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so im moving into my newly built house in 3 weeks after its built, and i want to wireless network my house for my computer and my wifes laptop. whats a good brand what all do i go with?? i just got her a new dell XPS and its got that dell & draft so tell me fellas what all do i need??

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I've had good luck with my Microsoft Wireless router and Lynksys as well. I'd recommend these brands to anyone. The software makes it a simple process to set up the hardware.
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post #3 of 11
Router

If I were you I would just hard wire your desktop to the router and allow wirelss so your wifey can use her lappy anywhere within range. I have this router and am extremely satisfied with it. Great range, and you can read on newegg its got a 5 eggs (same as 5 stars) average and over 275 reviewers.
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aint dell supposed to give u a free wireless router?
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aint dell supposed to give u a free wireless router?
not that i know of but damn ill look into it!!
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Router

If I were you I would just hard wire your desktop to the router and allow wirelss so your wifey can use her lappy anywhere within range. I have this router and am extremely satisfied with it. Great range, and you can read on newegg its got a 5 eggs (same as 5 stars) average and over 275 reviewers.
thanks for the info next question i se on your link that everyone loads dd-wrt?? whats that??
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Netgear is the best bet. I have this router in my house, and it's really good. Got it for about $140 and then some rebates to lower the price. The performance is good. I can play on Xbox Live and still play CS:S with my PC online at the same time, with no lag. Clicky for Info.
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i was wondering what dd-wrt is also??
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It's a custom firmware for the Linksys WRT54G/GS routers

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DD-WRT is simply a project which was originally based on the official GPL Sources of Sveasoft Alchemy. but turned later to a OpenWRT Kernel vase firmware variant. Due the nature of GPL based projects, this firmware will be also release under this license. Initially i wrote this modification to make it possible, to use the Linksys WRT54G/GS inside our Wireless Lan network as cheap replacement for our professional Lancom and Orinocco access points. so what was missing? first, we are using radius authentication with a central account management inside our network for user authentication. There is already a radius application available for OpenWRT, but openwrt was no choice since it is not user friendly for a non computer professional without any linux knowledge. so i just integrated it with some small enhancements in the alchemy software. my wrt-radauth modifications:

radius server timeouts will not be a problem anymore. a client is authenticated just up to the point, the server says really 'no'. a connection timeout will not have any influence to this workflow.

additionally i found it really helpfull to use a external filesystem device inside the WRT. my choice was a samba client since it is useable on any computer platform. you can easilly mount a windows network share into the wrt and additionally its also possible to start a script after mounting from this device. but the work was not over. also if currently the server/client watch function is still under development, i already implemented the RFlow traffic monitoring and management tool into the web interface. this tool is already inside DD-WRT, but you have to start it manually and so far it looks unfinished. (daemon mode does not work). so i finished it and yes now its working inside my DD-WRT and you can configure it out from the administration window.
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Best routers in my opinion are from Netgear, Buffalo, D-Link, and Airlink. Linksys is alright but too overpriced for so-so quality.
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