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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-24-2003, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Wireless Access Point recommendations

Friend of mine is looking for one now that he has a laptop and is looking for recommendations. Any personal opnions? I've got a D-Link that I've had for a while but haven't gotten much use out of it so I'm not the best person to ask. Post up your thoughts.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-24-2003, 10:06 PM
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I love my D-Link.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-24-2003, 10:11 PM
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D-Link is OK. 3Com is overpriced. Microsoft a little high, but excellent signal strength. Siemens (if you can still find them) best for the $! Linksys is OK ( I have this ands so do several of our customers) but got bought out by Cisco.

To stack rank them for price/performance:
1. Siemens
2. Microsoft
3. 3Com
4. Linksys
5. D-Link

Just my .02 based on commercial and personal experience.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-25-2003, 12:48 AM
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Never had any complaints with my D-Link. Router ... not the card. I'm going to try the card again after I low level my drive (hoping the bad sectors aren't physical), and if it works, keen.

Someone brought up a good point the other day about that. I didn't start having problems until after installing SP1. Now, I can't remember how long after installing SP1, that I started having problems ... that's the only hitch. I want to say it was on ... wait, no that's not the problem. SP1's been on here almost from the day I got the computer.

Nevermind. Back to square one

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-25-2003, 06:52 AM
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I have the Dlink 601P wireless unit. Works great, access thru the browser, logs port scans and other outside attempts to acces your network. It even has a serial port to hook up an external modem for fail over in case the broadband connection goes down.

If your buddy is going to use wireless I suggest he get a model that does MAC filtering. Provides an additional layer of security besides WEP and keeps other neighborhood geeks honest.

I do think Netgear, SMC, and Siemens all make competitive products. Be sure to check out www.headlinedeals.com They have great deals on wireless routers and other 802.11b equipment.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-25-2003, 09:58 AM
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I refuse to use anything but neatgear.... I am going to get my access point this weekend if my laptop is ready today
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-25-2003, 12:23 PM
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I like the Cisco AP1200, but its expensive compared to the ones listed above.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-25-2003, 05:25 PM
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anyone using a wap on a linux network? if so what are you using? wap and wireless card. thanks.
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