bestest most reliable home network setup? (wireless n/g router)

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  1. piratepenguin

    piratepenguin New Member

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    we have a wrt54g atm and its served us well for years, but we've always had one strangeeeeeeeeeeeee problem:

    whenever people start games on the ps3 the ENTIRE network loses signal. anyone know what might be causing this?

    anyways we're interested in buying a new n router. reliability is key, so im asking you guys.

    ty
     
  2. zatotheck

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    My best advice is to do a google search for like "ps3 wireless network drops". I'm sure there are others having the same problem.
     
  3. DatacomGuy

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    Apple Airport Extreme.
     
  4. Tang87

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    I've had a Belkin N router and my friend also had a Belkin N router (different model) and I've used my ps3 xbox and computer on it and mine was terrible (everything connecting is g) and my friend had the computer on n and xbox on g and the router would need rebooting occasionally like mine, but not as bad. I have a WRT54G and it works well, except if you reboot it you loose security lol. Wait for wireless N to become a standard, because it is in draft right now so it is very iffy. That is just my thoughts
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    The router is probably overheating and/or running out of memory and self-rebooting. Get a Netgear ProSafe wireless router in a metal case; I've never had one drop a signal.
     
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    Stay away from the WRT300N. Little to no range and it was slow as fuck all.
     
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    ZyXEL X-550 wireless-g going on 1.5 years with 0 issues. Not sure on the range since I'm just in a 2 bedroom apartment but works fine there.
     
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    I've owned this guy for a couple of months and have had no problems:
    http://www.dlink.com/products/?sec=0&pid=530

    Windows reports Wireless-N speeds at 130 Mbps and a file transfer (using FileZilla FTP) from one computer to another from a wifi-n laptop to a gigabit-connected desktop yielded around 2.5-3.0 Mbps.

    I own a PS3 and it will be hardwired into this router (currently using it as a media extender), but I have no Internet hooked up yet at the house so I can't tell you if it'll drop network connectivity.

    hope that helps. :wavey:
     
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    I have a dlink dir-655 and it is rock solid. never had a single problem with it. only complaint that I have is you have to reboot the network anytime you change any port forwarding.
     
  10. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    I hate that you have to reboot the fucking thing every time you make a config change :mad:
     
  11. CyberBullets

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    QFT. The built in gigabit is nice too! :)
     
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    DIR-655 update:
    gigabit laptop to gigabit desktop through router = file transfer speeds of 15-20Mbps! :run:
     
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    I would go WRT54g with DDwrt , it has been the best setup I've used.

    For added reliability, you can reduce the wireless output power to 20 or 30 mw which will vastly decrease the heat output/ Since the wireless transmitter creates the most heat, this adds a great deal to stability.
     
  15. piratepenguin

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    Thanks everyone!

    I might just try this since we have the wrt54g, and if/when we decide to upgrade, go with the dlink 655. gigabit ethernet when we need to go down that route is cool, and so is wireless n.

    thanks
     
  16. notladstyle

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    couple of things to consider with N - Since N is mimo, it occupies many channels simultaneously, between three and five channels at a time. Since there are only 12 channels for G routers to use, you may have quite a few angry neighbors.

    Our HOA actually banned N routers for that reason.
     
  17. deusexaethera

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    I'm not sure what's so complicated about setting up community wireless. Get an N router, an amplified antenna, and a commercial broadband connection to plug it into. Pay for it from the HOA dues.
     
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