Wired Router


#1

Im looking to get a router so i can be on my ps3,360 and pc. THe only router though i know of is this linksys hunk of crap Cisco Linksys - EtherFast 4-Port Cable/DSL Router - BEFSR41. Now i’ve had one of these before but it died after 6 months, and i really don’t feel like dealing with the horrible support people again…so anyone know of a better wired router?


#2

Why not just get a switch?


#3

switch?


#4

Newegg.com - TRENDnet TE100-S5 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet Switch 5 x RJ45 1K MAC Address Table 256Kbytes per device Buffer Memory


#5

so that thing will let me on more then one internet using console at once?


#6

No, you need a router.
A switch would plug into the router to give you extra ports.

You need NATing so a router is necessary, but if you already have a router (wired or wireless), you can just get a switch, plug it into the router, and then plug the consoles into the switch.


#7

ok so basically what hokage posted was wasted time then…so lets try this one more time. Does anyone know a router that isnt a piece of garbage like the linksys one i posted???


#8

I personally have a D-Link wired router, which came free with my FiOS installation.
It’s lasted year.

I have only heard good things about this router, which i also D-Link, but its a bit pricey.
Newegg.com - D-Link DGL-4100 10/100/1000Mbps GamerLounge Broadband Gigabit Gaming Router 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Ports 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps LAN Ports

The switch hokagesama posted is really good, but you need a router

This router is relatively inexpensive, but I dunno what its performance is like
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156001


#9

i’d grab a router that can flash custom firmware onto it. Sure its probably going to be wireless as well, but you can just use the wired part, and disable the wireless.

I’m a fan of the tomato firmware, it just runs flawlessly. Though your problem seems to be more hardware. I have a buffalo router that has been running since i first got dsl, nonstop. Though since i have fios(this summer) i had to switch to their router, which works, which is nice.


#10

the price is a bit harsh but the customer reviews seem quite positive which is good, i dont mind spending an extra $35 on a good router wrather then go cheap and only last like maybe 5 months v_v. Thanks for all your help guys ^^.


#11

Oops, misunderstood what the OP wanted :stuck_out_tongue:

@Twinniss: I was going to recommend Tomato setup (running it on my wrt54gl and love it) but given the OP I figured it probably wasn’t a good idea, at least for now.

@Chouji: Do you have other devices in the house that are internet capable or plan to have soon? If so, may be worth it to get a wireless router since they’ll all do wired as well.


#12

Just my PS3, 360 and my computer. That’s all since im the only one in the house who’s not technologically retarded ^^;. I was tempting at the idea of wireless but wirless = lag and im playing MW2 and SSf4 so lag = no good ^^;…that and the adapter for the 360 is $100 so wired i go.


#13

Saw this on woot, if you havnt gotten that new router yet Linksys WRTU54G-TM T-Mobile HotSpot @Home 54Mbps 802.11g Wireless LAN 4-Port Router w/2 Standard Landline Ports

and the wireless might be good if you have guests over