Quote: Originally Posted by edilee012
Thanks for those links! The Windows 7 compatibility doesn't even have wired routers just wireless which I feel are useless since they have connection issues and poor speed and would not function well for my needs.
The D-link router I had functioned fine with no problems till Vista SP2 was released and since then I lose connection every 15 mins or so when I am browsing sites BUT if I have any other type of connection active it remains working. I have tested this with background things downloading and with none active and I still lose connection just on the browsers and I have tested both IE and Firefox. When I initially installed Windows 7 I didn't have an issue till about 2-3 days into the install and if I am correct I started losing connection again when I installed BitTorrent but I didn't use BT right away and connection started dropping before BT had been ran for the first time.
This problem has plagued me for about 6 months or so or whenever the release of Vista SP2 was and seems whatever it is has carried over into Windows 7. I did a fresh install of Windows 7 also not an upgrade so either BT is the culprit but like said it's connection never drops and if I hook straight into the modem bypassing the router I don't have any issues. Unfortunately my net connection is being shared with 2 other PCs for now otherwise I would not need the router and would just get rid of it.
I will look around on some retail sites again but it seems new wired routers are hard to find and the ones you do find are mainly for business use which is the route I might have to take and pay the extra $ for all the high end features.
Most wireless routers have up to four wired connectors and the wireless signal can be turned off. Wired only routers are becoming older and harder to find. It is the "Supply and Demand" thing ... more demand for Wireless, less for wired only.
I do not agree with your assessment of wireless speed. I am sitting in my living room with an old Dell D505 connected to a wireless D-Link g modem. My Internet speed is indistinguishable from my wired computers.
I know this is not technically accurate, but my Internet access is between 3 and 6 MBS while my modem speed is 10/100 MBS. I could be using a 1 GBS modem but my Internet speed is still limited to 6 MBS or less so the speed of the modem cannot make my Internet connection go faster. A wireless g modem is more than satisfactory for most home users.