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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.

My Netgear is a hunk of ****.

It's all about Model numbers. Screw brands and stuff.

Maybe that D-link Gamer's router? Cept I know that's kinda pricey...hmm...

Maybe a switch instead?
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do you have dsl or cable?
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post #14 of 44
My suggestion is to look at reviews out there on the models you are considering. All router brands seem to have their good and bad models. That is why you get such mixed reviews about brands. Just find a model that has all the features and things that you want and look at reviews to make sure that it does what it says it can do.
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go for like a cisco UBR904 or somthing along those lines. if you know how to config the stuff.
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post #16 of 44
Get a dLink or a Belkin. My expirences with Netgear and Linksys have been terrible, but Belkin and dLink have been great.
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post #17 of 44
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Get a dLink or a Belkin. My expirences with Netgear and Linksys have been terrible, but Belkin and dLink have been great.
id say belkin. silly of me to assume youd know how to config a peice of cisco equiptment.
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I have a gateway switch and lucky me adelphia doesn't support multiple users so I have a nice Gateway 4 Port Switch 10/100/1000 setting here in the box all lonely...
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D-link has slipped in recent years, even they admit their pre-n router stinks. Belkin is not known for their routers but their pre-n is the best out now. I've always found linksys (a sub of Cisco) and netgear to be very reliable. I've got a 108mps Netgear now and it works great, but on all of the 108mps stuff you need to get the wireless card from the same manufacturer as it is proprietary.
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Ive used or setup most of the major home routers, netgear, belkin, linksys and d-link. Netgear isnt bad, belkin sucks never buy, linksys is pretty solid but after some long research I went with the dlink gamers lounge, it is by far the best home router I've ever used. The DGL-4300, yeah its a little pricey but you get everything you pay for and more, the only thing it doesnt support is a VPN but from the experiences ive had with a router based VPN's thats a good thing. If you want linksys is pretty good but if you want something that has more abilities than almost any other get one of the gamers lounges. Plus its a gigabit router.
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