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Good Wireless router and adapter???

I am looking to get another wireless router and adapter for our other two computers. Right now we have the cheap Airlink 101. It works good when it wants to. I need something that can go through several walls good. But I don't want to spend and arma nd a leg. Any insight?
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I am looking to get another wireless router and adapter for our other two computers. Right now we have the cheap Airlink 101. It works good when it wants to. I need something that can go through several walls good. But I don't want to spend and arma nd a leg. Any insight?
Good and cheap are not gonna get you anywhere. Linksys has a nice new router out that has a pretty badass looking antenna on it. Two regular antennas and a flat paddle radar lookin antenna in the middle. I want to say it is less than $200.
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Get through several walls and what distance?

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I've had no problems whatsoever with my Netgear WGR614's (802.11g) routers.

Originally I had one in a corner of my house in my bedroom where the cable modem is hooked up. With my MacBook and my Dell Axim X51v I have no problems getting wireless access anywhere in the house. Now with my HP laptop using a Netgear PCMCIA card reception wasn't that great. With my MacBook and Axim I get fairly good reception eve out in my yard but I'm hoping to increase that once I get the other WGR614 hooked up.

BTW, I've picked up both of these routers on a couple of different occasions from Best Buy for $39.




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Costco usually has some good deals on their wireless bundles. Can usually get a router and laptop card or computer card for about $50-80. Got a NetGear set from them and it was just fine. Am using a D-Link in a 2-story apt. now and that works a lot better. I would recommend the D-Link or LinkSys over anything though

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I am looking to get another wireless router and adapter for our other two computers. Right now we have the cheap Airlink 101. It works good when it wants to. I need something that can go through several walls good. But I don't want to spend and arma nd a leg. Any insight?
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Ive used Linksys and they're decent, Netgear blows sweaty asshole, and D-link is just as good as Linksys, with a cleaner GUI, and cheaper too. Belkin sucks BTW...

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WRT54G > * for ease of use, plus if you get the GL one, you can run Iptables for your NAT

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I suggest linksys as well. Get a wrt54GL and flash it to linux or a a bad ass firmware.

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I also suggest the WRT54G Linksys. I've been running mine for years with non factory firmware.

I've got mine upstairs in the game room and get signal over all the first floor.

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I also suggest the WRT54G Linksys. I've been running mine for years with non factory firmware.

I've got mine upstairs in the game room and get signal over all the first floor.

About this one. On dell.com I see this one without a speedbooster and with. Which one do I want? I am going to order through here as I have a coupon code to use up. There is a $30 difference between the two.
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I'm running the Netgear and love it. Had some issues at first, but it's working great now. It goes thru several walls and still has great signal strength.
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I also suggest the WRT54G Linksys. I've been running mine for years with non factory firmware.

I've got mine upstairs in the game room and get signal over all the first floor.
ditto... Great router, but as mentioned stock firmware is 'ok', easy enough that a non-computer user can get it setup and working.

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i've had good luck with linksys, netgear, and d-link products.

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Id suggest Netgear, Linksys and then D-link in that order. Stay away from Belkin and Buffalo.

Netgear has a longer range of the 3, but not as fast. Linksys is the fastest, but doesnt have the effective range of Netgear. D-link is just taking up third, not quite as good as either netgear or linksys.

Speedboost is a Linksys router. If you are decided on Linksys, dont even bother with "N" technology yet. Get a nice MIMO Wireless G router from Linksys like the WRT54GX4

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