Best N router and wireless card (pci-e)

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  1. 197666

    197666 New Member

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    I have a Belkin G setup, got it 2-3 years ago for like 60 bucks. Works pretty well, could be better.

    Went out and spent 200 bucks on a Belkin N Mimo router and card.

    :ugh:

    That shit hardly went the same distance. I said fuck it and returned it, if my G shit worked well out of the box I expected the N to kill it.

    Anyways, what should I get? D-link? Linksys?
     
  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I've got a trendnet router that was around $40-50 from newegg after a rebate, its worked well for me I get a strong signal to the laptop where ever I am in the house. Don't know about the pcie card though my desktops wired.
     
  3. 197666

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    I was hoping to just run down to Circuit City or Best Buy to pick one up.

    I hate returning shit via mail order if something goes wrong or whatever.
     
  4. Stilgar1973

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    I just purchased that router, it is now $50 straight up (no rebate).

    Best deal on routers on Newegg.
     
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    Newegg has a warehouse like.... 60 miles from me.
    I placed the order Thur at 7am est. It arrived at the house 3pm friday.
    That was the free ground UPS shipping.
     
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    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    way to invest in a technology that isnt finalized...
     
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    There's N shit all over the place and with all their diagrams of N being the bomb, I expected that stuff to be gnarly.
     
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    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    Draft N.. not N.
     
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    I have the Linksys WRT300N Router and WMP300N PCI adapter (not pci-e). It's worked 100% perfect since I bought it around a year ago (probably less by a few months)

    Router is sitting on main floor beside modem... I get wireless from almost all places in the house. However, the PS3 does have problems getting any signal in one certain place but I think it's because of a brick wall/wooden cabinet blocking the way :hs:
     
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    ive got the Dlink 655 i think it is downstairs with the USB adapter upstairs. i get 130mps and havent had any problems with it. Its even got a USB plug in on the router so i can do a NAS with it
     
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    I got the linksys WRT160n along with a WUSB600N usb adapter for my PC. I'm pretty disappointed so far. It regularly drops connectivity and needs to be power cycled. Someone said it could be a heat issue (it does get pretty hot sitting flat) so I've got it sitting at a 45 degree angle right now. We'll see if it helps.


    As far as investing in an unfinished technology, if you buy the router and wireless adapter from the same company, they'll usually work fine together. plus, this shit is cheap enough now that you can pick it up and replace it in a couple of years if you find it doesn't work with newer stuff. no big deal.
     
  13. The_In_Kid

    The_In_Kid OT Supporter

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    i got the Linksys WRT610N

    you want something dual band or else if something G connects to the router it switches its shit to G losing N capability
     
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    wait... what? if a G device connects to an N access point, everything switches to G?
     
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    The_In_Kid OT Supporter

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    [y]j1o1hqL7cak[/y]
     
  16. trouphaz

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    i don't get that. their WRT160n router is 2.4Ghz, but supports draft-n.
     
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    my d-link does not do this. I have several g devices and my macbook still connects at n speeds. If you run at the 2.4ghz only you get n but you only can get 130mb/s where as if you have the the 5 or the dual you can run at 240mb/s(i think)


    also that linksys router is crap because the Ethernet ports on it are 10/100 so it doesn't matter that you have the faster n speed because as soon as you go to a wire it chops the speed down to 100. Also no external antenna's ftl
     
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    n works at either 2.4 or 5ghz. the speed is limited to 130 mb/s when in 2.4mode. Linksys is just douching you with that video to sell their router.
     
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    wrt610n = gigabit


    honestly how many regular people purchase external antenna accessories for their router?
     
  20. trouphaz

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    i think he was referring to my wrt160n which is only 100Mbit.
     
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    ok I guess it is. newegg lists it as a 10/100m
     
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    not many people would consider it a good feature but for me it's just nice to know that the option is there if I ever get a situation where I need the extra range.
     

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