Netgear, Linksys, or other wireless router

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  1. G17Jake

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    Any preferences, or are they all about the same?

    For home use. It will be an N router.
     
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  2. PVolk

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    I've had more than one bad experience with Linksys' support staff. And for that reason, never again will I buy their products.

    I bought a new router about 6 months ago and went with a Belkin. And I couldn't be happier with it.
     

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    If you are using a provider then use the router they provide and have them install the router. They have their codes.
     
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    Just bought a dual bad Cisco and have nothing but praise about it


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  5. jpa

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    I have the Netgeat N750. I love it, works great.
     
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    Deleted. Just realized this was a dsl modem and wireless router in one.


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  7. PVolk

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    Usually, the built-in-router modems are not very nice. They usually have a very low data transfer rate and a shorter range. This may not deter everyone, but I personally would gladly spend $40 on a separate router to get far better performance.
     
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    I've got netgear and have bene happy. I was done with linksys when I called for help and they wouldn't even talk to you unless you paid them. WIth that kinda product support I don't plan to ever buy one of their products as long as I live.
     
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    I usually look on the web for answers before I call support, but this doesn't sound good.
     
  10. Z71bill

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    I just bought a NetGear - it was around $70.

    I got it home - plugged it in - no problems - until I tried to print -

    I spent an a couple hours trying to figure it out and finally called tech support.

    After spending 30 minutes on hold and another 30 minutes answering questions -

    The guy admitted it was a known issue with HP printers - but said I had to buy a service plan to have them solve the problem. The service plan was more than the cost of the router.

    I told him to forget it - I would just take the thing back and get a different brand -

    So he agreed to help me - took him less than 2 minutes and I was printing. Turn printer off - open this file - delete this line. Turn printer back on - done.
     
  11. G17Jake

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    I wouldn't have paid for a service plan either.
     
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    I've got an Asus router. It has a pretty good interface and 2 USB ports for NAS or a network printer. I'm not real happy with it because it doesn't seem to handle my traffic very well. It also prints very slowly to my Lexmark printer. Especially web pages. Part of the problem may be the way its configured but its a pretty basic application so I thought it would work OK.
     
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    Just hooked up a Netgear N900 router and I'm very pleased. It's a bit large but I have the space to accomodate it. It solves my biggest problem which was extened range. I was coming off a Cisco G router that coun't handle multiple devices very well and the range was horrible. I litterally had to move to one corner of the room to get a signal just one floor below.
    The N900 is a dual band router with 4 high speed plug in ports, and 2 UPC printer ports. It has a lexan stand which makes it sit upright but I think you could remove the stand to lay on the side. The range is amazing. I took my phone out to the back yard I would guess several hundred fet away and had no problem getting a clear wifi signal. This one's not cheap however, the best I could find was $139 at Costco stores. But all in all, mission accomplished!
     
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    Apple Airport. Plug it in, it works.
     
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    I have one of each, both work great, I have a preference for the Netgear setup pages ...

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    Man -- I hope I'm not jinxing myself by writing this -- but I have a Netgear wireless router which I bought 10 years ago that's still going strong. This was back when Netgear still had a bad reputation for being tougher to configure than other brands. It runs a proprietary 108 mbps protocol that Netgear had back then (which works at that speed with Netgear wireless adapters).

    It's still cranking away. I've also now got my Kindle Fire HD tied into it...


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    ... Aren't you due for an 'N' ? ... :wow:

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    Hey man -- I got HD TV and a DVR just last year... Us dinosaurs don't adapt well to geological shifts! :rofl:


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    All the Linksys I have had - died, overheating and whatever.

    I have been using a netgear WNDR3700 for a few years now and love it.
     
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    +1

    I have an Airport Extreme and an Airport Express to expand my network - they provide a strong signal throughout my home.
     
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