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View Poll Results: Which brand wireless router are you using
Linksys 21 56.76%
D-Link 8 21.62%
Netgear 7 18.92%
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Which Wireless Brand

Which brand wireless routers are you guys using? Is the extra money for the 108meg speed worth it?
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Re: Which Wireless Brand

I'm using a Microsoft MN-700. Seems to have better range than the Linksys I used in the past.
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Re: Which Wireless Brand

I'm going to get a new one within the next week and I'm not sure which one. Looking for advice to steer me in the right direction. I'm not the computer guru most of you guys are but I can get around the basics.
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Let me know what you find out. I need to get a wireless router to replace my Linksys (non wireless) soon...
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Go Linksys, they come with Cisco internals. Are you looking more for range or speed? You're gonna get a longer ranger out of a "b" than a "g", but it'll only be 10base.
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Re: Which Wireless Brand

I have two Linksys wireless routers (a "b" for home and a "g" for biz use), and also a Netgear "g" with 108 mbps (with dedicated cards). Since I have more Linksys than Netgear, I voted Linksys in the poll.

Thing is, I haven't used the wireless extensively with any of them...at least not yet. My laptop gets plenty of signal whether one or two floors away; however, the Linksys wireless game adapter (for Xbox and PS2) that I have doesn't do as well; it needs to be closer, and I've taken to just running it direct-wired. Not sure if that's the router or the game adapter at fault.

However, Canon's WFT-E1 (photo) transmitter is due any day, at which point I'll begin using wireless a lot more often.
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Re: Which Wireless Brand

TAZ, FWIW, the Microsoft wireless XBox adapter seems to do fine. I use it on the opposite side of the house and it gets a good signal.
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TAZ, FWIW, the Microsoft wireless XBox adapter seems to do fine. I use it on the opposite side of the house and it gets a good signal.
Thanks. So I understand, you're using the Xbox-branded wireless adapter with the Microsoft wireless router? (...in which case I wouldn't be too surprised that it would work well with the Xbox.)

In all fairness, I used to have my router in a corner of the basement, and had difficulty when using the Xbox wirelessly from my bedroom, which was on the second floor, and as far from the adapter as was possible in the house - probably a less-than-ideal situation. I haven't really tried the adapter since I moved my office and the router to the first floor of the house.
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Re: Which Wireless Brand

Yep, that's correct. But, I'm also currently using two different laptops with on-board wireless, without problems. (And have used an iBook and a 3rd laptop in the past.) So, it's not just a MS<->MS thing.
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Re: Which Wireless Brand

Linksys here. I was able to install it and get all of our laptops up and running without a hitch. That says a lot for someone as pc illiterate as me!

FYI, the unit is set up in the basement and gets a good signal from our third floor.

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Let me know what you find out. I need to get a wireless router to replace my Linksys (non wireless) soon...
FWIW my experience is that a WAP and a wired router are the way to go. That way, an error on the wireless side does not force an IPL on the router....

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FWIW my experience is that a WAP and a wired router are the way to go. That way, an error on the wireless side does not force an IPL on the router....
WAP, IPL you guys are speaking gibberish to me. I'm not as up to date as I used to be but I still never knew some of the stuff you guys say. For the most part nowadays I just plug it in and go

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WAP, IPL you guys are speaking gibberish to me. I'm not as up to date as I used to be but I still never knew some of the stuff you guys say. For the most part nowadays I just plug it in and go
WAP, in this case, means Wireless Access Point.

IPL is short for "reboot" or "restart". Didn't bother looking up what the IPL actually stands for.
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WAP, in this case, means Wireless Access Point.

IPL is short for "reboot" or "restart". Didn't bother looking up what the IPL actually stands for.
I thought the W in WAP stood for wireless but wasn't sure of the rest. my lesson for today is done.

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