Why do I need a "Router"

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Cannibal Corpse, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. OK, now that I have got your attention, let me tell you I know what a Router is. (in a very basic form)

    Since I am NOT going to install a second NIC in my primary PC (that one that is currently is connected to my ISP via DSL Modem), I want to get a Router, so I can have my secondary PC, and finally my Xbox (using the Live Kit) all connected to DSL line.

    I am using RasPPPoE for connection to my ISP.



    1 – What is the best Router out there? (for the type of thing that I need, I don’t need super feature packed one)

    2 – Can I connect my TWO PCs and Xbox and do not create a Firewall? (since whenever I enable any form of ICS, it automatically creates a firewall – I don’t need it, because my VoIP Blaster (a telephony device that allows me to talk to my friends overseas, reports that I am behind a firewall)

  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

  3. koko

    koko Got Root?

    Columbia, S.C.
    i highly recommend one of these. i've been using it for over a year...non-stop...and it has performed flawlessly.

    but, i think that netgear makes great routers too.
  4. madmax1345

    madmax1345 Guest

    I too have been using the Linksys router for over a year and now the Linksys wireless router with no problems at all. Even one time used the wireless router just as the wireless access point behind the wired router.
  5. keylo

    keylo Guest

    The BEST router ?? well, if you want the best, i would go with cisco, and then maybe a DELL router, which they are not too bad, i had the chance to take a look at a few... but if you want the best router for the best price, well... i would lean towards the linksys models. Only downfall is that over a long period of time, the linksys router will get pretty warm, and may just stop working. You will have to shut it down and let it rest for a while before firing it back up. This is after a long time use, without shutting it down. There is not a fan on this router.

    Linksys does support RAS, SingTel users

    I think its buy.com that has a good deal on a linksys 4 port router atm
  6. Ewok

    Ewok Guest

    "Why do I need a "Router""

    thats an easy one, if you have to ask that question then....you dont.