Need a new router for FiOS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bballs91, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. bballs91

    bballs91 LI Guru Member

    Hey Guys, im looking for a new router because we're soon getting FiOS. I currently have a WRT54G which is fairly inconsistent. I'd like to replace it, but not sure what to do. I might just get another WRT54G. Anyway, heres what I need. I need 6 wired ports, and wireless. Should I just use the supplied D-Link router and just attach a hub? Also how would I have to configure this?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    by plugging the PC's into the HUB and Routers LAN ports. DHCP of the Router will assign the IP addresses to the PC's
  3. bballs91

    bballs91 LI Guru Member

    Even the ones in the Hub?
  4. Maple-Guy

    Maple-Guy LI Guru Member

    Absolutely, the HUB will act as it is one of the router's lan port and get IP addresses from the DHCP server of the router. However, you would be alot better with a 100 mbit switch instead of a hub. Take into account the your switch will share 1 port or the router and will have only 100mbit available to it. Some switches will require you to have a crossover cable instead of a normal patch cable to connect it to the router. Most routers will however, compensate for whatever cable you plug into them.
  5. bballs91

    bballs91 LI Guru Member

    Alright so my WRT54G is really acting up lately and I'm sick of it. So i'm going to get a new router, not sure which one yet, and a 4 port 100mbit switch.
  6. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I really like the WRTSL54GS. It gives you everything would would expect from the WRT54GS, 3rd party firmware support (runs linux) and it has a USB port for file sharing. Perhaps the only downside is the single antenna is not something you can replace AFAIK. Load it with HyperWRT and you'll have a media and print server to use as well. Best bang for the buck!
  7. bballs91

    bballs91 LI Guru Member

    Hey thanks a lot! I was looking into get a home media server goin aswell. This seems to be perfect!
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