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Recommended wireless router?


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#1 Arit

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 12:09 AM

Hey there. I'm due to buy a wireless router tomorrow, and I've got a problem; I don't know anything about them. I've read a few reviews on products I saw in stores that looked decent, but I don't understand some of the specifications. Perhaps I can have your opinions on which is the best router for me?

I'm primarily running two computers, a HPa6037C and Compaq SR5402FH (these are the only appliances I am attempting to connect wirelessly). These PCs are within eight or ten feet of each other, between two walls separated by a patio. The house itself is average sized, and one story (I don't know the actual square footage). The only appliance in between the two computers is a window unit. My ISP is At&T, running DSL, with a tested download speed of 2.39Mbps and an upload speed of 0.42Mbps.

I need the two PCs to be capable of accessing the Internet simultaneously. My household primarily uses the Internet for playing large, 3D multiplayer browser games, as well as streaming, downloading, and uploading music. Also, I was wondering if it were possible to prioritize which computer receives the most bandwidth?

My price range is up to $100, give about ten dollars. I would prefer my router be a little higher in performance than needed as a simple precaution, therefore I am not too concerned about saving money.

Your advice is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:57 AM

I know less about routers than you do. I bought a Cisco Valet plus......plug and play. We usually have a minimum of 2 wireless devices on it and works fine.

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:51 PM

If you consider yourself a technical person, get a router that is capable of supporting DD-WRT.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:31 PM

"The only appliance in between the two computers is a window unit."
Is this a window unit air conditioner?

Personally I like the Linksys routers. That is strictly all I buy.
They always work. I have never had one fail.
You arent going a very far distance so you wont need a high $$ one.
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#5 Arit

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:26 PM

Yes, it is a window unit air conditioner. I'll look into Linksys.




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