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my roommate have a D-Link di-524 and i'm planning to get one of my own, hopefully a better one.<br />
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my friend suggested me to go with Linksys.<br />
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here's what i found at best buy<br />
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<a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10064996&catid=21119" target="_blank">Linksys Wireless G Router W SRX 200</a><br />
<a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10064584&catid=21119" target="_blank">Linksys Compact Wireless-G 4-Port Router (WRT54GC-CA)</a><br />
<a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10043626&catid=21119" target="_blank"> Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router With SpeedBooster (WRT54GS-CA)</a><br />
<a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10025695&catid=21119" target="_blank"> Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router (WRT54G-CA)</a> ――the one i'm leaning toward<br />
<a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10067512&catid=21119" target="_blank">Linksys Wireless G Router W SRX 200</a><br />
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any other suggestion i welcome, but keep it under 100$cad, and it has to be wireless<br />
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thanks for the help
 

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Linksys is good, but plan on buying a new one in a couple years. I recently got a Netgear, and so far its pretty good. I've used D-Link only in a professional setting, and I had some major problems with a lot of their routers. Like I said though, this was with a lot of users. It may just wasn't able to handle the heavy volume. One thing to note, I have heared that the speedbooster features on these routers really don't work all that well. So don't make this a priority in your findings. I'm not positive on this, it's just what I heard.<br><br>
One thing to look for is a minimum of WPA encryption. WEP nowadays is pretty easy to crack. Ofcourse this is my paranoia talking.<br><br>
NOTE: stay away from Belkin. Have never heard a good story about them.
 

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i got that linksys ur thinkin of gettin.. and its been pretty darn good so far.. only thing that i wish is that it updated by dynamic DNS more often..
 

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Personally, I would stay away from Linksys routers. Had... how many was it... 6 of them in about 3 years and they all let me down. Maybe it's just bad luck, but I was always struggeling with signal drops and performance drops with anything other than WEP encryption. Everytime I tried to download a large file (1GB+) at decent speeds the whole connection would just crap out, and only a hard reset would get things going again. This again is only my experience; many users swear by Linksys.<br>
Trendnet, D-Link, and Buffalo are among my favorite. I recently picked up an Airlink router from Fry's for nearly 1/3 the price of a comparable Linksys router and it has performed better that I expected.
 

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is this <a href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0926INGFS10068672&atab=&spviewed=&newlang=EN&logon=&langid=FR" target="_blank">one</a> any good? it's a trendnet
 

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I personally haven't even heared of this brand. I found a review on it, and I would be carefull. <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustratingReview.asp?item=N82E16833156163" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Custra...82E16833156163</a><br><br>
It looks like it's been getting better over the last year, but I'd still be cautious
 

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i'll probably sitck with the linksys, even if trendnet have a good price deal on them
 

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Stay away from linksys. I had a VERY poor experience with a linksys router and two of my friends have to. I brought mine back and bought a motorola router and it was set up in 5 mins and has worked without a hitch for 2 years. I have heard good things about netgear also. But please stay away from linksys.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Stay away from linksys. I had a VERY poor experience with a linksys router and two of my friends have to. I brought mine back and bought a motorola router and it was set up in 5 mins and has worked without a hitch for 2 years. I have heard good things about netgear also. But please stay away from linksys.</div>

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My Netgear is a hunk of ****.<br />
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It's all about Model numbers. Screw brands and stuff.<br />
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Maybe that D-link Gamer's router? Cept I know that's kinda pricey...hmm...<br />
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Maybe a switch instead?
 

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do you have dsl or cable?
 

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My suggestion is to look at reviews out there on the models you are considering. All router brands seem to have their good and bad models. That is why you get such mixed reviews about brands. Just find a model that has all the features and things that you want and look at reviews to make sure that it does what it says it can do.
 

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go for like a cisco UBR904 or somthing along those lines. if you know how to config the stuff.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic">Get a dLink or a Belkin. My expirences with Netgear and Linksys have been terrible, but Belkin and dLink have been great.</div>

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</div><img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" /> id say belkin. silly of me to assume youd know how to config a peice of cisco equiptment.<img src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I have a gateway switch and lucky me adelphia doesn't support multiple users so I have a nice Gateway 4 Port Switch 10/100/1000 setting here in the box all lonely...
 

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D-link has slipped in recent years, even they admit their pre-n router stinks. Belkin is not known for their routers but their pre-n is the best out now. I've always found linksys (a sub of Cisco) and netgear to be very reliable. I've got a 108mps Netgear now and it works great, but on all of the 108mps stuff you need to get the wireless card from the same manufacturer as it is proprietary.
 

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Ive used or setup most of the major home routers, netgear, belkin, linksys and d-link. Netgear isnt bad, belkin sucks never buy, linksys is pretty solid but after some long research I went with the dlink gamers lounge, it is by far the best home router I've ever used. The DGL-4300, yeah its a little pricey but you get everything you pay for and more, the only thing it doesnt support is a VPN but from the experiences ive had with a router based VPN's thats a good thing. If you want linksys is pretty good but if you want something that has more abilities than almost any other get one of the gamers lounges. Plus its a gigabit router. <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 
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