I am planning a home network (wired) to link 3 PCs, a laptop, and a printer. I am not sure which router to use.
US Robotics USR018000A has enough ports (4) and can also act as a printer server. However there don't seem to be many posts about it, and they tend to complain about how difficult the set up is.
On the other hand the Linksys BEFSR41 seems has good reviews and seems easy to set up, but only has four ports, so either I run the printer off one of the PCs (which would have to be running) or I buy a separate printer server device.
Does anyone have experience of the US Robotics router or thoughts about either system?
I have NTL 600k BB with two PC's connected to the internet via the Linksys BEFSR41 cable/dsl router with 4 port switch using straight thru Cat 5 cables with RJ45 plugs either end for ethernet connection. Now been using it over a year now and its worked fine. The router is about £45 from Dabs ( or double that price at PC World.) The Linksys website is very helpful. The setup wizard for this router is on this link. Just follow it through. click here
All the above look like possibles. In the end I went to the local little computer shop (run by someone who knows what he's talking about) and got a generic router - believe me, I can't find a manufacturers name anywhere! Easy set up, the CD did practically everything on all the machines.
It pays to shop local.
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