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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Question Wireless router? or Not??

If i switched to a wireless router would it be faster or slower than me using my router now and just running ethernet cables to everything. I have cable internet and I really want to use wireless instead but if its going to be a drop in my connection speed im not so sure.. I looked around on the net and couldnt find nothing right off hand..

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I dont think you will notice a big difference in speed connecting wirelessly, unless you are downloading or uploading big files

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For anything internet based you won't notice a difference unless you have a really low signal strength. The speed of the wireless network will be higher than your internet connection. Now for accessing things on your local network between computers, servers, etc. then there would be a difference in speed.

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For anything internet based you won't notice a difference unless you have a really low signal strength. The speed of the wireless network will be higher than your internet connection. Now for accessing things on your local network between computers, servers, etc. then there would be a difference in speed.
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If you need a wireless router, let me know as i have one for sale. Still have plastic on it and everything, barely been used.

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awesome thanks everyone.. I saw some at walmart they had on sell for 70 I think? Mike I may hit you up for yours soon if I dont like wally worlds

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Depends on what kind of wireless router you get and what kind of wireless card you match it with. Now everyone says that connecting to your other home networked computers via the wireless connection that you will experience a speed loss. I personally don't notice any speed difference on my wired lan over my wireless lan. Most of my LAN wired equipment is running at megabit speed which is 100mb/s....not 100Mb/s. there is a difference between those two speeds. The average ethernet card and router runs at 100 mb/s..which is megabit. If you get a wireless router which routes at just a fast speed or faster than everything else (which is more than quite common) , than you will not notice a speed difference. For instance, my router can operate at 1000 mb/s and my wireless AP (access point) can operate at 300 mb/s. My regular desktop has a megabit card which is 100 mb/s and my other computers have the same except for my laptop, which has a 802.11n card which can operate at 300 mb/s. Since all my computers operate at 100-300 mb/s and the networking equipment that I use ( being router and AP) are able to operate at a higher speed than my devices attached, there is no noticable decrease in speed since they do not max out or overload the router. If you are able to go the route that I have, it will cost you about $400 in Routers.

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However, you are talking about a $70 piece from walmart. My best piece of advice that I can give is to stay away from the newer Linksys/Cisco merged products. Since they merged, the Linksys side has been nothing but crap in my opinion. I have tried ( for grins ) 3 of their products, and they have all failed. 2 have been released with known issues with the firmware, and one was released with a known case of bad capacitors which all led to failures. I have been a Netgear fan and owner for many years due to products that have worked the way they are supposed to right out of the box, 1 failure in 10 years, and fantastic customer support for that issue. Lightning storm caused an issue, and they were more than willing to swap out a killed unit ( not one killed from factory) all at their expense. I don't know if Wal-Mart sells Netgear products, I usually get mine straight from them.

I hope that I have help. Have a BS in Network Engineering, so I know quite a bit about it.

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Don't EVER use the Cisco name in vain EVER again!!!

So, the Linksys gear I've never had a problem with at all. However, in modern times there are better bangs for the buck. I recommend newegg.com for all consumer grade crap needs.

All wireless speeds are theoretical. Additionally, all A, B, G and N radios can be affected by outside influences where -in general- a shielded/unshielded cat5, cat5e, ca6..etc cable will not be as affected if properly built and run. Hell, I see cat5/6 not properly run daily that works like a champ.

Using your scenarios, duh....I mean, if you have a gig nic and a faste nic - of course that shit is going to run at the lowest speed between the two. Damn, I can see where that BS in Network Engineering is getting you. I don't have a BS in NE so I suppose I don't know as much as you about network design, implementation and maintenance - so I'll digress.


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Don't EVER use the Cisco name in vain EVER again!!!

So, the Linksys gear I've never had a problem with at all. However, in modern times there are better bangs for the buck. I recommend newegg.com for all consumer grade crap needs.

All wireless speeds are theoretical. Additionally, all A, B, G and N radios can be affected by outside influences where -in general- a shielded/unshielded cat5, cat5e, ca6..etc cable will not be as affected if properly built and run. Hell, I see cat5/6 not properly run daily that works like a champ.

Using your scenarios, duh....I mean, if you have a gig nic and a faste nic - of course that shit is going to run at the lowest speed between the two. Damn, I can see where that BS in Network Engineering is getting you. I don't have a BS in NE so I suppose I don't know as much as you about network design, implementation and maintenance - so I'll digress.


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wow. stating the basics and I get flamed, so I digress. trying to help someone that is trying to get into a new field...wireless... and someone comes charging in being an ass. All other facts aside, fuck you. I was trying to explain it as easy as I can. I don't see where I took Cisco's name in vain. Being owned by Cisco I just said both names. Every single person has an opinion about every single thing. I just stated mine. I don't berudge you at all for having Linksys products and everything working fine. Having a mb card connected to a gb backbone is a planning method I used so I wouldn't overload my router and lock it up. I apologize for trying to help someone about a subject I am well versed in. I won't be responding further to this thread.

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Man, I'm sorry you got your pussy hurt. Several things in both posts sounded quite foolish though, so suck it up.

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