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Wireless routers

Post by KSEboom on Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:56 pm
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I need some advise on Routers. I have a Belkin G Router at the moment and it use to run smoothly. But now it shorts out after 45-60 minutes.
So I need a new Router. Any suggestions? Like, what brands to hit and miss.

Thanks.
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Re: Wireless routers

Post by Wyrmkill on Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:37 pm
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Most routers use the same internal components, so its not like your paying for something different on the inside, your basically paying for a name.

Linksys is the most fun to play with. Because you can upgrade the firmware and make those routers do amazing things.
Belkin has an excellent Wireless-N router, it has an LCD on the front and shows you network up and down speeds and other information.

Personally, I'd go with Linksys for anything G related (Not the SpeedBooster, that shits just a gimmick)
And I'd go with that Belkin N router for any N networks.

Either way, both are fast.
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Re: Wireless routers

Post by Jesus_of_Suburbia on Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:38 pm
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Wyrmkill wrote:Most routers use the same internal components, so its not like your paying for something different on the inside, your basically paying for a name.

Linksys is the most fun to play with. Because you can upgrade the firmware and make those routers do amazing things.
Belkin has an excellent Wireless-N router, it has an LCD on the front and shows you network up and down speeds and other information.

Personally, I'd go with Linksys for anything G related (Not the SpeedBooster, that shits just a gimmick)
And I'd go with that Belkin N router for any N networks.

Either way, both are fast.


The belkin (i think) your talking about has a really clumsy navigation system for that LCD, and it's on the top of the router, useless if you have a lot of things to stack.

I like Linksys, they used to be good, and now they are even better now that Cisco owns them.

Unless you do a lot of file sharing between computers on your own network, G should be fine, N isn't technically a standard, so there is the slight chance that newer N equipment will not be compatable with what you get now.

But it's up to you, Linksys and Belkin are good brands, i personally stay away from Netgear, but as Wrym said, they are all essentially the same (i think the netgear UI is just rubbish though...).
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Re: Wireless routers

Post by Wyrmkill on Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:53 am
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Jesus_of_Suburbia wrote:
Wyrmkill wrote:Most routers use the same internal components, so its not like your paying for something different on the inside, your basically paying for a name.

Linksys is the most fun to play with. Because you can upgrade the firmware and make those routers do amazing things.
Belkin has an excellent Wireless-N router, it has an LCD on the front and shows you network up and down speeds and other information.

Personally, I'd go with Linksys for anything G related (Not the SpeedBooster, that shits just a gimmick)
And I'd go with that Belkin N router for any N networks.

Either way, both are fast.


The belkin (i think) your talking about has a really clumsy navigation system for that LCD, and it's on the top of the router, useless if you have a lot of things to stack.

I like Linksys, they used to be good, and now they are even better now that Cisco owns them.

Unless you do a lot of file sharing between computers on your own network, G should be fine, N isn't technically a standard, so there is the slight chance that newer N equipment will not be compatable with what you get now.

But it's up to you, Linksys and Belkin are good brands, i personally stay away from Netgear, but as Wrym said, they are all essentially the same (i think the netgear UI is just rubbish though...).



The Belkin router I am talking about is: http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=377018

I think you were talking about the n1 router, which has that clumsy navigation system.

I use a netgear at home, it's cheap, it works well, but how you have to set it up inside the router is lame.
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Re: Wireless routers

Post by hooraybeer on Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:03 am
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I would agree that Linksys it probably the best choice. I own a linksys wrt54g, running Tomato firmware it works like a charm.

Also, you might want to double check that the router isn't overheating. My old router would be on a carpeted floor and always overheated, it took me a bit too long to figure out the source of that problem ;-)
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Re: Wireless routers

Post by thedotmaster on Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:55 am
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hooraybeer wrote:I would agree that Linksys it probably the best choice. I own a linksys wrt54g, running Tomato firmware it works like a charm.

Also, you might want to double check that the router isn't overheating. My old router would be on a carpeted floor and always overheated, it took me a bit too long to figure out the source of that problem ;-)


Apparently routers over heating is a big cause of house fires..
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