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Changing Routers We've decided to update our router and get the entire office wireless. I went to college for Computer Networking, but it's been about 6 years and haven't really used my teachings since I graduated. I was wondering where to go online to find the information I need to change routers. I am going to disconnect the one currently used and install a new Wireless-N - Lynksis router....

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    Actually I've recently switched from D-Link b/c alot of people on the Web said LinkSys was the better router to go with. My first purchase of the router turned out to be a malfunctioned model... I exchanged for the same router but I'm having internet interuptions on all computers on my home network. For Example, a laptop upstairs will be working fine and then go offline and say its disconnected. The LapTop I keep in my Bedroom cuts out every 10 minutes or so. I also, have a Playstation 3 hooked up and my internet seems to time-out every 10 minutes or so as well. So I'm all ears(well eyes really) if someone has a potential solution. Right now, linksys isn't looking too great, and i'm thinking about switching back to D-link... Another thing, when I set the port forwarding for COD5 how do I know its set up b/c I get the "settings saved is successful" however there's not evidence that it has been set up. Do I just assume that it has been accepted even though I cannot see the Application name or Port Numbers I've configured...



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I have a D-Link DIR-655, it works like a dream, 4 Gigabit LAN ports, WAN could do the same, it could do MIMO, supports all the security you could possibly tink of and easy to manage. Sometimes when some friends of mine are bringing over their laptop and the cheapest crappy wireless cards are in them it gets them dropped I made one of them to buy an atheros based miniPCI card, that one is connecting rock solid now, so it's a matter of wireless chipset as well. Atheros B/G chipsets are the most stable and relayable, next on my list is Intel 3945ABG and the IPW2200 than realtek RTL8187.
If you are asking me about nogood than what I don't suggest is Broadcom chipset based wireless it's just makeing 2/3 of my troubles, secound worst choice is Zydas ZD1211B based usb adapters. Ralink based cards work just fine if the router is close, but their signal strenght and sensitivity is usually a problem when it comes to distance.
If you are thinking about Atheros A/B/G/N chip based card than think again, it's disconnecting sometimes, wich is no good if you are looking for stability, could be a driver issue, maybe in a few mounths they'll fix it up.
Here you can check out atheros based cards.
But if you are looking for speed and security than use ethernet cable, wireless were never faster than 6-8Megabytes/sec for me no matter what, but we had to be very close to the router to reach that speed and other computer was connected through cable. Mostly it can do around 1Mbytes/secWith wireless speed is very limited and it's being splitted between the computer wich are using the Router, and there's the problem with the interferrence like microwave ovens and other things and if a neighbour is useing wireless on the same channel or on a channel close to yours it makes interferrence wich makes both networks slower. QOS is not enough to make it look like fine when 2-3 computers are copying large files at the same time.
Channel 1,6,11 are clean channels, it means if you are using 1 and neighbour guy is on 6 it's perfect, but if neighbour guy is on channel 3 it makes interferrence with 1 and 6 because every channel makes some interferrence with others in 5 channel radius, so if you are on 6 anyone who is on 2-5 and 7-10 will get interferrence with you. Knowing this check out netstumbler you'll see how it looks like around you, but where I live it's total chaos and mostly it's the same in residental areas AP's are on every channel, lots of them are on the same.
It made me lots of problems at many places to make out something from these impossible situations, because you have no chance to do it perfectly even if you know how to and want to do it. :(
Long story short I'm putting cables everywhere where I can, using at least WPA with passwords minimum 10 characters long and made from numbers and latters (small and big) to prevent idiots from accessing to the network and steal internet or do some bigger damage.

5Ghz wirelss (802.11a) could be a good choice for the most stable wireless possible on the market. Almost no interferrence from microwave ovens and negihbours, much more channels available to use, but the cards are more expensive and need a router as well wich can do the same, consider D-link DIR-855, I'm sure that other manufacturers has similar routers, but I'm happy with D-link at the moment so didn't really check out other manufacturers for the same.

I hope I gave you some useful ideas to think about.


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