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I am looking for a fast and not real expensive wireless router for a laptop, any suggestions? Thanks.

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Stick with a name brand.

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Sorry, but name dropping isn't going to help much. They're all the same.

Which is faster, a Ford or a Chevy? Which is better?

Go to a computer store and look at what's on the shelf. Get one.

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whats best for a wireless router?

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I think linksys make a better one I bought a 200 dollar gaming router by dlink and my son didnt like it.
the linksys router I was running in my basement and 5 of his friends were playing WoW with not lag. I have
comcast cable but Cisco makes better hardware from my past experience. I would go online and buy anything by
Cisco. and it should do a good job.
Thomas

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Gaming routers take configuring

In reply to: whats best for a wireless router?

I think that you have to configure the D-Link to tell it what you want and how you want to use it.

With a little bit of knowledge and help from the D-Link forum, I got my $200 DGL-4500 tweaked and it was a phenomenal router. It will work with the setup wizard, but to extract what it was designed for takes a little time and effort....and configuring. Luckily, the D-Link forum guys are very knowledgeable and and quick to help out.

That's been my experience.

I buy and tweak routers for a hobby. I'm a novice at it, but it's fun and satisfies my tinkering itch. I agree that all name brands are good (Netgear, D-Link, Cisco/Linksys, Belkin, Buffalo, etc.). I've had success with all of them. Every now and then you'll get a router that doesn't like your wireless card or vice versa and sometimes not even a firmware update or settings tweak will help. So, sometimes a router just won't work for your devices. However, I see this more with older routers and not so much with the latest and greatest.

I run all wireless N devices (except for our Wii) and most of those are on the 2.4GHz band. One XBOX and 2 laptops will run 5GHz band and I take advantage of that because no one our neighborhood is using 5GHz (I checked with inSSIDer).

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