a good wireless router?

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  1. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    hey guys, I've had a cheapo dlink for a while and I can't stand it. It loses connection all the time and all together is just crap. I am looking to buy a new one. What are the pretty good ones ? I need it to have such features as non standard ftp ports etc... :wavey:
     
  2. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Linksys or Netgear are great for SOHO use.
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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  4. Marcos

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    Whats SOHO?
     
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    small office/home office
     
  6. Marcos

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    Ok, thanks
     
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    Agreed. I've never had an issue with my wireless Linksys.
     
  8. col_panic

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    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    Linksys Wireless G :cool:
     
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    linksys wireless g
     
  11. waspride

    waspride Can't this wait till I'm old, can I live while I'm

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    I had linksys, and I always loose connection...I thought it was the computer, but it even does it with my new IBM T40. So i bought a net gear and havn't had a problem with it, never lost connection once. Plus its the cheapest, and comes with different rebates. NETGEAR> linksys
     
  12. knightm3

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    I have a Netgear 802.11b WiFi w/ 4 port 10/100 switch -- model # MR814v2.. check it out.
     
  13. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Could it maybe be the location of the router?
     
  14. RotorBalls

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    I've got the linksys wireless g, works great most of the time. Seems I've had to reset the modem/router a few times in the month or two I've had it
     
  15. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    i like SMC stuff, never had trouble with my .11b router.

    My current .11g router is a Dell 2300 though. So far so good, i'd say it's worth a try.
     
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    I hate my Linksys wireless G. About 15 minutes out of every hour, it just disconnects and i have to piggyback off my neighbors connection. Maybe its just mine though...

    Where do you guys keep your router? mine is sitting on my roomate's desk about 30 ft away and my connection blows.
     
  17. TheDarkHorizon

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    I just purchased the SMC Barricade-G (2804WBR) because it was cheap (like under $50). So far I haven't had any problems with it, and I'm able to get a good signal anywhere, including some places outside. For a 54Mbps router, it's really good for it's price.
     
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    I had the Linksys 11S4 wireless B router for almost a year and I finally replaced it b/c I would get dropped connections. It worked great up to about 1 month ago. I went out and bought a Netgear wireless B router and its better so far.

    One thing I don't understand is why people buy G for household applications. Waste. Cable is 1.5 or 5mbps for some ppl. B does 11mbps which is already 2x faster than your connection if its the fastest cable connection. Chances are you only have 1.5mbps cable whichi still is not anywhere near that during everyday use. G is just a way to piss away $40 extra on a router I guess.
     
  19. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    unless you plan to transfer stuff over the LAN.


    anyway I went ahead and bought a wireless access point instead of the router. I'll let you know how I like it when I get it.
     
  20. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    netgear works great

    and 802.11b > gay
     
  21. Marcos

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    Whats the difference? Wireless router and wireless access point?
     
  22. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    access points is basically a wireless switch. You are still on the same network. A router creates a new range of IPs and such.
     
  23. Marcos

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    So, with a switch, you can still file share, internet connection share, but its not as safe?


    What do you lose out on? I take it that router>switch?
     
  24. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    A router, in this particular case, is usually your DHCP server and it interacts with the high speed connection. To call the devices sold in stores simply "routers" is incorrect - they are actually combinations of routers (manages the connection to the outside) and switches (which intelligently coordinates the path of data between the computers hooked up to it, and the router port).

    In other words:

    External connection -> router -> switch -> computers.

    FYI: Don't get a hub.
     
  25. Marcos

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    And hubs are different because?
     

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