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What wired routers would work with my system?


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#1 Orange Blossom

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 05:15 AM

For extra security, I wish to hook my computer up to a router, but I have no idea what routers would work for my computer and setup. I do not want a wireless router. I do want there to be a firewall within the router. I have one computer and a printer.

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Internet connection - Fiber Optics to the house. Copper, apparently, inside. Ethernet cable goes directly from the computer tower to the wall jack. There is no modem involved. Some sort of battery pack in the basement.

Right now, the ethernet line goes directly from the computer box to the wall jack. No modem is involved. It isn't plugged into a surge protector either, though that is something I want to change.

Absolute maximum I'm willing to shell out for a router is $50. Preferably quite a bit less than that.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:12 AM

Most routers you are going to buy for that price will include wireless. If you are not intrested in wireless you can always disable that feature.

You can go with a Linksys router like the one => HERE at WalMart

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 11:17 AM

An old standby - very reliable
http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-EtherFast-Router-4-Port-Switch/dp/B00004SB92

here's another

http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-EBR-2310-Ethernet-Broadband-Router/dp/B000GVTX6U

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:33 AM

Make sure it has IPv6 support.

Here is the router I have-$39.99 plus tax.

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/508505/D-Link-DIR-615-Wireless-N/

My desktop is wired directly to it.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:10 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. They have led me to manuals and articles so I can find out what these have etc. and how to set such up.

I have also found out that my "modem" is on the wall outside the house. This is where it switches from fiber to copper.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:54 PM

you can put a router into the wall jack. May sure the wall jack is connected to the Internet port

That what my uncle does he routes traffic though a firewall double firewall.

I have http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters/work-and-play/WNR2000.aspx#two this router

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