL/Cable setup is worth it for just your torrents.

For the cost of 1 or 2 months of service fees, you can most likely get a better wireless setup.

thats what i was planning on doing. i wanted to setup a gigabit wlan and add a network hdd. but thats gonna be about $600. too much for my blood.
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post #16 of 23
Honestly I've had really bad luck with netgear. I had one of the super-g mimo routers and that thing only lasted a month before I got fed up with its random shut-downs. I would suggest going Linksys as they are headed up by Cisco Systems which are quality manufacturers.
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Honestly I've had really bad luck with netgear. I had one of the super-g mimo routers and that thing only lasted a month before I got fed up with its random shut-downs. I would suggest going Linksys as they are headed up by Cisco Systems which are quality manufacturers.
ill look into linksys more. thanks for the info.
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post #18 of 23
If decent DSL is avalible in your area, it tends to be MUCH better for torrents, as it seems to be able to handle all those connection unlike cable.

You can also try to set your torrent client up to not make so many connections. It will give slower download speeds, but the internet may be useable at the same time.
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post #19 of 23
If you want faster, u can always just upgrade what u have. My friend got it a upgrade for free, cuz his next door neighbor works for comcast. Now he has 20+mbs. I would say hes lying, but ive seen it tested on 3 different sites. All came up w/ 21-23mbs.
    
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post #20 of 23
No need for a super router?

If you can only get 58MBPS on the adapter and you only have a 5mbps get something small and good.
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