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Old 12-13-2004, 10:30 PM   #1
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Hey, can anyone help?? as can see i am a computer newb , i have recently bought an intel celeron 2.7 ghz 480w barebones system ( i dunno if thats good) I want to be able to run my family computers DSL to my new computer, and i was wondering what type of wireless router i should get, ive heard that linksys were good but id rather ask people that know what there talking about.. any help??
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Old 12-14-2004, 12:41 AM   #2
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this was the perfect time for a "your mom" joke, but seriously linksys is good and so is d-link. you can't go wrong with either of them, but don't get anything else. also make sure the card you buy is either linksys or d-link. they just make great wireless stuff. Also, to save money, get a 802.11b router and card instead of 802.11g. i have really not noticed a difference and its certainly not worth the extra $100+
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Old 12-14-2004, 12:21 PM   #3
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For the internet, 802.11b is all you need. The internet runs at less than 10mbps and 802.11b is 11mbps ;P G is 52. Unless you plan to do a lot over your network(games, transfer large files, etc) B is all you need...

I have a Wireless Accesspoint(just wireless features minus all the router features) and a card fro my PDA from d-link. The Access Point is working fine, but the card for my PDA has been giving me problems. My dad also got a card for his laptop that was D-Link, and it never worked... He has a Netgear now that has worked fine, but the stregth of it isn't close to that of my D-Link...
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:24 PM   #4
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i have a d-link router and i can honestly say it sucks. every week or so it refuses me access to the internet. i have to go through a right rigmarole to get it back working. i had a technician come out to look at it, but he could not solve the problem. i rang d-link who gave no useful advice. when its running its fine, but the random shutdowns drive me mad.
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:46 PM   #5
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LOL...well my accesspoint is great... I guess routers are just too complicated for D-Link :P
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:12 PM   #6
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if you dont mind havin the DSL comp on for you be able to have it, you can set up an 'Ad-Hoc' network. All ya need is 2 wireless antennas in the back of the pc's and thats it. No need for a router. But if you'll want to use the net when the comp is off, get a router
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Old 12-14-2004, 05:09 PM   #7
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My linksys wireless router hasn't given me a problem yet.......so I'd recommend that.
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I like LinkSYS. I have one of both "B" and "G".

The range on the "G" is a better and doesn't get degrade in the sun. I noticed that when I was out in the backyard on a sunny day my "B" would sometimes lose it's signal.

Internet speed...no difference. I do notice a difference when I play games on the "B" router, a little higher ping on the "B" wireless when compared to the "G".
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Go with LINKSYS. thats what i have, has not given me any trouble
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