Need Wireless Router Recommendation

By Machinist
Sep 16, 2007
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  1. Machinist

    Machinist Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Thanks for all the help guys. I picked up the WRT54GS and the WUSB54GS. Should have it hooked up saturday. Decided on the USB adapter for when I upgrade to a new pc.
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    I expect you will have noticable speed issues with the USB unit, but you will quickly get used to it... It is otherwise quite reliable.
  3. Machinist

    Machinist Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 68

    Speed issues for the internet or file transfers?
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,459   +135

    Both... I have a USB hard drive. When I do file back ups to it, it is about 1/2 as fast as backing up to an internal IDE drive
  5. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    It should not be that noticeable, since USB2 can transfer at a rate of 480Mbps and your wireless internet connection can only obtain 54Mbps.

    Hard drive is a different story, because IDE is MUCH MUCH faster than USB.
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