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Just as an extra bit of advice. There are currently two versions of the Linksys E4200 released. The v2 has extra memory in addition to other usability tweaks. It runs around $200. This is not to say there is anything wrong whatsoever with the older model.
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I agree, the Linksys E3000 is a solid router that is fairly cheap. It's the router I use at home and I don't have any complaints. I got mine refurbished to save some money. Speaking of that, Newegg has a refurbished E3000 for $49.99 shipped and they've had new ones on sale for $60 before. I wouldn't worry about the 5GHz band interfering with your phone. The 2.4GHz band is much more commonly used with other devices around the house, Microwaves being one. Even if it is a problem you can just disable the 5GHz band. Nice avatar by the way. I drive an 2001 Honda Civic EX Sedan. I'm also a Network Administration/Security major and would recommend the field. I don't have work experience yet but I'm going to graduate in the spring, so I'll hopefully get a job soon after that.
Sweet ride! You have any problems with the car? Also how do you like the classes?

Thanks for the tips aswell..I decided to go with the netgear. Thanks again!
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Just as an extra bit of advice. There are currently two versions of the Linksys E4200 released. The v2 has extra memory in addition to other usability tweaks. It runs around $200. This is not to say there is anything wrong whatsoever with the older model.

Thanks for the tips!
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Good choice if I may ask which Netgear did you end up going for.
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Sweet ride! You have any problems with the car? Also how do you like the classes?
Thanks for the tips aswell..I decided to go with the netgear. Thanks again!
It was my pleasure, I'm happy to give my input. Thanks I got it used in the beginning of 2010. It's been a great dependable car that hasn't let me down or left me stranded. Being over ten years old it has needed a few major repairs like a timing chain and transmission. Plus a few other miscellaneous sensors and stuff I don't understand. Here is a picture of it:
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I am always learning something new in my classes so I like that aspect of it. With fields in computers you can almost never stop learning which I love. In school I'm also learning more about enterprise equipment which is nice since they obviously use that kind of equipment at companies that I will eventually work at. Plus as most home users I have not been exposed to that kind of equipment.

I'm glad you found a router you liked. As linkinparkfan007 stated, which Netgear model to you get?
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Good choice if I may ask which Netgear did you end up going for.
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It was my pleasure, I'm happy to give my input. Thanks I got it used in the beginning of 2010. It's been a great dependable car that hasn't let me down or left me stranded. Being over ten years old it has needed a few major repairs like a timing chain and transmission. Plus a few other miscellaneous sensors and stuff I don't understand. Here is a picture of it:
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I am always learning something new in my classes so I like that aspect of it. With fields in computers you can almost never stop learning which I love. In school I'm also learning more about enterprise equipment which is nice since they obviously use that kind of equipment at companies that I will eventually work at. Plus as most home users I have not been exposed to that kind of equipment.
I'm glad you found a router you liked. As linkinparkfan007 stated, which Netgear model to you get?

Beautiful looking car. I like it. I am going to be grabbing the previous generation soon...right now I got a 91. Thanks for you input on the classes, I do enjoy learning.


I ended up grabbing the Netgear WNR3500L. This should be cool because it has a usb port on the back. So maybe I will network in a printer or something. I think I can do that, correct?
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I'm just that lazy to not read through the first two pages but I'm still going to throw in my 2cents.gif even if you don't want it. tongue.gif

Anyways, the RT-N56U (aka Black Diamond) or RT-N66U (aka Dark Knight). They're both great except the Dark Knight is more expensive. Somewhere around $180 compared to it's predecessor for which you can find for about $125 on Amazon. Both of these are top notch routers. I'm torn between both (makes it hard to choose since there's a tradeoff between both). Go check the SmallNetBuilder.com reviews. They just finished their 2 part review on the Dark Night. Honestly, I like the Dark Knight better. The RT-N56U has better wired routing and the RT-N66U has better wireless, but both have insanely high routing throughput that you probably won't even be able to use much. Both are above 700 (the RT-N56U is above 800mbps wheee.gif) but who's going to be able to use that much speed? You're ISP's just going to bottleneck you. The RT-N66U has better wireless performance, upgrade-able antennae, and can use alternate firmware/OS like DD-WRT or Tomato or something of the sort. They won't offer an extreme increase in performance but they still will. So it's your choice, save some cash and get the RT-N56U which has better routing but slightly weaker wireless (well, it has okay 2.4GHz but well above ISP standards) and you can't change antennae or use an alternate firmware/OS or get the RT-N66U which has already extremely great routing performance (a bit lower than the RT-N56U. I wouldn't really say 100mbps is a small difference but you probably won't transfer things that quick) and better wireless performance along with interchangeable antennae and ability to support other OS/firmware. Just be aware that they're still working on some features and the product details. They don't include all of the details so far but probably will down the road.

phew. That was a mouthful.

Edit: but the netgear you have is solid.
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I'm just that lazy to not read through the first two pages but I'm still going to throw in my 2cents.gif even if you don't want it. tongue.gif
Anyways, the RT-N56U (aka Black Diamond) or RT-N66U (aka Dark Knight). They're both great except the Dark Knight is more expensive. Somewhere around $180 compared to it's predecessor for which you can find for about $125 on Amazon. Both of these are top notch routers. I'm torn between both (makes it hard to choose since there's a tradeoff between both). Go check the SmallNetBuilder.com reviews. They just finished their 2 part review on the Dark Night. Honestly, I like the Dark Knight better. The RT-N56U has better wired routing and the RT-N66U has better wireless, but both have insanely high routing throughput that you probably won't even be able to use much. Both are above 700 (the RT-N56U is above 800mbps wheee.gif) but who's going to be able to use that much speed? You're ISP's just going to bottleneck you. The RT-N66U has better wireless performance, upgrade-able antennae, and can use alternate firmware/OS like DD-WRT or Tomato or something of the sort. They won't offer an extreme increase in performance but they still will. So it's your choice, save some cash and get the RT-N56U which has better routing but slightly weaker wireless (well, it has okay 2.4GHz but well above ISP standards) and you can't change antennae or use an alternate firmware/OS or get the RT-N66U which has already extremely great routing performance (a bit lower than the RT-N56U. I wouldn't really say 100mbps is a small difference but you probably won't transfer things that quick) and better wireless performance along with interchangeable antennae and ability to support other OS/firmware. Just be aware that they're still working on some features and the product details. They don't include all of the details so far but probably will down the road.
phew. That was a mouthful.
Edit: but the netgear you have is solid.

Extremely knowledgeable post. Thanks a lot!
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I went to that site recommended by the above poster, and found this:

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31164-lots-more-features-lots-less-performance-netgear-wnr3500l-with-dd-wrt-reviewed

Which concerns me since it directly contradicts the main recommendation of this thread!
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Overall there is always the option of Tomato.
Personally I like Tomato much more than DD-WRT since it has a more user friendly interface.

But overall the Netgear firmware is based off OpenWRT (another open source Router firmware)

~~So there are other options out there.
For myself I still run stock on my Netgear WNDR3700v2. No need to anything more and it does the job fine as is.
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