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Which is the better choice?

Posted on 2006-07-13
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These modesm are both listed at the same price.

So, based upon your knowledge of the manufacturer, along with the listed specifications, which would be the better choice?

Linksys:  http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=4406832&type=product&id=1051384377863
Motorolla:  http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7069744&type=product&id=1108126144181
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Pete Long earned 60 total points
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Linksys every time :)

I swear by them - I run them at home - they have the Power of Cisco behind them - they get regular firmware updates and features added.
I sell them to my clients

click my username I know a fair bit about networking :)
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by:rsivanandan
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I'd go for the Linksys stuff..

Cheers,
Rajesh
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by:jcdesign4u
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I would go for the motorola. I use that modem for a year now and i've never got troubles with it. It's also very easy to install.
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by:shawngilbert
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Any preference on the version?  I see different versions of the Linksys  on ebay.  I am not sure of the difference.
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by:shawngilbert
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I already have the Motorolla, but I am leasing it.
I am considering purchasing, but the last time I did so, my network speed dropped.

So, I want to be sure.  
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by:wlennon
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For Routers wired/wireless, Gateways, Access Points, VPN, it is Linksys (owned by Cisco) all the way...

As for Cable Modems, I have used the Motorola, Linksys, and Toshiba which are all offered free with my ISP, I have stuck with the Motorola using my Linksys Router.  Fewer drops...
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by:shawngilbert
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Oh?  So now we are back to 50/50.
Decisions, decisions.
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by:NetAdmin2436
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You won't get everyone to agree on a question of this nature.

Cisco, a leader in high end networking devices, bought linksys a few years back and I have had good luck with linksys at home and for small offices situations, so I'd say Linksys.
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by:Callandor
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I have an earlier Motorola Surfboard that was provided by my ISP (OptOnline) and have not had any problems with it for 5 years.  It is definitely a solid piece of hardware.
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by:shawngilbert
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PeteLong gets the accept for being first.  Points to everyone for their contributions.
Thank you all.
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ThanQ
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