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Old 01-25-2010, 12:03 AM   #11
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Wireless>Crazy router chains

It'* easier, cheaper, and less of an *** pain.
To a certain extent.

Keep in mind though, assuming you use wireless G, a wired connection is, under optimum wireless conditions, twice as fast as the wireless. While that won't make a big difference for internet purposes (unless you go to NIU and have a 250 Mbit Connection). It will make a difference if you transfer files from one computer to another. Wireless is also susceptible to interference (with 10 other wireless network around me I'm always having issues). If you already have the wired equiptment, it would be cheaper to stick with that, then buy all new wireless stuff.
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To a certain extent.

Keep in mind though, assuming you use wireless G, a wired connection is, under optimum wireless conditions, twice as fast as the wireless. While that won't make a big difference for internet purposes (unless you go to NIU and have a 250 Mbit Connection). It will make a difference if you transfer files from one computer to another. Wireless is also susceptible to interference (with 10 other wireless network around me I'm always having issues). If you already have the wired equiptment, it would be cheaper to stick with that, then buy all new wireless stuff.
I gotta agree with this. My netbook runs off of wireless and I transfer files to my desktop all the time (usually folders that are larger than 1GB) and I usually wind up using my Corsair flash drive the wireless transfer rates are so dang slow.
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I have been using DD-WRT a lot lately on the routers I have, then set up one as a client brigde so I get 4 wired ports off that router that have great signal since you have the big antennas on the router picking up the signal instad of the PC

and DD-WRT gives you a ton more options
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and DD-WRT gives you a ton more options
Yes it does!! I upgraded mine yesterday, and boy looky at all those bells and whistles.
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Gotta love DD-WRT. It gives you professional options on a consumer product for free!
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Also allows you to boost your neighbors unprotected wireless signal a little bit. With there consent of course .
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mike likes to make it differcult so nobody understsands what hes doing
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Also allows you to boost your neighbors unprotected wireless signal a little bit. With there consent of course .
I boost my signal to about 150mW. It'* a big boost when a stock router only pushes 28mW. Allows me to have good signal anywhere in the house. I also run a MAC filter so nobody can jack my stuff.
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I boost my signal to about 150mW. It'* a big boost when a stock router only pushes 28mW. Allows me to have good signal anywhere in the house. I also run a MAC filter so nobody can jack my stuff.
Gotta love MAC filters. Only bad part is mine also filters the hard wired ports. Stupid Trendnet router.
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Gotta love MAC filters. Only bad part is mine also filters the hard wired ports. Stupid Trendnet router.
Linksys>Trendnet then I guess?
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