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1 non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:42 pm

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I know somebody who is looking for a router/HW firewall for home use, but does not want wireless. Most places just sell wireless now. Any recommendations on where to go to get an inexpensive non-wireless router?

http://anybody-want-a-peanut.blogspot.com/

2 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:44 pm

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3 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:02 pm

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Cbit, computer ave, best buy, futureshop any where that sells computers...lol

4 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:04 pm

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you can buy cheap wireless routers at wal mart and just not use the wireless ablities too

5 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:08 pm

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mind you... I have not been shopping for one at all recently.. could very well be that none of the st james strip carry them anymore. But I would think at the least Computer Avenue or Boulevard would


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6 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:09 pm

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7 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:38 pm

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That all depends on what your idea of "inexpensive" is...

$39.99 will buy you a decent d-link unit at your local Putrid-Shop or Best Buy.

And like the others have said, CBIT, CA and Memory Express also have offerings.

It was also mentioned that wireless routers can have the wireless disabled...so that's also an option.

8 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:54 pm

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Thanks ..

He said that CA and CB only had wireless. Or there was one non-wireless model but more in the $70 range. I'll tell him to check out Best Buy or Putrid Shop or Walmart.

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9 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:56 pm

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the other option being.... buy a wireless one... offer it for straight across trade on one of the usedwinnipeg type websites Smile


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10 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:01 pm

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all i have is wireless routers or i would have parted with one

11 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:16 pm

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No worries. Thanks for the input.

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12 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:20 pm

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heh.. I have a broken ass wired one that still works as long as you jab the cables in hard enough.. I could be persuaded to trade......


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13 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:49 pm

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That's tempting Dean. Maybe CJ has one that he made out of a toaster and some ball point pens. My friend would probably prefer to buy new though. :-)

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14 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:58 pm

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cherenkov wrote: Maybe CJ has one that he made out of a toaster and some ball point pens.

Yes, and it's held together with bubblegum and baling twine! Razz

I do have a couple of old Cisco routers kicking around that are about a decade old, but I'm not entirely sure they work - the flash roms seem to be dead. I doubt your friend would be interested...

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15 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:12 pm

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Buy a wireless router and disable the wireless, most routers have this option in the firmware....or at least all the ones I've owned so far. If you can't disable it completely, you can also just turn down the broadcast strength to limit sthe signal reaching far outside your property as much as possible. Much easier than searching around for a non-wireless option these days.

Just curious why they are firmly against have the option to go wireless at some point? Are they just that security paranoid?

I'd be lost without wi-fi, we have 2 devices running wired (my desktop and the Xbox 360)...the 3 laptops all run on wif-fi as does my Nokia N-95, the Wii and my daughters DS.

16 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:31 pm

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Airt Mattrèssor wrote:
cherenkov wrote: Maybe CJ has one that he made out of a toaster and some ball point pens.

Yes, and it's held together with bubblegum and baling twine! Razz

I do have a couple of old Cisco routers kicking around that are about a decade old, but I'm not entirely sure they work - the flash roms seem to be dead. I doubt your friend would be interested...
when did you upgrade to twine?

17 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:32 pm

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Deank wrote:when did you upgrade to twine?

When I ran out of string, of course!

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18 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:48 pm

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grumpyrom wrote:Just curious why they are firmly against have the option to go wireless at some point? Are they just that security paranoid?

Only have two computers, both desk tops, both in the same room. Only one is on-line at the moment. Just wants the router for additional security and would prefer not to have to worry about disabling the wireless.

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19 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:50 pm

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Will they be accessing the internet at the same time, and are they on DSL or Cable?

If they're using shaw, and don't need to log onto their internet connection to connect I believe they could probably get away with using a ethernet hub/switch rather than a router. If they're on DSL this will not work, as the hub itself can't log into MTS and you won't be able to have 2 active connections at the same time on different PC's going through a hub. If they only use one PC at a time then a hub would work just fine regardless of whether they use MTS or Shaw.

Someone with more technical knowledge could probably explain it better and also correct me if I'm wrong in any way.

I still think it's easier to pick up a wireless router, log into the router and disable the wi-fi. Takes about 90 seconds to do. Then they still have the option to go wi-fi at some point in the future.

20 Re: non-wireless routers on Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:59 pm

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What is a router- I think I have some of these in our wood workshop!


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21 Re: non-wireless routers on Fri Jan 30, 2009 10:51 am

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But it is wireless, rosencrentz? Or do you have to plug it in? Wink
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An ethernet hub would not provide the security that a router does.

Best go with a wireless router, disable the wireless for now (who knows, might want to get a laptop sometime, and it would come in handy then).

22 Re: non-wireless routers on Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:02 am

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I got a Type N wireless router and love it. I used to be paraniod about people stealing my connection. But if you use the WPA or other levels of wireless protection, it seems to be fine. Now we use our wireless for PS3, printer, laptop, Ipod, both Cell phones. The only thing that is hardwired is my server and soon to be access point server for the media server that I wanna build. But I'm not sure if I will need to wire the access point because the Type N seems to stream video fine, with out burffering. Which surpised me.

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