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Netgear RT314 Gatway Router
By: Sinnops
07-01-01

Introduction ::

  Ok, so the nice people from your local broadband company have come to install your new high-speed connection of Cable or DSL. "Great", you think, "now I can finally play Half-Life: Counter Strike with less than a 300 ping!!". Of course there is also the nice ability to download all the Microsoft updates super fast along with a variety of 'other' large downloads. Well, this is great and all, but you have one slight problem, the modem only supports one computer! While not a bad thing if you only have one computer, but for all the folks out there who have several computers, a solution is needed. Of course your favorite provider can sell you more IPs per machine connected for a small fee of $5 a month extra per IP. Added to your already high bill, this is not a good thing. So what is the alternative?

  Enter the gateway router. Fear not, this is not a Gateway product (thank goodness :-), but a great little piece of hardware that allows you to 'share' your internet connection with nearly as many computers as you see fit. So basically, its a gateway to the internet. The routing comes from the fact that it actually takes the IP address that your ISP provider gives you. So now, the router can access the internet. How does this get your many computers on the internet then? Simply enough, it gives your home network its own private set of IP address. So basically the device is a gateway to the internet and routes your computer to the internet. Got it?

  Now that you have suffered though my 'explanation' of gateway routers, hopefully you have learned something. Perhaps this little Diagram will help with the confusion.

Its all actually quite simple to set up. Basically you plug your cables (Cat 5 cable) into the router, the router into the modem and thats about it. In many cases you can be on the internet in less than 2 minutes, even if you still have to do any set up, which will explained shortly. So what is a good router? Click link below to find out to find out :)

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