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Andre Nancoz

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Wireless router for desktop OS/2 and IPAD/2
« on: 2011.12.29, 21:55:02 »
Just got an IPAD and now I need a router with at least 1 port + wireless to support my OS/2 desktop and the IPAD via my cable modem. Haven't kept up with the latest and greatest, don't have a router at present. Any reccomendations?

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Re: Wireless router for desktop OS/2 and IPAD/2
« Reply #1 on: 2011.12.29, 21:59:59 »
Just got an IPAD and now I need a router with at least 1 port + wireless to support my OS/2 desktop and the IPAD via my cable modem. Haven't kept up with the latest and greatest, don't have a router at present. Any reccomendations?

Any that allow automatic configuration or configuration from a web browser that does not require ActiveX. I'd avoid any that require using a Windows app to configure them to work. Thus, looking for any that people running OSX or Linux have had success with should be the only requirement you need to look at.

I use a Netgear WNDR3700. Besides being relatively easy to configure (I run a NAT'd subnet off a static IP from my static pool), it also has a very very good range (over 100 feet through one office wall, and an entire house). There is a higher end version of it as well, with slightly better range, and much better speed (assuming your wireless devices support the appropriate speeds and channel bonding).
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Re: Wireless router for desktop OS/2 and IPAD/2
« Reply #2 on: 2011.12.29, 23:41:43 »
As well as the Netgear there is the Linksys WRT54GC which is a 4 port unit that can connect to an ADSL line or there is the EdiMax Wireless 802.11b/g which is a single port access point.

Since you have a cable modem you might need a multi port unit unless you have a switch connected to the modem.

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Re: Wireless router for desktop OS/2 and IPAD/2
« Reply #3 on: 2011.12.30, 19:36:41 »
Thanks for the reccomendations. I'll be looking at the multiports as that is what I need.
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Re: Wireless router for desktop OS/2 and IPAD/2
« Reply #4 on: 2011.12.30, 21:32:41 »
Thanks for the reccomendations. I'll be looking at the multiports as that is what I need.
 Andre


Most (or all) of the NetGear and Linksys/Cisco routers are multiport routers. They generally come with 4 ports available. If you make the mistake of getting an access point, you'll have no ports. I'd recommend the *higher end* Netgear routers over the Linksys/Cisco routers - especially for range.

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Re: Wireless router for desktop OS/2 and IPAD/2
« Reply #5 on: 2011.12.30, 23:06:48 »
I use a D-Link DIR 655 router ("Xtreme N Gigabit Router" - on the box), and it seems to work well. I expect that most routers are capable of doing what you need.

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Re: Wireless router for desktop OS/2 and IPAD/2
« Reply #6 on: 2011.12.31, 19:30:00 »
Decided to go for the Netgear, thanks all.
Andre