Wireless Router recommendation

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Nimrod, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. Nimrod

    Nimrod Guest

    I'm looking for recommendations for a Wireless Router that can be used
    both with Windows XP and Linux.

    Anyone got any thoughts?
     
    Nimrod, Sep 30, 2004
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    sarah Guest

    My USRobotics 9106 is brilliant
     
    sarah, Sep 30, 2004
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    Alex Heney Guest

    I'm using a 3Com one (model 3CRWE754G72-A), available from Misco with
    a bundled PCMCIA wireless card for £69 + VAT.

    I use it with one laptop (using wireless) and two desktop PCs (both
    wired connection), one of the desktops is running Mandrake 9.2, the
    other one and the laptop are running XP home (SP2).

    Very simple to set up, works very well so far.
     
    Alex Heney, Sep 30, 2004
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  4. : I'm looking for recommendations for a Wireless Router that can be used
    : both with Windows XP and Linux.

    : Anyone got any thoughts?

    Just that routers are OS independent so most will work. Realise that 54Mbs
    (802.11g) routers won't improve wireless clients Internet access speed on even
    the fastest (2Mbs) ADSL line over the cheaper 11Mbs (801.11b) routers.

    I jave found that Netgear routers - either the DG824M (11Mbs) or DG834G
    (54Mbs) - have worked prefectly and are trivial to setup using their web-based
    interface,
     
    Brian McIlwrath, Oct 1, 2004
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    Stroller Guest

    Wot he said. A device to shove TCP/IP over Ethernet is platform
    independent by definition, and Microsoft haven't yet managed to
    diverge from those standards in such as way as to require vendors to
    manufacture incompatible routers.

    Your real problem is going to be finding decent wireless cards that
    are Linux-compatible, if that's what you require. There are a few
    11mbps ones about - older chipsets seem quite well-supported now - but
    IMHO 6mbps (once you've allowed for the wireless overhead) is a bit
    pants for local filesharing. How long will it take to transfer a
    650meg CD.iso over that..? I have some nice Allnet ALL0271s here that
    work with the Prism54.org drivers, if anyone is interested.

    Stroller.
     
    Stroller, Oct 2, 2004
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    Java Jive Guest

    But of course they will allow the PCs to talk to each other quicker, which
    may, or may not, be an important factor for you.
     
    Java Jive, Oct 2, 2004
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  7. : Your real problem is going to be finding decent wireless cards that
    : are Linux-compatible, if that's what you require. There are a few
    : 11mbps ones about - older chipsets seem quite well-supported now - but
    : IMHO 6mbps (once you've allowed for the wireless overhead) is a bit
    : pants for local filesharing. How long will it take to transfer a
    : 650meg CD.iso over that..? I have some nice Allnet ALL0271s here that
    : work with the Prism54.org drivers, if anyone is interested.

    Either ndiswrapper (http://ndiswrapper.source.net) (free) or linuxant
    (http://www.linuxant.org) ($20 but a 1 months trail) allow a wider range
    of Wireless cards to be used with Linux - by using the Windows drivers!.
    I got my Buffalo 54g laptop card working with linuxant - the moved to
    ndiswrapper.
     
    Brian McIlwrath, Oct 2, 2004
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    Dave J Guest

    You wouldn't have an alternate URL for that would you? It conincides
    with a current interest of mine and source code (as implied by the
    domain name) would be inspirational..

    Server appears to be down and has done for an hour or two.

    DNS record is there, but *.source.net fails to connect.
     
    Dave J, Oct 2, 2004
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  9. : In MsgID<cjlp52$8ov$> within
    : uk.telecom.broadband, 'Brian McIlwrath' wrote:

    :>Either ndiswrapper (http://ndiswrapper.source.net)

    : You wouldn't have an alternate URL for that would you? It conincides
    : with a current interest of mine and source code (as implied by the
    : domain name) would be inspirational..

    Sorry! It *SHOULD* have been http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/
     
    Brian McIlwrath, Oct 2, 2004
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