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i have a D-link router which has really pissed me off this time.

i cant connect from my laptop or my xbox 360 @ one point

its one or the other.

@ night i get the slowest connection ever on my laptop continuously have to connect and disconnect

when i do that my xbox can connect but my laptop wont then.

after that i pretty much give up. so i'm wondering if i shold get another router.

anybody suggest one for comcast? i've had really bad experiences with them
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Linksys wrt54gl

It's pretty pro.
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I recommend the Cisco/Linksys Wireless N routers. If you're just using it for basic stuff, the $50 model I picked up at Staples has been working perfectly for me.


I am no networking or security nut. I know it performs basic functions well.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-038-_-Product

I recommend the RT-N16 especially if you slap DD-WRT on it. You'll make it even more beastly.
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i have a D-link router which has really pissed me off this time.

i cant connect from my laptop or my xbox 360 @ one point

its one or the other.

@ night i get the slowest connection ever on my laptop continuously have to connect and disconnect

when i do that my xbox can connect but my laptop wont then.

after that i pretty much give up. so i'm wondering if i shold get another router.

anybody suggest one for comcast? i've had really bad experiences with them

couple things could be going on.

slow at night? most people are on the main grid, and perhaps there is something interfering with your frequency. I would change frequencies.

Xbox? wifi? how is wifi, tkip/aes? what security method?

how is dhcp setup as you cannot have both laptop/xbox connected? are the clients set to automatically acquire a dhcp address?



if all else fails, a TRUE N 300mbps router will do, for super basic stuff dd-wrt is not needed, but surely enjoyed. Otherwise dd-wrt is a love/love relationship.
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I agree with daclownie but Tigerdirect has that same e1000 for 30 bucks.

What router do you have now?
What isp do you have and what package?
Along with what green said. Are you able to hook up more then one computer at a time.
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I agree with daclownie but Tigerdirect has that same e1000 for 30 bucks.

What router do you have now?
What isp do you have and what package?
Along with what green said. Are you able to hook up more then one computer at a time.
I just linked somewhere I knew would have it. I would have never bought it if the wife didn't want to play frontierville on her laptop... but, since her crops needed tending to and she had varmints to whack, I had to run out to a store instead of making an intelligent purchase from an online outlet of some sort.
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Linksys wrt54gl

It's pretty pro.
It was half a decade ago
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The wrt54g/l was and still is a great router. Especially the models that can run dd-wrt mega. Im currently using one right now as a repeater in my workshop, but i dont think you necessarily need to buy one yet.

Currently, im on a linksys which throughoput is actually only 150mbps. It also drops ps3 and phone though. About 3 months ago it was hacked and had a poisoned dns redirect for anyone whom connected to it. installing dd-wrt fixed it, but it still is mediocre on connection quality.

Before i left home i bought a netgear N 300mbps which works great, and a client also has a netgear which i enjoy as it has "guest" features.

Trendnet on the otherhand is a pain to setup and get working correctly.

Buddy has an asus, he had to give it a command to reset every night at midnight.
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couple things could be going on.

slow at night? most people are on the main grid, and perhaps there is something interfering with your frequency. I would change frequencies.

Xbox? wifi? how is wifi, tkip/aes? what security method?

how is dhcp setup as you cannot have both laptop/xbox connected? are the clients set to automatically acquire a dhcp address?



if all else fails, a TRUE N 300mbps router will do, for super basic stuff dd-wrt is not needed, but surely enjoyed. Otherwise dd-wrt is a love/love relationship.

i just bought a slim. its WEP thats the only security measure i put on it

there's me asus g73, my xbox 360, my cousins HP which she uses for hwk and school and never has any problems -_-

they should automatically require a DCHP address

no one else has N in the house so a G is preferred

Frequencies?


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I agree with daclownie but Tigerdirect has that same e1000 for 30 bucks.

What router do you have now?
What isp do you have and what package?
Along with what green said. Are you able to hook up more then one computer at a time.
a D-link its pretty old

ISP is comcast i get about 1MB tops but rarely over that

Yes i am but @ some points just my cousin that gets on and not me having a hard time
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