An easy basic WIRED router?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by PhelpsiPhan, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502

    PhelpsiPhan

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    Hey guys, i am after a simple and basic WIRED router. Not wireless.

    Heres the Situation.

    I have a MBP in a hengedock, works great, the wireless signal isnt always great though. I have an Airport express for my wireless needs (iphones, iPad etc) now i want to put a cheap wired router, then connect that through ethernet to my Hengedock and then another out to my Airport Express. So the MBP has a wired consistent connection but i can still use the wireless for the iPad.

    So if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know (and dont bother saying Airport extreme.... i dont want to spend that much, plus the mrs wouldnt like it ;))

    Thanks
     
  2. SidBala macrumors 6502a

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    Do you even need a router? Wouldn't a gigabit switch suffice?
     
  3. PhelpsiPhan thread starter macrumors 6502

    PhelpsiPhan

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    Ahh hadnt thought of that, got any suggestions of a cheap one?

    Thanks
     
  4. vistadude macrumors 65816

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    It's pretty hard to find a wired only router. Luckily all the wireless ones also have ethernet ports. I recommend a Linksys WRT54G2.
     

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