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Basic Router Questions.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by BArkat, Jul 12, 2008.

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  1. BArkat

    BArkat Thread Starter

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    Hi all. I have a desktop PC upstairs and my daughter just got a "new" used desktop PC for her room downstairs. I know I need a router to hook them both up to the internet. Just not sure what to look for in a router. I will be getting a wireless router, even tough I will be useing ethernet cables to hook it up. They are already there. About all we do is read e-mail, surf the net, and stream movies and music. And the connection "HAS" (her quote, not mine!) to be fast enough to play online games like on pogo.com. Those are pretty basic games though. I dont think I need a "N" router, but Im not sure. I also think a "G" would be pretty slow. So I am thinking about a "G+". Any thought? Also, since I will be useing a wired wireless, will that affect the speeds at all? And, if it matters, we have DSL through SBC, Yahoo, something or other.
     
  2. Courtneyc

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    B, G, and N are wireless standards (well, N isn't a standard yet), that have nothing to do with wired. Regardless of what router you get, it's still faster than your modem.

    I, myself, have been especially impressed with a D-Link wireless router (DIR-655), but it is a little on the expensive side.

    Incidentally, dial-up is sufficient for pogo, so you won't really have a problem with your daughter.

    Courtney
     
  3. DoubleHelix

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    The type of wireless protocol doesn't matter if you're connecting using wired Ethernet.
     
  4. BArkat

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    That makes sence but, I thought that the speeds went up with the letters. B = slow, G = faster, N = even faster. Or is that just a faster speed over the wireless connection?
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    The B, G, and N protocols only relate to wireless connections. They don't have anything to do with a wired connection.
     
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