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I have a CRAPPY!!!! and I cant emphasize CRAPPY enough, Linksys Wireless B router. It ALWAYS drops the wireless connection every time i try to stream a video or im on it for more then 2 days. I have a dynamic IP btw. I was wanting to buy another one a better one, and I was looking for suggestion's on what to buy. It could be any brand, I want the best in a "fair" price range.
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I really like d-link stuff. It's always been super stable for me, great wireless range. Here's one at compusa for $30:

http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...pfp=022606sale

And a Netgear for $40:

http://www.compusa.com/products/prod...pfp=022606sale
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Linksys WRT54G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124010

Have had mine for over a year. Good stuff.

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Yeah, the Linksys Wireless-G router is an improvement over the Wireless-B. I know, I've had both. The WRT54G also has "Speed Booster" which focuses more bandwidth through the port that requires more at any particular time. These things are also very stable.
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Originally Posted by mrblink
I really like d-link stuff. It's always been super stable for me, great wireless range.

I have had a Linksys wireless B router for about 4 years.. it has always had major issues with wireless stability even when located in the same room as the client (laptops, tivos, etc). It now has a burned out ethernet port and refuses to route properly on the internal network despite my attempts to for it to act as nothing more than an access point/switch.

I just got my fios installed, with it came a shiny new D-Link DI624... wireless G router/switch. Its features and function are by far superior to the other routers i looked at a few months ago as replacment options for the linksys. Its plug'n'play firewall functions are far better than the old linksys which makes it easier to track down what ports and protocols i need to open up on my real router.

just my 2¢
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I have had two wireless B routers from linksys. And they are total crap. I think it has something to do with the power supply. I noticed when i got the new one that i could get the old one to work with the new PSU. So I sent the bad psu back with the new router. But after a week it started to drop out again.
    
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post #7 of 9
I've been using D-Link for a few years, no complaints whatsoever. One router did die on me, but that happens.

If you're buying a new router, make sure you look at the pre-N routers. 802.11n was either recently adopted or is right on the brink, so a pre-N that can be firmware upgraded to final-N would be a good thing.
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The WRTG54 is an amazing buy. I would reccomend that. There are also people working on custom firmware (http://www.sveasoft.com/) for a mere $20 unlimited subscription.

The features are crazy especially with the custom firmware. You can find the firmware for free on the internet if you search. On a side note, I have my computer in my room and the router in the basement. The signal goes through about 10 walls, 1 being 1 inch cement... I have been connected for 19 days without dropping or loss of packets, and counting.
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I'll agree that the WRT54G is a great buy......now on to the topic at hand...UPDATE your drivers, as well as the firmware updates.....this usually fixes everything....
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