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small/mid-size business router

Hello.
I need to buy a new router for a small-business office of 30 users with expansion up to 50 users. I'm looking for a reliable fast router with an easy set-up. In addition to that, i'd like to spend around $100.
Currently, we have business DSL line, but will upgrade to business cable. Now, we have Linksys 54GS router, and it seems like it's kinda slow, however i'm not sure if it's supposted to be able to handle that many users.
Please provide some options. Any ideas welcome!
Thanks!
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Kaptain1
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tvman_odCommented:
I think that even the fastest router will be slow if 50 users will try to use a slow connection. Your router supports SNMP v2, so try to get some sort of SNMP monitor application and see how much bandwidth do you use. If it's constantly around 75-90% of available bandwidth, so you have two options:1. Upgrade your Internet connection. 2. Check what people do with it. There is a chance of abusing or misusing.

You can use one of free or shareware tools of your choice from here
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?tg=dl-20&qt=SNMP&tag=srch

Personaly I would spend $300 and get cisco 1751 from eBay. Harder to configure, less fancy but much more reliable. I have Cisco equipment running for years without restarts.
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Kaptain1Author Commented:
Thanks for idea with checking the bandwidth used!

I installed cheap linksys w/ firewall...
and it seems like it's ok for now. It's still slow b/c dsl spee is like  600down/400up but it's ok untill we upgrade the connection i guess.

Thank You.
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