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my roommate have a D-Link di-524 and i'm planning to get one of my own, hopefully a better one.

my friend suggested me to go with Linksys.

here's what i found at best buy

Linksys Wireless G Router W SRX 200
Linksys Compact Wireless-G 4-Port Router (WRT54GC-CA)
Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router With SpeedBooster (WRT54GS-CA)
Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router (WRT54G-CA) ――the one i'm leaning toward
Linksys Wireless G Router W SRX 200

any other suggestion i welcome, but keep it under 100$cad, and it has to be wireless

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anyone?
    
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Linksys is good, but plan on buying a new one in a couple years. I recently got a Netgear, and so far its pretty good. I've used D-Link only in a professional setting, and I had some major problems with a lot of their routers. Like I said though, this was with a lot of users. It may just wasn't able to handle the heavy volume. One thing to note, I have heared that the speedbooster features on these routers really don't work all that well. So don't make this a priority in your findings. I'm not positive on this, it's just what I heard.

One thing to look for is a minimum of WPA encryption. WEP nowadays is pretty easy to crack. Ofcourse this is my paranoia talking.

NOTE: stay away from Belkin. Have never heard a good story about them.
    
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i got that linksys ur thinkin of gettin.. and its been pretty darn good so far.. only thing that i wish is that it updated by dynamic DNS more often..
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Personally, I would stay away from Linksys routers. Had... how many was it... 6 of them in about 3 years and they all let me down. Maybe it's just bad luck, but I was always struggeling with signal drops and performance drops with anything other than WEP encryption. Everytime I tried to download a large file (1GB+) at decent speeds the whole connection would just crap out, and only a hard reset would get things going again. This again is only my experience; many users swear by Linksys.
Trendnet, D-Link, and Buffalo are among my favorite. I recently picked up an Airlink router from Fry's for nearly 1/3 the price of a comparable Linksys router and it has performed better that I expected.
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is this one any good? it's a trendnet
    
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I personally haven't even heared of this brand. I found a review on it, and I would be carefull. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Custra...82E16833156163

It looks like it's been getting better over the last year, but I'd still be cautious
    
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i'll probably sitck with the linksys, even if trendnet have a good price deal on them
    
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Stay away from linksys. I had a VERY poor experience with a linksys router and two of my friends have to. I brought mine back and bought a motorola router and it was set up in 5 mins and has worked without a hitch for 2 years. I have heard good things about netgear also. But please stay away from linksys.
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hmmm. I've had a linksys for about two years and to this day I'v had no issues
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