Thread: Built-In Vs. External Routers
July 25th, 2005, 07:30 PM #1
Built-In Vs. External Routers
which would perform better?
the reason i ask is, ive been on the phone w/dlink all day trying to get the router to work properly, just to get good stable connection w/a high speed!
so far whenever the the DLink: DI-604 is hooked up ive had this problem, i dont have a problem getting high speeds at all with the 2Wire-1000HG, runs nice in Limewire and Bittorrent (on seperate pcs)
i had the same router problem when i 1st got it, except i burnt out very quickly, then just ran it through the modem
since im about to build another pc i will need more ports then the modem supports, but if i continue having a connection problem like this i might opt to get another modem w/built in router
as well concerning the issue would i have been able to get improved perfomance if i had made appropriate settings in the modem before i set it to run the dlink router, or would it not matter then?
this entire ordeal is aggravating and confusing....
July 25th, 2005, 07:46 PM #2
I think you may want to dump the D-link.
You may be best served by buying a cheap Ethernet switch(~$20.00) and however many PC's you have buy a nic for each one(about $5.00 for each 10/100 NIC) if not cheaper.
I would hook my primary PC to the modem, and make sure it works fine, then I would throw a NIC into the Primary PC and hook the switch to the NIC. Then simply hook the rest of the comps to the Switch. Depending on the switch, NIC's, and cabling your cost shouldnt be much more than $35.00 and you will have an expandable small network.
With this system, you will need to have your protection/security set up for just the Primary PC instead of all of the comps, since the rest of the computers will be behind it they should all be automatically protected by the software/firewall on the primary pc.They say technology slows down for no one. I know it outruns my wallet. I figure its because my wallet isn't light enough yet.
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July 25th, 2005, 07:57 PM #3
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One thing to remember is that you need to set the router as the DMZ device in the 2Wire's router. I didn't know that for the longest time and I had the same problems you are having.
No experience with the D-Link, but both my Linksys and USR routers worked like they were supposed to after that.
July 26th, 2005, 05:21 AM #4Originally Posted by Whir
about an hour after i made this thread everything was running great, limewire on here, along w/slsk (havent been able to do that before), n bittorrent on the other pc
until about 20minutes ago... so i checked the routers log... and was getting "ping of death", dammit
May 8th, 2006, 11:22 AM #5
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should I buy the 2Wire 1000HG
I have purchased 3 wireless routers in the past year, belkin, netgear, and linksys..
belkin and linksys stopped working after 3 months and netgear is a pain in the ass to figure out. the damn firewall caused a lot of issues for me. I was unable to play counterstrike with the wireless because it is too slow.
I just switched to DSL 1.5MB from cable modem to save some cash. Now I need a dsl modem.. the big question is this.
Does this dsl router
have everything I need, I can get it off ebay for $34 or should I just buy a westel dsl modem and connect it to my netgear?
Also, does the new modems such as westel provide faster speeds or will my speed be the same regardless of what I use?
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