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Kain 04-21-08 01:54 PM

Wireless router recommendations
 
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

Re: Wireless router recommendations
 
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

Re: Wireless router recommendations
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kain
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

Re: Wireless router recommendations
 
that router is decent but i prefer the Linksys WRT54GX2

Kain 04-21-08 02:10 PM

Re: Wireless router recommendations
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zoomy942
that router is decent but i prefer the Linksys WRT54GX2

What's the difference between the two?

Bman212121 04-21-08 02:19 PM

Re: Wireless router recommendations
 
It looks like it has better antennas on it.

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=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

Re: Wireless router recommendations
 
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

Re: Wireless router recommendations
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bman212121
It looks like it has better antennas on it.

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...=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

Re: Wireless router recommendations
 
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

Re: Wireless router recommendations
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by einstein_314
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

Re: Wireless router recommendations
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Revs
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/Satel...=7161845678B04

Revs 04-22-08 03:29 PM

Re: Wireless router recommendations
 
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.


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