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Old 02-04-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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For some stupid reason I got rid of my old Linksys, but I am now in the market for a new router. Before I purchase, any suggestions. My "wants" are:
1. Possibility of turning off the wireless signal.
2. EZ setup.
3. Reliability and Durability

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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After linksys and could others failed I bought an Asus PnP Wirless N, 150Mbps. I've been very happy with it..
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:25 PM
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I'm on my third Linksys. I outgrew the first one and the second one died after a power surge.

I don't recall seeing an option in its many layers of menus to turn wifi off.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:30 AM
 
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You can definitely turn off the wifi on a Linksys router. I don't think I've ever seen a wireless router that didn't have that option. They're all easy to setup if you know what you're doing. Reliability is a crap shoot no matter what you get since they're all made as cheaply as possible in China. I've been using Netgear a lot lately.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I use two old school WRT54Gs running DD-WRT. Rock solid performance and reliability that's second to none. The only drawback is that they're only 802.11b/g - no n. I don't really care about that, though, as g is plenty fast for the stuff I need it for.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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My WRT-54G has been going for five and a half years straight, 100% duty cycle.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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Trendnet.

I've owned a TRENDnet TEW-633GR since December 2008 and it's been totally reliable. No longer made, but I'd buy another router from them in a heartbeat.

I also have one of these for my old laptop that doesn't have wireless N built in and it's been just as reliable. Bought the same day as the router.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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Thanks Guys, the WRT54... is my old router. I was bangin', but I gave it away after I moved for some reason. I seem to feel a little strange when I'm on wireless too long, but I am starting my own business, and need a router. I notice a lot of the newer electrical components I buy don't seem to work! Thank Goodness I could still get the Linksys! I may need a tip on how to disable the wireless.
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Thanks Guys, the WRT54... is my old router. I was bangin', but I gave it away after I moved for some reason. I seem to feel a little strange when I'm on wireless too long, but I am starting my own business, and need a router. I notice a lot of the newer electrical components I buy don't seem to work! Thank Goodness I could still get the Linksys! I may need a tip on how to disable the wireless.
If this is for a business, you should consider something a bit higher end than a consumer device. I use a SonicWall TZ-100 at our office, and it's excellent. The only drawback is cost - the shelf price is higher than most consumer devices, and most of the services (including firmware updates) are subscription based. I don't use their threat detection and whatnot, although I probably would if we had "regular" employees that I couldn't necessarily trust to surf responsibly.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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If this is for a business, you should consider something a bit higher end than a consumer device. I use a SonicWall TZ-100 at our office, and it's excellent. The only drawback is cost - the shelf price is higher than most consumer devices, and most of the services (including firmware updates) are subscription based. I don't use their threat detection and whatnot, although I probably would if we had "regular" employees that I couldn't necessarily trust to surf responsibly.
Thanks, Swagger. I'll consider the Sonciwall if we're successful and growing.

BTW GUYS thanks so much for the suggestions. I guess they're really not making "a better mousetrap" when it comes to routers. I had to do a special setup to get the linksys/cisco to work w/ my ISP...but it works like a freaking charm. The office is now wired UP. I even got my windows 2000 machine hooked up so I can transfer graphics etc more quickly. I really love the TECHNOLOGY FORUM.

Now if only somebody could help me with my ubuntu Postfix setup...
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