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#1 RainbowSix

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:34 PM

Networking is an area of which I've never had a good understanding.
I am in need of either a wireless router which can be used as a bridge or a wired-to-wireless bridge with a built-in switch. Do routers normally have this feature built-in?
I need to connect my XBox 360, Wii (weak wireless), and a PC to the network.

Will this do the job?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16833704002

EDIT:
I also found this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16833320023


The latter certainly looks like the better one, at least in my opinion.

Edited by RainbowSix, 23 April 2010 - 01:44 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 02:37 AM

Networking is an area of which I've never had a good understanding.
I am in need of either a wireless router which can be used as an access point or a wireless ap with a built-in switch. Do routers normally have this feature built-in?
I need to connect my XBox 360, Wii (weak wireless), and a PC to the network.

Will this do the job?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16833704002

EDIT:
I also found this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16833320023


The latter certainly looks like the better one, at least in my opinion.


The second one which is an Asus brand is your best bet.

Both those routers are G routers, the wireless speed is limited to 54 Mbps on G, where todays routers are N routers which can deliver up to 300 Mbps through wireless if the wireless adapter supports it.

Me, personally I use the NetGear WNR2000v2 Wireless N-300 router and it delivers 300 Mbps on the wireless side and 1000 Mbps through the LAN ports.

So you might want to look into getting a N router and most will support both X-box 360 and Wii conntections in their firmware settings.
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:41 PM

Wireless N is useless for me. I don't transfer files over the network and internet speed is only 10mbps, so even G is overkill for my needs.

I also forgot to specify: this will be used on the receiving end. I already have a D-link router. I need a wireless bridge. I will edit my first post.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 09:23 PM

Wireless N is useless for me. I don't transfer files over the network and internet speed is only 10mbps, so even G is overkill for my needs.

I also forgot to specify: this will be used on the receiving end. I already have a D-link router. I need a wireless bridge. I will edit my first post.


Ok now that I have a clearer understanding of what you are looking for.

I still say that Asus brand is a better pick for the application you are planning on using it for. :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 April 2010 - 11:05 PM

What about Encore? The ASUS one requires a firmware flash to DD-WRT, but I found one which can be used as a repeater and bridge at the same time.
At least, according to one review.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16833180062
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