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Need a good wireless router -- Newbie here

by roypro / June 16, 2006 7:28 PM PDT


I am looking for suggestions for a wireless router. I went to Fry's electronics today (an electronics store comparable to bets buy) and saw that they had Linksys, Netgear and D-Link. They had various speeds and ranges.

I plan to use my router for 2-3 months over the summer while I go back home to Asia. The internet speed is not as fast as that in USA. I plan to connect my desktop to the router, yet still use it with the RJ45 cable. The wireless function will be used by my siblings.

Can anyone please guide me as to which brand and any model that you would recommend?


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Wireless Router
by jamesebaker / June 16, 2006 8:44 PM PDT
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I like the Linksys wrt54g
by pratapan / June 17, 2006 3:21 AM PDT
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there are several versions of this.

Stay away form anything that says "Pre-N". This is not a standard. "MIMO" technology helps range and speed but adds to cost. Usually the DSL is the slowest link so even an 802.11 B wireless device can exceed the speed of DSL. I like the basic WRT54G router. It does what I need. It has a nice interface. And it allows me to do some advanced configurations like enable RIP, add static routes. Most routers in this market allow a DMZ host and port forwarding.

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