ANOTHER Wireless Router thread.(Can you believe it?)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by G5Unit, May 21, 2006.

  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020

    G5Unit

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    I'm stuck. I need a better router. This is my current setup:

    PCX 2000->DI-524->Dell Desktop
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    iMac G5, HP Notebook, Compaq Desktop(Soon to be replaced by MacBook, PowerMac G5->Xbox 360

    The Modem is 4 years old and has a 10 mps thing.


    Here are some I've been looking at:
    http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=385#
    http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=6
    http://games.dlink.com/products/?pid=370&sec=4

    I currently always get lag, connection losses and poor speed. I have a 4mbps connection which I plan to upgrade to 9mbps in the OC, CA area. Is it the old modem? Is it the wireless? I just want consistent speed(fast), no connection losses, and cool looks like that black one.(Maybe not) Are these the best choices? Or are there other better ones? I guess my budget is max 150.


    I also plan on plugging the router into my computer and sending internet to the HP laptop->Ethernet->Dell Desktop plus everything else. I mostly do gaming, huge file downloads, and stuff. I need to make a deciision soon!

    Planned:

    Newer Modem->New Router->PM G5
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    Xbox 360(wired), all the other compys.
     
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  3. Archmagination macrumors regular

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    I asked this question on this board recently and the one router that kept on coming up was the Linksys WRT54GL($60). Mainly due to the fact you can flash it into using Linux open source router programs like HyperWRT which are much better than commercially available software that companies use.

    That Dlink Gaming Router looks interesting, but expensive.. here are some links on newegg that should help you(check out the reviews.. I usually take a look at the negatives 1st.. looking for common problems or complaints.)

    Linksys WRT54GL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833124190

    That Dlink Gaming Router: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833127158
     
  4. G5Unit thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, anymore recommendations? Some thing that looks better perhaps? Wireless doesn't have to be super good. Since most of the heavy work is wired.
     
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    Ill second that. I just set it up. I had a little trouble, but the linksys people were awesome. It is a great router.
     
  7. G5Unit thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Do there are no good D-Link Wireless Routers? I had a bad expierience with Linksys a few years back. I just want LAG FREE, wired Xbox gaming, and no connection dropping overr wireless(speed is important for me wired, can be just ok wireless)

    I found another: http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=385
     

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