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What router to purchase?

Posted on 2004-10-07
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Hello there,

I'm having problems with my existing D-Link router (DI-604) and would like to replace it with a more robust router / firewall solution.

I'm a price sensitive consumer, as most folks are, and I'd like to stay under... oh, let's say under $100-150 for this particular piece of equipment.  No wireless needed, and would probably prefer not to have it.

What would you recommend for a strong consumer-level solution to replace this router with that falls within this budget?  If the budget was expanded, is there an additional piece of hardware that could/should be purchased (standalone firewall?)?

Thanks for your thoughts.
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Question by:The_JFG
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D-Link is fine for your budget.
For US$150+ you can buy an power-efficient computer specially fitted to fo firewall job, like having Four network ports and VIA C3 or NS GEODE processor to run linux or BSD, to achieve greater flexibility for future.
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For consumer products I would recommend Linksys.  They are now owned by Cisco are backed by a big company woth lots of expertise.  You can always buy a wireless router and shut off the wireless also.
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Agree with netspec01. Have had several issues with several different D-links, but never had a single problem with any Linksys.
If you can expand your budget enough, my vote goes to Cisco PIX501, or the Linksys RV042/RV082. If you're ever out of the office, you can VPN back in, or setup LAN-LAN VPN tunnels to other sites..
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