Most reliable wireless router (under $150)?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by g3ski, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. g3ski macrumors member

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    What routers do you recommend for reliability and stability? For use on a home network or small office/workgroup.

    Wired+Wireless (B+G). $150 or less. WPA2 would be nice. Uptime is the most important factor. Other features a bonus.

    What wireless router do you use?
    Is it reliable?
    Does it need to be rebooted often?
    Does it drop connections?
    Do you get decent range?

    Thanks,
    -J
     
  2. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

    macman2790

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    Texas
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    i just got the belkin N1 which is pre-n with mimo, it's a very nice router from best buy at $129.99. I convinced them to sell for $129.99 earlier this week because circuit city was selling for that price.

    Heres the link http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Belk...53514/catOid/-12980/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do

    the price of 149.99 is crossed out and when you add it to cart it changes to 129.99.

    Yes i do get great range just as the product claims, and it also looks very cool(to me)
    I've only rebooted once(to update the firmware) and it never drops connections. All wireless g products i have in my house and even when outside are connected at 54.0 mbps which is the highest wireless g can transfer. It will most likely run much faster with pre-n products.

    Free shipping on this order too.
     
  3. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    Orange County, CA
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    My free CompUSA wireless-G router has been working fine since I picked it up last Black Friday. My home has about 4-5 computers regularly connecting to it.

    Never drops out. Range is well beyond my house (i'd say around 100 ft. -- i can sit in my car in the street and pick up a weak signal). I don't remember the last time I rebooted. Signal crapping out always = cable modem's fault (which is hardly ever).
     

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