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Old 09-07-2007, 12:18 AM
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I should've never read your post (like a week and a half ago when you first posted it) b'c guess what? MY ROUTER IS CAPUT! Thanks!!

With that said, thanks for the advice guys on router buying.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:13 PM
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Well the first generation linksys routers (802.11a) were just plain bad. It seems to be a design flaw. This was years ago and everyone that I new that had one had problems. I've used SMC and Netgear with zero issues and recommend those. I happened to have purchased a linksys router a year ago (54g) and it's working fine.

Now everything is dependent on the distance from the wireless router and the thickness of the walls (iron/concrete/wood) the signal as to go through.

If you really want something that will knife through just about anything, you want to pick up the new MIMO based 108mpbs wireless routers. I've seen those routers cut through concrete in an old Boston warehouse and out into the parking lot.
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Old 09-11-2007, 01:05 PM
Location: The Hive
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Originally Posted by Sage of Sagle View Post
I've had 3 different Linksys routers go wonky...same problem with dropping the network, having to be cycled, etc.
I had a Linksys BEFSR11 wired router and ran without any problems for four years. I was also running a wireless network using an Apple AirPort Express portable wireless router and never had any problems.

Given my experience with the Linksys wired router, I purchased a Linksys WRT54GS ver. 7 wireless router and had nothing but problems from day one. Same problems as Sage in that I had to reset/cycle the router almost daily because it kept dropping the network.

Finally, I returned it and purchased a new Apple AirPort Extreme wireless router and have not had a single problem since. I have only had to cycle the Apple router once and that was to update the firmware.

I think Linksys used to make really good products, but lately their quality seems to have really taken a plunge.

I also read a review in the NY Times Technology section where they had tested 802.11G routers from Linksys, D-Link, Netgear and Apple. The Apple AirPort Extreme router was the only one that even came close to the advertised speeds and range.
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Old 09-18-2007, 07:35 AM
Location: Orange Park, FL
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I just setup a new router for the boss at his house. Netgear N router. Capable of 300 megs! that should fix your problem.
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