Help me find a cheap router! =)

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  1. ChaejUn83

    ChaejUn83 Guest

    wireless prefered....know any brands i should try and buy from or stay away from? also do most wireless routers require u to have their network card too? if u guys know of any good buys online please post up here for me to check out...thanks
     
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    CompiledMonkey New Member

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    Linksys 802.11b router. Simple setup. You are not required to use their NICs.
     
  3. ChaejUn83

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    how much does that card usually run? u know any good sites where i can find a good deal on it?
     
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    The router is probably around 100-120. The WNICs are around 50-70 I guess. I got major discounts when I bought mine, so I'm just guessing above. Check www.circuitcity.com etc.
     
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    I got this Netgear router from Best Buy for $99.... its wireless and works great. Here's the link to it... I dont use it wirelessly for my computer, but there are 2 others in the house that use it wirelessly, and we are on for days with no problems. :bigthumb:

    Also, as long as you get a 802.11b compatible wireless card, it will work no prob... can be any brand.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/detail.asp?e=11179119&m=488&cat=540&scat=1572
     
  6. SmAssher

    SmAssher Umm....Mooo?

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    I have a Microsoft 802.11b Wireless Base Station with a USB Adapter Reciever and it has worked very well for me.

    The router runs about $130 at CircuitCity or Best Buy and the adapter runs about $80, but you can use pretty much any wireless NIC.
     
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    Definately go with Linksys. :bigthumb: So simple to setup, so simple to use.
     
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    Supadoggie I ♥ my doggah

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    i got a Netgear MR314 wireless and 4 port router for $50 after rebate..

    check netgear and see if they still offer that rebate..
     
  9. Mikel

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    A PIX is easy to setup for internet sharing at home too. :big grin::big grin::big grin:
     
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    Yes, the PIX series is a great router for home. The PIX 501 comes to mind as a fairly simple one to setup.
     
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    That's what I'm using at home. It's just as easy to setup a bigger PIX as it is a 501. Shhhhhhh. :big grin:
     
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    :big grin:

    Now of course, Mr. ChaejUn83 DID request a wireless router... ;) But we could always recommend a simple WAP to add on... ;)
     
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    PIX 501 + Aironet 350 + RADIUS server for EAP authentication here. :o :bigthumb:
     
  14. Sucoyant

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    Want cheap, but effective?
    Find an old P1 75mhz or better pc. It dosent have to have a hard drive, just 2 NICS. Go to http://www.linuxrouter.org/

    Works great =)
     
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    He wanted a wireless router. While what you sugested is great for a wired LAN, it will not work for a wireless setup.


    Well, unless you can get a wireless card to act as an access point, which I guess is not very easy.
     
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