[ubuntu-uk] Wireless N routers

Simon Wears munkyjunky at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 17 21:08:40 GMT 2008

Hey all!

I've been thinking about what I'm going to do network-wise when I get home
from university, since I was the only one still using a wired connection in
the house, when I left they got a BT homehub so the house is now fully
wireless. This is a problem for me - I used to have a phone line in my room
for the internet (it was deemed necessary when we were on dial-up, I was
never off the net), but the hub is now on our 'home' line, with the only
socket being downstairs. So, it can't be moved upstairs for me - and running
a cable upstairs isn't an option either.

I have too many networked devices to upgrade them all to wireless (plus I
prefer wired stuff), so I'm looking for a router that has both wireless N
and gigabit ethernet ports. The catch is, it needs to be able to connect to
the homehub, so the router acts as a wired router in my room, but also has a
wireless link to the homehub, and the interweb.

Anyone know of anything which may be able to help? A friend suggested
Apple's Airport extreme base station (
http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MB053?mco=Mjg4NjM1Mw) but I though I'd ask
if anyone knew of anything that may be able to fix my problem better.

This isn't too much of an issue at the moment, since I'm living in
university accommodation, and MMU network administers seem to frown upon
having multiple PC's connected. I'm just thinking ahead a few months.

Cheers, Simon.
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