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 Post subject: Routers
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:38 pm 
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Arg, I want to upgrade my wireless router WRT54G to a gigabyte one with wireless n. But have not found anything that truly rocks my boat… I was hoping to find one with more than 4 output ports. Need 6.. But if need be will go with a gigabyte switch to add to the network.

I am most familiar with Cisco and Linksys routers. I have had bad experiences in the past with netgear. I have considered looking at small business routers, but don't want spend more then 200-300 total on network upgrades. Still need to upgrade to WIn 7 on my clients.


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 Post subject: Re: Routers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:53 am 
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I have had more problems with Linksys than I have had with Netgear. I have the WNDR3700 V2 and I love it its way smoother and easier to use and navigate then my old WRT150N so for what its worth maybe you should take a look at Netgear again.


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 Post subject: Re: Routers
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:49 pm 
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I dunno, my WRT310n has been working fine for a few years. In addition, IMO are more noob friendly or at least try to be. Also, have you tried the idea of a switch to the router?


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 Post subject: Re: Routers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:31 am 
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Well I have been reading good things about the Cisco Linksys E4200 with the only complaint that IPv6 is not fully supported with current firmware, which made me start looking harder at other routers. Still not sure if any of the other best of best are fully IPv6 capable. SO I am holding off on a new router for a few months to see what new comes about and how the E4200 shapes up. Cisco says it might be IPv6 this April from what I have read. In the mean time I am going to add a gigabit switch still trying to decide on one. I only have one 802.11n product right now anyways but want the gigabit bandwidth for WHS data/system backups.


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 Post subject: Re: Routers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:43 pm 
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Actually the Netgear WNDR3700 is IPV6 ready at least from what I have read I would be able to say more once I get my desk top built to confirm it in the real world.


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 Post subject: Re: Routers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:36 am 
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I would have to take a second look I thought I read it was doing the same as the E4200 IPv6 6to4 tunnneling.


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 Post subject: Re: Routers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:09 pm 
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With firmware rev 1.00.1.18 I believe it was supposed to give full support to IPV6


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 Post subject: Re: Routers
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:01 pm 
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Hmm I will have to go read up on the the firmware version they out. I know the most recent firmware I read about for that router suffered a perfomance issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Routers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:00 am 
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It really just comes down to personal preference and personal needs. Netgear, Linksys and D-Link all make decent products. Depending on the price range one brand and model maybe better than the other.


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 Post subject: Re: Routers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:40 pm 
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Your right about that Hit. I think I am in a holding pattern to see if the E4200 gets a firmware update to full ipv6 this spring. Why because of the Netgear interface... My sister in law just bought one and asked me to install for her. Really did not like the interface… But I have been messing around with the Linksys products for 10 plus years.


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