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QotD: Router

Question: Do you use a router at home? Wireless? Wired?

My Answer: I've got both a LinkSys 10/100/1000 4-port router as well as an AirPort Base Station (Extreme). The LinkSys seems to be dying, so I may replace it soon. It randomly kicks me offline every few hours. The past few days I've had the cable modem plugged in directly to the G5.

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12 Responses to "QotD: Router"

  1. I now have a Netgear WGR614 802.11g router & 4-port 10/100 switch. I just got it a few months ago to replace a D-Link DI-624 that was giving me a lot of trouble.

    The D-Link would overheat and start rebooting continuously. I also had a problem where my wireless network suddenly disappeared although wired machines were still working.

    The D-Link itself was a replacement for my old Graphite base station which died of a burnt out capacitor, I still have the LinkSys BEFSR41 which I used with the base station, although I currently have no use for it.

  2. My cable modem goes to a Linksys BEFSR81 8-port + 1 WAN 10/100 router/switch, and one of those ports to a Linksys WAP54G bridge to server up the wirelessness to my used-to-be-new 15" AlBook. My Dual 500 G4, junker PC, and PowerMac 8500 are all on the wired router. I've got an 8-port one, though, for LAN can never have too many ports!

  3. Netgear WGR614. I don't have any wireless stuff yet, but I consider it an investment for the future.

  4. Cable modem goes to a Linksys BEFW11S4, which has an X Box, my family's two PCs wired. My 17" PowerBook and PowerMac get on wirelessly.

  5. I use an OpenBSD system as a router that (among typical serverly duties (ie: CVS, DNS, dhcp)) supports quality of service routing and passive OS fingerprinting (ie: "block in log quick on tun0 os "Windows 98" to any").

    We also have two physical networks that are connected by two NetGear 802.11g APs that are set to bridge (we felt an orange piece of Cat5 strewn across the living room between the bedrooms would have taken away from the "pimping-bachelor-pad" feel that we were going for). 🙂

    We also use IPSec. We haven't yet switched to IPv6, but only because the POS NetGears don't support it.

    If you're ever in Southern Maryland, just look for the SSID: 7th Circle of Hell.

  6. I'm wired. My cable modem is hooked up to a Linksys Etherfast 10/100 that is connected to my iMac and also to my wife's (hack, hack, hack) Dell. I am, however, planning on going wireless in the near future via AirPort.

  7. I use a wireless router from Linksys hooked to a cable modem. One of the ethernet ports is dead though. (not the uplink port, luckily...) =(

  8. Wireless. I use two Buffalo WBR-G54s routers. They're pretty sweet gear. I have one hooked up to my cable modem feeding the connection. The other is set up in a bridge-repeater mode at my TV to connect my ReplayTV and NGC to the net and to give my second floor a better signal.

  9. Yes.


    Asante. (Incredible networking products)

  10. Yes, wireless. It's Microsoft's 802.11a,b&g router & 4-port 10/100 switch called the MN-700.

    I got it because my old, old Linksys router wasn't compatible with my new roommate's 802.11b hardware. Also, it is compatible with all the wireless standards, and easy for someone else to maintain after I graduate in two weeks and leave this place.

    I've set up a number of wireless routers so far from companies like Linksys, D-Link, Siemens, and Cisco and this was the easiest to set-up. Perhaps that is because all of them are getting easier and easier -- I'm not sure.

  11. I'm using an old PowerMac as my gateway (running Mac OS X 10.3.3), and since that thing doesn't support AirPort, I've got a Linksys WAP54g in my network, for my Powerbook. The other computers are linked via 100MBit/s ethernet connected to an Allied Telesyn 8-port switch, which is almost fully in use (note that I'm living alone...).

    Oh, the Linksys WAP is using WPA, works pretty well with AirPort.

  12. I have a WGR614, and it *sucks*. It overheats within 20 minutes of powerup on an average summer day, and when it's overheated the wireless doesn't work at all. TERRIBLE design.