D-link Gaming router :dunno:

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  1. dew

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    A gaming router? How is it any different than any other router?
     
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    Its special ! :ugh2:
     
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    You can't seriously be buying a router based on its color. Don't get me wrong, I use D-Link routers at both of my (parents') houses and they do fine, but for God's sake, it sits in a closet next to your cable/dsl modem. Who cares if it matches your computer?

    Linksys is revered in C&P, not least because it's built by the same people that build commercial-grade Cisco networking equipment. Actually...if you can front the bank for it, you should pick up a small-office Cisco router. Then you can paint it any color you want.
     
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    lol that's the biggest gimmicky shit ever. :rofl:
     
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    Best I can tell, it's just a regular D-Link router stuck in a black box and pre-programmed to open a few extra ports used by online gaming services. Hardly worth the money to switch if your current router works fine.

    EDIT: "Unparalleled 802.11g wireless performance" Oh shit, it's unparalleled! :noes: Unless you get a 802.11n router, which will kick the shit out of this one.
     
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    I have the 624 and it all I need. For Pete sakes I am 25ft away and Full signal !
     
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    Now that there's no pre-draft, getting an n router now makes the most sense. Although, you may be running in g until the pc card adapters are released.
     
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    Or you could wait for all n's to be out and cheaper
     
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    i have one, it was working great. But ever since I moved into my new townhouse I constantly have to unplug and reset my router. I can only stayed conected to my wifi for about 5-30 mins before i get kicked off. Somebody in my area must have a cordless phone that is infering with it. I've tried changing channels but it doesn't help. So I can't even use my wifi anymore because its very frustrating. I've even done the buy a new one and return the old one to best buy scam, but it didnt fix my problem.
     
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    Yup sounds like a cordless phone in the area of it. Friend had the same problem with his linksys.
     
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    That's when you invest in an amplified antenna. If you can't enjoy your WiFi in peace, drown the motherfuckers out.
     
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    Or you just go into the control settings of your router and change the frequency band...
     
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    The people who build commercial-grade cisco networking equipment don't have anything to do with linksys. They are still basically two separate companies.
     
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    Do those antennas even work ? Kinda over priced though.
     
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    Of course they work. They amplify the transmission signal the same way a radio station does, only on a smaller scale. Amplified antennas are bigger too, which boosts their reception of the signal returning from the computers as well.

    EDIT: Note that I said amplified, not high-gain. A high-gain antenna is just bigger, whereas an amplified antenna has an extra power source.
     
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    He said that changing the channel didn't make any difference. Whatever he's close to, it's spraying out a messy signal.

    Oh, one more thought: check to see how hot the router is getting. If it's getting really hot, crack the case open, cut a hole in the top, and attach a computer case fan (maybe 80mm) to the case and wire it into the router's power supply to keep its poorly-ventilated insides cooler.
     
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    5.8GHz phone, bitches.
     
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    He can't make his neighbors buy them.
     
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    802.11a, bitches.
     
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    I thought that was the oldest and slowest version of WiFi?
     
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    no... 802.11a runs at 54Mbps, but works in the 5.4GHz spectrum. Although 802.11a hardware typically demands a higher price tag at retail, the higher-band is more robust -- less likely to experience interference with other devices.
     
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    I have thought about N or a A but I use a DS and PSP and they only support B.
     
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    N is backward compatible with A, and B/G.
     

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