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Wireless routers.
« on: October 06, 2014, 10:13:47 am »
I have been using a Linksys wireless router for about 8 years. It has worked flawlessly
till the last few days where it's starting to loose connection, and I have to turn it off and
back on to get it to work, even with a wired connection to my computer.

I am asking if Linksys is still a good brand to buy? If not any suggestions for another?
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Re: Wireless routers.
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 11:09:36 am »
Linksys still has excellent reviews, personally though Iv always used Belkin due to cost factors and haven't had any issues...yet. 
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Re: Wireless routers.
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2014, 03:48:15 pm »
My network switch is a Linksys product, and it seems to be quite sturdy and reliable in my experience.  The fact that your last one has lasted so long is probably a good sign.

If you want to try something new, I have had okay experiences with Netgear and D-Link products, though each has had it's issues (Netgear tended to be problematic in the driver domain, while D-Link doesn't let you install custom firmware on most products, if you're into that sort of thing).
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Re: Wireless routers.
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2014, 04:48:18 pm »
Thanks for the info. I think I will stay with Linksys. It's always worked well for me. :orbunny:
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Re: Wireless routers.
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2014, 11:16:51 pm »
if the router is that old that might be the reason. those things wear out over time (we have Burnt through a few of them) so you could try buying a new one and see if that works.

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Re: Wireless routers.
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2014, 08:36:06 am »
if the router is that old that might be the reason. those things wear out over time (we have Burnt through a few of them) so you could try buying a new one and see if that works.

My old router is working fine today,  it must know it's days are numbered.  :D

I was planning to upgrade my router anyway, so this was a good excuse
to do it.  I orded a refurbished one from amazon. Even comes with a 90 day
warranty.  Has a built in network server too. Not bad for $35. I gave $200 for
the old one.  :P
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Re: Wireless routers.
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2014, 02:44:54 pm »
Buy a Netgear one. They have a high output for distance, but it spreads the internets download and upload speed by a lot. So if you buy one that works at 5 feet, then you got max download, but 50+ feet and its less than half.
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Re: Wireless routers.
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2014, 10:48:11 am »
Buy a Netgear one. They have a high output for distance, but it spreads the internets download and upload speed by a lot. So if you buy one that works at 5 feet, then you got max download, but 50+ feet and its less than half.


Thanks for the info. Turns out I don't need any range over 50ft. Mostly under 10ft.. I have a Kindle tablet
that works fine anywhere in my home. So I am doing good with the refurbished Linksys.

My old linksys worked pretty well over 600ft using an external antenna, but since I retired I don't need the long
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Re: Wireless routers.
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2014, 03:02:51 am »
Buy a Netgear one. They have a high output for distance, but it spreads the internets download and upload speed by a lot. So if you buy one that works at 5 feet, then you got max download, but 50+ feet and its less than half.


Thanks for the info. Turns out I don't need any range over 50ft. Mostly under 10ft.. I have a Kindle tablet
that works fine anywhere in my home. So I am doing good with the refurbished Linksys.

My old linksys worked pretty well over 600ft using an external antenna, but since I retired I don't need the long
range.

I just bought a 25ft Ethernet cable since I spend a lot of time fairly close to my router.  It's both faster and simpler when you live in a fairly small area.
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