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post #12 of 41
D-Link ftw!

I have a DIR-655 right now as my primary router. Works great!
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post #13 of 41
I have been using this Netgear router for over a year now, and zero complaints. My Dad has had his (exact same model) for 15 months, and he has never had a glitch either. It also has the WPA2 security that is vital and is 108 Mbps, rather than the standard 54.
Netgear tech support is awesome if you ever need them.
I see others are recommending the N 2.0 routers, but I am still wary of the N technology.
As far as using a 3rd party software, you could also try Tomato. I have heard good things.
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post #14 of 41
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
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.
I've used that one for months. It gives me a great signal and is fast. Easy to set up and pretty solid all around. I'd recommend that.
post #15 of 41
Quote:
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.
I agree with the above but... I have this router with the 4 gigabit ethernet ports which is great if you want to connect your desktop without a wireless card, which it sounds like you want to do.
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post #16 of 41
I just bought this one a couple weeks ago:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124285

I have my computer hardwired, two laptops, a Wii, and PSP that all connect wirelessly and it works great. Linksys has never let me down so I would feel comfortable recommending the one you have chosen as well.
Edited by IEATFISH - 12/18/08 at 9:29am
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post #17 of 41
Hi

I recently went wireless for my 1st time. I have a D-Link DIR 655 which is $10 off and free shipping right now.
I am using it with a D-Link 552 adapter.
Both work flawlessly together and give me fast internet use/download/upload/ and gaming speed.
GL with whatever you choose.
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post #18 of 41
Thread Starter 
maestrotmbg: you're right. The only purpose of my wireless router is to provide wireless access to the laptop. If it weren't for the laptop, then there wouldn't be a router. My system is hardwired to it.

Everyone: I love the recommendations. Keep them coming. I'm learning!
Edited by TwoCables - 12/24/08 at 11:56am
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post #19 of 41
Thread Starter 
Is the router that I am considering a winner of the Newegg Customer Choice Award 18 times because it's the best, or is it because it's a Linksys (well-known)? I mean, I really am just basically looking for the best wireless router.

Again, that setup I have is that the router provides wireless access to the laptop, "hardwired" access to my sig rig. Heh, I just learned "sig rig" today.

But anyway, I just feel that I want to do this right. If I didn't find Overclock.net, then I'd be buying this router just because it won 18 times.
Edited by TwoCables - 12/24/08 at 11:58am
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post #20 of 41
I don't use a router unless I can install DD-WRT on it. I always thought the WRT54G was the best router.
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