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i picked up a black and decker from Home Depot, horrible signal, but man is it fast...:turd:
    
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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.
i little to pricey


what's the difference between the wireless G and the wireless N. the wireless connection is not important, only my roomate uses it for email and web browsing.

the wired connection have to be good though
    
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i little to pricey


what's the difference between the wireless G and the wireless N. the wireless connection is not important, only my roomate uses it for email and web browsing.

the wired connection have to be good though
Wireless N is supposed to have much better range and is supposed to be faster than G, but (correct me if im wrong I havent read up on them alot recently) they are not really N band, they are Pre-N, as the final specs for the N band have not been finalized yet so you could buy a Pre-N sometimes called "draft N" and it may not even work with "true" N based products when they come out. Kind of dumb if your going to spend that kind of money on a router that my not be compatible in a couple months.
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i just found this for info. for whatever it's worth
    
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All the reviews on pre-N equipment I have seen say the same thing; better than average range and so-so speeds compared to "superG" devices. Not really worth the arm you will be paying for them.
What you really should be looking at is overall signal strength. Wireless networks (specially ones that cover large areas and serve a lot of clients) tend to slow down or just drop the signal alltogether when under serious load, which can be very annoying and frustrating. MIMO routers are really good at that http://www.tomsnetworking.com/2005/11/28/mimo_face/

This seems to be a standart trend (performance) with most N routers http://www.tomsnetworking.com/2006/0...ew/page11.html
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Linksys shouldn't even be considered to be on your list! I've had a Linksys router, and it lasted only about 1 year. Moved on to a D-Link 54MPS router, and had security issues. Bought a new Airlink 101 Router, slower than the D-Link Router. Well, right now I have the Netgear RangeMax
so far so good, no lag with 3 computers on the Internet. Great for Xbox Live too! 9/10!
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Linksys shouldn't even be considered to be on your list! I've had a Linksys router, and it lasted only about 1 year. Moved on to a D-Link 54MPS router, and had security issues. Bought a new Airlink 101 Router, slower than the D-Link Router. Well, right now I have the Netgear RangeMax
so far so good, no lag with 3 computers on the Internet. Great for Xbox Live too! 9/10!
I have an Airlink router too, but it's the MIMO version. Totally kills the Linksys it replaced. Only $40 at Fry's (compared to the $80 I spent on the Linksys).
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airlink is unavailable around here

and that netgear is not available either

here's what i have available from netgear, i don't have a credit card, so i can't buy online
    
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I have a D-Link Gamer Lounge wireless one. Works great and has tons of options. I know its pricey but I plan on having it for quite awhile.
I know you said its a bit too much, but I just wanted to add my 2 cents about my router.
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Originally Posted by jcbzhnsr1
i picked up a black and decker from Home Depot, horrible signal, but man is it fast...:turd:

*****

Yeah, get a D-Link DLG 4300- aka the Gamerslounge router. 802.11G wireless, and some very extensive configuration options make it awesome. I had a linksys BEFSR41, and it was a piece of crap. aim would randomly drop out and stuff, especially when I tried to send rather large files over it.

Basically what DangerousHobo said, it really is worth that much.
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