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      03-08-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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best consumer-grade wireless router??

i posted a thread a few days ago about frustrations with my linksys wrt310n and, after lots of time trying to fix it, i have come to the conclusion that the router is a piece of shit and can't keep up with me. i'm looking for the best and fastest wireless N router i can get my hands on. suggestions?

also, i'll be selling my wrt310n. send me an offer. router is great for everyday browsing, but forget about sharing media within your LAN.
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I've had a ton of gripes with Apple's products lately, but their AirPort Extreme has been pretty solid thus far for me, including file sharing. Worth a shot for sure.
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You already know my answer Blake... read this if you haven't already:

http://arstechnica.com/hardware/revi...er-roundup.ars

5GHz FTW!
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      03-09-2009, 01:19 AM   #4
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hey blake i just got the same router and i love it so far. only thing is the heat, did you have the same problem too?

mine is lifted off surface table by a stacks of this stryofoam thing lol. helps a bit but still hot, not warm.

my other choice was the belkin n1...which you should look into along with the apple only if you need the 5ghz spec though.
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hey blake i just got the same router and i love it so far. only thing is the heat, did you have the same problem too?
mine gets pretty hot too, but i also crank up the output power on it as well. i run it at 85mW no problem, it just doesn't multiplex.
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I also have the wrt310n. It sucks imo. Wish I bought a WRT54G again. All my wireless cards are still using G anyways. I tried buying a N wireless card and it didn't make any difference so I returned it.
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Xirrus 24-port A/B/G/N

pretty much the best wifi product on the market
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24-port for home is overkill.
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I've had a ton of gripes with Apple's products lately, but their AirPort Extreme has been pretty solid thus far for me, including file sharing. Worth a shot for sure.
+1000000.

Blake, I know you don't like Apple but the Airport Extreme is the most reliable router I have ever used. I'm a PC guy myself but this is one solid piece of hardware. I set up 22 Airport Extreme's (linked to one another broadcasting the same SSID) at a client's site last summer. Not ONE has gone down since!! Uptime going on 9 months so far!!

I can't say the same for any Linksys, D-Link, or Netgear product I've tried. Most times I've had to power-cycle the aforementioned devices numerous times every month.

Also, here's a tip for ordering from Apple. Go to their website, click on "store," then click on "education store," on the left, select a school in your local zip and you will get a nice discount on everything (no i.d. required).
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I have owned a few different Linksys over the years and all of them have caused me frustration.

I bought a Netgear RangeMax N over 2 years ago, set it up once and have not touched it since.
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apple i might end up doing something evil today
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hey blake i checked the back of the router, there is a switch to adjust how much power it consumes?
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hey blake i checked the back of the router, there is a switch to adjust how much power it consumes?
no, you have to use dd-wrt www.dd-wrt.com
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Also, here's a tip for ordering from Apple. Go to their website, click on "store," then click on "education store," on the left, select a school in your local zip and you will get a nice discount on everything (no i.d. required).
People who do that are the reason why we have seen a huge reduction or no discount on certain items at all in the edu store.
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People who do that are the reason why we have seen a huge reduction or no discount on certain items at all in the edu store.
every thread needs an honorary debbie downer.

apple should fix the issue, don't shoot the messenger.
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apple is still making plenty of money, it's alright
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Blake, I am thinking of getting an APple. Heck, last summer, I bit the bullet and bought an Apple laptop. I am in love with it since then. I vouch for apple quality.
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