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Old August 14, 2008, 12:20 AM
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I've got one. Works well, but you may have to update the firmware before it will work if you have a cable modem.

So download updated firmware BEFORE you hook it up.
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I just got one back from a customer, lasted 3 months and died. I have never had any luck with DLink.

Linksys for the win.
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Old August 14, 2008, 10:33 AM
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I just got one back from a customer, lasted 3 months and died. I have never had any luck with DLink.

Linksys for the win.
Agreed, I've had far less trouble with Linksys than with any other brand. (Netgear a close second)

And cheopo routers which can run the DD-WRT firmware are awesome.
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Old September 18, 2008, 01:59 PM
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Default Which wireless router!!

I am considering switching to a wireless router, we have 2 desktops that will stayed hardwired one desktop on a wireless usb and a couple of laptops that are wifi and a wifi printer. I am considering the Linsky's wirelessN Gigabyte(cisco) would this router be appropriate, or is there others that better quality security and distance for around 100 bucks. :help:any input would be appreciated
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Old September 18, 2008, 04:05 PM
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Used 2 DLink routers so far, no problems what so ever. Only go for Linksys unless there is a special deal going on and it costs less than DLink, otherwise there is NOTHING wrong with DLink.

Seen so many people who have 1 or 2 minor problems with routers and start calling them useless and start discouraging people to buy anything from that company.
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The new Linksys routers suck balls ... We get loads of returns on those POSes, especially the WRT-160N ... The D-Link DIR-625 and especially the D-Link DIR-655 kick ass ...
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Old September 18, 2008, 05:54 PM
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The new Linksys routers suck balls ... We get loads of returns on those POSes, especially the WRT-160N ... The D-Link DIR-625 and especially the D-Link DIR-655 kick ass ...
Agreed! I've actually seen more Linksys WRT54G's die then one would ever dream of. Close to a dozen if I was to guess. They are what they are though. Unless you're getting into enterprise gear - don't expect much.

I've had great experiences with both the DIR655 and the DIR625 (both are wireless B/G/N routers)
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Old September 19, 2008, 05:26 AM
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Great thanks alot I did not realize that Linsky's was elcrapo i will definately take your advice thanks. I was under the impression that Linsky's(cisco) was the best how wrong I was. So I will get a d-link over the weekend and give it a go Thanks again.
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Old September 19, 2008, 09:31 AM
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Well just got back from futureshop picked up d-link 655($99.00+tax) pretty simple set up i was surprised at the range with my laptop. Thanks again for the advice
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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :)

Anyway the regular wrt54g ones do suck but the 54gl is awesome once you get rid of the linksys crap software tomato for the win :). Also netgear prosafe devices are built like tanks.
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