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George1984

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Your best bet is get a router that supports DD-WRT or Tomato firmwares.
These firmwares make your router like 100 times better.

I have a Asus WL-500G Premium with Tomato firmware on it and it good for me but it's wireless coverage isn't that strong.


Head on over to the DD-WRT or Linksysinfo forums and ask there thats your best bet.
 

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I'm actually using an old Microsoft (gasp!) MN-700 wireless router which works just fine. I'm also using my iMac using Internet Sharing since it actually gets better range than my router...
 

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So I'm out of touch, with the iPod Touch, and have a question. To get online features for the Touch, do you need a wireless router or to be in a WIFI hot spot? I'm literally on the verge of making a purchase, and that's pretty much the only question I have. And when I say on the verge, I mean just a click away :D
 

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Yup - the iPod Touch needs wireless for Internet access. All you can really do over a wired connection (which is USB by the way) is connect & transfer files with iTunes.
 

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Just go to your local electronics store and pick up what ever brand name they have on sale (Linksys, D-Link, ect...). Just get one that has basic 802.11b/g, supports WPA encryption and has no "speed booster" enhanced speed. I picked up my D-Link DI-524 a couple of years ago, after the sales price and rebate it was almost free.
 

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Vtwin said:
D-Link 655 (DIR 655)
If you live in the Seattle area, I'd be happy to give you my wireless router (Linksys WRT54G) if you can stop over. I know it works with iPod touch. :)
 

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daihard said:
If you live in the Seattle area, I'd be happy to give you my wireless router (Linksys WRT54G) if you can stop over. I know it works with iPod touch. :)
dammit....im in long island lol
 

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danta8293 said:
dammit....im in long island lol
A long ways from here, huh. :)

Do you happen to work for Computer Associates? They have a huge corporate office in Islandia... :)
 

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So I have two connections on two computers. The computer I use has a wireless connection. If I get the WRT54GS, would this hook up to the main computer that has the PC to Wall connection?

And btw.. I LOVE MY IPOD TOUCH!!!!!
 

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Your main wired computer would hook up to the router and then the router hooks up to the wall connection.
If you can find a WRT54GS version 4 or older then get it but if it's a later version then don't because thy are not as good. If I was you I would just get a WRT54GL.
 

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George1984 said:
Your main wired computer would hook up to the router and then the router hooks up to the wall connection.
If you can find a WRT54GS version 4 or older then get it but if it's a later version then don't because thy are not as good. If I was you I would just get a WRT54GL.
Cool, got it.

I don't think it says what version this one is: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Linksys-802-11g-Wireless-Router-with-SpeedBooster-WRT54GS/sem/rpsm/oid/90854/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do But I was looking to purchase it.
 

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darthxsidious, listen to what George1984 said:

George1984 said:
Your best bet is get a router that supports DD-WRT or Tomato firmwares.
These firmwares make your router like 100 times better.
An awesome combination is the WRT54GL with DD-WRT. Notice that I've bolded the "L" which stands for Linux. That means that it can receive the fantastic DD-WRT firmware.

Don't get that GS, you're going to miss out on some serious router power! You've been warned. :)
 
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