which wireless router to buy?

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  1. itz1223

    itz1223 MDL Novice

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    #1 itz1223, May 25, 2011
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    hello friends

    i want to buy a wireless router
    no hard use
    only 2 laptops i want to connect and a mobile
    speed is not an issue
    budget 50-60$

    i surf through... but got confused..
    linksys e1000 i found but dont knw how good it is
    plz guide me
    thank you
     
  2. Michelle68

    Michelle68 MDL Senior Member

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    If the wireles cards in your laptops are Wireless 802.11G 2.4ghz single band then your router only needs to be single band wireless 802.11G.

    If they have 802.11N ability and or duel band then you should consider an N router that duel band.

    Laptop wireless cards can be rated 150 mb/s,300mbs or 450mb/s and have 1,2 or 3 antennas.

    Realtek and Atheros are common stock laptop wireless cards.

    The router's ability should be matched with the wireless card in the laptop.

    The specs and quality of the wireless card in the laptops and the quality and specs of the router will deside the amount of connention disconnects,speed drop offs,band interference and the distance from each other that will work best in your enviorment.

    Cheap usually means you need to be closer to the router with your laptop to experience good connections

    E1000
    Pros
    Bargain-priced "N" Router. Easy setup with Cisco Connect software. Throughput on a par with other routers in its class.
    Cons
    Single band. No support for Gigabit Ethernet. Doesn't keep consistent performance at greater distances.
    Bottom Line

    This is as basic as an N router can get. If you are looking to wirelessly connect a single machine and have no need for Gigabit Ethernet or the 5-GHz band, it's not a terrible option for the price. But even for a cheap router, it should have better throughput at distance.

    E1200
    Pros
    Excellent throughput and range for single-band, consumer router. Easy setup. Classy design. Affordable.
    Cons
    Router's parental control software may conflict with third-party parental control software. Parental controls limited.
    Bottom Line

    Excellent throughput, easy setup, and a great price makes Cisco Linksys E1200 Wireless-N Router a good choice
     
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  4. itz1223

    itz1223 MDL Novice

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    #4 itz1223, May 26, 2011
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    my ISP said as far as its docsis 2.0, 3.0 compatible router will work
    i have charter connection

    i have lenovo y series laptops dont know about chipset even,, so dumb it feels.


    Can u guyz tell me linksys E1200 or linksys wrt54g or d-link dir-615 or any other?
     
  5. nathanial

    nathanial MDL Novice

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    get WRT54GS wireless router
     
  6. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    +1 for D-Link they are one of the few brands that handle network load reasonably.
     
  7. flasher33

    flasher33 MDL Novice

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    would recommend dry-tech or buffalo
    I have both and they are very good.
     
  8. livinginswva

    livinginswva MDL Member

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    You might check with your internet provider to see if they will give you a router. I'm with Comcast, and they offer a free Netgear router, you just pay 9.95 shipping.
     
  9. valhalla

    valhalla MDL Novice

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    +1 to Dlink here as well, Ive the DIR-655 and its been reliable for the last two years also is wireless N and has four gigabit ports on the back which are useful.
     
  10. gin13

    gin13 MDL Novice

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    I use Linksys - cisco E3000- one of the best.
     
  11. demaksi

    demaksi MDL Novice

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    I use TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N Gigabit Router, it fits your budget, only 55$ on Amazon.
     
  12. _Cyber_

    _Cyber_ MDL Novice

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    altough a lot of people here like d-link i suggest you to use linksys. my tries with d-link are already a few years old, but they made earlier only problems. hangups, etc..
    with linksys i never (!never!) had problems, thats the reason why I only suggest linksys any more.

    >>>Cyber
     
  13. Dryparker

    Dryparker MDL Novice

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    I believe that*D-Link is a pretty good reliable and comprehensive brand for your need. I m recommending you this brand based on performance as I m using same one since 2 years. *