Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can you recommend me a router?

27 Mar 2012   #1
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Can you recommend me a router?

Hi,

My Uncle recently purchased a new iPad (3rd one). He was asking me how he can get WiFi at his home and I told him that all he needs is a wireless router.

In my home, I personally use a Linksys WRT54GH for wireless connectivity.

Anybody have experience on what's a nice router I can recommend for him? I'll be personally setting that up as well.

Thanks to anyone who can help


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
27 Mar 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

It's all subjective of course, but this link may help you decide: Routers

If you're happy with your router, why don't you buy the same for your uncle?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2012   #3
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
It's all subjective of course, but this link may help you decide: Routers

If you're happy with your router, why don't you buy the same for your uncle?
Honestly, I just want something that'll work. I've tried the link and came up with two, very expensive routers following the brand I'm using.

Linksys X2000 Dual-WAN Wireless-N Broadband Router (300Mbps)
Linksys WAG160N Ultra RangePlus ADSL 2+ Wireless-N Router (300Mbps)

If you guys can recommend a brand that you've had experience with, I'd follow that

Well, for one, my router is only a Wireless G Router and I'm having problems with it:

You need to reset it once in a while for small wireless devices (iPod, Smartphones etc. etc.) to be able to connect to it again.

There are no firmware updates either.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Mar 2012   #4
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Routers are very sturdy gadgets with I think no moving parts inside. You should buy from amongst those that are in the lower price range. Dlink comes to mind first although I don't myself use it because Huawei which is a pain in the neck, was supplied to me by my ISP. Huawei works fine but it is nearly impossible to configure.

There may be other good brands too in the lower price range.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2012   #5
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
Routers are very sturdy gadgets with I think no moving parts inside. You should buy from amongst those that are in the lower price range. Dlink comes to mind first although I don't myself use it because Huawei which is a pain in the neck, was supplied to me by my ISP. Huawei works fine but it is nearly impossible to configure.

There may be other good brands too in the lower price range.
Thanks for the suggestion, I might consider it.

I also found this to be a pretty good one unless someone else knows that it isn't:

Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router

It's also pretty cheap.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2012   #6
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Linksys is about the best but I think rather expensive.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2012   #7
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've had a couple Linksys/Cisco and had no problem with them whatsoever, but I'm really disappointed with the company because they still have not updated their firmware for many of their routers for the WPS vulnerability issue. What is worse, is the fact that the interim measures apparently work with most other brands. When the interim measure is implemented on Linksys/Cisco routers, the router ignores your setting (turning WPS off actually does nothing on many of their consumer routers).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2012   #8
ReviverSoft

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

Check out the Linksys E4200 Dual-Band Wireless-N Router. A popular option these days.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2012   #9
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Linksys

Reviversoft: Attachment 204601

I use the E4200. I have had to reset it twice in maybe a year. No other problems. That is good service I think.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2012   #10
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
Linksys is about the best but I think rather expensive.
Indeed. I guess I should present him with options.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
I've had a couple Linksys/Cisco and had no problem with them whatsoever, but I'm really disappointed with the company because they still have not updated their firmware for many of their routers for the WPS vulnerability issue. What is worse, is the fact that the interim measures apparently work with most other brands. When the interim measure is implemented on Linksys/Cisco routers, the router ignores your setting (turning WPS off actually does nothing on many of their consumer routers).
I know little about networking and this vulnerability? Is this critical or something the in built Windows Firewall will prevent?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ReviverSoft View Post
Check out the Linksys E4200 Dual-Band Wireless-N Router. A popular option these days.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HammerHead View Post
Reviversoft: Attachment 204601

I use the E4200. I have had to reset it twice in maybe a year. No other problems. That is good service I think.
That is a tad bit overboard in terms of price but I guess I should present it as an option.

Any thoughts on the Linksys router I mentioned in my earlier post?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can you recommend me a router?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router
My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?
Network & Sharing
Recommend a powerful router
Hi. I recently moved myself and my new laptop to the other end of our house and my wifi signal is pathetic and/or intermittent. I am using a Netgear router I've had for ages, which has a theoretical range of 30m. I'm probably 15m and two rooms away from it. Can anyone suggest what brand and other...
Hardware & Devices
Can someone recommend me a good router?
I have used the Linksys wrt54g for many years. Apparently its a G router and its very old and everyone uses an N router. Looking for a router with good range that extends. I see there are routers that are 150mbps, 300mbps, 450mbps and 600mbps and even 900mbps. For someone that would be...
Network & Sharing
Can someone recommend a wireless router with extra range?
Large house with twists and turns, 2 story, 3500 sq ft. Current router only works in half the house. Looking for way to solve the problem economically as possible. Booster?? Thanks all for your help. Bill
Network & Sharing
Need Some Help with Cable Modem to Gray Fox Router to Switch Router
I have no idea why but i can only get a connection with the internet with one computer through a switch router... i was told that its not possible to get internet to multple computers, and only to one computer. I have a Netgear Gs108 switch router... but it connects to a Gray fox router which runs...
Network & Sharing
Recommend me a router
I have a D-Link EBR-2310 that did not play well with Vista and does not play well with Win7 either. Constant loss of browser connection but other connections remain working and just plain unreliable in all aspects. I need a wired router and we only have at most 4 PC's connected at a time and this...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App