I’m using a new router (not mine, but on my connection). Its a d-Link DI-524. This router has a wireless connection, as well as the 4 wired ports that I’ve been used to. We’ll see if its any better at routing traffic between the 4 (yep, 4 now – reason for the wireless router) computers on my litle workgroup. A preliminary speed test shows the wireless connection is about 1/2 as fast down as my connection is supposed to be (that’s supposed to double soon, thanks to Rogers wanting to claim to be the fastest ISP in Canada – they’ve gotta be able to claim “best at” something, after all). Uploads are still showing at the correct speed for all comupters. If this works, I can suggest that its a good deal. It was had for around $50CDN, after a rebate at the till. Now, how do I afford a new laptop to take advantage of the wireless connection.
Initially, it seems, this router seems to get a bit clogged at times but I don’t know what type of traffic is causing the problem. It can be solved by logging into the admin screen with your browser and rebooting it that way. I think that its a good idea to check some forums about this issue.