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  1. #1
    Eric
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    Need recommendation on good wired router...

    Hi

    After over six years of constant operation, my main router (D-Link DI-764)
    has finally bit it. The 802.11a radio stopped working a few months ago, but
    wasn't a big deal since I had already been using an 802.11a/gb WAP connected
    to it. Now the router portion has finally bit it too.

    I just want to get a wired router since I already have a WAP to connect it
    with. My requirements are, of course, at least four local LAN ports to be
    used with an XBox360, PS3, and a media gadget. I'll need to be able to use
    "static" DHCP for 21 devices, port forwarding, firewall, etc. Also, since
    it is situated next to my HDTV, I'm thinking about just going ahead and
    getting Gigabit as I may want to pipe HD to the TV down the road.

    Just want something that is simple to use, allows settings to be backed up,
    and of course reliable..

    Thanks!





  2. #2
    jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk
    Guest

    Re: Need recommendation on good wired router...

    On 20 Mar, 00:29, "jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk"
    <jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk> <snip>
    > By the way.. out of interest, what is the make/model of this gadget
    > that gives your wired router a wireless capability. *(I am rather new
    > to wireless)-


    doh, must be a wireless switch/"access point".
    I guess a typical(typical as in built in switch) wireless "NAT router"
    is like a typical wired one, but with a wireless switch in it instead
    of a wired one.

  3. #3
    Eric
    Guest

    Re: Need recommendation on good wired router...


    <jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:ad43225c-ea57-4d79-a94f-f569fcc595db@u10g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
    On 19 Mar, 22:03, "Eric" <n...@nowhere.nnn> wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > After over six years of constant operation, my main router (D-Link DI-764)
    > has finally bit it. The 802.11a radio stopped working a few months ago,
    > but
    > wasn't a big deal since I had already been using an 802.11a/gb WAP
    > connected
    > to it. Now the router portion has finally bit it too.
    >
    > I just want to get a wired router since I already have a WAP to connect it
    > with. My requirements are, of course, at least four local LAN ports to be
    > used with an XBox360, PS3, and a media gadget. I'll need to be able to use
    > "static" DHCP for 21 devices, port forwarding, firewall, etc. Also, since
    > it is situated next to my HDTV, I'm thinking about just going ahead and
    > getting Gigabit as I may want to pipe HD to the TV down the road.
    >
    > Just want something that is simple to use, allows settings to be backed
    > up,
    > and of course reliable..
    >
    > Thanks!


    > I think zyxel are quite reliable, and have a reasonable interface for
    > settings, and they can be backed up. I cannot check how well it
    > supports what you mention though..


    > By the way.. out of interest, what is the make/model of this gadget
    > that gives your wired router a wireless capability. (I am rather new
    > to wireless)


    Hi,

    The "media gadget" that I mentioned is a Hauppage MVP player. The four
    devices connected were: Wireless AP, XB360, PS3, and the Hauppage MVP
    player. As per your other post, yeah wireless routers are basically "wired
    routers with built-in wireless access points".

    I just ordered a D-Link EBR-231 off Newegg. Its only $35 ($25 after mail in
    BS) and should work fine.

    Took my old DI-764 apart yesterday and saw that it is likely fixable. One
    of the caps had burst. Whether the cap bursting took any of the IC's down
    with it, I don't know, but will solder on a new cap to give it a try anyway.
    Looks like I have to order some of them online too. I stopped at a local
    Radio Shack yesterday and they no longer sold components at our local store!
    In fact, the sales clerk didn't even know what the hell a capacitor was.
    She kept asking me if it was some sort of interconnect. Unbelievable!

    Radio Shack: "You have questions, we have batteries."



  4. #4
    jameshanley39@yahoo.co.uk
    Guest

    Re: Need recommendation on good wired router...

    On 21 Mar, 15:15, "Eric" <n...@nowhere.nnn> wrote:
    > <jameshanle...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    >
    > news:ad43225c-ea57-4d79-a94f-f569fcc595db@u10g2000prn.googlegroups.com...
    > On 19 Mar, 22:03, "Eric" <n...@nowhere.nnn> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > Hi

    >
    > > After over six years of constant operation, my main router (D-Link DI-764)
    > > has finally bit it. The 802.11a radio stopped working a few months ago,
    > > but
    > > wasn't a big deal since I had already been using an 802.11a/gb WAP
    > > connected
    > > to it. Now the router portion has finally bit it too.

    >
    > > I just want to get a wired router since I already have a WAP to connect it
    > > with. My requirements are, of course, at least four local LAN ports to be
    > > used with an XBox360, PS3, and a media gadget. I'll need to be able to use
    > > "static" DHCP for 21 devices, port forwarding, firewall, etc. Also, since
    > > it is situated next to my HDTV, I'm thinking about just going ahead and
    > > getting Gigabit as I may want to pipe HD to the TV down the road.

    >
    > > Just want something that is simple to use, allows settings to be backed
    > > up,
    > > and of course reliable..

    >
    > > Thanks!
    > > I think zyxel are quite reliable, and have a reasonable interface for
    > > settings, and they can be backed up. I cannot check how well it
    > > supports what you mention though..
    > > By the way.. out of interest, what is the make/model of this gadget
    > > that gives your wired router a wireless capability. *(I am rather new
    > > to wireless)

    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > The "media gadget" that I mentioned is a Hauppage MVP player. *The four
    > devices connected were: Wireless AP, XB360, PS3, and the Hauppage MVP
    > player. *As per your other post, yeah wireless routers are basically "wired
    > routers with built-in wireless access points".
    >
    > I just ordered a D-Link EBR-231 off Newegg. *Its only $35 ($25 after mail in
    > BS) and should work fine.
    >
    > Took my old DI-764 apart yesterday and saw that it is likely fixable. *One
    > of the caps had burst. *Whether the cap bursting took any of the IC's down
    > with it, I don't know, but will solder on a new cap to give it a try anyway.
    > Looks like I have to order some of them online too. *I stopped at a local
    > Radio Shack yesterday and they no longer sold components at our local store!
    > In fact, the sales clerk didn't even know what the hell a capacitor was.
    > She kept asking me if it was some sort of interconnect. *Unbelievable!
    >
    > Radio Shack: "You have questions, we have batteries."-


    similar problem with maplin.. My local branch used to have a few
    technical people.. and it was open till around 7pm. Then they were
    fewer and fewer, and the opening hours shortened. Recently I called
    them, and I hear the sales clerk in the background going "yeah man,
    it`s like, Wicked man"..
    I went in there, and as soon as I go in, I hear some kind of rap
    music.. I ask a question, they tell me to ask the manager, he said it
    was too technical..(though in fairness to him, that question was).. Oh
    well, the phone line technical support is still good, but is 50p/min..

    I guess they don`t pay the staff these days!!!! In britain, in most
    or all schools, there is no GCSE or A level electronics. It`s a
    miracle that anybody knows anything about it.



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