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Hard wire connection on wireless router?

By macx
Mar 12, 2008
  1. After reading about the new draft n routers, and doing a bunch of research on specs and reviews on non-n routers, I found a reasonable priced D-Link DI-634M 108g MIMO wireless router and a matching desktop adapter for my computer and laptop adapter for another laptop that will be on the same system.

    One thing I haven't been able to determine is this: the product description for the wireless router includes a "4-port switch". Does this mean I would be able to maintain the existing hard wire connection for one computer and just use the wireless for the other one, which is what we'd prefer to do?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Yes up to 4 hard wired connections, and can't remember howmany wireless (maximum) but lots anyway.
     
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,686   +86

    There is this one and a business version that is 10/100/1000 wireless but both are discontinued but can be had for new. Still the prices is up in the hundred mark.
     
  4. macx

    macx TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 745

    I got fairly lucky and got a good used one complete with software and AC adapter for $50 shipped.
     
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Not to mention that you can connect any amount of additional switches, hubs and routers to the four embedded ports and have virtually infinite amount of hosts hardwired..
     
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