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Linksys 8 Port Router vs. Linksys 8 Port Switch

kcnychief

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#1
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?
 

kcnychief

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#3
Khayman said:
You buy it online and get the client to give you cash
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.
 

ming

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#4
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.
 

kcnychief

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#5
ming said:
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.
Well, I have a full-time job during the day, the other stuff is after hours/weekends freelancing. So no, I can't :)
 

kcnychief

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

kcnychief

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#11
celticfan11 said:
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) :)
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 :)
 

vern

Dominus
Political User
#13
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?
 

kcnychief

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#14
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.
 

vern

Dominus
Political User
#15
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.
 

kcnychief

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vern said:
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.
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
 

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