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Old 12-21-00, 04:48 PM
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Chapters.ca has this router for 135$ Cdn :
SMC Barricade 4 Port 10/100 Mbps Broadband Router

Is that any good, has anyone here tried it??
Old 12-21-00, 09:28 PM
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Check out the Practically Networked site. I believe they have a review of this unit.
Old 12-22-00, 12:29 PM
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SMC Barricade 4 Port 10/100 Mbps Broadband Router

I would purchase this one before I bought the linksys version. This one is pretty good and has a high aggregate bandwidth.

Also SMC is a good company.
Old 12-22-00, 06:26 PM
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i wouldn't hesitate to buy this router. oh, wait, let me rephrase that. i DIDN'T hesitate to buy this router. hooked it up to the cable modem and 3 computers without out any pain or suffering. it comes with very helpful ISP specific instructions for several providers.
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We have a Netgear RT314. It works great, and wasn't too hard to set up.

I can't say much for any of the other brands though, haven't tried them.
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I just got an SMC, and it took me a little bit to get it going, but it was all my fault. I learned 3 important things.


1: Read the Manual FIRST.
2: Write down your current settings before you mess with them.
3: Unplug your cable modem so it "Unmarries" your NIC.


By the way, it works great now, but I had a bit of trouble for a day or so. The connection to the router would be lost for no apparent reason. It wouldn't even ping. Turning the power off and then on would fix it. But it hasn't done that for a several days now. I changed the cable.
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I will probably buy it, but can one of you let me know if it works with dialup connections? I have a dialup cable modem meaning a dynamic ip and using dialup networking.
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It should work with DUN cause it's got a serial port for hooking up an analoge modem. Not that you would use the serial port, it just indicates that it should be capable of using DUN.

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