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 Post subject: Recommend router
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:56 pm 
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I'm looking for a wireless router. Can anyone recommend a good one ?


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend router
PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:34 pm 
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Honestly, the best bang-for-the-buck continues to be (IMHO) the D-Link DIR-655.
It does .11n, it has a Gigabit switch, and it can be had for ~$80 or so. It might not be 'pretty', and the front panel lights may be a bit on the bright side (slightly annoying on my desk, in my bedroom - but, I got used to it), but, it does its job quite well (and, was a nice upgrade from my WRT-54G.)


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend router
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:16 am 
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cup wrote:
... and the front panel lights may be a bit on the bright side (slightly annoying on my desk, in my bedroom - but, I got used to it...



Bright indeed! I put a strip of masking tape over mine and I can still see the lights through the tape. Still, it dimmed them enough so they don't keep me awake at night.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend router
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:20 pm 
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Thanks for the recommendation. I noticed this router also has a USB port and over a thousand reviews in Newegg. I ordered one.


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend router
PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:38 pm 
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I have a question though, my adapter is dual band and I noticed this router is a single band. Can these two work together ?


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 Post subject: Re: Recommend router
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:48 am 
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Audiogabby wrote:
I have a question though, my adapter is dual band and I noticed this router is a single band. Can these two work together ?

Dual band means your adapter works in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. I think the router you got only does 2.4 GHz, so your adapter will just use its 2.4 GHz band. So it will work, but you would get significantly better results of using N within the 5 GHz band. Usually the 2.4GHz band is to crowded with other people that you cannot use the 40 MHz wide channels and need to go back to the 20 MHz wide channels (to get good performance). On the 5 GHz going to 40 MHz wide channels is no problem and you will get the faster speeds of N. Without going into more detail that is the short of it.


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