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Windows 7: What router to choose?


23 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
What router to choose?

Speedtouch TG585n white
Vs.
ZyXEL Prestige 660HW-D1 ADSL2+ POTS


Which one is better? Im connected through wireless, I use torrent if that matters in this choice

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23 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Definatly the ZyXEL Prestige 660HW-D1 ADSL2+ POTS
why? becouse the Speedtouch TG585n white has been discontinued: Thomson Speedtouch TG585N Wireless-N ADSL2+ Router

here is more info on the ZyXEL Prestige 660HW-D1 ADSL2+ POTS:
P-660HW Series - Ultra High-Speed Wireless ADSL 2+ Gateway for SOHO Networks - ZyXEL Product & Solution
the route looks nice and has all the major features you need
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23 Jul 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

My best experience is with Netgear. I am currently using the DG835PNB with integrated modem. But I have never used the ones you listed.
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23 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

a netgear or a linksys would be alot nicer, but it also depends on budget.
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23 Jul 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
a netgear or a linksys would be alot nicer, but it also depends on budget.
In the US, they are all cheap. I have seen them for as little as $35 and less (without modem - router only). But the going price is $45 to $55. Have a look here.
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23 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

The ASUS RT-N16 has a nice feature that torrent users would enjoy (you don't need to have the computer on to finish downloading).
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24 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
a netgear or a linksys would be alot nicer, but it also depends on budget.
In the US, they are all cheap. I have seen them for as little as $35 and less (without modem - router only). But the going price is $45 to $55. Have a look here.
Is this router better than the ones I mentioned?
LINKSYS WRT54G2-RM IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g Wireless-G Broadband Router (Recertified)

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24 Jul 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have no experience with this particular model. But I trust Linksys. And what can you loose at this price (just the ethernet cable that comes withit is nearly worth that much). I would only think that the range is limited because it seems to have only an internal antenna. That is probably OK from one room to the next but I would not expect it to reach to the other side of the street.
The customer reviews are pretty positive - even relative to range. There are over 270 customer comments on the Newegg posting. You might want to read those.
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24 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I have no experience with this particular model. But I trust Linksys. And what can you loose at this price (just the ethernet cable that comes withit is nearly worth that much). I would only think that the range is limited because it seems to have only an internal antenna. That is probably OK from one room to the next but I would not expect it to reach to the other side of the street.
The customer reviews are pretty positive - even relative to range. There are over 270 customer comments on the Newegg posting. You might want to read those.
I just has to reach to the next room, is this router better than the Bowan, Speedtouch and Zyxel routers?
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24 Jul 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Now you ask me a question that I cannot answer because I am not familiar with those exotic routers that you list. But Linksys is a reputable make for routers and I would go with it - especially since you do not need an extreme range.
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