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Need a Good Router

by ashah000 / August 1, 2007 11:29 PM PDT

Last year we had 10 people in our house at college and we had 2 dlinks with 2 three mb lines, and the dlink routers would fail everyday!! Had to be reset at least once a day.

Now we have 14 people, with one 10 mb line.

Please help me choose a good router for 14 connections, something that wont crash all the time and a good range.


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My dlink used to do that!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2007 1:29 AM PDT
In reply to: Need a Good Router

After I updated the firmware it went solid.


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Didnt work for me
by ashah000 / August 2, 2007 1:31 AM PDT

Tried that, did not help at all. I have spent NUMEROUS hours on the phone with dlink, and no help

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Then try other models.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2007 2:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Didnt work for me

But since you have uncontrolled usage (they might try P2P apps) the one model to avoid is the ubiquitous Linksys WRT54G series. I'll leave it to you to look up why but that one can be fixed if you load OpenWRT.

I'm unsure why Linksys leaves that bug in that model except to have people learn about OpenWRT.


PS. Please share make and models of your failures so others can note them. Sometimes we find out the owner did something we know doesn't work (such as SSID disabled) but the details are not in your post.

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Router/modem IP conflict?
by HIPAR / August 3, 2007 8:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Need a Good Router

My brother's D-Link did that until I changed the base IP address. I used and it's been working several weeks now.

--- CHAS

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Cisco has the answer
by trubbleshute / August 5, 2007 12:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Need a Good Router

Linksys (cisco) has some nice gear.

If you have a true 10mb with college students (who are notoriously known for downloading illegal music/movies/et cetera) you may want to invest in a small business router.
Juniper, Cisco, etc make some nice stuff.

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