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Windows 7: Ultimate Router Guide: Optimize Security & Performance

30 Oct 2010   #21

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

great post brink

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04 May 2011   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 Build 7601

Thank you. What a wonderful read.
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02 Sep 2011   #23

Windows 7 home premium 64bit

Holy crap brink!!!
Awesome write :-)
And ur right bout people not messing with it as long as the lights blink etc. Gonna mess with mine this weekend. I'll back up the settings first, then do mild changes and work from there.
(gives high-5 here)
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25 Sep 2011   #24
Big Tom

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks for the write-up
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25 Sep 2011   #25

windows 7

Some good tips in there. I thought I knew it all when it comes to routers. Apparently not. Grats
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25 Sep 2011   #26
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Thank you Brink!
I have a in the box new Asus RT-N12 router. That information will be of great help.
I looked and couldn't find a Tutorial for 101 router installation for two computers and one printer/scanner. I have never used a router or configured one. Beginners information i.e. (Can a router be used in Home Group and Work Group; which one is preferred.)
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25 Sep 2011   #27
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're welcome gang. Maximum PC did a great job on that article.
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11 Oct 2011   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x86, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 8 Pro x64

very nice guide, I am looking into upgrading our home wireless router. It's been abuot 5-6 years since we bought it so figured it was time for an upgrade I'll pop back in if I have any questions!
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04 Jan 2012   #29

Win7Ultimate x64 + x32, Win7Pro x64, XP x32, Win 2003, Ubuntu and OpenIndiana

Page seven was unintentionally funny. If you don't have enough ports on your router, don't buy another one and disable it's expensive routing, WiFi and firewall functionality. Buy a switch instead--it's what they're designed for.

If you run out of router ports, buy a switch with enough ports for all of your computers and run one cable to the router. This will give you maximum performance and will be cheaper than buying another router.
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15 Jan 2012   #30

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks alot Brink, been looking to properly secure my router for a few days.
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