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Home network setup. Router choice.

I'm going to be building a home computer network. I would like all of the bedrooms my home to have cat 5 wired to them. I also want a cat 5 wired to the tv room because I play on xbox live all the time. As far as wireless goes I have a laptop and printer that's it. I've been looking at this router http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127243 Is there anything better for the money?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124190

Thats all you need. along with dd-wrt.com firmware (free)

just search for wrt54gl in this forum

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124190

Thats all you need. along with dd-wrt.com firmware (free)

just search for wrt54gl in this forum
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124190

Thats all you need. along with dd-wrt.com firmware (free)

just search for wrt54gl in this forum
I currently already have a router that is in the "G' speed category. I want something that is in the "N" category.

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I currently already have a router that is in the "G' speed category. I want something that is in the "N" category.
"N" is still in draft form(non-standardized), so you may have compatibility problems. I have a "n" router(D-link DIR655) and a "n" card(Dell 1500) in my laptop. Although the card identifies the router as being "'n' capable", it only connects at G speed.

I'm 99% sure my problem is the card since it is older(2006) and I have tried it on multiple brand "n" routers with no luck.


I will say I have had no problems with the d-link router and it was under $100 for a while.
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"N" is still in draft form(non-standardized), so you may have compatibility problems. I have a "n" router(D-link DIR655) and a "n" card(Dell 1500) in my laptop. Although the card identifies the router as being "'n' capable", it only connects at G speed.
My dell laptop connects at N speeds but only for about 10 seconds at a time. I can disable the N network though and it works great at G speeds.

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