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Thread: What's your favorite router

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    Question What's your favorite router

    I'm working towards setting up my first small home network, and will be off to pick up a router soon. I understand that I'll need a router, and was wondering what the experts think...

    The network wil be a simple 3 PC network, all running XP pro, and all have 10/100 cards already installed. They'll connect to the web via cable broadband service.

    BTW:
    After listening to all of you, I have already taken the steps of placing everything on a separate UPS and moving everything to XP pro on a clean install... Of course, I'm always open to new ideas as well...
    I'll try to learn anything you'll teach me...

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    Whats your favorite router hmmm....Rockwell I just had to
    Want my weapons molon labe

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    If you are NOT going the wireless lan route.
    Two units are cost effective and work nicely
    One the Linksys router with 4 port switch
    Also the USR router 4port switch Has the added bonus of a print server in the router..

    The Linksys can be found here.

    http://www.linksys.com/products/prod...cid=29&prid=20

    I have one of these. It’s a snap to install and setup

    The USR unit is found here

    http://www.usr.com/products/networki...p?sku=USR8000a

    NOTE the Print server Requires a Network compatible printer.
    Most Winprinters are NOT network compatible

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    HeHe- Besides the Rockwell (with a healthy supply of different bits), I would agree with one of Ricks choices.
    I've had the same Linksys Router with 4-Port switch for quite a while now. (Not familiar with the USR unit)

    Works great! Of course, I like it best when the kids are away at school and the network isn't so busy.

    (These school vacations are gonna kill me!)
    ~ I had a life once...Now I have a computer and a modem ~

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    I say


    Linksys

    They are easy to use and if you run into a problem, their support is second to none....

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    I have used a LINKSYS BEFSR41 For about a year, and it works great. I would recommend it to anyone.

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    Here's the final answer...

    At the suggestion of the fine folks here, I have purchased the Linksys BEFSX41... Instant Broadband™EtherFast®Cable/DSL Firewall Router with 4-Port Switch/VPN EndPoint

    I chose this one instead of the suggested BEFSR41 because of th included firewall- I figured that it'll be easier to go that route than have to install ZoneAlarm on my fiancee's computer. Anything I can do to make it easier for her (and less for me to support) the better.

    Thanks for all of your help everyone! As I begin the setup I'll check back and let you knwo how it goes.

    You can see it HERE if you'd like.
    I'll try to learn anything you'll teach me...

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