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Old March 6, 2011, 02:05 PM
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I think I'm done with crappy d-link stuff, I've owned 3 and they all broke down after a y ear or so.

so I need a new router so I don't have to reset my router every 4 hours.

are there any decent ones out htere?

I looked at engenius
NCIX.com - Buy Engenius ESR-9752 4 Port 10/100 Wireless N Router 2.4GHZ 300MBPS SmartNAT - EnGenius - ESR-9752 - in Canada

NCIX.com - Buy EnGenius ESR-9753 4 Port 10/100 Wireless N Router 802.11B/G/N 150MBPS - EnGenius - ESR-9753 - in Canada

asus
NCIX.com - Buy ASUS RT-N12 4 Port 10/100 Wireless N Router 300MBPS with QoS - ASUS - RT-N12 - in Canada

and belkin

NCIX.com - Buy Belkin F5D8236-4 N Wireless N Router 802.11N 300MBS 4PT 10/100 One Touch Security Setup - Belkin - F5D8236-4 - in Canada

not sure how good belkin ones are but I've read some bad reviews...


Wireless speed isn't big deal since I don't use wireless but rest of my family does(on laptops) for movies and stuff so they are not too picky with speeds etc etc, basically i just want a router that works flawlessly and have wireless connection for other people in my house for typical internet usage not much torrent just browsing more or less.

just want a router that's solid and won't crap out every 4 hours and have to reset. cheaper the better but something that's good quality, wireless signal don't matter as we live in an apartment just good unit is all i ask for!


anywhere under 50bucks is my range, all those I can price match down for cheaper.

so any recommendations from ones I've listed and also taking other suggestions

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Old March 6, 2011, 02:49 PM
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This might be decent: NCIX.com - Buy Buffalo WHR-HP-G300N Nfiniti Wireless N High Power MIMO Router Access Point 802.11G/B/N 4PORT 10/100 - Buffalo - WHR-HP-G300N - in Canada

I typically trust things that run DD-WRT. Usually more stable than manufacturer-provided firmwares.

And I'm not really sure how those Engenius products are. Seem to have decent reviews on NCIX, so it might be alright. I'd skip over the Belkin though.
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I have a EnGenius ESR9855G router and it is nothing special. The range is not that great.
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Old March 6, 2011, 04:28 PM
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asus rt-n16 with dd-wrt
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Old March 6, 2011, 05:37 PM
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I just bought a Linksys E2000 after about a year and a half of hell with a D-Link DIR 615. The E2000 was very easy to set up and after two weeks of use I have not had one problem.
Here's a link to it. Meet the Linksys E-Series

Edit: I got it on sale at Staples for $89.99cdn
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you dont like linksys? just make sure ddwrt supports it and go for it!
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His price range was $50

Yes the RT-N16 w/ DD-WRT is a solid combo, which I run myself, however it's $100.

And personally I don't like Linksys' all-internal-antenna designs. I don't really see how you can get a decent signal from them.
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My WRT54G -- currently with OpenWrt -- has been amazing for me the last few years. Its wireless capability is dated, but I don't use wifi anyway. They can usually be found used for $15-20. If anyone goes this route, they should be aware of the different versions:

http://wiki.openwrt.org/oldwiki/open...nksys/wrt54g?s[]=wrt54g

They're fantastic as basic linux servers, particularly for OpenVPN.
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I've owned several Linksys/Cisco Routers, all have been good IMO.

To be honest, if you want a solid/easy to setup Router with Wireless N you need to up your budget to the $100 range and STILL do your research. Routers are/can be temperamental and you get what you pay for. If you don't want headaches I strongly suggest you up your budget.

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And personally I don't like Linksys' all-internal-antenna designs. I don't really see how you can get a decent signal from them.
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.
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