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Looking to buy a router

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Junkfood00, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    So I want to get a 100/100 Mbps internet ($25 good price!) and a router for when I move again the next semester, but I'm unsure which one to get. The line owners recommend getting a device that can transmit 1 Gbps for such internet speed but I don't know which flow should have that capacity.

    I found this router D-Link DIR-655 and it seems powerful, does it meet the requirement? Is there any better alternative for the same or lower price? I'll try to get a used one if possible, I don't think such devices wear out/get slower over time, do they?

    Of course the networking cards should also be capable of handling the speed and the wireless one is able to transmit up to 300 Mbps and the Ethernet one 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (is this 10/100 Mbps?), but I assume I'm good to go with these.

    What are your recommendations?
     
  2. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    A 1 Gbps port speed or 1 Gbps wireless? There is a big difference. Most devices support 1 Gbps port speed (direct ethernet), but the devices that support 1 Gbps wireless speeds are usually dual-band with 300-450 Mbps on the standard 2.4 Ghz band and 1+ Gbps on the 5 Ghz band.

    So if you get one of those dual-band routers, you'll need to make sure your wireless adapter can detect a 5 Ghz band, though if you're just going to do direct ethernet, you can get a cheaper router that supports 1 Gbps (gigabit) port speed.

    I assume they mean port speed, because a 1 Gbps wireless transfer seems a bit overkill even for a 100 Mbps up/down connection.

    Regardless, specific router depends on whether or not you'll be using it direct ethernet or actually using the wireless - and if using the wireless, then it also depends on how big your home is, where the router will be situated compared to the PC, etc. But overall I'd recommend Linksys over D-Link. They have comparable routers that seem to last longer (in my experience).
     
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  3. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Yeah I also assume it's port speed, there was no mention of which flow but just the capacity.
     
  4. Zapdos

    Zapdos Power Member

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    You have no need for gigabit wireless. Wireless in this case would only be for your router to your computer, not the router to your ISP.
     
  5. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    I got the Dlink dir-655 one and I didn't really like it, so I gave it away to the parents to replace their old one.

    I'm looking for another one, people told me to look up netgear and ciscos. I need your recommendations! Specific models, thanks.