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I have a laptop and my system (which I just learned appears in my signature) which gets internet through a wireless router (my computer isn't wirelessly connected). It's a linksys wireless-b router. I found this one linksys router on Newegg for $57.99, and it has no shipping. But the problem is, I don't know if I could find a better one than that. I mean, it looks good and everything, but I want to be sure. I mean, I only know Linksys (this is the only wireless router I have ever had, and in the past I have only used Linksys NICs). But what do you consider the best router for the best speed and quality for a simple setup like mine?

Here's the one I am considering.

My current one almost looks the same as this one, so I'm already used to the way it looks.
Edited by TwoCables - 12/24/08 at 11:56am
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oh god, ive had 3 previous linksys routers and they all lasted 3 months before dying, i got a d-link and have had it for a year and a half with faster speeds :] i highly reccomend d-link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127241
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post #3 of 41
I've had good luck with both Linksys and D-Link. Netgear kept crapping out on me (I must've had to reset it every other day).

That Linksys one you linked is very good and solid. You can't really go wrong.
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post #4 of 41
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122235

I would definitely recommend the above for speed, range, protection, relibality, and price. In short, all of the above.
post #5 of 41
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Originally Posted by mothergoose729 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122235

I would definitely recommend the above for speed, range, protection, relibality, and price. In short, all of the above.
+1 for this.....

To the OP: Make sure whatever router you get is up to date on firmware when you install it.... and to be for sure a lot of routers are decent, but it really depends on the model.... I tend to find D-Link's software hard to work with and Linksys crapped out on me on more than one occasion. I use a Netgear now and I can testify that the router in the link is a great router. Hope that helps.
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Whoa, 4 replies in 15 minutes. Nice. Yeah, I love this forum already! I can already see that I'm gonna end up with a much better router thanks to every single person who posts!!
Edited by TwoCables - 12/24/08 at 11:56am
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post #7 of 41
Yeah. I'm going to second mothergoose's recomendation. It's a nice router. Whatever you get, try to get the N 2.0 spec. I personally like D-Link, but they can be very finnicky. Get the netgear, it's the best N router on newegg according to those who have bought it.
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I'd say get a Linksys WRT54GL and put DD-WRT on it.
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I just Googled DD-WRT. Wow. I've never considered using third party firmware for anything. I've never even wondered if it existed. That's quite an interesting option there. But it'll be a while before I buy.
Edited by TwoCables - 12/24/08 at 11:56am
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post #10 of 41
I bought this one for a relative of mine. She is very satisfied with it. It also has up to WPA2 encryption which some routers dont.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124284
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