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Best modem and linux capatible USB router?

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

    what are you going to use the router for?
  2. 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_RSLT_PG ) with pfSence.
  3. 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.
  4. i am confused if you are using the P4 as a firewall what do you need a router for?
  5. 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.
  6. why does it have to be a router ?

    would a USB wireless network card not work?
  7. 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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