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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:35 pm

I am moving very soon and will need to set up a wireless router at my apartment. I will have cable high-speed internet service but, because of where my cable connection is, I will be setting up a wireless router. Anything that I should know?? I'm pretty clueless with that. I have a desktop PC. Based on mky limited research, I was thinking that I will get a Linksys Wireless-G router and the applicable wireless network card. Is that it?? What about PCI vs. USB for hooking up the wireless adaptor??
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Postby bronxxbomber » Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:39 pm

pci and usb are about the same. what i do recommend is that when you set it just make sure that you encrypt it. it's just another layer of protection for your benefit.
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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:44 pm

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Postby Phatferd » Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:47 pm

I have a Linksys WRT54G and have had it for abotu 6 months. I have not had a single issue with it. It is set up through a VPN as well so the security is really strong.
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Postby Lofunzo » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:00 pm

Does anyone know if there is a significant difference between the Linksys WRT54G or the WRT54GS?? Looks like I will go with the WRT54G and either of these cards:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 1384697890

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp ... 1769818475

Is there a performance difference between the PCI and the USB?? It seems like the USB will be easier to connect but I am looking for the best performance.
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Postby slomo007 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:07 pm

Go with the PCI. They have more range in every computer I've seen them used on as opposed to the USB versions. If you do not need to it to be mobile, then PCI is definitely the best way to go. Plus, then you don't have yet another cord coming out of your computer.
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Postby Coppermine » Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:01 pm

All you really need to worry about is going with an 802.11g router.
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Postby pokerplaya » Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:37 pm

Coppermine wrote:All you really need to worry about is going with an 802.11g router.


From my experience (albeit limited) that is all I really worried about and my connection is nothing short of fantastic.
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Postby acsguitar » Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:25 pm

I think Hawking makes the best wireless technology
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Postby slomo007 » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:43 am

FYI Lo, saw this and thought of you:

http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=150219

Looks like a pretty good deal on the Linksys router you're looking for.
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