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Old 06-12-2012, 10:29 PM  
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pick a wireless router for me

I have had it with the one year old Netgear WNR3500l constantly crashing. Using my 7 year old DLink DI 524 right now but it has poor range. At least it never drops connection though.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:30 PM   #16
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I've seen it on several reviews. First it requires proprietary software to run the shared device and can only be run on one computer at a time. So I would need a host computer running 24/7 to access the drive from my other network locations. My Netgear didn't require any of that. Any computer could access the drive at any time without any other computers needing to be on to use it.

From CNET reviews....


The good: The D-Link DIR-655 offers decent throughput performance and stable wireless signal. The router has an intuitive and responsive Web interface, support for Gigabit Ethernet and guest networking, and an extensive set of networking features.

The bad: The DIR-655 doesn't have dual-band support. Its SharePort USB port can work with only one computer at a time.

The bottom line: With the latest firmware update, the D-Link DIR-655 is arguably one of the best among single-band Wireless-N routers on the market.
Yeah I'm reading that now -- how bizarre and stupid. Well happy hunting.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:41 PM   #17
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Starting to think I should just go with the WRT54GL even thought it feels like I am paying for outdated tech.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:43 PM   #18
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The Buffalo router would run circles around that...
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:50 PM   #19
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The Buffalo router would run circles around that...
the reviews I'm reading on that router state it has a lot of signal dropouts.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:12 PM   #20
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Giving the Belkin 750 N+ router a shot first.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:18 PM   #21
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Giving the Belkin 750 N+ router a shot first.
I have a Belkin N300 setup at my lady friend's house - works great and honestly doesn't drop much at all (or if it does, I'm not made aware of it).

The one you listed should be find but speaking of getting bad reviews of constant drops....
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:22 PM   #22
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I have a Belkin N300 setup at my lady friend's house - works great and honestly doesn't drop much at all (or if it does, I'm not made aware of it).

The one you listed should be find but speaking of getting bad reviews of constant drops....
Yeah, I know. Problem is, I am seeing that report on just about every router in my price range I have looked at. Figured I might as well just pick one and see what happens for me. I'm not buying any of these online so I have the option of easy returns if the thing sucks. Found this at Best buy for $96. Definitely the most bang for the buck if it works without any issues.

My only con on it right now is the lack of a built in bandwidth meter in the firmware.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:23 PM   #23
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the reviews I'm reading on that router state it has a lot of signal dropouts.
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Giving the Belkin 750 N+ router a shot first.
.... OK..... good luck.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:30 PM   #24
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.... OK..... good luck.
Didn't read my last post did ya.

also, I'm never buying Netgear again after getting two bad ones in a row within a year.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:56 PM   #25
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Didn't read my last post did ya.

also, I'm never buying Netgear again after getting two bad ones in a row within a year.
No, it's just that I've noticed a bit of a funny pattern with you regarding advice threads. You post a question about something, then get a bunch of answers, then contest the advice givers, and do whatever you initially had in mind anyway. When I first saw this thread, the first thing I thought was, "He's going to get a bunch of suggestions, and ignore them all and go with something completely different."

Nothing against you, I just found it funny.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #26
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I've grown quite fond of Buffalo routers.

This is a really good router: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833162031
Seconded. Buffalo makes solid stuff.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:29 PM   #27
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No, it's just that I've noticed a bit of a funny pattern with you regarding advice threads. You post a question about something, then get a bunch of answers, then contest the advice givers, and do whatever you initially had in mind anyway. When I first saw this thread, the first thing I thought was, "He's going to get a bunch of suggestions, and ignore them all and go with something completely different."

Nothing against you, I just found it funny.


Ummm OK? the Buffalo router and the dlink router both got lots of people stating they had several internet wifi drops. I figure I might as well work my way from the lower price on up. BTW, I didn't even go for the lower priced routers. Went straight to the $100 routers. That was hard for me.

The buffalo router I was looking at was only getting 3 star ratings on average.
My big issue with the dlink was the way the USB port worked. That was a big drawback for me. I was going to get it until I saw that. Had nothing to do with ignoring advice.
The linksys routers didn't have the USB port I needed.

And cut me some slack. I have had a really SHITTY week. The thread gave me a FEW options that just didn't really pan out for me. Since I didn't exactly get a lot of hits in this thread I figured I might as well go the route I chose.

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Old 06-15-2012, 07:03 AM   #28
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Yeah, I know. Problem is, I am seeing that report on just about every router in my price range I have looked at. Figured I might as well just pick one and see what happens for me. I'm not buying any of these online so I have the option of easy returns if the thing sucks. Found this at Best buy for $96. Definitely the most bang for the buck if it works without any issues.

My only con on it right now is the lack of a built in bandwidth meter in the firmware.
Just curious why you need to monitor the bandwidth on your lan? Does your ISP charge per Mb or something?
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:06 AM   #29
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I'm a fan of Buffalo, Linksys, D-Link.

In my experience Belkin, Netgear have been garbage.
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I'm a fan of Buffalo, Linksys, D-Link.

In my experience Belkin, Netgear have been garbage.
Hmmm, good to know.
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