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Old December 9th, 2007, 04:30 PM
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I am planning to replace my 2WIRE Wireless Router (bought from Qwest; piece of junk) with a Netgear Wireless Router. I plan to host my own (multiple) domains running DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, etc. I have 1.5MB DSL line from Qwest. I have 3 Win PC which connect by a Wireless Adapter and 2 LINUX Servers connect by LAN to the Wireless Router. I hope you get the picture.

I want to make sure that the Wireless Router can easily be configured to open the incoming ports to support DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, etc. (2WIRE router does not).

I am looking at the following three Netgear Routers:

1. RangeMax NEXT Model: WNR834B
2. RangeMax NEXT Model: WNR834M
3. RangeMax Model: WPN824

Can somebody recommend which is the best WL Router of the three?
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I am planning to replace my 2WIRE Wireless Router (bought from Qwest; piece of junk) with a Netgear Wireless Router. I plan to host my own (multiple) domains running DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, etc. I have 1.5MB DSL line from Qwest. I have 3 Win PC which connect by a Wireless Adapter and 2 LINUX Servers connect by LAN to the Wireless Router. I hope you get the picture.

I want to make sure that the Wireless Router can easily be configured to open the incoming ports to support DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, etc. (2WIRE router does not).

I am looking at the following three Netgear Routers:

1. RangeMax NEXT Model: WNR834B
2. RangeMax NEXT Model: WNR834M
3. RangeMax Model: WPN824

Can somebody recommend which is the best WL Router of the three?
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Old December 9th, 2007, 05:02 PM
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First - I've had very few problems configuring the 2Wire stuff (from Bell South)

Second - don't try to use a consumer router to host multiple web servers - it won't work.
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Old December 9th, 2007, 06:12 PM
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I am planning to replace my 2WIRE Wireless Router (bought from Qwest; piece of junk) with a Netgear Wireless Router. I plan to host my own (multiple) domains running DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, etc. I have 1.5MB DSL line from Qwest. I have 3 Win PC which connect by a Wireless Adapter and 2 LINUX Servers connect by LAN to the Wireless Router. I hope you get the picture.

I want to make sure that the Wireless Router can easily be configured to open the incoming ports to support DNS, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, POP3, etc. (2WIRE router does not).

I am looking at the following three Netgear Routers:

1. RangeMax NEXT Model: WNR834B
2. RangeMax NEXT Model: WNR834M
3. RangeMax Model: WPN824

Can somebody recommend which is the best WL Router of the three?
I would check if you have residential DSL if they will block ports. I would ask briefly to ISP since they might ask your upgrade to business package. far as router, wireless are depends on your wireless adapter.

I would also look prosafe router which are more suitable for setting up you are doing and get access point instead... just 2cents
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Old December 10th, 2007, 07:00 AM
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First - I've had very few problems configuring the 2Wire stuff (from Bell South)

2WIRE is easy to configure except the underlying software has poor quality control & many errors. Also if you want to open an incoming port, 2WIRE does not allow using static IP addresses for the machines connected to 2WIRE. One must use DHCP, which does not work when hosting a router which must have a static IP address.

Second - don't try to use a consumer router to host multiple web servers - it won't work.
I have friends who are hosting one or two web servers without problem. I have not found any technical reason why it will not work!! Do you know any?
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I would check if you have residential DSL if they will block ports. I would ask briefly to ISP since they might ask your upgrade to business package. far as router, wireless are depends on your wireless adapter.

I would also look prosafe router which are more suitable for setting up you are doing and get access point instead... just 2cents
I will check & see if there is a difference for hosting on a Residential vs Business DSL service!

Why would prefer Netgear ProSafe router? It is slow, based on 802.11/g technology whereas Netgear RangeMax NEXT if faster & based on 802.11/n. Please let me know.
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you can't pass useable IP to mutiple server. you have to use port forwarding. you need to see what other person's setup.

generally speaking ProSafe router will be more better for the long run
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router itself are better. Home end router is home end.

If you want to pick up access point and combine with prosafe router will be smarter.

looks like this is double post ....
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sorry guys..double post so I merged.
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I have friends who are hosting one or two web servers without problem. I have not found any technical reason why it will not work!! Do you know any?
One or two web servers? So which is it? One or two?

One web server is not a problem - you forward ports 80 & 443 you're done - however you cannot forward the same port to two hosts - forcing you to use non-standard ports.
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