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Windows 7: Need help buying new router!

27 Jul 2010   #11
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I bought a Linksys wireless N router WRT120N. The reviews for this product is bad. Am going to see if it's as bad as the reviews says.


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27 Jul 2010   #12
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Linksys reviews are almost always poor. They take some extra work to get working right sometimes. Also, I always try to check the reviews before buying.
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27 Jul 2010   #13
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Let me see if I have this correct:
1. The reviews were bad
2. You bought it anyway
3. Now you are testing a bad product to see if it is as bad as the reviews!

Am I missing something here?
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27 Jul 2010   #14
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I think what you're missing is that he most likely bought the router, then checked the reviews online. I've did the same thing with my external HDD lol.
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27 Jul 2010   #15
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I think what you're missing is that he most likely bought the router, then checked the reviews online. I've did the same thing with my external HDD lol.
Do you buy a new car or whatever, then go home and read the reviews?
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27 Jul 2010   #16
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I think what you're missing is that he most likely bought the router, then checked the reviews online. I've did the same thing with my external HDD lol.
Do you buy a new car or whatever, then go home and read the reviews?
No. I went to the store planning to buy a different external drive. They sold the last one right before I got there. I then chose the one with the best deal (1TB for $100). I read the reviews and there were plenty of bad ones. Then I came across a couple saying the drive got hot and to buy a cheap fan to place near it. I did that and downloaded a program that could read the SMART info for me. The drive got up to ~55C with no fan after 45 minutes. I turned the fan on and it was back down to 35c in 15 minutes. I always use that fan now, and I haven't had a problem.
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27 Jul 2010   #17
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
I think what you're missing is that he most likely bought the router, then checked the reviews online. I've did the same thing with my external HDD lol.
Do you buy a new car or whatever, then go home and read the reviews?
No. I went to the store planning to buy a different external drive. They sold the last one right before I got there. I then chose the one with the best deal (1TB for $100). I read the reviews and there were plenty of bad ones. Then I came across a couple saying the drive got hot and to buy a cheap fan to place near it. I did that and downloaded a program that could read the SMART info for me. The drive got up to ~55C with no fan after 45 minutes. I turned the fan on and it was back down to 35c in 15 minutes. I always use that fan now, and I haven't had a problem.

Just joking with you Petey!
It will take you a while to understand MY sense of humor. Sometimes a lifetime.
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27 Jul 2010   #18
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Let me see if I have this correct:
1. The reviews were bad
2. You bought it anyway
3. Now you are testing a bad product to see if it is as bad as the reviews!

Am I missing something here?
I bought the product b4 reading the review. BTW Cisco network magic pro says that i don't have a antivirus installed and do i have to use that program? If i uninstalled it will it mess up something?
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27 Jul 2010   #19
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Have you set it up? How is it doing?
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27 Jul 2010   #20
imeem

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Have you set it up? How is it doing?
Yes i have set it up, it was easy as setting up my other 2 dlink routers. I don't know about the range difference between the linksys WRT120N and dlink DIR-615 since I haven't use wireless in a long time. The only bad thing about the linksys wrt120n is that it doesn't support all the features of wireless N (doesn't have b,g, or n wifi certified logo) . Also IMO when you go into your router by typing 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 in your web browser, dlink's router is better because they explain what is each option and the linkysy router doesn't.
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