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Originally Posted by DarkLord7854I'm surprised you guys didn't try the Linksys 54G router. I know a lot of people who have it (including me) and it performs pretty well and it's 50$. Fairly easy to configure and the support is good. Performs well on games, with a shared 3Mbs connection, my brother and I can play on different servres and maintain pings of less then 70 no problem. Has a fairly consistent signal too for wireless.
Although its not a combined router and modem, it was configured by default with an IP of 192.168.1.1, which is the IP most modems use. Since it was the only router on test not to use 192.168.0.1 out of the box, we had a very frustrating half hour trying to connect to the internet before we realised the problem.
Originally Posted by randosomepersonally, before i changed i had the linksys WRT54GL - and although a great router, it dies when trying to use bittorrent (well when i used it)
So nowadays i use a WAP54G access point to get clients on my wireless network , and an IPCop firewall (Linux based firewall) which is totally awesome
Running bittorrent with 1500 connections, surfing, chatting and playing a game all with no problems whatsoever - also with plug ins it supports QoS (actually 2 different types of QoS depending on the plug in) as well as bandwidth monitoring features and so on and so forth
I do wonder what these £100 routers provide over the £50/60 WRT54G though ... (except no dieing when using bittorrent, although that's fixed on newer models)
Originally Posted by DarkLord7854If you make sure your upload is capped at 30, the WRT54G(S/L) works fine
Originally Posted by Teh ArticleAlthough it’s not a combined router and modem, it was configured by default with an IP of 192.168.1.1, which is the IP most modems use. Since it was the only router on test not to use 192.168.0.1 out of the box, we had a very frustrating half hour trying to connect to the internet before we realised the problem.
Originally Posted by WolfeIf your modem has an IP with a prefix of 192.168, that means it has a router integrated into it, at which point you should be looking to connect it to a hub/switch and an access point, rather than an another router.
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