Product Search: 12+ Wired + Wireless

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by bballs91, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. bballs91

    bballs91 LI Guru Member

    Hey I will soon be getting an addition and will be networking my entire house. I need a router/hub configuration that has atleast 12 wired ports and Wireless. I was wondering if anyone makes a device like this, or how I can combine my wrt54g and a 16 port hub. Also I will have an Xbox and Xbox 360 attached to this network so it needs to be xbox live compatible. Any help would be appriciated!

    EDIT: Also if possible I would like to add a networked HDD.
  2. NateHoy

    NateHoy Network Guru Member

    Your WRT54G can easily be combined with a 16-port hub. Run a patch cable from one of the LAN ports on the WRT54G to the uplink (or any) port on the hub, done. If you have a choice, I'd choose a switch over a hub, as you'll get better LAN performance that way.

    For a networked HDD, you can get a NAS unit, you can put the hard drive on a computer, or you can get a WRTSL54GS which has a USB hub and is ready to take a USB hard drive right from the get-go.
  3. bballs91

    bballs91 LI Guru Member

    Alright, seems easy enough, thanks a lot!
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    A switch works better since it only send packets to the port that the device is attched to. A hub send packets to all ports. Devices connecting to a switch operate at full duplex, while devices connected to a a hub will not.
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