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Windows 7: In need of a new wireless router

29 Apr 2009   #1
Jon55

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 
In need of a new wireless router

D-Link DIR-625: [ame=http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DIR-625-RangeBooster-Wireless-Antennas/dp/B000GG5LUW/ref=wl_it_dp?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1IF3EJXCVMHCQ&colid=5I0MZV3UIH6H]Amazon.com: D-Link DIR-625 RangeBooster Wireless Draft 802.11n N Router with 2 Antennas: Electronics[/ame] Anyone own this N router? If so, any input/opinions/thoughts on it?

We're currently renting out a piece of s--t Netgear CG814WG v2 from TimeWarner, and it drops connection/restarts itself all the time. I'm fed up with it and am just gonna buy my own equipment.



(Sorry in advance if this was the wrong place to post this)


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29 Apr 2009   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It may work for you. I got one of these and could not get it to work. I took it back and picked up this one. It was set up in 10-15 minutes. I love it. That's my experience.

[ame=http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-WRT310N-Wireless-N-Gigabit-Router/dp/B000Z3XXR4]Amazon.com: Linksys WRT310N Wireless-N Gigabit Router: Electronics[/ame]

It may have been this one (I have it hidden away and can't remember) but Linksys seems to be very easy to set up.

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-WRT160N-RangePlus-Wireless-N-Broadband/dp/B000Z3U1P6/ref=pd_cp_e_1?pf_rd_p=413863501&pf_rd_s=center-41&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000Z3XXR4&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=042C4VAB3MCEPH7MH2W9"]Amazon.com: Linksys WRT160N Ultra RangePlus Wireless-N Broadband Router: Electronics[/ame]
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29 Apr 2009   #3
weh

Win.7.Ult.x64
 
 

One thing to check with your current wireless router -- is it getting too hot? Your symptoms are consistent with heat problems. I've had that problem with several models from different companies -- the cases are just too small and, generally, poorly ventilated. Put them in a spot with poor air circulation around them and they overheat easily.

I would highly recommend that you do a bit of research over on a site that specializes in all things networking an a small scale: small net builder [dot] com (without any of the spaces). They have extensive reviews and discussions on a variety of wireless routers and their strengths and failings. There is also a handy chart that cross-references performance of various models.

Personally, I'm using the D-link DGL-4500 and am very happy with it.
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29 Apr 2009   #4
Jon55

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by weh View Post
One thing to check with your current wireless router -- is it getting too hot? Your symptoms are consistent with heat problems. I've had that problem with several models from different companies -- the cases are just too small and, generally, poorly ventilated. Put them in a spot with poor air circulation around them and they overheat easily.

I would highly recommend that you do a bit of research over on a site that specializes in all things networking an a small scale: small net builder [dot] com (without any of the spaces). They have extensive reviews and discussions on a variety of wireless routers and their strengths and failings. There is also a handy chart that cross-references performance of various models.

Personally, I'm using the D-link DGL-4500 and am very happy with it.

Thanks for the link! Good info.

As far as heat, I did actually think about this. It doesn't feel hot at all and is screwy whether it's laying flat or on a vertical stand. Even so, we've had it replaced already 3 times.
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06 Dec 2009   #5
SomeITGuy

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I prefer linksys routers out of any other I have had good luck with them in production enviroments I also buy the linksys wireless cards for PCs when I need to connect them wirlessly.
Other things you might want to think about is what are you plugging the router into for power? Are they a grouned outlet or an old power strip that maybe going bad? Do you have a good surge protecter for them or are they on a circuit breaker with a large appliance?
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