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Information on wireless routers, hubs, and switches for E Street DSL

Information on Wireless routers, hubs, and switches for E Street DSL

Routers:  A wireless router can be used to create a wireless ‘hotspot’ in your home or office for use with your E Street DSL connection. Most DSL modems used with E Street DSL are already wireless ready, so a wireless router is not necessary. However some DSL modems (ex: Zoom x5 ADSL modems) are not wireless ready so purchasing a wireless router would be necessary to create a wireless connection in your home or office.

Hubs and switches:  A hub is a device used as a common connection point for computers on a network. A hub allows you to connect multiple computers and devices to a single network.  A switch is very similiar to a hub, although a switch is generally more expensive. This is because a switch divides the network into multiple segments, allowing data to move to its destination faster and helps to prevent congestion on the network.

Here are some links to sites where you can find information and support for several common brands of routers, switches, and hubs.

*Note: These links are for informational purposes only. E Street does not support these products. For support on these devices please contact the manufacturer.

Linksys

http://www.linksys.com

Linksys Support:

http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php?p_sid=e3p2ktXh

Netgear

http://www.netgear.com

Netgear Support:

http://kbserver.netgear.com/main.asp

D-Link

http://www.dlink.com

D-Link Support:

http://support.dlink.com/

Adaptec

http://www.adaptec.com/

Adaptec Support

http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/support/supportindex.jsp?source=menu

Belkin

http://www.belkin.com/index.asp

Belkin Support

http://www.belkin.com/support/

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