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Old March 6, 2011, 08:57 PM
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So Sorry Have you ever owned a Linksys? So Far it's been better than the D-Link Crap that I've owned in the past.
I like having the freedom to use my own antennas.

Though all my D-Links of the past have had more than acceptable range and they were all external antenna. My DGL-4300 was absolutely solid. Only the power adapter kept dying and I just got fed up with replacing it. DIR-655 wasn't too stable, but the wireless was perfect. Actually better than the RT-N16 I have now.

Anyways, for the OP, I don't think a $50 Linksys is going to be the greatest you can find for $50. You pay for the brand like anything.
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Old March 6, 2011, 09:01 PM
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Asus RT-N16 running either DD-WRT or Tomato-USB (What I have loaded right now.). This router is hardware overkill & with the previously mentioned firmwares is the best router I have even owned hands down. Dual USB ports (Work great with Tomato-USB) fast cpu & loads of ram & flash capacity.

Buy ASUS [RT-N16] ASUS RT-N16 4 Port Gigabit Wireless N Router With 2x USB 2.0 Ports

Don't even look at the stock firmware, just flash to Tomato-USB right away and enjoy.
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wireless connection isn't a big issue for myself, as I, myself don't use wireless connection but rest of my family does on their laptops but they don't complain about it. but I get major ping issues with current d-link router and having to reset router every 4 hours or else it won't stay connected via ethernet cable.

so I don't need expensive wireless router, just a simple wireless router to satisfy my family, which they aren't too picky with speed at all. They are not tech savy or just into the whole computer stuff at all so as long as they can connect to internet via wireless they are good to go, on the other hand I use desktop with ethernet cable to connect to router. so just any good router with okay wireless spec.

I figured since I don't use wireless connection and family members arent picky or care for the internet speed much at all I don't need fancy and expensive wireless router.
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Old March 7, 2011, 06:41 AM
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wireless connection isn't a big issue for myself, as I, myself don't use wireless connection but rest of my family does on their laptops but they don't complain about it. but I get major ping issues with current d-link router and having to reset router every 4 hours or else it won't stay connected via ethernet cable.

so I don't need expensive wireless router, just a simple wireless router to satisfy my family, which they aren't too picky with speed at all. They are not tech savy or just into the whole computer stuff at all so as long as they can connect to internet via wireless they are good to go, on the other hand I use desktop with ethernet cable to connect to router. so just any good router with okay wireless spec.

I figured since I don't use wireless connection and family members arent picky or care for the internet speed much at all I don't need fancy and expensive wireless router.
I'll give you an example of which I just went through.

I picked up a Linksys WRT120N router which cost me about $50. The router is not capable of running any aftermarket firmware and has built in antennas. Second I figured this router would be ok for my needs but once I started putting any amount of traffic through it the router showed its true colors fast.

It would constantly drop my connection and I would have to constantly reset the router.

Point being is that don't cheap out on a router and save up for a good one.
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WRT120N and WRT160N are the crappiest routers out there. Bought a 160 for a customer, would drop the connection hourly. Linksys support didn't know why, and was of no help. There is a huge thread over at their support forum which gives no clear solution.

Bought a DIR-655, no issues since. Just like the 5 others I installed, and my own that's been up-and-running for the past 2 years.
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dropped connection, is that with wirelesss or plugged in directly with ethernet ports?

I don't think with my current router any of wireless connection gets dropped by mainly with ethernet port connections, there's constant ping fluctuation especially when im gaming.

my current router is

dlink wbr-1310

anyone have any experiences with belkin routers?

one i listed in the first post is good price on sale but not sure how goood it is, I see bunch of mixed reviews..

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D-Link DIR-655 - it's on sale at NCIX right now. Compared to my old TrendNet router, this new one is amazing: fast wi-fi, great DL/UL speeds. And most important of all, unlike the TrendNet router, this new one doesn't block my connection to Microsoft Update & Microsoft.com :)
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^thanks but I'm going to avoid d-link like flea
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^thanks but I'm going to avoid d-link like flea
lol i hear ya - i'm personally going to avoid TrendNet like the flea.
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dropped connection, is that with wirelesss or plugged in directly with ethernet ports?

I don't think with my current router any of wireless connection gets dropped by mainly with ethernet port connections, there's constant ping fluctuation especially when im gaming.

my current router is

dlink wbr-1310

anyone have any experiences with belkin routers?

one i listed in the first post is good price on sale but not sure how goood it is, I see bunch of mixed reviews..
Dropped connections on both wired and wireless connections. Hourly on wireless, and I had a hard configuring the router while connected via wire.
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