what's a good router?

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  1. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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  2. 5Gen_Prelude

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

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    Looks good to me. But you know what they say about assholes and opinions.
     
  3. Peyomp

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    I had mucho problems with my Linksys WRTs until I went with a D-Link DIR-655 and have never had issues since.
     
  4. dissonance

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    I like my ZyXEL X-550. Had it for only 6 months or so and haven't had a single low strength or dropped connection, absolutely no issues with it so far.

    I'm using it in a 2 bedroom 920 sq ft apartment and have 2 hard-wired computers, 2 wireless computers, 1 wireless Wii, and occasionally 1 wireless phone.
     
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    I was going to buy that model, but went with the WRT100 since I have nothing that uses 802.11n. No problems with it so far.
     
  6. trouphaz

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    so you had the router for 8 years before it started failing you and you think that sucks? sounds pretty good to me.
     
  7. Ameter

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    . same here

    linksys would disconnect me 4-8 times a day, and wouldn't work again via wireless until I cycled the power.

    Returned it, bought a D-link for $50 and had no problems
     
  8. Hate Crime

    Hate Crime Don't Hate OT Supporter

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    That problem has been fixed.. although it took them 3 generations to fix.
     
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    in any case, I still will strongly recommend D-Link over linksys any day at this point in time
     
  10. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    I went from linksys to the D-Link DIR-655. Great choice. 802.11n, GB Ethernet, decent control panel. Never drops, can cover my whole house and has zero interference from microwaves or cordless phones.
     
  11. Peyomp

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    Haha, bad RAILS experience?
     
  12. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    Was there ever a good one?
     
  13. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    A million dweebs can't be wrong?
     
  14. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    Over 3 billion people believe in something that can't be proved.... :ugh::ugh:
     
  15. Peyomp

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    Lately I've been using Catalyst::Rose::Controller::CRUD at work. You know it CAN'T DO CRUD on a table with a compound primary key? I began to empathize with the RAILS haters when that happened, as hacking around that limitation was so much harder than no framework at all.
     
  16. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    Rails is great in theory, if it was able to do what is says. Active Record pattern is not implemented 100% and breaks a lot of shit when people want to run CRUD with more complex relationships.

    Good god if you want to scale, it's gonna pound you in the ass.

    Sounds a lot like communism to me, great in theory too but fails epically!
     
  17. P07r0457

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    no there arn't that many mac users.
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    NetGear ProSafe firewall/vpn/router in the blue metal box. I think you can get one with a built-in wireless access point, but there's no reason (cost aside) not to just get a separate ProSafe WAP. They have some nice auto-tuning features that make it easy to drown out all other wireless signals within your space, but not outside your space.
     
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    the netgear units WERE good, but i don't recommend them any more. They don't have the power to keep up with modern high-speed connections.
     
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    I use them in my office on a dual business DSL setup. The DSL is definitely the bottleneck. Their gigabit switches are particularly good.
     
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    :hsugh:

    The DSL would be the bottleneck compared to almost any ethernet device made this decade.
     
  22. Peyomp

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    No, not the WRTs. They crap out.
     
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    not with dd::wrt
     
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    Supposedly. But I wouldn't know, DD::wrt wouldn't load on any of my revision WRTs.
     
  25. P07r0457

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    what versions?
     

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