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New wireless router advice

Posted on 2011-09-11
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Looking to replace my current wireless router (Linksys WRT160NL). It requires being rebooted several times a day, otherwise a device is unable to connect to the internet wirelessly through it or it slows to a trickle. An example: Before rebooting, a 1.45gb video download is estimated to take 4+ hours. After reboot it takes approx. 10 minutes.

This router will be used in conjunction with Motorola Surfboad SB6120. The devices most regularly used on the network are 2 laptops, a tablet and an XBox (connected via Cat5).

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'll award points to the person who recommends the model I order.
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Question by:ThePATMAN26
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by:John Hurst
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I use a Netopia Router 3387 WG-ENT for wireless and it works very reliabily (= do not reboot except rarely and then, when the cable service itself goes out).  .... Thinkpads_User
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by:SysExpert
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Any decent netgeat is good.
I would check for deals on a refurb even at newegg etc.

Did you check the warrantee on yours ?

How about flashing it with the latest firmware  ?


I hope this helps !

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by:Soulja
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Seriously, any wireless router should do. You network is very small. It's not going to require anything special. Any brand or model should do.
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On another note before purchasing another device, have you considered putting a 3rd party firmware on the device such as DD-WRT or Tomato? This may help resolve your issue. Worth looking into to save a few bucks.
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by:Mohammed Rahman
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NetGear WGPS606. IT also has the print server option. Might be helpful in future. (You can add two USB printers and share them across the network)

If not;

NETGEAR WNDR3300 RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Router or any Router that supports "N" (not the expensive ones)

As SOULJA said: You network is very small. It's not going to require anything special. Any brand or model should do. (you can go with pretty basic routers of around $50)

 

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