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Hi All,

I have my sig rig connected directly to my rogers cable modem as it is the only pc at my place.

That said, are there any benefits to using a router with a wired connection anyway? I mean peformance wise.
 

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ummm..... what are you wanting to do?? is it for a local network or or lan and internet??

i am struggling to understand this question a bit.

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go wired over wireless. most routers that come from the isp's are really bad for heavy wireless usage and drop after 15 min of gaming. wired is fater less packet loss etc...
 

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Originally Posted by mothrpe;14199622
Hi All,

I have my sig rig connected directly to my rogers cable modem as it is the only pc at my place.

That said, are there any benefits to using a router with this connection anyway? I mean peformance wise.
To answer your question simply: No.
 

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Use a router (NAT firewall etc - infinitely better than crappy software f'wall)
Stay wired, though. (I hate wireless
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Use a router (NAT firewall etc - infinitely better than crappy software f'wall)
Stay wired, though. (I hate wireless
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Very good point. Security. Hardware firewall and NAT are 2 benefits of a router. I'm not sure if your current modem has a NAT though...
 

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Nonono, I'm not going wireless.

I mean, is there a benefit to using a router with a wired connection vs a direct wired connection.

Like does it help traffic or anything like that. Will having one improve performance.
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stick with wired connection...too much overheads associated with wireless.
 

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no...the only benefit to going with a router is the firewall, and as has been stated some default modems don't come with anything, so your only protection is software based...
 
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well without the router, your computer is completely exposed to the outside internet, and can get a virus extremely easily. I would highly recommend getting a router. You don't need to use wireless, but put a router between you and your modem.
 

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You'll notice if you directly connect a computer or put it into a DMZ that it will almost certainly be subject to probes and port scans by hacking bots constantly.

Using a router allows it to effectively be your decoy. One of your best lines of defense is to take advantage of a router's NAT.

You'll be less likely to have a compromised system, and THIS is a significant performance advantage.
 

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No! In fact, it may be even worse. 2 weeks ago I found out that the slightly old router I have have limited my advertised 10mpbs connection to 6.6mpbs. When I called Rogers, they told me that it was the router, and when using a direct connection I actually had 20mpbs! 2x the advertised rate.
 

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You'll notice if you directly connect a computer or put it into a DMZ that it will almost certainly be subject to probes and port scans by hacking bots constantly.

Using a router allows it to effectively be your decoy. One of your best lines of defense is to take advantage of a router's NAT.

You'll be less likely to have a compromised system, and THIS is a significant performance advantage.
This x 1000
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No! In fact, it may be even worse. 2 weeks ago I found out that the slightly old router I have have limited my advertised 10mpbs connection to 6.6mpbs. When I called Rogers, they told me that it was the router, and when using a direct connection I actually had 20mpbs! 2x the advertised rate.
Solution: Get a better router
 

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no extra benefits performance wise but it does give you an extra equipment to troubleshoot when your internet connection goes down
 

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My ping lowers like 1ms directly connecting in bridge mode.
 
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