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Is a cheap 802.11b wireless router ok for me?

by zichaj / January 22, 2005 9:44 AM PST

I have a two-bedroom apartment with a desktop and a laptop. I want to connect the desktop to a wireless router with an Ethernet cable (have no wireless card) and have wireless access in my living room for my laptop. I want to just buy the cheapest wireless router I can buy on eBay. Is there any reason to spend more and not buy a cheap 802.11b router to use in this situation?

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Cheap or inexpensive?
by luapo / January 22, 2005 12:38 PM PST

A router that is a good value:

D-link - DI-614+

This router should retail for around $50 or less. D-link offers a lifetime warranty on there B products in Canada -

802.11b should have more than enough bandwidth for your E-mail and internet surfing needs.

Hope this helps

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by zichaj / January 22, 2005 2:38 PM PST
In reply to: Cheap or inexpensive?

Thanks. I was actually looking a around $25 shipped from eBay. I just don't know if all rounters that claim to run as an 802.11b router really work or if there are actually ones that should be avoided?

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