Wireless Routers?

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  1. Quarantine

    Quarantine Active Member

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    I just ordered a laptop (plus I have a ps3 I wouldn't mind running wirelessly) and need wireless internet. Now I've been looking, I need one with regular ethernet ports for my 360 + the few other computers and what not, so maybe 4 ports. What would be the best for me? I found a linksys (Linksys® Wireless 802.11G Broadband Router) for $60 at radioshack, should I just bump it up to something else? Theres a netgear in a best buy ad here for $109, it says in the description "for better gaming" and what not, so should I just go up to the netgear or is there something else worth the money? (I am not sure if the netgear has ports considering it doesn't say in the ad and I haven't looked it up online yet)
     
  2. JayC71

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    Just buy the Linksys and be done with it. The 'Better for gaming' stuff is marketing crap, it's still just an 802.11g router. That usually means that it has a pretty interface for port forwarding....which is useless unless you're running a game server.
     
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    Should it have decent range? With that one I can set a password right? (I have never used a wireless router before so it is all new to me)
     
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    You should have okay range on it. It all depends on where the router is compared to the laptop.
    Yes you can set a password for it.
     
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    it usually means it has QoS support, as well.
     
  6. PC Principle

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    I have had 3 Linksys routers and 2 went bad while the last one I had would constantly freeze up and keep me from connecting to games. When they worked though they worked well. Just throwing in my 2 cents. :dunno:

    I am using a D-Link right now and it seems to be doing well so far.
     
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    Also if you do go the Linksys route try and get the WRT54GS version so you can put a homebrew interface on it like Tomato. I always wanted to do that.
     
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    you need to run dd::wrt.
     
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    dd::wrt > tomato.

    tomato has nice graphs so it gets an 'A' for presentation... but feature/function wise it gets a 'C+' compared to the 'A-' for dd::wrt.
     
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    Neither of my Linksys routers would support them cause they were a WRT54G v.6 :wtc:
     
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    that's why you listen to me before you buy... I always specify WRT54Gv4.
     

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