netgear quality?

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  1. stoliohranj

    stoliohranj beautiful fucking tits man

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    we recently had a power surge that came over the phone lines and ruined our dsl modem and router. i've always liked dlink products in the past, but while looking for a replacement i've noticed some nice deals on netgear. i refuse to buy linksys as a matter of principal. say whatever you will about that decision, its final.

    i'd like to keep the overall cost below $100, and was thinking of upgrading to router with a WAP, while this is not necessary (i rarely use wireless at home) i figured it would be a good time to upgrade.

    is netgear a quality manufacturer? i was thinking of this model http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833122065
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    Netgear > linksys > dlink
     
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    Why the Linksys hate?

    Just curious?
     
  4. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I think the older Linksys was questionable but I think with Cisco's involvement their quality control has gone up.
     
  5. unrealii

    unrealii professor of plant biology

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    I have had problems with their wgt624 v2 and wgr614v4 (there have been a lot of complaints about these models over heating and reseting & not properly renewing dns or something). The wgr614v5 is working well for me though.

    I would search some wifi forums to see if any problems have come up with the unit you are looking at.
     
  6. UsualSuspect

    UsualSuspect Sic Semper Tyrannis

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    I install Netgear products all the time. I like 'em.
     
  7. MrMan

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    Love Netgear products... especially the heavy feeling of metal.

    Anyway, I only have experience with the old RP114, and once installed and configured, never had a problem with it since.
     
  8. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    I just picked up a metal GigE switch. I wish everything was still like that. Anyway, my WGR614v4 (g router) is plastic and pretty reliable but I had to hack the case to make it wall mountable since the slots on the back were waaay to shallow for any screws I had or could find at the hardware store.
     
  9. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    I think their older products are a lot better than their new ones. I loved my FR314. It lasted me years, then one day it stopped working. Unfortunately they don't sell that product anymore. I tried another netgear router and it sucked ass. Forgot the name. Right now I'm using a D-Link.
     
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    I use both a Linksys router at work (802.11G) and a Netgear 50 port switch. Both are functional although I have doubts about one of them.

    I get a lot of traffic on my network that shouldn't be there. I think the switch my be getting shitty.
     
  11. stoliohranj

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    well, i ordered the netgear FR114P, it came today and i love it already. significantly better than the d-link 604 sofar. the web interface for the admin feels more responsive. i used to have trouble with the dlink web interface freezing on me. the internet feels faster, although that could be a placebo effect, or the router could be routing more efficiently, i will never really know. the quality of the build feels great. its nice to have a nice solid metal case rather than the shoddy plastic that is so popular.

    the real test will be time, if it can keep connections to my PPoE dsl modem any better than the dlink, or if that is a modem/line issue.

    edit: i decided to go with a wired only router and plan to pickup a WAP seperately. this will enable me to locate the WAP in a more convenient location for reception.
     
  12. Keyzs

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    Close...
    Linksys > Netgear > dlink

    And anyone who says a Linksys is now a Cisco is wrong. Different OS and hardware...
     
  13. kingtoad

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    They don't mean Linksys is now Cisco, they meant Linksys is now owned by Cisco. As for Linksys routers, they all run Debian, at least the ones I've used. :dunno:
     
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    you're wrong bro... Netgear > Linksys. Proven time and time again.
     
  15. stoliohranj

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    i've always hated linksys as a matter or principal. its too mainstream to be quality. its like the dell/gateway of networking products.

    its the POS router that comes bundled with your broadband upgrade.
     
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    Where??? Who???

    Its the bandwagon theory... Like Dell...
     
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    take a look at RMA's. Linksys gets way more than netgear.
     
  18. Keyzs

    Keyzs OT Supporter

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    You will find similar results in sales numbers...
     
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    Truth.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    no, all of my RMAs are computed as percentages... How many come back over how many are sold. Linksys is triple netgear's ratio.
     
  21. Keyzs

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    So where do we see nation wide/world wide percentages. You have your business, I have mine. My percentages of Netgear returns is many times higher than linksys....

    Its back to being an opinion or sales procedures...
     
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    my RMA numbers prove it. Go talk to big distributors and they'll likely be right in line with me.
     
  23. xheliox

    xheliox It's Good To Be King

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    Jolly: Shut.. the.. fuck.. up, please. Can you go one thread without expressing your opinion and trying to let everyone know that you have more knowledge and more exposure to everything and anything?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    someone expressed that they thought Linksys was better than Netgear. I tell them WHY they are wrong. You get butthurt.

    yea, that's more or less the average day on OT :ugh:
     
  25. xheliox

    xheliox It's Good To Be King

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    If you think for one second that my response to you just now is based off this one thread, you're really a bigger tool than I first took you for.

    I'm not going to go over the long list of things that are wrong with you, because they've all been covered before. I just hope one day you look in a mirror and see the same shithead qualities about yourself that the rest of us do.
     

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