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Ever since I got to build my first PC and gave the Dell I had up until then to my dad to use in his office downstairs back in June 2004 we have had an 802.11g network at my house. Ever since day one we had a Linksys WRT54GS 802.11g router with Speedbooster. It was a great router but yesterday I moved my computer into my new bedroom which puts me about 100+ feet from the farthest computer from me which is my brother's and my computer is wired only so the router came with me, well when I tried to set up the network my PC worked fine obviously and my dad's office which is now next door got 100% signal strength but my brother was getting a 6% signal which was constantly being dropped. This was seriously not cool...lol so I went and picked this baby up at my local Best Buy:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124052

I paid $161 with tax but let me tell you, if you have a large house (mine is exactly 5,000 square feet) or want a pretty long range network, it is totally worth it! The main selling point for this router is SRX (or Speed Range eXpansion) and SRX 400 is the top of the line (Linksys claims up to 10x speed and 3x range of normal 802.11g networks, they also have an SRX200 which is 6x speed and 3x range) and to take advantage of this SRX you need SRX compatible network cards, luckily I had already upgraded both my dad's and brother's PCs to these network cards:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124178

Note the hute antenna anyhoo setting it up was incredibly easy via the included CD and everything worked fine on the first try, and due to its outlandishly huge antenna (x3) even non-SRX wireless cards can benefit, my laptop has an integrated 802.11a/b/g card that is non-SRX (Intel I believe) and it showed good or excellent signal strength where it would have low or no connection at all before.

So anyways I'm sure you guys want results right? Well on the PC that is 100+ feet from me which would get 6% signal strength or none at all about 80% of the time, it now gets an 80% signal strength (or "good" as Windows likes to put it) and the signal never gets dropped.

10/10 there is nothing wrong with this router, it may look big but it is very compact in reality, even smaller than my old one! I highly reccomend this for anyone who wants a large network.
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you should add this to your hardware review list...lol
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you should add this to your hardware review list...lol
yeah he should, thats crazy expensive, lol
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