Iâ€™ve wanted to setup a FTP and web server for awhile now so Iâ€™m about to make my first router purchase. I think I’ve decided on getting the D-Link DI-624 802.11g (108Mbps) router.
I don’t have need for wireless at the moment but since I’m going to be buying a router anyway I thought it wouldn’t hurt to spend a few extra dollars and get it incase I need it in the future (Iâ€™m thinking of getting a laptop eventually). I have a few questions that I couldn’t find definite answers for and would appreciate any insight.
- Since initially I’m not going to be using any wireless capabilities and would rather avoid unnecessary security risks, can I turn off the wireless so that no one can use it?
- For wireless g speeds, does this router really perform faster than most other routers in its class? Of course I heard the 108Mbps claim. I’m not so much worried about that as I am about good speeds at far distances (150 feet for example).
- Would you pick this router over Linksys and SMC’s similar models? If not why?