Posted 26 April 2004 - 10:52 PM
You should look into getting one. I just purchased one, a D-Link DI-604. Even though I only have one computer hooked into it, I will be adding more components soon (laptop, PS2, X-Box, ect). I was not aware that this particular router (I'm sure other do to), will actually speed up your cable connection. I theorize that there is a booster internally, so that more bandwidth can be used for different switches. If only one is being used, then it gets full stream. I noticed it was faster by not only seeing pages loading in under 2 seconds, but also in my Task Manager (which I use for troubleshooting, as needed), on the network tab, it shows 100 Mbps, whereas before it would be 10 Mbps.
I paid $29.99 plus a $25 mail in rebate, so final price will be under $10. It was an error on Best Buy's part. You should be able to get one for around $50, cheaper if you shop around and want to wait for the store to have rebate deals.
One thing I would suggest. Unless you are going to have more then 2 laptop computers hooked up, I would stay away from the wireless ones. Sure, they are convenient, but they are usually higher priced.
We are all curious like a cat. We wonder, we ask, we learn.
Please post back when a suggestion works, so that others may learn.