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Windows 7: Inexpensive Wired Router Recommendation?

27 Sep 2012   #1

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Inexpensive Wired Router Recommendation?

My six-year old D-link router just died. I know next to nothing about these devices. I just need a basic wired router with one wan port and at least 3 of the other ports (lan ports?) to connect to computer, tivo, media player. I use a Time-Warner cable-modem, if that makes any difference. Thanks much.

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28 Sep 2012   #2

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I have used Net Gear routers for years with no complications ever. They install efforstlessly, and work tirelessly.

They're not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.

Newegg.com - net gear routers
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28 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You would be hard-pressed to find a home router that wasn't inexpensive, to be honest. I used to recommend Linksys, but they have been doing some strange things with updates. I also have a Netgear, and it's been flawless.
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28 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by michaelst View Post
I have used Net Gear routers for years with no complications ever. They install efforstlessly, and work tirelessly.

They're not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.

Newegg.com - net gear routers
Holy crap those start at $200 and got to $1,400!

My reccommendation is this: Newegg.com - TP-LINK TL-R402M 4-Port Cable/DSL Router 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Ports 4 x 10/100Mbps LAN Ports
it has a 65% 5/5 rating and 18% 4/5 rating.
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28 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Holy crap those start at $200 and got to $1,400!
Where are you getting that from???? There are plenty listed of normal price, I believe starting at $33.99.
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28 Sep 2012   #6

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This is the best router on the market, for the price 59.00 you can't beat it.

I work in the networking section of this forum.

Newegg.com - D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit
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28 Sep 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

These days you can get a wireless one pretty cheap. There is no need to go with a wired one. Get a USB adapter for your PC with a wireless modem and you are in business without those wires. == If money is a problem, you might try these. I have no reason to think these would not be as good as the more expensive ones. This is a modem and USB adapter, in two separate buys, and you are setup wireless.
Encore ENHWI-2AN45 300Mbps Wireless N300 Router Two 5dBi Dipole Antennas 4-ports 10/100 Ethernet Switch-Best Computer Online Store - Buy with Discount Prices from Houston Texas-Directron.com


Encore ENUWI-2XN45 Wireless N300 USB Adapter Two 5dBi External Dipole Antennas with R-SMA Connectors-Best Computer Online Store - Buy with Discount Prices from Houston Texas-Directron.com
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28 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use this Asus RTN12 300M Super Speed. I just use it hard wired. Remove the antennas and covered the antenna ports with tin foil. So far it has worked great but I don't use WIFI so I can't tell you how that works. Various prices $40.00 to $50.00.
FRYS.com*|*ASUS
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28 Sep 2012   #9

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Holy crap those start at $200 and got to $1,400!
Where are you getting that from???? There are plenty listed of normal price, I believe starting at $33.99.
Oh, there are. All the expensive ones were at the top and I just closed the page once I got to the $1,400 one.
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28 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FuturDreamz View Post
Oh, there are.
Had me worried for a minute that I missed something in world events that caused router prices to skyrocket!
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