aak777
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I Want To Buy A New Router

Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:54 pm

I have chosen this product because it seems to be a good one.
It is the D-Link DIR-635 RangeBooster N 650 Router

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From behind i can see an Ethernet port and a USB port, can you tell me how this is connected.

I have a dsl modem which connects to my PC with a USB connection.
So do I connect my usb/dsl modem to this router, and from the router to my PC through the Ethernet cable?
 
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RE: I Want To Buy A New Router

Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:18 pm

Quoting Aak777 (Thread starter):
So do I connect my usb/dsl modem to this router, and from the router to my PC through the Ethernet cable?

Yes, or you can usually use cat 5 between both of them. If your pc doesn't have ethernet you are SOL (Save buying a card), and by the way, it's time to upgrade that really old POS(presuming it doesn't have ethernet on board)...
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RE: I Want To Buy A New Router

Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:21 pm

Quoting Aak777 (Thread starter):

I have a dsl modem which connects to my PC with a USB connection.
So do I connect my usb/dsl modem to this router, and from the router to my PC through the Ethernet cable?

You can use network cable to connect to a network card in your computer ( should be supplied). OR you can use the USB port to connect the router to your computer after installing the supplied USB drivers onto the computer (the cable is also supplied for this). The instruction book will hopefully paint a lot clearer image than my post but I hope my post helps you ,
Matt

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deltagator
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RE: I Want To Buy A New Router

Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:42 pm

Dear Lord! Three antennas? I am always amused by the speed booster stuff giving you high LAN speeds when the choke point is the DSL connection at 1.5Mbps or so.

Quoting Tmatt95 (Reply 2):
you can use the USB port to connect the router to your computer after installing the supplied USB drivers onto the computer (the cable is also supplied for this).

Looking at the placement of the USB port next to the lone Ethernet port tells me that it is strictly for connection to the DSL/Cable modem. You can use one or the other , not both, and only those two for the WAN side of the equation. LAN connectivity is through the built-in switch on the other side where he would hook his computer up. Of course he could also just use the wireless connection.
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RE: I Want To Buy A New Router

Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:01 pm

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 3):
Looking at the placement of the USB port next to the lone Ethernet port tells me that it is strictly for connection to the DSL/Cable modem.

I wouldn't be so positive of that. Don't know about this specific model, but most of these devices, in this country, at least, have a dsl/cable modem builtin and the USB connection can be used to connect to a workstation. The drivers Tmatt95 refer to are actually a software emulation of an ethernet connection.In fact I have not seen a stand alone dsl modem in some time.

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RE: I Want To Buy A New Router

Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:10 pm

Quoting Aak777 (Thread starter):
So do I connect my usb/dsl modem to this router, and from the router to my PC through the Ethernet cable?

Yes, you connect the router to the modem using standard (CAT5) network cable. Plug the cable into the "internet" socket of the router and the corresponding socket of the modem. You won't be using the USB connection to the modem anymore. I've taken a brief look at the data sheet of that router, you may have to connect it to your PC via USB for configuration. All other computers can connect via LAN or WLAN. If feasible, you might want to consider buying a router which already includes the modem - one less box to find a place for.

Finally, I can wholeheartedly recommend DSL hardware made by AVM. I've been using one of their (rather basic) WLAN routers since May or June 2005, never had a problem with it. You connect the stuff, enter your access data, set your settings and it works... presumably, just like a Mac.  duck 

About a month ago, I installed and configured another router including LAN, WLAN, VoIP and a USB host. It's connected to an (also newly-bought) ISDN system made by you-know-who and my first priority was getting a fully automated setup that doesn't confuse my hardly technologically inclined parents yet still uses all the advantages of VoIP plus ISDN. It took substantial time and concentration, but very little frustration, and now it works flawlessly.

In short, all AVM interfaces I've ever used were mostly self-explanatory and made config work a pleasure rather than a hassle. Their hardware and firmware include lots of useful features which, once configured, need just about zero maintenance. All firmware upgrades I've done have gone seamlessly and included some sort of improved functionality. If you can get your hands on AVM hardware for a reasonable price, buy it.
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RE: I Want To Buy A New Router

Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:12 pm

Does the DSL modem not have an ethernet port? If it doesn't, ask the provider if they have one that does. Get an ethernet card or wireless card for your computer. You may have to buy another cable or two.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 3):
Dear Lord! Three antennas? I am always amused by the speed booster stuff giving you high LAN speeds when the choke point is the DSL connection at 1.5Mbps or so.

Sometimes people like to transfer files to other computers. It would take ages if the router was limited to that.
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RE: I Want To Buy A New Router

Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:33 pm

Quoting Go3Team (Reply 6):
Sometimes people like to transfer files to other computers. It would take ages if the router was limited to that.

I understand that but I'm always amused by folks that tell me they have 150MB connections in their house when in fact it is just their wireless connection. I would say the good portion of people out there aren't technically savvy and don't transfer files.
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