What's a Good Brand for Wireless Network?

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  1. vudoodoodoo

    vudoodoodoo Guest

    I built a Shuttle XPC for someone's daughter and soon for her son. She just got DSL and she wants to have both computers hooked up. I am thinking about wireless because I'm too lazy to run wires and it's less hassle I think.
    What's a good brand? So I need a wireless router and 2 wireless cards or whatever for the 2 computers.
    I saw this and thought it was pretty cool.
    http://modtown.co.uk/mt/review2.php?id=bw101


    I suck at teh networking. :hs:
     
  2. vudoodoodoo

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    Damn, can't find a price for the Bluetake one. But I found a similar one from Netgear for about $40. :cool:
     
  3. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Netgear or Linksys = :cool:
     
  4. vudoodoodoo

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    Netgear looks nicer., :o
     
  5. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Then go Netgear..

    ..although if you have multiple Linksys devices, they stack real pretty. :cool:
     
  6. vudoodoodoo

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    :o
     
  7. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    I've used netgear, linksys, d-link, and some smaller companies stuff and I haven't had much problem with any of them (besides d-link's tech support which SUCKS complete ass).

    I just got a netgear MR814v2 router/WAP (only $40 from officemax or one of those places, after rebate) and it works great.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Stay away from D-Link. The rest should be OK.
     
  9. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    You should need one router and one wireless card. One of the computers should be directly wired to the router when you set it up, then there's no point to unhooking it because that would just be silly.
     
  10. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    I tend to buy D-Link, mainly because its cheaper... It works fine. But if you have the money go with netgear
     
  11. vudoodoodoo

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    Oh yeah, that's right. Duh! :o
     
  12. Incubusalec

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    I have a D-Link wireless router and it is so buggy. A friend uses Linksys, and it's perfect.
     
  13. DSHR

    DSHR Well-Known Member

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    So netgear is better than D-Link.....wtf :confused:?
     
  14. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I'd tend to say Linksys if you can afford it... They make great stuff.
     
  15. Duke Skywalker

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    I don't have any experience with Netgear, so IMO Linksys makes the best Wifi networking products.
     
  16. R-Type

    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    Many if not all of the Linksys routers use an enbedded linux 2.4 kernel on simple MIPS based hardware. Seems to be quite stable and reliable (ie doesn't require resets like some of the other brands I've dealt with (belkin comes to mind, ugh). The only gripe I have with these little routers is the lack of flexibility compared with a full blown cisco device, or a PC running linux/BSD.
     
  17. kingtoad

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    I <3 Netgear.
    Years ago I bought an FR314 Firewall/Router. Still using it. Works great.
     
  18. Nick P

    Nick P I do it daily and like it, but that's my style

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    I just bought a Linksys WRT54g wireless router and a WMP54g PCI adapter and they work great so far.
     

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