Join Date: Feb 2006
When you say 'fast internet;' to your other computer, are they at 2 physical locations were you will be networking them together over the internet, or at the same site where they will be on the same Local Area Network?
If they are at the same site, going to be in the same LAN, you can getting 10/100/1000 routers that support gigabit ethernet, but you won't find one under $40. Also, each computer has to have a NIC card that supports 10/100/1000 as well, or it will only work at 10/100 (or just 10 Meg if the card is REALLY old).
Just about any router that you can find at Best Buy or Circuit City would do.. no need to get one off of ebay, but that's your call.
As far as finding a 'good' router, that depends on how to want to expand your network... Do you want one with a built in USB print server? Do you want wireless capabilities? Is gigabit ethernet important? Will be doing any VPN work?
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