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    Im thinking bout getting a router for my pc and was wondering any favorites you guys have , and also which is the way to go wire or wireless?

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    you don't need a router

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    Well if hes planning on using multiple computers on his connection then he does.
    Ive had a DLink for a long time and Im content with it and their support also...

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    Linksys.

    And if you have a choice then do it wired.

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    I have a linksys, and I would never buy another one. They have no support anymore it seems, and they only care about corporate cisco users. My router (befsx41) needs rebooted constantly. I know several others who also have issues with linksys, especially with their VOIP routers. I have VOIP, but I have a centillium router, and it works perfectly, but it is DMZ'd off of a linksys, so I loose my phone alot. Netgear is what I will buy once I find a hammer to smash my linksys. I also run a torrent tracker, and it bitches that up alot. Linksys has its good features, but the bad ones outweigh them IMO. If you are going to get a linksys, I would recommend the WRT54GS or WRT 54G wireless, as several private individuals have made good advances in third party firmware for that model (again, linksys is useless in the upgrade/maintenance department). These are just my thoughts/experiences.

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    http://www.linksys.com/products/prod...prid=20&grid=5

    should be able to find it for 20.00 or so US


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    if you want to go wireless spend 40 & get one of these
    http://www.fatwallet.com/t/18/474342/
    Last edited by muchspl3; 06-22-2005 at 11:59 PM.

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    muchspl3's Avatar muchspl3 > muchspl2
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    Quote Originally Posted by McrslV
    I have a linksys, and I would never buy another one. They have no support anymore it seems, and they only care about corporate cisco users. My router (befsx41) needs rebooted constantly. I know several others who also have issues with linksys, especially with their VOIP routers. I have VOIP, but I have a centillium router, and it works perfectly, but it is DMZ'd off of a linksys, so I loose my phone alot. Netgear is what I will buy once I find a hammer to smash my linksys. I also run a torrent tracker, and it bitches that up alot. Linksys has its good features, but the bad ones outweigh them IMO. If you are going to get a linksys, I would recommend the WRT54GS or WRT 54G wireless, as several private individuals have made good advances in third party firmware for that model (again, linksys is useless in the upgrade/maintenance department). These are just my thoughts/experiences.


    you're crazy I bought a befsr41 over 3 years ago and it died just this year, I called and they rma'ed for me all I did was send it to them and they sent me a new one

    as for your other problems sounds like user error but thats just venturing a guess...

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    eh im having problems with the computer with the router i got a linksys wireless B, after a few days i gotta reboot it or the internet lags like crazy =/ sucks

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    you're crazy I bought a befsr41 over 3 years ago and it died just this year, I called and they rma'ed for me all I did was send it to them and they sent me a new one

    as for your other problems sounds like user error but thats just venturing a guess...
    The problem only seem to affect the newer linksys routers. I have friends with older ones, and they work fine. Its a firmware issue, but linksys doesnt do any upgrading to correct customer problems. They havent released a fix or new firmware for my router since early 2004. I was able to get my router somewhat stable using a beta firmware, this is the reason I recommended the WRT54g series, because a few aftermarket small companies make firmware for it that is supposedly pretty rock solid stuff.

    @VB Now THATS a hammer that has linksys written on it!
    Last edited by McrslV; 06-23-2005 at 09:23 PM.

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