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Wireless Router Recommendation
#308211 05/27/10 01:24 AM
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So after some sort of Super Cell blew thru the neighborhood the other day, I (unfortunately) have the opportunity to replace my wireless router not to mention getting the ethernet port on my iMac replaced \:\( I have had a Belkin N1 router that performed really well until it's death.

Any suggestions as to a better replacement, or should I stick with what I had?

Comments welcome!

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a401classic #308215 05/27/10 02:15 AM
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Belkin does not have the best reputation. I just picked up an Asus based on excellent throughput and reception ratings in an independant test.


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I seem to have good luck with Linksys.


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tomtuttle #308237 05/27/10 06:32 AM
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I have been having good luck with my Linksys WRT310N


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jakewash #308248 05/27/10 10:02 AM
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Info in this thread might be helpful.


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MarkSJohnson #308252 05/27/10 11:31 AM
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Cool! Thanks all. So I seem to be finding a lot references for refurb'd Linksys units. Does this mean they're prone to problems if I buy new, or should I get a refurb and hope the bad components have been weeded out? I'm torn between the D-Link and the Linksys...

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fredk #308253 05/27/10 12:50 PM
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Hi fredk,

I have an Asus laptop that I really like. What is the model of the Asus wireless router and where did you find it?

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Refurb's do not necessarily mean they are prone to problems, much like avr's, a refurbed model could be even better than an original purchased item.

I never had any issues with my old WRT 54GL router nor my WRT 300N. The only reason I moved up from my 300N was to get wired gigabit.


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jakewash #308279 05/27/10 06:25 PM
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D-Link lately. I particularly like their routers over Linksys right now because D-Link have replaceable antennas...

I took off the stock 2dbi antennas and replaced them with 8bdi ones. MUCH better reception in the basement now.

AFAIK Linksys Antennas are all internal right now.

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You are correct. Linksys has gone to a more WAF friendly approach. I see them in livingrooms and dens all the time now.

I had to do what you did with my old WRT 54 linksys and even then the signal was still poor in a few parts of the house. I even tried it with an upgraded antenna on the PCI card in the PC and it still wasn't that much better. That was what prompted me to get the WRT 300N with it's MIMO technology, it's signal was quite strong everywhere in the house. My 310N has almost as good a signal as the 300, so IMO the internal antennas are equally as good as the boosted signal versions.


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