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Best modem and linux capatible USB router?

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April 5, 2013 3:30:34 PM

Hi i'm planning to purchase both a new cable modem and USB router, and after searching for a little I've found a lot of mixed reviews. So I have decided to ask you guys for your opinion on the fastest cable modem compatible with Time Warner and the fastest USB router compatible with Linux specifically BackTrack RT 3 x64.

P.S. I plan on using an old gaming desktop with Smooth Wall for the wireless router, so I want to avoid any bottlenecks.

P.P.S. If anybody has any suggestions for a better program than Smooth Wall i'm open to suggestions.

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a b 5 Linux
April 5, 2013 10:40:56 PM

as for the modem I would either get a Motorola SB6121 or SB6141

what are you going to use the router for?
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April 5, 2013 11:29:58 PM

Emerald said:
as for the modem I would either get a Motorola SB6121 or SB6141

what are you going to use the router for?


Heavy gaming, video streaming, torrents ... That kind of thing theirs a fair number of devices connected to the old one (3 smartphones, 1 PS3, 1Wii, 1 LG Smart TV, 1 LG Smart Blue-ray player, 1 I-pod touch, 2 laptops, 1 desktop, 1 desktop Ethernet connection, and 1 printer.) so it's been crashing pretty frequently. I was planing on using an old Pentium 4 at something like 3.23 GHz with an 500 gig hard drive and an Asus PCE-AC66 Wireless-AC1750 Dual-Band PCI-E Adapter
( http://www.frys.com/product/7535516?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN... ) with pfSence.
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April 6, 2013 1:09:45 AM

Emerald said:
as for the modem I would either get a Motorola SB6121 or SB6141

what are you going to use the router for?


I just realized you meant the USB router. Nothing to much web surfing HD streaming email check.
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a b 5 Linux
April 6, 2013 7:26:22 AM

i am confused if you are using the P4 as a firewall what do you need a router for?
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April 6, 2013 4:06:03 PM

Emerald said:
i am confused if you are using the P4 as a firewall what do you need a router for?


I need the USB router for a desktop that it would be impractical to run an Ethernet cable to.
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a b 5 Linux
April 6, 2013 7:31:02 PM

why does it have to be a router ?

would a USB wireless network card not work?
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April 6, 2013 9:01:47 PM

Emerald said:
i am confused if you are using the P4 as a firewall what do you need a router for?


Emerald said:
why does it have to be a router ?

would a USB wireless network card not work?


It dosent I just thought they had the same name, but now that you mention it I remembered the name. I do want a USB wireless network card.
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