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post #11 of 21
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While that is a nice router, it is way over the pricerange that I stated on the first post, and I really don't need that card as my server will be connected directly, as I stated in my first post..


What do you guys think of this router?

TRENDnet TEW-633GR


Is trendnet a decent brand?
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post #12 of 21
If you're connected directly, and you have a FastEthernet network card in your rig (100MBits/s), then any router that supports 100BaseTX will do ... I thought you said wireless.
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post #13 of 21
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If you're connected directly, and you have a FastEthernet network card in your rig (100MBits/s), then any router that supports 100BaseTX will do ... I thought you said wireless.
Alrite, well that will work then, I will probably get the Trendnet one since it also has a 10/100/1000 connection on the Wan side as well as the Lan sides.



"it doesn't have to have wireless but it would be a plus if it had wireless G. (the server will be hooked up directly)"
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post #14 of 21
I run a fairly busy web and ftp server plus I will have a couple friends over every now and then for online gaming and my cheap linksys router handles it all just fine...and I am pretty sure there are times I am well over 40MBs of combined activity.

if you want to sink a lot of money go ahead, but I just want to warn you that it isn't needed
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post #15 of 21
wrt54g and dd-wrt
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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
Just about any gigabit switch will but your going to be limited by peoples network cards if they only have 100Mbit max they will transfer is 10MB.
That is true, and the fact that your modem is not 1000000000 MB per second OMG!!!

Really, any router will work, you just need to be able to set up Quality of Service on the router.

Plus be sure you get a dd-wrt compatible router, it is by far the best firmware to use, not the OEM or manufacturer software that is on the router.
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post #17 of 21
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... what is dd-wrt ??
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post #18 of 21
Google my friend... use it!

DD-WRT
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post #19 of 21
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Google my friend... use it!

DD-WRT

I just looked at the website, and I still really don't know what features it will add, or what improvements it will have... I guess I will see how my current router (DIR-624) does, once I get the server up and running. I really have no idea what router to get if it doesn't work, as the DD-WRT website wasn't really clear on if it would work with the Linksys WRT54GL, and I dont know I am just confused about the whole thing.
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I just looked at the website, and I still really don't know what features it will add, or what improvements it will have... I guess I will see how my current router (DIR-624) does, once I get the server up and running. I really have no idea what router to get if it doesn't work, as the DD-WRT website wasn't really clear on if it would work with the Linksys WRT54GL, and I dont know I am just confused about the whole thing.
Supported Devices

Now, as for added features, it really just depends on what model you use or download, your router. Because all routers have different features as far as I am concerned. Such as a newer model router won't have the same functions as an older router would have, such as a newer one could support multi-tunneling vpn and an older one may not. (Hypothetical)


Some features that I know that arn't given are:
Unlimited (to an extent) Qos lines.
Power management of your wireless signal.
Bandwidth graph usage
Wireless survey (basically lets your router use monitor mode on top of comm mode)
and more.
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