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post #21 of 41
man that is expensive, go on ebay you can get one for 30-40
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I don't use a router unless I can install DD-WRT on it. I always thought the WRT54G was the best router.
no the best router is the one that has the most flash and ram, the newer 54g versions are neutered, the older ones are good
post #23 of 41
I've had three Linksys routers. They've all been good.

The first one broke because it got messed up by lightning. The second one we had I stole from our house (well, took with me) and put it in my apartment at college. The third one is the one my dad bought to replace it, and it's at home and works fine for them and has worked fine whenever I go home. I use both the ethernet and the wireless.

So I say go with Linksys, they've worked well for me and my family.
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Yeah. Linksys is good. D-Link is finicky....I had an N router by them that started freaking out after the time available to return it had past....probably a heat issue. I've heard good things about Netgear, too.....sorry if I repeated something. '^__^
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man that is expensive, go on ebay you can get one for 30-40
Well yeah. There's no way I'll make a final purchase without hunting for the lowest price. But of course, I need to figure out what I will buy first. I just use Newegg because it's almost like going to the Manufacturer's website. They're so thorough with pics and specs. Plus, I get to read reviews even though it's obvious like half of the reviewers don't even know what they're doing or talking about.

But I admit: if I didn't know any better, then your reply alone would've helped me save a lot of money! Thanks, bro.
Edited by TwoCables - 12/24/08 at 11:58am
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I've have 2 Linksys die out on me . My current Netgear one however, has lasted 1 year and is still going!!!
    
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Well yeah. There's no way I'll make a final purchase without hunting for the lowest price. But of course, I need to figure out what I will buy first. I just use Newegg because it's almost like going to the Manufacturer's website. They're so thorough with pics and specs. Plus, I get to read reviews even though it's obvious like half of the reviewers don't even know what they're doing or talking about.

But I admit: if I didn't know any better, then your reply alone would've helped me save a lot of money! Thanks, bro.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series

im mainly familiar with the linksys routers...your gonna have to do hunting on ebay and ask sellers for the beginning serial numbers, as you can see the newer models are neutered, you wont find them in stores, if you buy it off newegg your going to get newest model probably (v8 or some crap) , ur better off going on ebay and hunting around on there i got my wrt54g v3.1 for like 40 shipped, and my gs v 2.0 for 35 shipped...lol of course alot of hunting involved
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series

im mainly familiar with the linksys routers...your gonna have to do hunting on ebay and ask sellers for the beginning serial numbers, as you can see the newer models are neutered, you wont find them in stores, if you buy it off newegg your going to get newest model probably (v8 or some crap) , ur better off going on ebay and hunting around on there i got my wrt54g v3.1 for like 40 shipped, and my gs v 2.0 for 35 shipped...lol of course alot of hunting involved
Hmm, how much of a difference would I notice? I mean, the router will be providing wireless to just an old P4 2.8GHz laptop. Or rather, if I were to find v 2.0, how much different would it be if it were a brand new GS or GL?
Edited by TwoCables - 12/24/08 at 11:58am
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I've had loads of bad luck with D-Link. To make a long story short, all manufacturers have several crap models in their lineup.
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So, I then I guess my question really is: how much better can I do than the WRT54GL for the simple setup that I have? Or, should I just get it? I don't wanna get it and then find out I could've gotten something much better at a somewhat comparable price. lol
Edited by TwoCables - 12/24/08 at 11:58am
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