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Moving into apartment, need networking help!!

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May 12, 2012 1:53:08 AM

Hey all,

So, next semester in college I will have an apartment. I need internet! Since we all want wired as well as wireless internet, we need a modem and a wireless router correct? Or are there devices that are an "all-in-one" that I can plug the cable jack into that will output wireless internet as well as have some ethernet ports I can plug into? I'm assuming there is no such device, so here, I picked out this wireless router.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

However, now I need a modem that I can plug the cable jack into. Can someone please suggest one to me that is under $50?

Thank you all very much!

Sincerely,

Robert
May 12, 2012 6:14:55 AM

so it seems you have a budget of about $100

I saw you chose old faithful WRT54GL, here are some N-routers to choose from
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P...

what are the modem requirement of the ISP? DOCSIS 2.0 or DOCSIS 3.0

DOCSIS 2.0 is about $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DOCSIS 3.0 is about $88
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


there are all-in-one modem/router but I had nothing but problems with those

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 12, 2012 2:12:27 PM

MOTOROLA SB6120 has known problems with Charter comm, in case you use them for your ISP. Not sure if it still applies to the 6121.
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