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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 02-23-2011, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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New wireless router

I'm in the process of trying to find an easy to set up and reliable home wireless router. My current router is a Netgear WPN824 Rangemax and it is starting to have issues. Primarily, its about 5+ years old and its starting to drop connections on a fairly regular basis. I am currently looking at the Cisco Valet Plus router. It appears to be an easy set up and user friendly for a basic computer user like me. I was checking to see if anyone has this product and your experience. I don't want to be swayed by the positive reviews if they differ from reality. The main computer this router will be attached to is currently running Windows Vista 64 bit. Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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I am using one of the low end Netgears, WGR614. I have had no issues. Running Vista here also.

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Just replaced an ancient WRT-54G with a Netgear WNDR3700. Huge difference in speed!

So far so good - it's been reliable with my Vonage VOIP box and heavy WoW gaming.

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I had the 'need for speed' N speed 2 years ago and have not looked back since..
Running a D-Link DIR-655 router. I have Phone Power for VOIP and have been very pleased with that also. One desktop on Windows XP and 2 notebooks with Win 7, only the desktop is hard line into the router. Everything else including Pandora, Netflix, etc. is wireless.



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I have had good luck with all the Gigabyte D-link routers - expensive but worth it.

Avoid the D-link DIR-601 router that most office supply places sell on special for $29.95 - 2 of the 3 I have installed have random lockup on the wireless side - the wired side worked well but you have to unplug and plug back in the 601 about every 8 hours.

The cheap Belkin router that Walmart sells has had no problems on the 3 I have installed.

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Just replaced an ancient WRT-54G with a Netgear WNDR3700. Huge difference in speed!

So far so good - it's been reliable with my Vonage VOIP box and heavy WoW gaming.

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+1 for the WNDR3700

I've been using one for close to a year for my home network and the performance has been excellent. I have been a hardcore Cisco guy in my professional life deploying tens of millions of $$$ worth worldwide, but I've always found their home products to be lacking compared to competitors such as Netgear. I've had bad luck with poor DLink product reliability and even poorer customer service in both professional and home implementations, so I won't go there no matter how good the spec sheets look.

An option worthy of considering is to get a Fon router and setup a Fon Spot. Once you become a Fon member (by operating a Fon Spot router), you will have free wifi access to all Fon Spots worldwide (including ones operated by partners such as BT). I just got a Fonera 2.0N and it looks like a well-designed and well-built unit. Join the movement and support open Internet access!
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Linksys WRT160n running DD-WRT firmware. By far the fastest and most stable router I have ever used. Takes a bit of config getting it running and if you don't feel comfortable I wouldn't do it yourself, but if you have a techie friend that knows how its worth it.

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The nice thing about the WNDR3700 is that it runs DD-WRT for it's OS. So if I ever get tired of the Netgear customized version, I can install the latest from the open source site. I couldn't do that with the WRT-54G as it was a "C" revision and didn't have enough memory.

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The nice thing about the WNDR3700 is that it runs DD-WRT for it's OS. So if I ever get tired of the Netgear customized version, I can install the latest from the open source site. I couldn't do that with the WRT-54G as it was a "C" revision and didn't have enough memory.

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Didn't know that! Good stuff! I've been a linksys user forever and just never switched since the ones I've had have worked without too much issue but the WRT160N used to drop wireless connectivity to our ipod touches constantly. Once I upgraded to a DD-WRT firmware it's been flawless.

Next router will be a gigabit and I'm probably going to pick up the Netgear. Thanks for that!

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