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Windows 7: Need Replacement for wired router BEFSR81


02 Apr 2013   #1
mendopaul

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Need Replacement for wired router BEFSR81

I've got several nodes running off of a Linksys BEFSR81 wired router which needs replacing. It has started to drop out twice to three times a day lately. Can anyone recommend an 8 port wired router to replace this old standby? A plain switch won't do. Many thanks for any suggestions.


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02 Apr 2013   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

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03 Apr 2013   #3
mendopaul

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Thanks 2xg, my budget is whatever I must pay to keep my ethernet LAN going. I'm kind of shocked to find that there doesn't seem to be enough demand in the market for more devices. Is everyone only using Wireless LANs? I've got my whole home and shop wired for ethernet and a separate wireless router for Wi-Fi so I just need a router/switch for my wired LAN. Many thanks for your response.
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03 Apr 2013   #4
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Also, note that both routers have 8-Port 10/100 Switch. I know you said you don't want a Switch, but I would still recommend to get a router that supports gig technology, mostly 4-port and add a gig switch, of course it's your decision.
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05 Apr 2013   #5
mendopaul

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Many thanks 2xg. I'm now leaning toward a simple router, maybe my wireless router, connected to an 8 port switch to solve the problem as you kind of indicated in your replies. There just don't seem to be any more BEFSR81 type units on the market any more so a router to manage the connections connected to a switch seems to be the only way to go. Many thanks for your thoughts!
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05 Apr 2013   #6
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Another thing.....make sure that you buy a router that supports N, also with gigabit ports, and buy an 8port gigabit Switch, see this Trendnet unmanaged switch is very affordable. I bought a couple of these and works great. Don't forget, that your Network Cards/Adapters must support gig technology as well.
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Many thanks 2xg. I'm now leaning toward a simple router, maybe my wireless router, connected to an 8 port switch to solve the problem as you kind of indicated in your replies. There just don't seem to be any more BEFSR81 type units on the market any more so a router to manage the connections connected to a switch seems to be the only way to go. Many thanks for your thoughts!
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