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Old 08-10-2009, 06:53 AM   #1
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Default How to pick out a router?

What do i need to look for when i'm purchasing a router?It's been a long while since i last purchased my last router and now i need to get another one since my netgear router is bricked and won't hard reset or unbrick no matter what i try.

I'm just gunna list some info that i can think of right off my head.If you need more info just post and i'll reply with the info.

ISP:AT&T
Internet Speed:1.5mb (I know it's crap)
Operating System:Vista 64x

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Out of these which one would u pick?

D-LinkŪ DIR-615 Wireless-N Router
http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...15-Wireless-N/

D-LinkŪ DIR-600 Wireless 150 Router
http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...-Wireless-150/
I might just get the D-LINK 615
Belkin
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....2180070 83453

NETGEAR - 802.11g Wireless Router
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....0518262 45223

I don't really like NETGEAR because the current one i have is bricked and i don't like how that happens after a bad firmware update and that seems pretty common from what i see on the netgear forums.
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Check out my reply in your other thread. But since you've worded this one differently I'll answer this one too.

1. Wireless type. Could be G or could be N. N technology is the latest and greatest with the fastest speeds and biggest range. Wireless devices will connect to wireless N routers, just at G speeds. However, I am pretty sure you'll still benefit from the increased range.

2. Brand. It doesn't matter a whole lot, but you do get what you pay for. I'd look for a middle of the road type of router. Netgear and Linksys are my favorite two brands.

3. That's really about it. I can't think of anything else I would consider. If anyone else can think of something post it up.
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Check out my reply in your other thread. But since you've worded this one differently I'll answer this one too.

1. Wireless type. Could be G or could be N. N technology is the latest and greatest with the fastest speeds and biggest range. Wireless devices will connect to wireless N routers, just at G speeds. However, I am pretty sure you'll still benefit from the increased range.

2. Brand. It doesn't matter a whole lot, but you do get what you pay for. I'd look for a middle of the road type of router. Netgear and Linksys are my favorite two brands.

3. That's really about it. I can't think of anything else I would consider. If anyone else can think of something post it up.
Out of these which one would u pick?

D-LinkŪ DIR-615 Wireless-N Router
http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...15-Wireless-N/

D-LinkŪ DIR-600 Wireless 150 Router
http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...-Wireless-150/

Belkin
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218007083453

NETGEAR - 802.11g Wireless Router
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1051826245223

I don't really like NETGEAR because the current one i have is bricked and i don't like how that happens after a bad firmware update and that seems pretty common from what i see on the netgear forums.
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I can't view the 2 from best buy. It says that online ordering is temp. unavailable.

However the D-Link wireless N is pretty good (I tend to rank D-Link as 3rd or 4th on my list). I'd get that one over the 150.

And since the D-Link is a Wireless N then I said it is probably going to be better than the Belkin. Though I'd probably rank Belkin as the better brand. (remeber I could actually get in and look at the specs on this one).

If you don't like the netgear, then avoid the last one.


Overall I think it comes down to what you want. It seems like you selected all similar priced routers here so I'd say of those listed, I'd go with the D-Link wireless N since it allows for future growth (your next laptop will probably be N compatible) and it has a bigger range.
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G or N is the way to go. I love linksys as well as netgear they serve me very well.
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I can't view the 2 from best buy. It says that online ordering is temp. unavailable.

However the D-Link wireless N is pretty good (I tend to rank D-Link as 3rd or 4th on my list). I'd get that one over the 150.

And since the D-Link is a Wireless N then I said it is probably going to be better than the Belkin. Though I'd probably rank Belkin as the better brand. (remeber I could actually get in and look at the specs on this one).

If you don't like the netgear, then avoid the last one.



Overall I think it comes down to what you want. It seems like you selected all similar priced routers here so I'd say of those listed, I'd go with the D-Link wireless N since it allows for future growth (your next laptop will probably be N compatible) and it has a bigger range.
Thanks for your help i ended up getting a d-link router and i chose the one you sudjusted b4 i even saw the post

I hope D-LINK will server me well............atleast better then my bricked NETGEAR router lol
Once again thanks
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Good choice then! Good luck.
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Good choice then! Good luck.
well this router doesn't really suit me.I might just return this one and get that same netgear router i had before because this one seems to drop signal more and i thought it would be better with it being an N router and having 2 antennas.
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