Best commerical style wireless router?

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  1. hsmith

    hsmith OT Supporter

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    i am not talking about the piece of shit linksys crap you buy for your home, I am talking about a high quality wireless router

    are there any? something commerical grade that won't "drop" for random stupid shit reasons
     
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    Linksys = cisco.

    My entire college is rigged with Linksys wifi routers, and I've never had a single problem.
     
  3. jmechy

    jmechy Calmer then you are.

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    for the price, the linksys wrt54g series with DD-WRT are amazing. I've never had any connection problems, and the thing is loaded with features.
     
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    in my wireless class, we used cisco access points and bridges. you could get one of those, they are rock solid, but super expensive for your application

    and cisco owns linksys

    anyone ever use orinoco or buffalo?
     
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    buffalo makes a nice product

    cisco would be *way* overpriced for home use

    linksys is very good for the home...every time I hear someone talk about linksys being crap my first thought is PEBKAC
     
  6. StevesVR4

    StevesVR4 Get Arrested

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    I have a 3com OfficeConnect wireless access point at my house. It has lots of power for full coverage in my entire house. I have never once had a problem with it (once I upgraded the ancient firmware the WAP shipped with).
     
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    :rofl: NO. And anyone doing broad deployment with off the shelf APs is exactly that..."rigged".


    Cisco products share NOTHING with their linksys counterparts.


    If you are looking at router/ap/firewall combo look at the Cisco 800 series. The 851W has ethernet wan, integrated switch and wireless.
     
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    no 871 ISR no care

    (that's what I'm using ;))
     
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    :bigthumb:

    There's like a $500 price difference and unless you need features like QoS and dynamic routing there isn't much reason to pay that.
     
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    Is this going to be for your home?

    If so, Linksys is more than sifficient for home use. I'm still using my 3-4 year old Linksys wireless B router with zero issues. Just make sure you have the most up to date firmware.
     
  11. fintheman

    fintheman I will ebay O/T!

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    I've worked with Meru networks on a few projects and they have been steller and far above other enterprise products (including Cisco).

    VERY VERY easy to deploy speaking in RF terms and very managable and secure.

    edit: If you have time, consider the Linksys WRT54GS + DD-WRT

    Do your research and you'll realize that when coupled with the DD-WRT, this off the shelf application can be very robut and sturdy.
     
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    It'd be nice if Meru followed the 802.11 spec :o
     
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    fintheman I will ebay O/T!

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    From that exact same article
    After performing side-by-side comparisons and analyzing packet traces, we came away suspecting that Meru's secret may leave a bitter aftertaste, especially if a neighboring business is running a Meru system on the same channel as your non-Meru system. Cisco was unambiguous in claiming that Meru is violating 802.11 standards by artificially manipulating the NAV (network allocation vector) value in certain duration fields (see "Duration, Duration, Duration" below). Meru denies these allegations, claiming its products are "100 percent standards-compliant." Based on our understanding of 802.11's virtual carrier sense architecture and the role that duration field values play in managing contention, we find Cisco's charges credible, but we'll reserve final judgment until other industry experts weigh in on this controversial issue.
    So which way do you want it? If you're going to use that article as a reference then use the INDEPENDENT part of the article, not the Meru response.
     
  15. fintheman

    fintheman I will ebay O/T!

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    http://www.wifinetnews.com/archives/005013.html

    Meru Networks issued a very odd press release that stated that although they were already meeting Wi-Fi Alliance certification standards, they resubmitted their gear for “more rigorous tests than are used on its competitors.”
    But the outcome is that Meru is…”completely compliant.”
    So the Wifi alliance is not an independent organization?



    http://www.wi-fi.org/

    Once again, its Cisco FUD

    Edit: WTF geeks, why are we even arguing. Its kind of silly. Meru networks have been good to me and I'll just say that.
     
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    I am looking for a corporate class product to deploy to my clients.

    This isn't a house hold install
     
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