Getting Wireless Router

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  1. DeepakJR

    DeepakJR Second Unit

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    Im planning on gettin a wireless router, but i cannot decide on which one. Im looking for an 802.11 and build in 4 switch, preferable 4 port. I also want good range in terms of distance. Anyone wiht experience wanna comment on a good one?

    l8rz,
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  2. Dave E H

    Dave E H Supporting Actor

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    I've just got a Dlink and they make pretty decent stuff. I've had problems with my Linksys (had to RMA it) but my Dlink has been solid. YMMV.
     
  3. Patrick_S

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    Really if you can wait I would hold out for a 5GHz model which should be available in a few months.

    I think the faster speed and lack of interference with cordless phones would be worth the wait.
     
  4. DeepakJR

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    5 Ghz models are available already, but im not willing to invest the $300+ on the access point alone. Im thinking of Getting the D-Link 614, a 5 Ghz card costs the same as the access point. What model of D-Link router do you have Dave?
    l8rz,
    Deepak Jr.
    Edit: Just looked at a U.S. Robotics router at CompUSA,
    here , anyone have any comments on that one? looks like it has good build quality.
     
  5. Tim Kilbride

    Tim Kilbride Stunt Coordinator

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    I have 2 of the Linksys BEFW11S4, and have no problems whatsoever...wireless link is good and strong, no issues with the router, good solid unit!!!

    TimK
     
  6. Patrick_S

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    I know that 5GHz access points are already out but I wasn't aware that there were already routers also available.

    Could some please tell me who make a 5GHz AP and router combo?

    Thanks
     
  7. DeepakJR

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    Im sorry Patrick, i thought the AP had the built it router. Im unsure about which router to get now[​IMG] If i remeber right, i can return it to Best Buy no questions asked if its within 14 days, maybe ill try out both of them. Best Buy has both the D-Link 614 and the Linsys 11S4.Does anymore know for sure about the return though?
    l8rz,
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  8. DeepakJR

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    Netgear Router and PCMCIA Card , just found this. ANyone have any experience with Netgear? I already have a card, but i can always resell it or return it somewhere else w/no receipt[​IMG]
    l8rz,
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  9. Michael D. Bunting

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    Just how much do these wireless routers interfere with cordless phones?

    Having a new house built now...and I'm about to purchase new phones and go with wireless broadband also.
     
  10. DeepakJR

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    Like Patrick said, better to go with the 5 Ghz. If you got the money, or you might want to wait for 802.11g, which combines both 802.11a and 802.11b if u want to try out both. You might also want to get the new 5.8 Ghz phones if you want to get the 2.4 wireless network. I decided on ordering the Netgear MR314 from buy.com. I saw it today at a friends house and the connection was great even outside. I know i will be eventually upgrading to the 5.8 Ghz phones this year.

    l8rz,
    Deepak Jr.
     

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