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Wifi Router Recommendations? I'm Shopping For One


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#1 Bernie70

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 10:14 PM

Hello, are there key features in a router that you look for? I have DSL with a newer laptop and an older Desktop. I don't plan on adding any more computers to the network.

Are certain brands better than others? thanks in advance.

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Posted 07 July 2006 - 11:20 PM

i am partial to Linksys, even D-link.
the WRT54G by Linksys is very popular and has plenty of options to do what you would want. the better ones ,like the above brands, have better hardware and firmware updates than the others, for the small difference in price, you are best off if you get decent gear.
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Posted 08 July 2006 - 05:56 PM

I agree with Snapper on linksys. Only consideration I'd add is 'range', how far apart will the units be?
If within a room or 2 on the same floor than all's fine. If you've got a few floors to deal with,then you might consider 'expansion'.. I sometimes work on my lap in my yard and the expander ability has made it all great. I'd suggest,in this case you purchase router with SRX technology. About $120.00 US

edit.. I'm sorry my coments are if you are to go wireless

Edited by boopme, 08 July 2006 - 06:08 PM.

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