When we started talking about merging our separate reviews, we felt the combined experiences of both a DSL subscriber Vorpal , and a Cable Modem subscriber Brent , would provide for a more thorough and informative review. Broadband Internet: Everyone wants it, and they want it to be as fast and cheap as possible. Until recently, the only type of high-speed Internet Service available to most of us was a business level service such as as leased T1 lines. This type of service is far too expensive for home users.
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When we started talking about merging our separate reviews, we felt the combined experiences of both a DSL subscriber Vorpal , and a Cable Modem subscriber Brent , would provide for a more thorough and informative review. Broadband Internet: Everyone wants it, and they want it to be as fast and cheap as possible.
Until recently, the only type of high-speed Internet Service available to most of us was a business level service such as as leased T1 lines. This type of service is far too expensive for home users. Cable Modem or xDSL service has not been an option for many of us until recently. Because of a lack of service coverage, or outrageous prices, many of use have been stuck with standard analog modem service for some time. This has now changed! Over the past year, Cable and xDSL services have exploded onto the market!
Even though both services have been around for several years now, the price has gone down considerably, and the availability has increased exponentially. Major service providers are now advertising heavily, and offering incredible service packages that bring broadband Internet service into the reach of the average home user. One of the biggest problems with these services, was the need to buy or lease expensive Cable or xDSL modems.
Both services Cable, xDSL are FAST for the most part ;- compared to the standard dial-up connections that everyone is accustomed to, and a heck of a lot cheaper than those leased T1 lines.
The overwhelming majority of consumers should now have the option of getting either Cable Internet Service or xDSL maybe even both. People have been upgrading their computers, and, doing such things as giving their children or spouses the older systems.
What if you have two or more computers in your home and want to share your single Internet connection? If you have Cable modem, or xDSL service and you want to share your Internet connection within your home, this Router is for you!
If you have ever thought about setting up a home network LAN to share your Cable or xDSL connection with more than one computer the Linksys Router was made specifically for this purpose. You can share out your single Internet connection to that many systems. It also has a dedicated uplink port so you can easily add more switches or hubs.
Obviously, this Router provides for enough potential connections to satisfy the most insatiable tech-addict or small business! If you are considering this Router for a small business, it is capable of handling a fat business level 1.
A business level T1 is only capable of 1. It should read "capable of handling up to a 1. Note: if you use the uplink port it is shared with port 1 you can only use one or the other. Also, you might need a crossover cable, depending on your configuration. For information on how to make a crossover cable or what they are , check out these links: Make a crossover coupler for a standard cable Kan.
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