Linksys 8 Port Router vs. Linksys 8 Port Switch

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  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    OK, this is annoying.

    I want to purchase a Linksys 8-Port Router, not a switch. How come the local stores, (Best Buy, Circuit City, Staples, Officemax) only carry switches? I don't want a switch gosh darnint, I want a router. I have found it at online vendors, but my client doesn't have a credit card, go figure.

    WTF?
     
  2. Khayman

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    You buy it online and get the client to give you cash
     
  3. kcnychief

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    Yeah, I know, that is what I am going to have to end up doing. But my problem, in this case, is my parents are out of town :)

    I live in an apartment with my FIANCE, and we are both never home during the day. My mother, since she is retired, takes in all my packages at my old house and I pick them up the night they get there. They decided to go away (how inconsiderate) and no one is there to take them in. That's why I'm a little annoyed that places don't carry them.

    I can understand, to a point, that they won't stock them in stores, but I was more shocked they dont have the option to keep it in a warehouse and have it shipped to a store like some other places do, or they would do if an item is out of stock.
     
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Can't you get them to deliver to your workplace?
    I'd do that here in the UK if no one is available to take in the package.
     
  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Well, I have a full-time job during the day, the other stuff is after hours/weekends freelancing. So no, I can't :)
     
  6. celticfan11

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    ill buy it for u... you come get it.... give me a 10$ service fee :)
     
  7. kcnychief

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    I "strongly dislike" you :)
     
  8. celticfan11

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    no you don't. How could you hate someone you went to school with. :)
    and like you im just trying to make some money. Thus the 10$ fee lol
     
  9. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    How about, since we went to school together, you divide by 100 and I'll give you a $0.10 fee :)
     
  10. celticfan11

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    well if you seriously need me to, i can buy it if u give me $ to do so, and you want to drive to come get it. (meaning i do no work) :)
     
  11. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Nah, I'm going to have Erica order it and ship it to her house back in Belchertown. I suppose I could have IMed you, would have been easier :)
     
  12. celticfan11

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    ya but this is the NEW age, we use FORUMS now, not IM's


    Phones<cell phone<IM<Forums

    The Forum age is coming.
     
  13. vern

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    You don't really need that many ports for a router. If you want to connect client hosts, then it makes no sense to use a router. We have to remember that routers and switches are supposed to be used differently. Unless you need 8 different networks coming off from one router, why would you absolutely need an 8 port router?
     
  14. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Because I want one :)

    I'm looking for a more cost effective solution than having a 4 port router and a switch connected to it. That's more hardware than I need, but normally, you would be correct.

    I also want to go with the router for the built-in firewall solution.
     
  15. vern

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    Then get a dedicated router, just a router and then get a switch with as many ports as you want. You can buy a Cisco router really cheap on eBay. If it has the right IOS feature set (like firewalling), then it might be what you are looking for. If you know of a Cisco instructor, they also have access to all Cisco IOS' for free and you can ask them to get you a copy of an IOS with your desired feature set.
     
  16. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Right, but I can get a 8-port router for 79.99 from newegg, which is much cheaper and much easier :)

    I was just complaining how no local stores carried it
     
  17. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I think having a 8 port router also cuts down on the cabling and the hardware, which is always good.
     
  18. celticfan11

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    Can i reccommend an 8 port HUB? :), with no firewall.
     
  19. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    How dare you say Hub! LOL jk. If anything go for a switch.
     
  20. LordOfLA

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    I'd go for a 1-4 port router anda decent switch to be honest.