@ TheN00bBuilder, thank you so much for your suggestion and your kind support on the "irrelevancy". I used to be very active on OCN, but haven't of late had too many questions that I couldn't root out and answer myself. I kind of assumed/hoped DuckieHo
would eventually chime in and lend us some of his vast knowledge in this area. He's a much smarter Duck than I am, that's for sure.
For about 15 years now, I've pretty much been a close my eyes and buy D-Link or Netgear products, so TP-Link is new to me. Most of what I read nowadays is for wireless routers, very little for hard-wired ethernet routers, so I'm seriously hurting for reliable information. Every little bit helps and is sincerely appreciated.
As my nickname (IG) would indicate, I am a bit of an OCD tech-addict, never happy unless I know everything. I can therefore be pretty annoying. To be perfectly honest, I wasn't too mindful of traffic flow, network speeds, etc. until my beloved GamerLounge got scrunched by Dumbo. Then I started thinking about
1) How I can dedicate one network
to internet information gathering and one network
to computer-to-computer file transfer.
2) How I can supplement my Comodo (free) firewall with a programmable router, what ports on my computer are safest to use for internet downloads, whether port randomization is necessary for serious security, etc., etc.
Therefore if you know of any books to read that would bring me up to speed on networking I would be seriously grateful.
The TP Link you suggested doesn't have enough LAN ports for me (My bad for not being more specific), but I'll contact TP-Link tech support and seek their advice as to which of their products might meet my needs.
As to my incalculable wealth
, I'm the kind of guy who pours all of his money into electronics but also has holes in his underwear. Priorities, I guess.
I just noticed that two more posts had been made by "b...." As to
I did not PM you, you PMed me to start with and you were quite nasty.
That's quite true. I did PM you. I thought it better to do so than to muddy the thread with back and forth bantering.
Here is the complete and exact text of my PM to "b...":
OCN is a quality forum.
Your comment "one of your housekeepers?" just hire a pro to build a network for you." is therefore completely out of line with what is acceptable behavior on this forum.
As Mark Twain said, "it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt".
Hardly what I would call "nasty". As for the semantics of maid, housekeeper, caregiver, I must sincerely apologize. The individual who stepped on the router happens to perform all of those duties. But then the topic of the thread was "Recommendations for Ethernet Router
Let's talk about that, shall we?