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Smart suggestions will be appreciated...
I'm about to smash my Linksys wireless router because I'm sick of its shinanigans. This is the third Linksys router I burn through in 2 years and it makes me sick and frustrated. I need someone to recommend me a good decently priced wireless router (<$80US). Here is the catch; it has to perform very well under Windows and more than decent under Linux (only my laptop runs Linux but I plan to do a full migration over time), and be able to support incoming/outgoing traffic from at least 6 active computers (and not lag ALL the time like mine is doing at the moment). Any sugestions?
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I hear the linksys rant - linksys most definitely blows

I've heard good things about D-link, but I've never personally had one
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D-Link is the bomb (and Linksys does royally suck). If you can scrape together a few more bucks, go with:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127158

Otherwise,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127173

I have also been looking at this Buffalo router. Read the reviews, and check out dd-wrt.com. That firmware looks pretty sick!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833162173
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Originally Posted by mrblink
D-Link is the bomb (and Linksys does royally suck). If you can scrape together a few more bucks, go with:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127158

Otherwise,

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127173

I have also been looking at this Buffalo router. Read the reviews, and check out dd-wrt.com. That firmware looks pretty sick!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833162173
Those D-Links are a bit too pricey for my liking. I have also been looking into Buffalo router, specially this one (the big brother of the one in your link):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833162134
The thing is I still need to do research on it's Linux friendliness.

Edit: Are Trendnet routers any good?
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To tell you the truth I haven't heard too many good things about D-Link and in my experience with 2 D-Link routers hasnt been good either. Linksys isn't much better than the two aforementioned routers. Belkin is the way to go IMO. I am currently using this router in my house. Great range and solid signal strength. Just in your price range.

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...d=&dcaid=16009
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i have heard (doesn't make it true but if you just go ask people at the tech stores what they get returned the most it helps you avoid bad products) that if you use the ports on the back of a dlink router often they will burn up quickly. now that is what i have heard i have never had one cause i heard this.
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I like mine very much....had some problems, turned out I had a bad ethernet cable, and just switched it. Here's mine...provides laptop with a 3mb interne connection while on oc.net + msn...compared to desktops 7mb

Mine runs at 108mbs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127028

dslreports.com speed test result on 2006-09-28 15:11:44 EST:
2520 / 495
Your download speed : 2520 kbps or 315 KB/sec.
That is 57.4% worse than an average user on cgocable.net

Your upload speed : 495 kbps or 61.8 KB/sec.
That is 12.8% worse than an average user on cgocable.net
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Why don't you try this: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/106177...-linux-my.html

I heard that it works much better. I'm sure theres a linux version for yours if that isn't the right model.

If you don't want to do that, you might also want to checkout today's woot.

http://www.woot.com/
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I have a Netgear Rangemax G and works amazing with linux
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BenHagerty
I have a Netgear Rangemax G and works amazing with linux
I can vouch for the Rangemax (not with Linux, but just in general). I installed a couple for some clients of mine, and have had NO issues.
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