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Mr. Laz
01-09-2009, 02:56 PM
i'm on my 3rd linksys in like the last 3 years

seems like the only last a year before going belly up


any quality routers that can handle heavy traffic and not break after a year. :grr:


btw i need a combo wire/wirless, basic port forwarding and at least 4 out.

thanks

gblowfish
01-09-2009, 03:00 PM
I had a ethernet wired Netgear router that worked great in my home for about 5 years before I sold it to go wireless.

Mr. Laz
01-09-2009, 03:03 PM
i had somone else tell me that netgear was good. :hmmm:

mikeyis4dcats.
01-09-2009, 03:25 PM
Linksys generally is considered a "good" router. Are you overheating yours?

Taco John
01-09-2009, 03:36 PM
I had the same problem with LinkSys and switched to the Belkin. I've had good luck with the Belkin for a few years now...

Mr. Laz
01-09-2009, 03:56 PM
Linksys generally is considered a "good" router. Are you overheating yours?
it's sitting on the top shelf of a desk with very little around it besides the cable modem.

dunno how it could be any cooler unless i actually "tried" to cool it. :shrug:

the heat vent is close in that room because of the computer equipment so it doesn't have anything blowing on it.

Johnny Vegas
01-09-2009, 04:01 PM
I got netgear after countless linksys screwups. Its just fine.

mikeyis4dcats.
01-09-2009, 04:01 PM
it's sitting on the top shelf of a desk with very little around it besides the cable modem.

dunno how it could be any cooler unless i actually "tried" to cool it. :shrug:

the heat vent is close in that room because of the computer equipment so it doesn't have anything blowing on it.

Was just curious. A lot of peope put them in a cabinet or pile stuf around them, and they overheat causing lots of problems.

Personally, I have a Linksys WRT54g at homw that has been rock solid for at least 3 years, and have installed them in at least half a dozen places where I've never heard any issues back.

Mr. Laz
01-09-2009, 04:05 PM
it dies the same way each time too.

first i runs fine ... then slows down sporadically ... then you have to start unplugging it to reboot it every so often because it lags out ... then boom, it dies.

never should of bought the same one again but it's just a basic deal that is easy to use. If it just wouldn't keep breaking.

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Guru
01-09-2009, 04:12 PM
My DLink and Belkin have been money.

mikeyis4dcats.
01-09-2009, 04:20 PM
it dies the same way each time too.

first i runs fine ... then slows down sporadically ... then you have to start unplugging it to reboot it every so often because it lags out ... then boom, it dies.

never should of bought the same one again but it's just a basic deal that is easy to use. If it just wouldn't keep breaking.

what i'm using now that keeps dying:

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hate to say it, but if you've killed 3 of those in 3 years, and they all have behaved the same, it's something specific to your situation that's killing them.

The WRT54g is widely regarded as a great, solid router and is widely sought after due to it's reliability and upgradability.

Fish
01-09-2009, 04:25 PM
That's pretty bizarre that 3 of them have died the same way... Almost too bizarre...

Did you update firmware and such?

Somethin ain't right here...

Mr. Laz
01-09-2009, 04:29 PM
hate to say it, but if you've killed 3 of those in 3 years, and they all have behaved the same, it's something specific to your situation that's killing them.

The WRT54g is widely regarded as a great, solid router and is widely sought after due to it's reliability and upgradability.
i don't know what it would be

its not in a cabinet or stuff someplace confined

i don't even mess with it much except for opening a port or something occasionally.

our power doesn't flicker or go off frequently for any kind of power spike damage.

it is used every day though ... constant use

Mr. Laz
01-09-2009, 04:32 PM
That's pretty bizarre that 3 of them have died the same way... Almost too bizarre...

Did you update firmware and such?

Somethin ain't right here...

dunno .... updated the firmware once, but the firmware hasn't changed for a long time so no.

tbh the first one that dies was a different model linksys ... the same kind, but just without the wireless.

mikeyis4dcats.
01-09-2009, 04:33 PM
i don't know what it would be

its not in a cabinet or stuff someplace confined

i don't even mess with it much except for opening a port or something occasionally.

our power doesn't flicker or go off frequently for any kind of power spike damage.

it is used every day though ... constant use

no way to even tell you from here, but power doesn't have to spike to cause damage. If you have a lot of fluctuation, even small amounts, it can damage electronics.

Fruit Ninja
01-09-2009, 04:34 PM
I am on my 5th year with my router and i put it through hell. ITs a Zyxel P334. Like 50 bucks. I think i am going to be getting another one very soon. ITs starting to go. Resets afew times a day now. lol

Mr. Laz
01-09-2009, 04:35 PM
no way to even tell you from here, but power doesn't have to spike to cause damage. If you have a lot of fluctuation, even small amounts, it can damage electronics.
have 2 desktops,3 laptops,3 DVRs, several t.v.s etc ......


haven't noticed any significant problems with other electronics in the house.

Mr. Laz
01-09-2009, 04:38 PM
thinking about trying this one

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mikeyis4dcats.
01-09-2009, 04:38 PM
have 2 desktops,3 laptops,3 DVRs, several t.v.s etc ......


haven't noticed any significant problems with other electronics in the house.

dunno, not gonna argue with you, just saying that Linksys, especially that model, are considered pretty good routers, and if you've had 3 die of similar ills, then it's likely something in your environment, either your usage, conditions, or power.

Mr. Laz
01-09-2009, 04:42 PM
dunno, not gonna argue with you, just saying that Linksys, especially that model, are considered pretty good routers, and if you've had 3 die of similar ills, then it's likely something in your environment, either your usage, conditions, or power.
you could be right ..... i just don't know what it would be.

:shrug:

phisherman
01-09-2009, 04:42 PM
linksys makes GREAT wireless cards, but their routers are for s**t.

as far as routers go, i've used both d-link and netgear and they both have been just fine. dependable and they have quite a few advanced config options that are nice.

Johnny Vegas
01-09-2009, 04:58 PM
http://www.netgear.com/Products/RoutersandGateways/RangeMaxWirelessNRoutersandGateways/WNR3500.aspx

this is what I have. It might just be the last wireless router I'll need.

SLAG
01-09-2009, 06:29 PM
I am in the camp that Linksys routers are CRAP

I have had the same D-Link router for at least 4 years and have had very minor -if any -issues with it

Mosbonian
01-10-2009, 09:04 PM
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That's the same one that I have been using for 4 years now and I have never had a problem that I haven't caused. I've even moved and thought I would have to reset and rekey my code, but I hooked up everything and never skipped a beat with the wireless units in the house.

mmaddog
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Buehler445
01-11-2009, 12:43 AM
I have a netgear one and it has been fine. My ISP is ass sometimes though.

beavis
01-11-2009, 03:12 AM
it dies the same way each time too.

first i runs fine ... then slows down sporadically ... then you have to start unplugging it to reboot it every so often because it lags out ... then boom, it dies.

never should of bought the same one again but it's just a basic deal that is easy to use. If it just wouldn't keep breaking.

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I've had this same one for years and never had any trouble with it.

Smed1065
01-11-2009, 11:36 AM
Netgear N works great and it is a "n" beta.

KCCHIEFS27
01-11-2009, 11:53 AM
I had a linksys for a little less than 6 months before I finally got rid of it. The range and throughput just wasn't as good as they stated it was. I'd go to either a D-Link or Netgear router.

Mr. Laz
01-11-2009, 11:58 AM
thanks to all for the input .... don't know how i'm killing mine.


i guess i'll find out with the next brand i buy

Count Alex's Losses
01-11-2009, 12:04 PM
My USR8054 has lasted a long time.

Lzen
01-11-2009, 12:23 PM
That seems to be the weird thing about routers. You will have some people who have had problems with a particular brand while others say theirs has been solid. I currently have a Linksys WRT54GL that is solid.

I had Dlink DI524(?) that I went through a couple and gave up on them. The damn thing would work fine for months and then start going bad. It would do it slowly, though. The first thing it would do would be to start dropping connection once a week. Soon that became every couple of days. Then every day. Then several times a day. It got to be a major pain in the butt. I had troubles with more than one of this model Dlink. But I have heard of many folks who have had no problems with that model. Go figure.

The thing I did before I bought my Linksys WRT54GL was to research and look at customer reviews on several sites such as Newegg.com or Amazon.com. They all had positive and negative reviews. But the model I bought was the one that had the most positive and/or least negative reviews that I found in my price range. It was consistently rated 4-5 stars on most places I looked. And if you can get that from over 1500 reviews at a site such as Newegg.com, I think that is saying a lot.

I also flashed my firmware with Tomato. Supposed to be a more stable firmware than the default. There is also DDWRT that is supposed to be solid, too. I think those firmwares will work on your model, as well.