Can anyone recommend a router?


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matt

What particular models are good, and what brand names should I look for in
general?
 
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spodosaurus

matt said:
What particular models are good, and what brand names should I look for in
general?
What kind of internet connection do you have? Do you want the router to
have an ADSL modem in it? What about wireless capabilities (A, B, G, BG,
ABG)? I lurve mah netgear fr114p router.
 
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John R Weiss

matt said:
What particular models are good, and what brand names should I look for in
general?
Linksys and Netgear are very popular. D-Link is popular, but has had
reliability problems.

The Linksys BEFSR41 and BEFSX41 are popular wired models.
 
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Louise

jrweiss98155 said:
Linksys and Netgear are very popular. D-Link is popular, but has had
reliability problems.

The Linksys BEFSR41 and BEFSX41 are popular wired models.
I have a Linksys BEFSR41 and have been very happy with it. I have also
found Linksys tech support friendly and helpful on the two occasions
I've needed some guidance over the last 2 years.

Louise
 
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Invid-Corg

matt said:
What particular models are good, and what brand names should I look for in
general?
On my cable modem, the BEFSR41 (v3) from Linksys had the occasional
disconnect until it died (had it for almost a year).

I recently got a D-Link DI-604 and haven't had any problems.
 
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Pee Pee Phirephighter

matt said:
What particular models are good, and what brand names should I look
for in general?
I have a Porter Cable, some prefer the Dewalt, but Bosch makes a nice
affordable router.
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David Besack

matt said:
What particular models are good, and what brand names should I look for in
general?
Linksys and netgear are both good, but since all their protocols are
standard, most of them do a good job.

I think both DLink and Netgear are right now running rebate promotions.
You can get a wireless one under $50
 
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john

Linksys and Netgear are very popular. D-Link is popular, but has had
reliability problems.

The Linksys BEFSR41 and BEFSX41 are popular wired models.
The BEFSX41 has a much larger memory for logging which is fun and
helpful at times. Also has VPN endpoint capability.

The other one is the old warhorse with a million bios upgrades ;)
 
M

matt

What kind of internet connection do you have? Do you want the router
to have an ADSL modem in it? What about wireless capabilities (A, B,
G, BG, ABG)? I lurve mah netgear fr114p router.
I have slow dsl (around 175 kpbs). No wireless. The main thing I'm looking
for in a router is the ability to easily do port forwarding, as the one I
have no makes port forwarding almost impossible.
 
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Phisherman

What particular models are good, and what brand names should I look for in
general?

Good for what? I have several routers and select the best one for the
job. For example, a good router for a router table might be too
bulky/heavy for hand-held use. Makita, Porter-Cable, Bosch, and
DeWalt are good brands.
 
D

DaveW

The Linksys 4-Port BEFSR41 is apparently one of the best selling and most
stable non-wireless routers out there. (Linksys is owned by Cisco.)
 
S

spodosaurus

matt said:
I have slow dsl (around 175 kpbs). No wireless. The main thing I'm looking
for in a router is the ability to easily do port forwarding, as the one I
have no makes port forwarding almost impossible.
Here's a site that might help you with your current one, and it will
help you with your new one, too:

http://www.portforward.com/

Also, Darren (the Oz Cable Guy) has a site with some really good router
reviews:

http://www.ozcableguy.com/routers.html

Personally, I am sold on netgear after my experiences with the fr114p,
and will be using one of their products when I upgrade to wireless.

HTH,

Ari
 
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Bob Troll

Hey DaveW

If you have one of those Linky befsr41 routers, you may want to go to
www.dslreports.com and do a quick search on the forums there for that
router. There are some issues with certain firmwares that are being debated
quite a bit. I traded mine off for a befsr81 to get away from it. Stability
and Security seem to be the main topics with that router.

Regards, Bob Troll
 
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Larc

| What particular models are good, and what brand names should I look for in
| general?

If you're going for a wired router, the Netgear RP614 is a great one.
$44.99 from Newegg with free shipping. :)

Larc



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Hawkeye

Yep ever since they went to the version 3 model

My version 2 has been great since day 1
 
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jeffc

Pee Pee Phirephighter said:
I have a Porter Cable, some prefer the Dewalt, but Bosch makes a nice
affordable router.
Are you avoiding Craftsman just to appear snobbish?
 
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Pee Pee Phirephighter

jeffc said:
Are you avoiding Craftsman just to appear snobbish?
It makes me look 'in' among the woodgeeks ;)
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_\ _ /_
____|_|______ __________________________
|| @| | | ||_________________________ |
||_/| |___| || | | | | | | | | | | | | |
| PeePee Fire || """""""""""""""""""""""" |
| Dept || OOO |
| ___ "" !!! ___ ___ |__
|___/ \_____________________/ \/ \___(_|
\___/ \___/\___/
 
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