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Best RELIABLE wireless access point?

Posted on 2007-10-08
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
What is the best, reliable wireless access point in the < $100 range?

I have sworn off linksys products because they constantly lock up and have to be reset.

Netgear is a little better.

I guess the only feature i'm really looking for is that it would support WPA-2 encryption.

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Johnjces earned 400 total points
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Everyone has an opinion!

We like D-Link! We have the higher end products here at work but I have several of the D-Link wireless routers and I cannot rememeber the model number to save me! I can check when I get home!

Anyway, we have had no problems what-so-ever with any of our D-Link Wireless products.

I agree that NetGear is a step up from LinkSys and we have good luck with their stuff as well.

But, I still think I like the D-Link esp the under $100 items!

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chilternPC earned 400 total points
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I like Netgear !! hurrah!
linksys I have had 3 router fail at clients so Boo to linksys,
see www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk for the wireless routers this site also has users ratings of the wireless stuff.

for wireless it depends on your walls (construction, thickness) what's in betwen the router and your PC?
have you considered homeplug netowrking? also see www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk 
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SysExpert earned 400 total points
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Verizon is using D-link, so I gues that means it must be pretty reliable..

I hope this helps !

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exhaust earned 400 total points
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Netgear, netgear, netgear.

I've gone thru a few Linksys, newer models are no different from the older ones. The signal strength gets spotty out of nowhere. They also require occasional reboots.

Hope this helps mate!

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BamBamHR earned 400 total points
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I have installed about 100 WiFi Access Points all around the country. All makes and models.

I consistently recommend NetGear if the client has not yet purchased a product.
I cant remember the last time I got a call about a faulty router that turned out to
be a NetGear. However, I log calls weekly about faulty Linksys, D-Links and

Go with the NetGear, the higher price surely justifies not having a problem in the

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