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Old 06-02-2011, 12:56 PM
 
Location: New York, NY, USA
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I just bought a new laptop, and need a wireless router, to be able to get Turbo RoadRunner, which was just installed in my desk pc. What wireless router should I buy? Thank you,
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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What wireless router should I buy?
Depends how much you're willing to spend.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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Pretty much any 802.11n compliant router will work just fine. Linksys, Netgear, and D-Link are the top three brands.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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I just bought a new laptop, and need a wireless router, to be able to get Turbo RoadRunner, which was just installed in my desk pc. What wireless router should I buy? Thank you,
Just to be confused, how was Turbo RoadRunner 'installed in your desk PC'? And what would that have to do with a wireless router for your laptop? And are you wanting wireless so you can move about with the laptop? or you don't want to go wired?

And yeah, what EscapeCalifornia said.
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Old 06-02-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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$75 out the door for B/G/N
Newegg.com - D-Link DIR-655 802.11b/g/n Xtreme N Gigabit Wireless Broadband Router up to 300Mbps/ USB port x1/ Intelligent QoS Technology for Gaming

Possibly the best wireless router ever made, no N but cheaper at $55:
Newegg.com - Linksys WRT54GL 802.11b/g Wireless Broadband Router up to 54Mbps/ Compatible with Open Source DD-WRT (not pre-load)
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:31 PM
 
Location: USA
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I second the D-Link DIR-655 802.11b/g/n Xtreme N Gigabit .

I replaced my reliable but old Linksys WRT54G with the D-Link.

Easy setup. Good security features.

PS3 and Wii online gaming was noticeably much better. Very good whole-house coverage, even to the garage, the deck and the basement, which was spotty on the Linksys. The D-Link has been on for almost a year now with no problem.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:23 PM
 
Location: new jersey
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Just to be confused, how was Turbo RoadRunner 'installed in your desk PC'? And what would that have to do with a wireless router for your laptop? And are you wanting wireless so you can move about with the laptop? or you don't want to go wired?

And yeah, what EscapeCalifornia said.
I meant to say that I just upgraded to Roadrunner Turbo from Verizon DSL. They only provided me with one modem, now I need a router for my laptop.
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Old 06-02-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: new jersey
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I meant to say that I just upgraded to Roadrunner Turbo from Verizon DSL. They only provided me with one modem, now I need a router for my laptop.
I forgot to mention that right now, I am using someone else computer, the reason for the difference in names.
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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Sounds a little shady to me. Do you know Mr. Hyde?
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:02 AM
 
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Talk to your ISP. I know Comcast gives you one for $10 if your willing to install it yourself.
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