which wireless router?

Nigel Ridley nigel at rmk.co.il
Sun Feb 24 17:46:39 UTC 2008


Nigel Ridley wrote:
> So I finally have the readies for a new Dell laptop (the ones without that 'other' os) and 
> I'm in the market for a wireless (plus wired) router. Trouble is, I checked for available 
> models and there are just too many to be able to make a good decision.
> 
> Anybody want to offer some advice?
> I want to be able to use our existing wired home network and have the wirelss option for 
> my new laptop.
> 
> What's the difference between the ones with one antenna, two antennas or even 3?
> Is there a preference [for us linux users] to a certain brand - ie. Netgear, D-link, 
> Edimax or 3Com - which ones work best with Linux (that is being able to set them up and 
> adjust security)?
> 
> TIA,
> 
> Blessings,
> 
> Nigel
> 

Thank you all who answered and have given me encouragement.

Just one other thing - I want to be able to use fixed IP addresses - do wireless routers 
give that option? I haven't been able to find that kind of specific info on the web.

Blessings,

Nigel

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