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Kain
04-21-08, 01:54 PM
Can anyone recommend me some wireless routers? I read around a bit and asked this question on another forum and most people told me to get the Linksys WRT54G. Is it a good model?

Revs
04-21-08, 01:58 PM
I've got one. It's as crap as every other one i've had. Why can't anyone make a wireless router that just works as it should :(

I'm gonna go N+ on my next one to see if they're any better, but they're just too expensive ATM.

Bman212121
04-21-08, 02:00 PM
Can anyone recommend me some wireless routers? I read around a bit and asked this question on another forum and most people told me to get the Linksys WRT54G. Is it a good model?

It is basically the standard model when it comes to wireless routers. I've set up a couple of these for people in the past few months. It is easy to set up and they seem to work good. I would recommend it as well.

zoomy942
04-21-08, 02:09 PM
that router is decent but i prefer the Linksys WRT54GX2

Kain
04-21-08, 02:10 PM
that router is decent but i prefer the Linksys WRT54GX2 What's the difference between the two?

Bman212121
04-21-08, 02:19 PM
It looks like it has better antennas on it.

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1124916804580&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=0458039789B09

It also has MIMO technology, but you probably have to have a special Linksys card to take advantage of it because MIMO isn't part of the 802.11g spec.

I'm going to disagree with Zoomy because it's hard to find and costs twice as much as a regular WRT54G. At $80+ you'd be better off getting a 802.11N router which every device that is N compatible can use MIMO.

zoomy942
04-21-08, 02:39 PM
there ya go! the one you listed doesnt have srx200.....

http://www.wifi-forum.com/wf/showthread.php?t=64069

zoomy942
04-21-08, 02:41 PM
It looks like it has better antennas on it.

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1124916804580&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=0458039789B09

It also has MIMO technology, but you probably have to have a special Linksys card to take advantage of it because MIMO isn't part of the 802.11g spec.

I'm going to disagree with Zoomy because it's hard to find and costs twice as much as a regular WRT54G. At $80+ you'd be better off getting a 802.11N router which every device that is N compatible can use MIMO.


fair enough. :) for me, i have this one, three of them actually, deployed across 2 buildings at work so i didnt feel comfortable getting a consumer grade device. that being said, I'm sure the one you listed and the one i listed are probably made in the same factory, by the same guy in Taiwan, so they are probably bascailly the same.

einstein_314
04-21-08, 03:38 PM
I recently picked up a Dlink DIR-655. So far so good. It replaced my Dlink DGL-4300 ("gaming" router) which served me well, but in the end started dying just like every other router I've ever owned.

Revs
04-21-08, 03:41 PM
I recently picked up a Dlink DIR-655. So far so good. It replaced my Dlink DGL-4300 ("gaming" router) which served me well, but in the end started dying just like every other router I've ever owned.

After how long, bud? If I could get one that did a couple of years i'd be happy. Most last 12-18 months for me. This Lynksis is about 12 months old and it's starting to cut off randomly for no reason

I've tried Lynksis(x2), Belkin and D-Link(x3) (by far the worst). I was thinking about Netgear but i've heard the D-Link gaming ones are good.

Bman212121
04-22-08, 01:56 PM
After how long, bud? If I could get one that did a couple of years i'd be happy. Most last 12-18 months for me. This Lynksis is about 12 months old and it's starting to cut off randomly for no reason

I've tried Lynksis(x2), Belkin and D-Link(x3) (by far the worst). I was thinking about Netgear but i've heard the D-Link gaming ones are good.

My DGL-4300 has been going for about 2 years now. I had almost a full year of uptime before I rebooted it for a firmware update. I think it is nearing 300 days uptime right now since the reboot.

I'm just guessing you probably move a ton of data through it causing them to overheat. You'd be better off with a business model if you move a lot of data or a have a lot of simultaneous connections. One router I've been happy with is the Linksys RV042. We use one of these at work and it gets hammered with connections at certain times of the day. No issues with it so far and we've had it for at least a year if not more.

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1123638171618&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=7161845678B04

Revs
04-22-08, 03:29 PM
Cheers Bman. Yes, there are three PC's linked up at all times, two wireless and one wired. They get a fair bit of heavy use on an evening, downloading and sharing media. Wireless is a must though.

nekrosoft13
05-07-08, 11:31 AM
i have my DGL-4300 for 3-4 years now. picked it up about 2 weeks after release. still doing great. amazing router. I move tons of data over it as well ;)

Revs
05-07-08, 12:18 PM
I've ended up getting a Belkin Wireless 'N' mimo router. Seem very good so far, nice and fast connection, very good range. I'll just have to see how it lasts.

nekrosoft13
05-07-08, 01:07 PM
check out my 802.11n plan ;)

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=112875

-=DVS=-
05-07-08, 02:44 PM
You don't use vanilla Linksys WRT54G... or any other how can people stand them eww, you upload custom firmware :headexplode: like DD-WRT or tomato.

Revs
05-07-08, 03:25 PM
check out my 802.11n plan ;)

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=112875

I don't really have a clue what you're talking about in that thread :o . You lost me at 'nic'.

Dual band?
broadcom based wnic??
Atheros based???

Sorry bud. I'm just not up on networking.

nekrosoft13
05-07-08, 10:27 PM
I don't really have a clue what you're talking about in that thread :o . You lost me at 'nic'.

Dual band?
broadcom based wnic??
Atheros based???

Sorry bud. I'm just not up on networking.

pretty much everyone under the sun currently uses 2.4ghz for WI-FI, and a lot of homes in the area it causes interference, it might not be really noticable because you are used it, but stuff like slight slow downs in speed, pauses, disconnect here or there.

dual band router allows you to run two routers in one, a 2.4ghz for backwards compability, and brand new 5.0ghz. nothing else uses 5.0ghz.

this also means that if your laptop has a 802.11n nic, and you connect a 802.11g nic to the network, your 11n laptop doesn't slow down.

broadcom is a company that makes wi-fi devices, they still use 2 antenna design for their mini-pcie cards, which is slower.

atheros makes better mini-pcie cards ;), and driver is compatible with special builds of linux, that allows to capture packages and "find" WEP codes ;)

Amuro
05-07-08, 10:44 PM
I've been using a Linksys wireless-n router for 20 months now, and so far I have not experienced any issues. My previous Linksys died after 3 years continuous use.

Revs
05-08-08, 03:37 AM
Cheers for the info, Geralt :)

I guess my new one must be dual band because I'm connected at 72mbps(n) and my mate is connected at 54mbps(g) upstairs.

So wireless 'n' uses a much higher frequency. That makes sence 'cos i've had no disconnections at all so far.

nekrosoft13
05-09-08, 07:53 AM
no, wireless by defualt uses 2.4ghz as well, you have to set it to 5.0ghz

Revs
05-09-08, 03:31 PM
Just found that out :)

There is an option called: Bandwidth = 20/40Mhz or 20Mhz.

I set it to 20/40Mhz and my connection speed has doubled to 150Mbps :D