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Wireless router recommendations

Post by CaptChuck » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:44 am

I just bought my first laptop so.....
It's time to set up my first wireless connection at home. I checked but did not see much discussion as to what wireless routers are best these days (other than one mention of the Cicso Valet).

I'd appreciate any thoughts/recommendations. I'd like to keep my costs in the $100 range .

Thanks!

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Re: Wireless router recommendations

Post by InspectahACE » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:58 am

There might be better but I know I've used my Linksys WRT54G router for the past few years without a hitch whatsoever...

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Re: Wireless router recommendations

Post by CaptChuck » Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:34 pm

InspectahACE wrote:There might be better but I know I've used my Linksys WRT54G router for the past few years without a hitch whatsoever...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6833124190
I hate to display my noobness :oops: but my laptop has 802.11N which this router doesn't support. How important might that be????
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Re: Wireless router recommendations

Post by dicecca112 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:48 pm

Please give us more information/

Laptop Wireless Type
Price Range
Do you need Wired Ports?
Apartment or House?
Number of Devices that connect to it via Wired/Wireless
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Re: Wireless router recommendations

Post by geokilla » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:10 pm

CaptChuck wrote:
InspectahACE wrote:There might be better but I know I've used my Linksys WRT54G router for the past few years without a hitch whatsoever...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6833124190
I hate to display my noobness :oops: but my laptop has 802.11N which this router doesn't support. How important might that be????
Not important at all.

Get the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 and load it with DD-WRT. Best. Router. Combination. Ever.
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Re: Wireless router recommendations

Post by CaptChuck » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:06 am

dicecca112 wrote:Please give us more information/

Laptop Wireless Type
Price Range
Do you need Wired Ports?
Apartment or House?
Number of Devices that connect to it via Wired/Wireless
The answers:

My laptop has 802.11 N.
Around $100
Yes
House
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Re: Wireless router recommendations

Post by DaddyRabbit » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:57 pm

CaptChuck wrote:
dicecca112 wrote:Please give us more information/

Laptop Wireless Type
Price Range
Do you need Wired Ports?
Apartment or House?
Number of Devices that connect to it via Wired/Wireless
The answers:

My laptop has 802.11 N.
Around $100
Yes
House
One PC, one Laptop

I've had really good luck and performance from my Netgear WNDR3700. Its a little over the $100 budget (about $150) but is true dual band and has pretty good parental controls built in. In addition you can plug in a USB stick or powered HDD and have shared storage for both systems without messing with homegroups or Windows shares. I really do like this router, they have a version without the USB storage that is a bit cheaper but I can't remember the model #.
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Re: Wireless router recommendations

Post by CaptChuck » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:14 am

A quick update.
I went with the Buffalo Nfiniti WZR-HP-G300NH.

Pretty easy setup....Once I figured out it did not like my Firefox browser. I could not access any of the setup controls until I used I.E.

Great coverage for my 1800 Sq ft home, back / front yard, and garage.

I haven't really run any definitive thru put test but file transfers PC to Laptop are very fast (it's set at 300mbs /40 HZ).

Anyway, thanks to all for the input and suggestions.

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