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#1 Z_meista

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:43 AM

So I'm looking for a reliable wireless N router. I have been looking at Linksys, D-Link, and Netgear. What are your recommendations?

#2 Brownjohn

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:55 AM

I've tried several of the Linksys N routers, and didn't like any of them. I've been using a netgear for the last 6 months, and haven't had any problems with it. Buffalo has been good to me in the past as well.
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#3 HydroX

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:24 AM

I'm also looking for one. Although, I'll accept a reliable G router...

I've always used Linksys without a problem.
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#4 Chronis

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 06:59 PM

I currently have a wireless N Linksys. And even though it works, I have a problem with it that it has horrible reach. It's currently set on automatic, but if I raise the data minimum it sends out making it have much better range, then it won't work with anything.

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#5 evildeadjedi

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 07:26 PM

Normally you can't go wrong with Dlink, Linksys, and Netgear. Currently have a Netgear N and love the performance.
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#6 Z_meista

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:07 PM

Thanks. I still don't know if I should get an N router though. Maybe the my internet connection wont improve anyway. I have up to 1.5 Mbps downstream and up to 384 kbps upstream.

#7 bungletrpg

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:29 PM

Linksys WRT54G.
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#8 RAMSTORIA

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 04:25 PM

i got a d-link wireless n, its been pretty troublesome. every once in awhile it just stops relaying data and you have to unplug it and plug it back in. its a quick fix, but its still annoying.

edit: fyi, this is my router, i would say avoid it. ill probably get a new one sometime after taxes.

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#9 iKilledChewbacca

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 04:30 PM

LINKSYS FTW , But if you are going to use it for the XBOX360 cough...cough..as CheapyD said in his latest PodCast ( shitbox360 ) . Make sure you get an xbox live compatible router . Just google " Xbox live compatible wireless routers " . Its one of the first ones to from the top , it is on the official xbox.com/ website . Hope that helped

#10 crunchb3rry

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:56 PM

I also have a Netgear and they are great. Previously had a Linksys but it conked out on me. I think it got fried in a storm and the method of reflashing the firmware was just ridiculous, so I tossed it.

#11 Khondor

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:08 PM

I recommend the TRENDnet TEW-639GR
had it for about 3 months now and its has worked flawlessly since day 1.
I have not had to re-set it or anything. Signal has always been good, and speed is excellent.
I run two 360 systems, a desktop pc, and a macbook pro through it.

#12 Strell

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:08 PM

Netgears and Belkins are terrible. Avoid at all costs.

Linksys used to be good, but the general conensus is that being bought out by Cisco has made them terrible. And this is being said after being a full Linksys dood for years, especially given the 54GL series, where you could run DD-WRT and other custom firmwares to greatly enhance their abilities.

The name of the day now - according to a bunch of research I've seen and looking at various reviews - is D-Links, but only if you get the higher end models. The 655 is about as good as you'll get for this price.

If performance isn't really a big deal, you might as well get a Linksys. Preferably one of the older models (blue with two antennas) versus the sleek black ones. Flashing firmware would be a good idea if it's capable and you are good with that sort of thing.


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#13 SpazX

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:34 PM

I have a new sleek black Linksys N router and I haven't had any problems with it so far (about 7 months). Only problem I've had is that I occasionally have to reset it for my PPTP to work.

And your internet access won't be any faster OP, any wireless connection has way more bandwidth than your internet connection (unless you're on b and you meant 1.5MBps rather than Mbps). I imagine now you're either on g or wired, which are 54Mbps and 100Mbps (or 1000Mbps if it's gigabit) respectively.

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#14 yemnigz

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 06:38 PM

netgear routers have yet to let me down. There are some issues with some routers that claim to be N but are using preliminary versions of the N standard, so read up a bit first on "wireless n draft"!

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 09:04 PM

Currently have a WRT54S with Tomato firmware and it is a beast and hasn't given me any problems since I installed Tomato. Just ordered the WRT320N to make a access point with the WRT54S to get better streaming with the PS3 hopefully and upstairs rooms.