Which modem-router would you recommend?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sparkie7, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

    sparkie7

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    I'm looking at the Netgear DGN2000, does anyone have any experience of this piece of kit and is it worth parting the cash for?

    Any other brands/models worth considering before I bite the plastic?

    Your advice, suggestions appreciated
     
  2. Nikos macrumors 68000

    Nikos

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    Not sure about that particular model, but my Netgear router has been serving me well.
     
  3. SFStateStudent macrumors 604

    SFStateStudent

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    Belkin N+ is a bit pricey, but it's great for WiFi in every room of the house and four houses over (sometimes the only place I can get away from all the noise and commotion is the car in the driveway). I like the ability to go beyond WEP and use WPA2 for better security...
     
  4. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

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    +1 for Netgear... excellent stuff these Netgear people make!
     
  5. msprouls macrumors member

    msprouls

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    I just worked on a Netgear DGN2000. I had a lot of trouble with the wireless portion of it, weak signal with frequent drops.

    I have worked with the D-link DIR-655 and have had only one problem and that was more of a Windows XP problem (See Below), one of the best consumer routers with WiFi I have seen.

    I know some will say a wireless router with integrated DSL modem saves money, I have never liked integrated modems. I would get a dedicated DSL modem and a D-link DIR-655.

    The only problem I have had with the DIR-655 was with my company provided Windows XP laptop. I was experiencing Certificate errors on the WiFi connection, but once I installed the WPA2 WiFi Client Hotfix it's working great now.
     
  6. showtime macrumors 6502

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    I would recommend getting a dd-wrt capable router. I've gone through netgear routers and d-link routers and one annoying problem is that I find with every router I've had is that the connection will eventually drop and I'll have to power cycle the router.

    I picked up the linksys wrt54gl a couple of months ago, flashed it with the dd-wrt firmware and have yet to had my connection drop. It has been by far the most stable router I've owned plus you get A TON of features that you don't get with consumer routers.
     

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