help buying a wireless router?

Impulse4life

Windows Perfectionist
Joined
Jan 16, 2004
Messages
52
#1
Hey guys. I'm getting myself a wireless router and I wanted to ask you guys a question first. I was considering getting the DI-624 like THIS one. But before I do I was wondering this one thing. If Im the only computer connected to it on the internet... will my download speeds decrease alot/any? I have an adsl connection with the following test results

Test running..........
** Speed 1223(down)/654(up) kbps **
(At least 22 times faster than a 56k modem)
Finish.

If you need to know more please let me know! Thanks for any help!! :cool:
 

Aussie983

ßµ®ηiή Şiliςδη
Joined
Mar 7, 2004
Messages
134
#2
if you are going to be the only computer connected...i would suggest getting a 802.11b wireless router. 802.11b (11Mbps) is still about 4x as fast as standard broadband connections. 108 Mbps is overkill for just one computer, and you won't see any improvement over a cheaper 802.11b router. I've also heard that the newer WAPs offer higher speeds but less range. I can go about 4-5 townhouses down and still get a connection :D

Buy.com has my router for $32 after rebates:

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10328497&loc=101&sp=1

i got mine at bestbuy at a sale for only $20
 

Mainframeguy

Debiant by way of Ubuntu
Joined
Aug 29, 2002
Messages
3,763
#3
if money no object....

Impulse4life said:
.... If Im the only computer connected to it on the internet... will my download speeds decrease alot/any? ...
then personally I would go for the (emerging) 802.11g standard (presently at draft stage, but I myself have a wi-fi notebook enabled to this standard).

This will be at least six times faster than the 802.11b kit and although it may not matter to you immediately if you start adding devices or computers to your network and any of them start getting bandwidth heavy then you are kitted out to handle it, instead of needing an upgrade.

If you cannot think how you would use the bandwidth - then imagine having a half dozen wireless webcams around your house and viewing them on your PC in real time - that would eat your bandwidth OK! :cool:
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest profile posts

Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there https://tinyurl.com/ycpxl
Electronic Punk wrote on Perris Calderon's profile.
All good still mate?
Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...
Xie
What a long strange trip it's been. =)

Forum statistics

Threads
62,000
Messages
673,421
Members
89,024
Latest member
swipk8