Moving into apartment, need networking help!!

kingneptune117

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Hey all,

So, next semester in college I will have an apartment. I need internet! Since we all want wired as well as wireless internet, we need a modem and a wireless router correct? Or are there devices that are an "all-in-one" that I can plug the cable jack into that will output wireless internet as well as have some ethernet ports I can plug into? I'm assuming there is no such device, so here, I picked out this wireless router.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190

However, now I need a modem that I can plug the cable jack into. Can someone please suggest one to me that is under $50?

Thank you all very much!

Sincerely,

Robert
 
so it seems you have a budget of about $100

I saw you chose old faithful WRT54GL, here are some N-routers to choose from
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=Property&N=100010076%20600014259&IsNodeId=1&maxPrice=55&Manufactory=1233%2C1015%2C1576%2C2177%2C1315%2C2010%2C12120%2C1935%2C1413%2C45471&PropertyCodeValue=1328%3A265508%2C1328%3A21052%2C1328%3A267352%2C1328%3A58481%2C1328%3A312590%2C1328%3A100630&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=20

what are the modem requirement of the ISP? DOCSIS 2.0 or DOCSIS 3.0

DOCSIS 2.0 is about $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825122011

DOCSIS 3.0 is about $88
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825122015


there are all-in-one modem/router but I had nothing but problems with those

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825122012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825122014