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IanR

join:2001-03-22
Fort Mill, SC

Linksys WiFi/Switch set up after Actiontec

I have an Actiontec Modem/router with G speed WiFi.
Quite some time ago I disabled the WiFi and instead hooked up a Linksys WRT310N and have been using it as a Switch only and it's N rated Wifi. Unfortunately this Linksys has just died...

So it's off to the shop tomorrow to pick up a new machine for use as a switch and wireless WiFi. Any suggestions on the best Linksys I should buy and how best to configure it? i.e. to disable its router functionality and use as a plain switch and Wireless WiFi?


IanR

join:2001-03-22
Fort Mill, SC

OK let me ask another question:

My present Modem/router provided by Verizon ias the rleiable but SLOW Actiontec M1424-WR REV E.

Verizon seem to offer the M1424WR GigE
»teleproducts.verizon.com/fios/in···yDetails

IS theis worthw hile going for and adding my own switch?

Or can I buy something better than this to replace my Actionetc?

Better meaning at least N speed perhaps dual speed?


IanR

join:2001-03-22
Fort Mill, SC
reply to IanR

I decided to order the newest Actiontec from Verizon online: the
MR1424WR Gig E

Now I have received notification that the following has been shipped to me: NEXT GEN BHR3 REV I ACTIONTEC 1

Quesion: Is this one and the same machine or have Verizon switched out for an earlier model on me?
Thanks.


kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2

Rev I (which you are getting) is newer than Rev E.


IanR

join:2001-03-22
Fort Mill, SC

That's comforting to hear. I am having trouible finding the specs to compare them.


kes601

join:2007-04-14
Virginia Beach, VA
kudos:2

What you ordered is a Rev I, you are seeing the "GigE" on the description, that means Gigabit Ethernet.


IanR

join:2001-03-22
Fort Mill, SC

Difficult to know one has ordered a "Rev I if the specs don't say that on the order page. Then the email confirming shipment mentioned for the first time BHR3 etc....
Thanks for the clarification.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3
reply to IanR

I'd recommend the EA3500, EA4500, or E4200v1 and v2. All three allows you to use the classic firmware interface that we're all used to on Linksys routers.