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Best DSL/Cable Router?

By mak15 ·
Which DSL/Cable Router do you think is best for Home / Office? I had tried Belkin DSL/Cable Router for a office with 10 pc & 1 server, it's not stable.

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by TheChas In reply to Best DSL/Cable Router?

Just my personal opinion, but I consider Belkin to be an accessory supplier and not a serious source for networking equipment.

I suggest that you take a look at Netgear or Linksys.

Netgear offers a DSL router with a firewall. Connect that to a 20 point switch, and you should be set.

Chas

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by CG IT In reply to Best DSL/Cable Router?

I'm with TheChas on this one Netgear or Linksys. My personal favorite for home is the Linksys BEFSX 41 with a 4 port switch. The Server with a 10 port switch on the LAN to service the 10 workstations and have the server connect to the router via one of the WLAN ports. Have a test network at home similar [though I don't have 10 workstations]. Mine works like a charm.

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by CG IT In reply to

In my opinion, I would stick with switches. The difference between switches and hubs is that with switches, packets can be sent directly to a specific computer on the segment whereas with hubs, packets are sent to all computers on that segement. using hubs is kinda like throwing mud on the wall in the hopes some stick. Packets are sent to all the computers in the segment in the hopes that the destination computer will be found. Couple of routers and 4 port switches [again I personally use netgear or linksys] and you can divide up your workstations into subnets. Most mfg's make 4,8,16,24, port switches [or more].

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by mak15 In reply to Best DSL/Cable Router?

If I need more than switchs or hubs (Around 4, 1 switch and 3 little hubs), will they work fine too? Thanks for your replies!

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by wlbowers In reply to Best DSL/Cable Router?

I use Linksys the most and have very good luck with them.

Dlink is my second choice.

Lee

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