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#16 deinabog

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 15:46

Makes me glad I ditched my E2000 router last year for Asus's RT-66U model (gotta love that it's called Dark Knight). Before that I had three Linksys routers die over the course of 3 years.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 15:51

I have the Amped Wireless R10000 and I LOVE IT!

Before that I had a Netgear WGR614 and it was pretty good as well.

I upgraded cuz the netgear didn't have guest networks, was only G, and the wireless started acting up.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 16:01

Asus have a really good reputation in the consumer routing market atm.

I was surprised O.o

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:21

Enterprise Equipment is where its at like Cisco's Aironet Ap's :yes:

Forget about consumer routers. Consumer = Crap;

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FTW!

That looks like a needy, mutated baby.

#20 strekship

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:33

I run a Cisco modem/router. Best I've had.

Shame about Linksys really. I hate when companies buy decent products and run them into the ground. Tax right off no doubt.

I think Cisco always owned Linksys.

Edit: nevermind, i'm wrong.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:24

It is a pretty pitiful situation in the world of routers these days; Belkin is hit and miss, Netgear can't seem to get their website to work properly let alone provide timely firmware updates for their products, Linksys used to be the standard barer but that is since evaporates which leaves me with d-link where I bought a DSL-2870B which has been performing pretty well so far but my fingers are crossed. The biggest problem is that there is, like the PC world, a race to the bottom with a lack of real quality modem routers/stand alone routers for those of us who don't mind paying a little bit more for a better product.


Well I don't know, Netgear has made 3 of the best routers I've ever had, 2 of which are still in use...the 3rd I killed with ignorance, and Belkin's not bad once you stop using their firmware. The one DLINK router we've had just up and stopped working for seemingly no reason.

From my exp. it just seems to be luck of the draw. I've heard people who swore by Belkin and never had any problems, then others (like me) who say it sucks. Same goes for any of them.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:00

My sis had a blekkin and it only lasted a day. Also the thing couldn't even keep proper system time, let alone maintain a wireless connection or any connection to the internet at all. it literally needed reset every hour.

That's what you're gonna expect from a 20 dollar router from wal-mart. My sis just wanted to use it for xbox live with my bro for a few days and that didn't even happen. LOL.

#23 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:02

... shame, I kinda liked cisco systems, my e4200 is amazing though dated, I guess I'll have to wait with the rest of us to find out what this will mean long term...

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:10

My mum has been using my WRT54G for about 6 years now, and its still going!

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:08

WRT610N is a good router with DD-WRT. Good performance, good range. Even has IPv6.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:03

My first wireless router was the Linksys WRT54GS and it worked properly for as long as I used it. It served me well for about 3 years (2005-2008) but it didn't break. I just needed more wireless performance so I bought a D-Link DGL-4500 in 2008.

I haven't considered recommending a Linksys wireless router for years which is why this doesn't surprise me. It seems like they lost their competitive edge. Other companies like D-Link, Netgear, Belkin, and ASUS seem to be doing better.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:30

I had no issues with the EA4500 router with a hell of a load of devices connected to it, not rebooted it once.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 12:53

Well I don't know, Netgear has made 3 of the best routers I've ever had, 2 of which are still in use...the 3rd I killed with ignorance, and Belkin's not bad once you stop using their firmware. The one DLINK router we've had just up and stopped working for seemingly no reason.

From my exp. it just seems to be luck of the draw. I've heard people who swore by Belkin and never had any problems, then others (like me) who say it sucks. Same goes for any of them.


The problem is with the Belkin router is that you have to get a router where as I prefer to get an ADSL Modem Router which is unsupported by the alternative firmwares. So far with the dlink DSL-2870B things have been going extraordinarily well.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:56

I'm not surprised. Linksys has to be one of the worst routers ever.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 02:03

linksys sucked so bad, I had to leave linksys routers altogether