Solved Belkin routers comparison - N1 and F7D4401au

August 23, 2014 at 03:27:38
Specs: ubuntu 12.04, dual core 3.2/8gb
I am currently using a Belkin N1 router but someone gave me the Belkin wireless modem/router. The N1 is working great but i am intrigued by the two usb ports plus the second router stands up therefore more space on my desk. I wont need the odem part of the router as i have the modem i need running from my bedroom. The router is used next to the pc in the loungeroom many metres away. There no chance of changing the set up due to space etc. So the N1 is this model http://www.belkin.com/au/support-pr... and the other is this one http://www.belkin.com/au/support-ar...
I honestly not that good to know which is better. What do i look for in the comparison?

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August 31, 2014 at 03:59:59
Lol, yeah for the most part we (in Australia) have crap internet speeds.

If your internet is slow in the bedroom updating the device in the lounge room won't improve it. Sorry.

Unless the modem router is ancient (like dial up) the outgoing speed (bandwidth) it is capable of from its ethernet port will be much greater than the internet can provide.

You will receive in the lounge room very similar "speeds" to what is being supplied in the bedroom by the internet with your current device.

A hardware upgrade can't change this.

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#1
August 30, 2014 at 05:29:26
If, as you say, you wish to use a separate modem, a wireless router with built-in modem is no good to you. You must buy a wireless router that doesn't have a modem built in to it.

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August 30, 2014 at 05:34:21
Thats not what i asked. I am wanting to find out if this modem/router is better than the one i am using so i can make a choice. Are you saying the two modems with conflict? One being a modem/router and the other only a modem. So i obviously need both. A modem in the bedroom(cant be anywhere else) and the router next to the computer

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August 30, 2014 at 14:13:59
If you are only looking to share the Internet with multiple devices a switch is best. The switch will sit away from the modem where you need it to be. Then your devices can share the connection from that point.

If you need wireless at the point that the switch would sit you need a wireless router (has the same functions as a switch with wireless) without the modem.

Yes 2 modems can conflict unless you know a bit about subnetting and they can be configured this way.

If you don't need wireless at the computer a switch is a much cheaper option.

I'm a little confused, as I'm sure phil22 was too, when you say you're only asking which one is better then ask if they will conflict if used together. I don't know if you want to use one or attempt to use both.


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August 31, 2014 at 02:16:31
Yes again thats not what i asked. I have all these devices already. I cant afford to go spending money on anything.
Ok i donr know what subnetting is. Can i disable the modem part of the modem/router? Would that fix the issue? Both routers are 4 port ethernet and wifi so they are the same on that level. I need all that as i run several computers from the router via ethernet and a smart phone via wifi

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#5
August 31, 2014 at 02:44:38
The n1 is a router only.

Put this one by your tv and connect to your modem router using an ethernet cable to the modem router in the bedroom.

You won't be able to use the n1 (for the internet) without the other. It has no modem.


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#6
August 31, 2014 at 02:58:32
Thats again...not what i asked!!!! Please reread what i said. N1 is in use now, modem is in use now....tv is nothing to do with anything. No mention f a tv. I asked about the modem/router....please reread people! I am not asking incidentals just what i said!

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August 31, 2014 at 03:10:26
What comparison are you asking for?

They're two different devices.

I reread your initial post again, and if you want to replace the n1 with a modem router because of additional usb ports, I wouldn't.

No harm in trying though... you have nothing to lose. If it doesn't work you can just change them back.

High speed ethernet vs gigabit, you probably won't notice a difference. Streaming media can in most cases easily keep up with the former. Large file transfers between workstations, yeah worth consideration.

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August 31, 2014 at 03:30:14
Yes i was wanting to know if speed wise its worth it...is the modem/router a good product? will it conflict? Ok so no difference in speed. Is that because australia has such crap speeds?
What did you mean about streaming? keeping up with former? oh the n1?
Oh i dont transfer files between workstations as they are all different OS's(linux, osx and a windows machine not connected right now). Used to use the router also for ethernet security cameras but they got outdated.
A i have things in place and my back gets sore i always like to check things first before i move the desks around or away from the wall :0) Cant afford to get stuff to change things and i often get lots of tech stuff by people upgrading since i am the local nerd he he...I am not that good...not as good as they think he he

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August 31, 2014 at 03:59:59
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Lol, yeah for the most part we (in Australia) have crap internet speeds.

If your internet is slow in the bedroom updating the device in the lounge room won't improve it. Sorry.

Unless the modem router is ancient (like dial up) the outgoing speed (bandwidth) it is capable of from its ethernet port will be much greater than the internet can provide.

You will receive in the lounge room very similar "speeds" to what is being supplied in the bedroom by the internet with your current device.

A hardware upgrade can't change this.

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#10
August 31, 2014 at 10:04:25
No I dont connect to anything in the bedroom. No computer or anything in there.

Yeah thats what i mean i dont know the bandwidth of any of these things. Thats the point of me asking. Nothing is from the dialup days. So are you saying once we jumped to broadband its all the same?

No i just meant the devices are different...thats why i posted the manuals or specs or something to see if someone that knows more than me about these can say yep that modem/router is better than the router your using. The modem in my bedroom will stay as is. The only comparison i am wantng to know is between the newish modem/router and the router i am using now which is a belkin n1. So what you mean by an upgrade is?

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#11
September 5, 2014 at 02:30:48
What holds you back of trying out the modem-router?
IMO WiFi range may be different. Internet speed will be same as your current router.

Disable the modem part (if possible) and plug the Ethernet cable from your modem (in your bedroom?) to an Ethernet port of the modem-router.


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#12
September 5, 2014 at 03:03:08
Oh cool good advice. Yes its just i have to move the desk to get to the back of everything and my back is not very good. Will wait for a day i feel i can. Whats IMO?

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#13
September 6, 2014 at 02:01:40
In My Opinion (IMO)
In My Humble Opinion (IMHO)

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#14
September 6, 2014 at 02:06:59
Ah thanks so much :0)

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