Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Doc Brown, Jan 14, 2008.
Something Linksys I assume?
in for answer as well.
get a wrt54g, throw dd::wrt on it, remove antennas, disable wireless in config.
So why has the WRT54G risen in price in the past few years? Seems routers, like other electronics, should get cheaper as time goes on.
they keep getting revisions. costs of materials goes up, too.
It's for a friend I know from another bb. I'll be lucky if I can get him to make the normal settings for a router, much less have him follow all those chages.
Also, he'll have his business computer connected to this as well, and I don't want to be responsible
for making sure that the wireless is disabled properly.
then have him pay someone to set it up properly.
Overall I would say they have dropped. I bought my LinkSys Cable Modem (no router) for ~$80.00 from Best Buy back around 2003. I remember they had a model that included a router that I thought about buying at the time but couldn't afford.
The guy is kind of a hermit. He won't go for that.
something has to give doc. But honestly, you need to stop and RUN. Run fast. If he's not willing to do it PROPERLY then you should not affiliate yourself with it -- because you're fucked when it breaks.
I was looking at that earlier today, but that seems to be a love/hate item.
People love it or they hate it. And 16% of them hate it.
Never had any problems with them
I have one, i can ship it.
netgear I believe.
Just curious, would I be able to set up a router for him at my place and ship it to him?
I have all of his ip address/gateway/mask etc. data. I'm just not familiar enough with routers to know if I need his specific internet connection to accomplish that.
if it's a cable connection, yes.
Damn. He's got dsl.
what the fuck are you smoking? You can setup DSL just the same.
Yes, so long as he plugs everything in correctly, you could do this.
He's moderately handy around computers. The guy cut himself fairly bad on a broken coffee table accident a couple of years ago and had some extreme blood loss. And he hasn't been quite the same since. So I try to help him out when I can.
But it sounds like this could work.
Doc, take a look at the Zyxel X-550
The wireless can be turned off with a manual switch.
If he is running XP sp2 you can configure it with a memory stick.
google, "zero configuration utility"
The mimo seems to work pretty well, my son can get a decent signal diagonally across a 2500 sq. ft. house though about 3 or 4 walls.
Yeah Zyxel make decent stuff
Unscrew the antenna. It won't matter if the wireless is on or off.
That looks pretty interesting. Reading the manual now.
Ugh. I hate manuals.
The manual doesn't say how to use the usb drive to set the router up.
I'll probably just set it up the normal way.