View Full Version : Deals on Linksys Router/4 port 10/100 Switch?
06-01-2000, 12:27 AM
Hmm..too bad you didn't take advantage of the buy.com deals last week. There were coupons that expired on 5/26 for $30 off $150 purchase and that specific item was in their free-shipping store. I bought it last week for:
- 30.00 coupon and free shipping
The bad part is that I live on Long Island and the product is shipping ground from Anaheim, CA. That will take at least 5 to 6 days to get here!
I know there is an egghead coupon for $20 off, however it may have expired. You should try it anyway. The code was EGGZD5 if I remember. (If anything search the forum for Egghead) When I first went to order, I went through egghead and the total came out to $143. Which is better than $156. I then realized I could get it through buy.com cheaper so I cancelled my order. Hope that helps!
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06-01-2000, 12:35 AM
Do these things work very well ? Is it like Wingate or something?
06-01-2000, 12:41 AM
I am currently using Wingate through a regular hub and it is horrible!!! There are so many times where I would be surfing and then the connection dies. I would have to restart the server for it to work again. With the Router, every computer connected will have a direct connection to the Cable Modem, so there is no going through the server for the Internet connection anymore. I will have a direct link to the cable modem and won't have to deal with Wingate anymore.
That means the connection is much faster and much more reliable.
06-01-2000, 12:43 AM
If you don't like wingate or sygate or whatever, try using Netproxy. It works perfectly once it is setup and it is free!
06-01-2000, 10:12 AM
I am finally getting cable internet next Friday(My cable company was only 10 months late in making it available). I am looking for the Linksys model BEFSR41 Cable/DSL Router with built in 4 port 10/100 switch. Buy.com has it for $158.95 - $10(coupon) + about $7 shipping = ~$156.
Any better deals out there?
06-01-2000, 01:02 PM
http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif use linux it has NAT built in and is more stable than anything i have ever used
also switches do work "i think that was your question" they can allow you to have 3 connections at 10mbps and one at 100 or vise versa however they will not give you any better connection so thats the real limit. any of you 31337 n3tw0rk1ng f3w1s correct me http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
06-01-2000, 01:21 PM
a switch can provide switched speeds for all ports. Not just one of three or three of one or whatever.
06-01-2000, 01:29 PM
You can purchase the router from staples.com
You can get a $40 discount code from
Total cost + shipping will be $149.49
UHm the linksys sucks bigtime. I had it for a while, but it corurpts data on downloads. I got rid of it to get a dlink, and have been happy ever since.
06-01-2000, 02:10 PM
Ok, I'm receptive to equivelent products... Any good deals on DLink or any other company's equivelent products?
What would the equivelent DLink product cost?
PS. Thanx for the responses people... keep'em coming
06-01-2000, 02:17 PM
I got in on the $30 off $150 deal and used one of my $40 visitalk gc's and got it delivered for $88 in 3 days. I have not installed it yet (got it yesterday and just got the $39 Intel nic's today) so I cannot comment on it's performance. However, they have a new firmware download available at linksys.com so that may help out.
Win2000 (server and pro) both come with internet sharing protocols. Put 2 NICs in there, set up sharing on the one plugged into the cable/dsl modem. It uses DHCP to get the other ones working perfectly
wow..didn't think of that one with 2k... gonna try that out...
06-01-2000, 03:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Y2J:
Win2000 (server and pro) both come with internet sharing protocols. Put 2 NICs in there, set up sharing on the one plugged into the cable/dsl modem. It uses DHCP to get the other ones working perfectly<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
soo true, at the dorm to evade fees i had it set p similar to this (I had 3 computers in the room), we all split the 165 dolalr reg fee, and we get email address for going there anyway, next year I am gonna run my own network cable direct to the schools router in the dorm hehehe, maybe I should charge for this service, not in $ but a req that they sign me up for all my referrals!!!
06-01-2000, 04:24 PM
I'm pretty sure that the cable/dsl router doesn't work for me, cause I've heard that my service, cox@home has safegaurds against it. You might want to check with somebody whether the rouhter would work.
06-01-2000, 05:11 PM
For those that are running secureremote from checkpoint, Linksys doesn't support IPSEC. checkout Watchguard SOHO router. It's a bit more but it's what the pro use (on a budget). http://www.gotapex.com/ubb/smile.gif
Buy the DLink's Product. Assuming you already have a HUB, it's 99 bucks.
I bought mine from www.comready.com (http://www.comready.com)
I've been pretty happy with my service from them. Shipping isn't outrageous, and they're awesome support wise. Did I tell you i flashed the rom's wrong on my dlink and killed it by accident, I sent it to comready in a shoebox (i lost the original packaging), and they sent me a new shrinkwrapped replacement within a week. I wouldnt hesitate buying from them. The Dlink supports PPPoE.
Oh yeah forgot to add. They'll throw in a 8 port 100BT hub for 150 something. =)
06-01-2000, 06:05 PM
About Win2K ICS, doesn't it only allow (1) computer to be online. It just shares the connection, but not both at the same time. Did they change that or is it still that way? Linux must be nice with built in NAT, but I am happy with Netproxy. All computer sharing the connection can surf at the same time.
Okay the W2K ICS solution still requires a computer. I have used/installed 7 of the Linksy units, they do support PPoE although there are problems if your provider likes to time you out, it is simple to relink, but isn't that the problem with PPoe anyway not allways on needs to authenticate with user input so to speak. The D-link will also work well and the other option is the single port (no 3 extra switched ports) of the Linksys it is around $100 too.
Right now, I am using win2K server (pro works too, I just upgraded to server for the web stuff). There is one computer connected to the DSL modem. That same computer is attached to a hub with 4 other computers ALL using the same internet connection AT THE SAME TIME. I believe there is a 25 user limit, if there is one at all. Works like a charm
06-01-2000, 08:37 PM
I live on L.I. and have a cable modem as well. My setup is a NT 4 server with Winproxy and a D-Link 4 port 10/100 hub. With this setup I can get concurrent downloads on two computers in the 200+ KBs. Plus the Winproxy has a firewall, filtering and anti virus built in.
On the other hand I will never recommend D-Link to anyone. Nothing but problems with their nic's plus the hub just burnt out in less than a year. Service from them is one of the worst I ever had to deal with.
06-01-2000, 10:53 PM
Hey blueshirt, I hope you don't mind if I ask, but where on LI do you live? Are you in school?
I just graduated from SUNY Stony Brook.
Oh yeah, if your name is blueshirt does that make you a Rangers fan? heh..
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Supposedly the Netgear router is far far better than the linksys.
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