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    routers?

    i just wanted to see if someone can give me some feedback about these routers and which one would be better:

    US Robotics USR8054
    D-Link AirPlus DI-614+
    Netgear MR814

    it's for a home network with a DSL connection.

    Thanks

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    I'd have to go with the Netgear, but none of those are my choices. For home based networks I recommend (highly recommend) linksys.

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    I've always found linksys stuff to be good, however the netgear stuff I have has was ok too.

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    I've got a DI-614+ (2 Antennas) in my car trunk, have used it once or twice, would you be willing to buy it?

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    Re: routers?

    Originally posted by mp3sattack
    i just wanted to see if someone can give me some feedback about these routers and which one would be better:

    US Robotics USR8054
    D-Link AirPlus DI-614+
    Netgear MR814

    it's for a home network with a DSL connection.

    Thanks
    From your list, Netgear is the best.

    Have you considered Linksys? They make excellent routers.
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    i'm checking linksys now that you said, and what about 3COM?

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    Yeah, all 3 of my routers are Linksys, have to put my vote there.

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    Originally posted by mp3sattack
    i'm checking linksys now that you said, and what about 3COM?
    In my opinion, 3Com and Linksys are both in the number 1 & 2 spots (arguably which spots..).

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    Netgear for sure. I had a Linksys router that would drop connection anytime someone walked by it, their Indian outsourced "technical support" was of no help.

    USR hasn't been around for a while, must be some old equipment you have there?

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    DeathNova, I agree, the outsourced support answered zero questions

    And when I needed a new one that was under warranty, it took ages to talk to someone that could authorize it.
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    Originally posted by cybexhost
    DeathNova, I agree, the outsourced support answered zero questions
    The only difference is the way of tongue and the accents they have.

    Help/support wise, outsourced support has been fine in my experience. They usually have better technical knowledge, and do a better job anyway.

    @mp3sattack:

    If you have not yet done so, you can check out the wireless routers they have here:
    http://www.linksys.com/products/grou...rid=33&scid=35
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    Though I've never tried any of those specific models, I'd suggest the Netgear.

    I use pretty much only netgear for networking and I havent had any problems. Plus you also have to love the metal boxes and not that cheap plastic.
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    i'm thinking now in these two:

    3Com® OfficeConnect® Wireless 11b Cable/DSL Gateway 3CRWE53172


    and

    Linksys EtherFast® Wireless AP + Cable/DSL Router w/4-Port Switch (BEFW11S4)


    any experience with those?

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    I have a D-Link AirPlus i find it more than sufficient. But if you want consistently good routers just get a Netgear.

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    Linksys routers are the best. 3COM stuff works well too, but if you have to decide between the 3 choices you posted, I'd go with D-Link.

    Having used Netgear before, I have to say the quality of it's WLAN router is shocking when compared to other WLAN routers.
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