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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Wullail View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Without IPv6 you won't be able to set up a Homegroup and 100Mb LAN is so ten years ago, you could definitely do better with a regular modem and Gb LAN wireless router, one that can handle at least 300Mbps wireless and has IPv6, which most any decent router made in the last ten years should have.

    Homegroups come in very handy for security as it creates a security gate between the Workgroup and Homegroup machines.

    Most anyone joining your network will have access to all shared files unless you have a Homegroup set up. Homegroup is like having a Domain within a Workgroup.
    The router sitting behind his modem has IPv6 and 4 gigbit LAN ports...so he should be covered homegroup wise.
    Not so sure about that as anything connecting to the modem/router won't have IPv6.

    What would be the point of having a piece of hardware that drags down the entire network just by plugging into it or connecting wirelessly.

    Remember that the secondary router will be plugged into the modem/router which drags down all connected ports to 100Mb.

    Also if DHCP is being used from the modem/router then IPv6 won't be working. This modem/router is really not up to modem standards at all. I assume the Op asked for this type of advice?

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  2. #12


    Posts : 6
    Win Vista/7/8 on different machines


    Thank you both for your help. All advice is appreciated.
    I do have a couple more questions…

    In regards to the modem speed - if all network devices are connected through the secondary router, would the modem speed slow down filesharing etc across the network, or just affect the internet speed? If it’s justthe internet, I’m not sure that would affect me, because I’m in a semi-rural area and the fastest internet available is DSL from the local phone company with advertised speeds of 12Mbps up and 512Kbps down, actual speed averages 10 to 10.5 up. What DSL router would you recommend?

    Also, about homegroups I had never set one up, I didn’tthink of the security benefits, I thought it was for file/printer sharing which was workning fine. Would Vista/Win7/Win8 computers get along in one workgroup?Could (and should) the NAS be included in the homegroup?

    Thanks again for all of your help
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  3. #13


    Posts : 467
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by JustLearning View Post
    Thank you both for your help. All advice is appreciated.
    I do have a couple more questions…

    In regards to the modem speed - if all network devices are connected through the secondary router, would the modem speed slow down filesharing etc across the network, or just affect the internet speed? If it’s justthe internet, I’m not sure that would affect me, because I’m in a semi-rural area and the fastest internet available is DSL from the local phone company with advertised speeds of 12Mbps up and 512Kbps down, actual speed averages 10 to 10.5 up. What DSL router would you recommend?

    Also, about homegroups I had never set one up, I didn’tthink of the security benefits, I thought it was for file/printer sharing which was workning fine. Would Vista/Win7/Win8 computers get along in one workgroup?Could (and should) the NAS be included in the homegroup?

    Thanks again for all of your help
    The only limiter for your LAN transfer speeds between your PCs would be the connection speed to your wifi on the router , (I'm assuming thats how you all will be connected) , the modem wouldn't factor into it as none of the data would be going externally.


    As for the homegroup , I've never used one myself , but in 'theory' win 7 and 8 should work fine together in a homegroup.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 6
    Win Vista/7/8 on different machines


    I don't plan on connecting anything to the modem except for the WiFi router, so it sounds like it should work.

    I'm grateful for all of the advice. I don't post often, but I've been coming to these forums since the original Vista Support Forums and I learn more from people (like Wullail and chev65) who generously share their knowledge than I've ever learned from a book. Thanks guys!
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