Need a new wireless router

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  1. memorex11218

    memorex11218 Master Guru

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    Its time to get a new wireless router. My old Linksys BEFW11S4 in needed to be constantly reset and wireless is trash on it even with the latest firmware. I will never get Linksys again just due to all the frustration that this one caused me.

    I don't know alot about networking, but it needs to support WPA2 and needs to be easily set up. Since I found out how easy it is to hijack a WAP connection, security is important since I live in a big apartment building. It preferably needs to have 4 gigabit ports. I don't know anything about router firewalls and data rates but I can tell you I download alot of big stuff that can fill up 500GB is a week and all the PCs (3 wired, 1 wireless laptop) have firewalls on them (Comodo). My set up is the standard ******** surfboard modem provided by OptimumOnline to router. What would you guys recommend?

    Is this one good? Trying to stay below $100
    D-Link DIR-655
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127215


    EDIT: wow, since when is M O T O R O L A a blocked word?

    BTW: Can someone please explain to me how to actually move my treads instead of editing the old one out and creating a new one.
     
  2. icywind32

    icywind32 Master Guru

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    ilooks good :) especially with everything going faster N is a good and affordable solution :) 300 Mb ftw
     
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    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    Words that you wouldn't expect to be banned are because of spammers. But yeah, stay away from Linksys. Terrible, terrible products.
     
  4. Lethal Abz

    Lethal Abz Maha Guru

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    netgear is good
     

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    hartofalyon Ancient Guru

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    i swear by dlink products. the one you linked to looks good.
     
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    Remember, if you go cheap, you may end up buying two. Spend the extra 50 bucks and buy the dlink dgl-4500, I have one..ill never need another one. It kicks @$$.
     
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    nvlddmkm Banned

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    I swear by the Linksys WRT series. Never had a single problem.
     
  8. memorex11218

    memorex11218 Master Guru

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    Thank you all for your replies. I will get the one I posted.

    I have one more question.

    I read somewhere that upgrading the SURFboard modem will greatly increase the connection speed. Is this true? If it is, can it be upgraded to work with the existing OptimumOnline service and is this something that isn't that complicated to do?
     
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    When I moved to Vista, I had nothing but headaches with Linksys...Dlink wasn't much better. I now have a Belkin that I've had for a couple of years with no problems, whatsoever.
     

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