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I'm looking for a cheap AND decent WAP (or a router to act as a WAP) to connect my laptop and my iPod touch to my existing network. I already have a smoothwall in place and I just need something to broadcast wireless. It would be sweet if it were $20-$35 but I'm willing to spend $50.
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I've always been happy with my Linksys WAP54G, and I think they are in your price range, at least on ebay...I'm sure there are routers that could be had for $20-$35 brand new that could work for you

edit:

After looking, I didn't see too many popular routers for $20-$35

I own both of these, and they have worked very well for me
D-Link WBR-2310
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127073

If you want N, DIR-615
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127241
Edited by farmboy30 - 12/26/08 at 9:55pm
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So DLink is a good brand? Linksys is the reason why I only have a wired network, so my trust in their brand is non existant.

I might just hit up ebay for a cheap used router.
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So DLink is a good brand? Linksys is the reason why I only have a wired network, so my trust in their brand is non existant.

I might just hit up ebay for a cheap used router.
I agree that linksys firmware is el-sucko. But their hardware is just as good if not better than DLink's. You just need to make sure what you are buying is 3rd party firmware comaptible.

Example: A WRT54G is a cheap router that sucks ass with the stock firmware. Strap on a custom one and you can turn it into a stable adn reliable router/access point. Out of 4 Linksys routers (with custom firmware) used for routing (2 of them) and wireless access (the other two), I never had anyone complain about loss of service. With Linksys firmware, the customers had to constantly reboot their routers to keep the packets flowing.
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yes Linksys has good hardware, but terrible firmware...I never used to believe in D-Link, until I purchased a D-Link router....never rebooted or had any troubles. Bought a second one, and also never had any problems...

but if you throw a good firmware on a Linksys router, they can work awesome
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