What are you using for a wireless router?

What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: baddawg On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:02 pm

Need to upgrade my wireless router and am wondering if you guys have any input of what you like? Thinking I got mine when they first came out.
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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:18 pm

we have an older Linksys but it is not hooked up because Comcast provided the wireless router as part the package.

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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:46 pm

Been using an older NetGear 624? had a lot of problems, always had to reboot it, got a newer NetGear WNR3500, works great.



Good luck.
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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:33 pm

I'm using a 7 year old US Robotics. I hate to jinx it by saying it is working well, but it has since the first day it was installed. Its easy to update the approved devices when a new iPod or Kindle or IP camera shows up in the house.
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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:16 am

I am running a Netgear WNR4500, the wireless range is very impressive compared to my old Linksys. Got a used WNR3500 for my brother's new house, that works good as well.
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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: dcrane On: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:27 am

get the latest netgear, its more compatible to everything made out their and the support team is the best their is. Netgear is to Routers what the Patriots are to football :P
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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: oros35 On: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:24 am

I just picked up a new netgear (600 I believe) Cost about $80. Seems to work real good and fast. I even like the software it came with.
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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: baddawg On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:11 am

Thanks for the input guys, stuck with Linksys, old one served me well and I hate the Patriots :nana:
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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: Ed.A On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:09 am

baddawg wrote:Thanks for the input guys, stuck with Linksys, old one served me well and I hate the Patriots :nana:



Boooooooo, Boooooo,....hisss hisss. :)
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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: SteveZee On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:54 am

Cisci linksys E1200. Cheaoy but works fine with my printer and laptop. Just make sure any that you get is compliant with 802.11n protocals and WPA2 security.
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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:19 am

Netgear 6300 as I needed more range and the Linksys blew up. Very impressed. Idiot proof and needs to be here.
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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:26 am

I have the same one as Coalnewbie and like it a lot. It's expensive though.

I was having intermittent issues with my old one and poor signal. Confirmed it was the router with the new one. Haven't used it yet but is has a USB port you can attach devices too it like an external drive.
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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: titleist1 On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:36 am

What kind of range are you getting with the Netgear 6300? I can take my laptop out to the garage/workshop about 150' away with my US Robotics and link up if I am near the window on the closest side of the garage. I'd like to move my office out there, but can't link up consistently where I'd put my desk and was wondering if the 6300 might perform better.

My other option is to take a couple of the spread spectrum ethernet radios that I sell and set up a permanent "demo" between the house and garage! In a water tank to water tank application those can reliably go about 7 -10 miles so house to garage would be a slam dunk! Of course I'd want to stay clear of the antenna so as to not cause any (further) permanent brain wave damage!
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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:49 am

I'm only about 40 feet away but it has to go through a cinder block wall to where I'm at. I may have not needed such a good one, I think the primary issue was my older router simply sucked that bad. The final straw was when I tried transferring a huge amount of data from my old computer and it was giving me like 100kbps and estimated time of 2 weeks. :lol: I don't know what the particular issue was there because I was able to get faster speeds over the internet but that was enough of messing with it.

Right now I'm getting maximum bars and speed, I tried a new wireless adapter first and that didn't solve the issue. I'm picking up two neighbors routers with it and the one is consistent two bars. Closest house is easily 150 feet away. Nice thing about that is you can mount the antenna somewhere else if you need too.

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Re: What are you using for a wireless router?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:15 pm

If you are getting 150' that is good already. I have not tested the limits on this 6300 but it would be at least that. Can you set up a cheap cantenna or better aeriel as this puppy is not cheap. It's really made for the Richards of this world and not dumb horse farmers. Hey guys when is this Wimax stuff coming to market - 30 mile range now that will change the world.
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