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buying a wireless router

By whiternoise
Dec 23, 2005
  1. I'm planning to buy a linksys router (Linksys WAG354G). My question is this:
    What is ADSL 2+and is it any different to ADSL?
    My connection is ADSL as far as i know, so will it be compatible with this router?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    ADSL2 offers higher speeds and longer range than ADSL. All ADSL2 devices are backwards compatible with ADSL, so your router will work no problem.
     
  3. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    thanks Nodsu,
    PS. Do i need to disable my norton firewall if the router has a built in one (i dont want BSOD errors...)
     
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    You should REMOVE any Norton/Symantec bloatware crap from your PC!
    Alternatives from www.agnitum.com or www.zonelabs.com

    Hardware and software firewalls "complement" each other.
    Windows XP firewall only protects incoming stuff, but lets EVERYthing out, hence it's useless.
    If you have broadband, then a software firewall is a MUST.
     
  5. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Norton's never given me any problems. Why does everyone have a problem with it?
    (i'm getting a linksys WAG354G btw.)
     
  6. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I have the usb adaptor and the router should be coming on monday, i installed the adaptor and specified: network name, password, WEP key (128 bit) and installed it. So, when I install the router, is it just a case of creating a network with exactly the same name, password etc?

    (Or should i reinstall when the router comes?)
     
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    No need to reinstall. At worst you may have to change some settings. (And pull out chunks of hair when it still fails to work).
     
  8. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Thanks, it just occured to me that i might have made my network in the wrong order.
    ;)
     
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