What can I do with an old Linksys wired only router?

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  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68010

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    I've been cleaning out some stuff and came across an old wired Linksys router I purchased in 2001. It was used for DSL back then.

    Is there any use for it or should I just chuck it away and get something newer if I ever need something in the future. Right now I live in an apartment, my U-verse modem is in a bedroom, and I'm not going to run cat6 cable all over on the floor.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    It's 14 years old at best it'll be slow, just chuck it, or recycle it if you can.
     
  3. Suture macrumors 6502a

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    Can use it as a switch if you need that many physical connections
     
  4. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68010

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    I don't know why I didn't think of this. I currently have 3 desktop Macs. I have one in my bedroom, the other two are out of commission (I don't own a desk!!) in the 2nd bedroom. I can use this to help connect them all to the modem, especially if I get any more Macs (I really want a Power Mac G4). I think I'm going to test it to make sure it's fully functional.
     

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