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    Need Wiress Cable Modem

    I am looking for a Wireless Cable Modem that is compatible with the WII. I initially had my sights set on a Linksys WCG200 until I found out there were compatibility issues. So I am looking for something similar to that one.

    Becuase of the locations of my cable ports in the house, I need a cable modem that will provide a direct connect into my PC and also provide a wireless signal through the house.

    Ideally I would like to have this one appliance, rather than get a wireless router and other components.

    Please help. I have used the search, but since I am brand new at this, I was getting overwhelmed rather quickly. My neighborhood finally got cable high speed and I am about to have it installed and get the WII shortly.

    Thank you for your time.

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    Okay, here is what I have found so far. If anyone is doing something similar or using these applicances, let me know how they work please.

    Linksys DCM-202 Cable Modem connected to a Linksys D-Link DIR-655

    Essentially, my PC would direct connect to the D-Link Dir-655 and the Wii would grab the wireless signal from that.

    Thoughts?

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    it should be fine
    modem >router >wii
    not only is that the common set up, but how else would you do it?
    goodluck

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    I would definitely go the route of separate cable modem and wireless router. By looking for an "all in one" you're limiting your options and making troubleshooting more-difficult.

    Plus that way you're free to get a better of either later on down the line. Routers improve faster than cable modems. A lot easier to just swap out the router.
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    I agree that you should get separate components (cable modem and wireless router). But the Motorola SBG900 is an all-in-one unit, just FYI. The only limitation I'm aware of is it only supports WPA1, not WPA2. So it's a bit behind the times. That's why a separate wireless router is the better way to go.

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    Yes, go for WPA2. WPA2 > WPA > WEP > turd.

    WPA2 means all the longer before people are freeloading off your internet connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sremick
    Yes, go for WPA2. WPA2 > WPA > WEP > turd.
    You've got the last two reversed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryten
    You've got the last two reversed.
    You are correct. Covering your network with poop is more-likely to keep people out than using WEP encryption.

    My bad.
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    Here are the two I am now seriously considering for wireless routers.

    DLink DIR-655
    1. http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=1&pid=530

    DLink DGL-4500
    2. http://games.dlink.com/products/?pid=643&#DGL-4500

    Any experiences?

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    No particular love for D-Link. They are ok but nothing special. They don't suck, they're just... meh.

    Do you really need 802.11n though? It won't make your internet any faster. Unless you're transmitting a lot of local LAN data between other computers/devices on your own network in your own house, even 802.11b can keep up with almost everyone's internet connection speed.
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