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Old December 17, 2007, 08:27 PM
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I'm no expert at networking but here is what I know from
working full time at computer stores; hearing personal reviews,
raves and complaints from co-workers to customers.

Linksys: Solid brand, since they are owned by Cisco (telecommunications company)
Performance wise, moderate.
For 802.11g: 54GL router, for 802.11n: WRT350N.

Belkin: Relatively good brand. Aesthetic wise, one of the best.
Performance wise, poor to moderate.
For belkin, stick with N1 wireless series.

D-Link: Middle of the road brand. Mass manufactured. Releases a new revision
or model every couple of months. Depends on preference.
Performance wise, from the input I got, it ranges from $h1t to Great.
(some people love em, some people hate em; there doesn't seem to be a neutral
assessment on their stuff)
For 802.11g: G rangebooster series, for 802.11n: extreme N series (with MIMO)

Asus: Good brand, hardware used is not highend, but reliable. Price is steep because
of branding.
Performance wise, poor to moderate.
(like most of their other products are... expensive cause it's ASUS)

Zio: Lower end hardware, but reliable; low end but doesn't seem to break down.
Performance wise, poor.

Well that's about what I know.

Personally, 802.11g is $h1t...
If you close a door, on a 802.11g, your signal will diminish greatly, or it could
even be disconnected.
You can severly degradate the reception of any 802.11g router if you stand
between it and the adaptor/computer with a fishbowl... I'm not joking... try it.
(has to do with the liquid inside the fishbowl)

I'm just thankful for the 802.11n; though it may still be in draft/testing stages
and not officially certified (the reason why Linksys doesn't greatly advertise/
promote their 802.11n series, but D-Link does )
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