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Which is the better choice?

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 LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
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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rsivanandanCommented:
I'd go for the Linksys stuff..

Cheers,
Rajesh
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jcdesign4uCommented:
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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shawngilbertAuthor Commented:
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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shawngilbertAuthor Commented:
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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wlennonVP of Domestic & Int'l OperationsCommented:
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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shawngilbertAuthor Commented:
Oh?  So now we are back to 50/50.
Decisions, decisions.
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NetAdmin2436Commented:
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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CallandorCommented:
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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shawngilbertAuthor Commented:
PeteLong gets the accept for being first.  Points to everyone for their contributions.
Thank you all.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
ThanQ
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