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    So I have a few nodes that I need traffic routed to in my home. This includes wireless, USB(convenient), and of course hard wire routed main station.

    I am running a broadband connection neighborhood coaxial to a Motorola DOCSIS 3.0 modem.
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    To the point of the topic.

    I need some suggestions.
    Needs:
    1GB ports x4 (10/100/1000)
    USB
    802.11b/g/"n draft"
    2 channels for streaming HD
    -basically my needs are standard and I want a solid option.

    Does not have to have playable firmware. Just legit.

    I was looking at the D-Link DIR-655
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127215&Tpk=dir-655

    Any Cisco/Linksys or other suggestions?
     
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    another question.

    I don't remember from my network and protocol class what the benefits of a cat6 over cat 5 or 5e patch? Or is there.


    Not needing an answer cause I could google it or dig my book back out. Just figured I would ask since I was here.

    Thanks folks!:toast:
     
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    DIR-655 is great so long as you dont want to have a stable wireless N connection.

    I have one, and after days of trying to get wireless N to stay online, i finally reverted back to wireless G.

    Google : Wireless Resets DIR-655 for more info.
     
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    I have the DGL-4500 (DIR-655's bigger brother) and it has absolutely no problems with 802.11n in tandem with a laptop using an Intel BGN card.


    As for cable, you don't want CAT5 (its old). CAT5e can run 1 Gbps over short distances. CAT6 can handle 1 Gbps out to 300'+. CAT6 has a partioner in the center keeping the 4 pairs separate and it also has more twists per foot. If you are starting a new network, I would definitely recommend CAT6. It's worth the few cents per foot extra just for the sake of being certain it won't be a bottleneck in the near future.
     
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    Thanks for the quick refresh on CAT6.
     
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    HW=A2 ( 2 years old) bought in the old world=europe...and yeah I know there are diff. between American and the European versions......what FW are you running with?

    I believe the HW version today is A5.....
     
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    Had mine for over 2 years firmware is 1.34 and don't have any problems with the wireless N only.
    I have 3 laptops that connect and never has it dropped a signal on them yet. I've only had to reset it once when we lost power during a storm. The DIR655 is a great router for me......:)
     
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    1.34na

     
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