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Old July 21, 2009, 04:13 PM
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Ok i had a Dlink 624 i wireless router .
It kept kicking me offline !!! So i went out and bought a Linksys N UltraRange Plus!!
Is this a good router etc etc ? Any comments are appreciated:)

Also any upgrades that this will take to make my speed even faster on downloads and videos etc etc ?
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Old July 21, 2009, 04:52 PM
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Your download speeds are typically, well actually limited to what your internet connection speed your getting from your ISP along side with the traffic and connection speed of the server/location you are trying to download from
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Old July 21, 2009, 05:06 PM
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I've found the opposite. With cheap routers, running BT generally is an exercise in slowness. And because they routers can't handle it, they slow down everything else using the internet connection.
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Old July 21, 2009, 05:42 PM
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hmmm So is this an ok router then or did i just lose my shirt ? lol
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Old July 21, 2009, 06:02 PM
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Personally, I can't stand Linksys' stuff. I've had six routers from them die on me, but two of those were under unusual circumstances and might be a very specific bug in them.
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Old July 21, 2009, 06:12 PM
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Ok i had a Dlink 624 i wireless router .
It kept kicking me offline !!!
Interesting. I have the Dlink 624 as well and it's starting to do the same thing. I have to keep reseting it every ~5 hours.
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Old July 21, 2009, 06:43 PM
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Have either of you checked to see if there is any firmware updates to fix that Dlink 624 problems you both encountered?
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Interesting. I have the Dlink 624 as well and it's starting to do the same thing. I have to keep reseting it every ~5 hours.
Had the same router years ago. Worst. Router. Ever. Period.

Imo, anything that can run DD-WRT is a good router. Take a look at the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 and ASUS WL-520GU. Both are good, with the Buffalo being better due to its built in amplifier. The ASUS is very cheap and excellent as well. Don't get a Linksys WRT54G/WRT54GS if you're planning to load aftermarket firmware. If you want to stick with Linksys, get the WRT54GL.
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Old July 22, 2009, 05:32 AM
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I had to replace my Linksys BEFSR41 which was working well I just needed to go wireless for my sons PS3 and his Wii.I ended up getting a ASUS 240 MIMO WL-566gM($59)
I must say the wireless was a breeze to set up and the router itself works really well. I am getting really low pings in L4D(50) as well as my sons WOW(56ms). Oh and here"s my latest speed test.
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Old July 22, 2009, 05:37 AM
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Many of the retail (vice commercial) routers seem to have problems once you start throwing in a lot of connections (ie open torrents). The only thing I've ever heard (other than loading up a third party OS onto it) that might help would be a few folks who've suggested that slapping a fan onto them to keep them cool does the trick.

I've never tried it myself (haven't needed to), but it doesn't cost much to give it a try.... :)
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