Router Performance

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Geoff Lane, Oct 3, 2003.

  1. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    I intend soon to upgrade my small home network to broadband.

    Obviously the routers take over the firewall functions normally
    carried out by the computer (Limited I appreciate) so I am wondering,
    do any of the routers contain cooling fans and as such emit any
    audible noise.

    Geoff Lane
    Geoff Lane, Oct 3, 2003
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  2. None of the ones I've seen for home use (4 ports or so) are large enough to
    require a fan.
    Richard G. Harper [MVP Win9x], Oct 3, 2003
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  3. Geoff Lane

    Clive Dove Guest

    You did not say whether your broadband service will be cable or dsl but
    in either case, specify that you want to connect the computers using
    ethernet cards in the computers and not USB. The ethernet connection
    is more trouble free and flexible.

    The routers are about the size of a hardcover book, have no fan,
    harddrive, monitor or keyboard. They are set up using your browser and
    you can mix Linux, OS/2, Windows, etc boxes in the same local net so
    long as all the machines use ethernet and standard plain vanilla dhcp.
    Clive Dove, Oct 3, 2003
  4. Geoff Lane

    Geoff Lane Guest

    That is what I have at the moment, if I was the only one using it I
    would stay with Linux as the firewall but that means having the
    computers switched on all the time with the resulting hum of the
    various fans.

    Geoff Lane
    Geoff Lane, Oct 7, 2003
  5. Geoff Lane

    Peter Guest

    I got a Belkin 4-1 router - all solid state, all cool-no
    noise at all
    Peter, Dec 31, 2003
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