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elkido122

join:2011-02-23
Folsom, CA

linksys or d-link

Opinions please


ExoticFish

join:2008-08-31
Stuarts Draft, VA

Asus



Camaro
Question everything
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join:2008-04-05
Westfield, MA
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1 recommendation

reply to elkido122

I would start here »www.smallnetbuilder.com/ they actually do real world test's IE moving the laptop to different locations in a home to judge signal, throughput etc. Plus lot's of good geek info on there to poke through.



Johkal
Cool Cat
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join:2002-11-13
Happy Valley
kudos:9
reply to elkido122

What are your requirements?



elkido122

join:2011-02-23
Folsom, CA

Ipv6 capable and dualband basically


cferro

join:2003-07-27
Jersey City, NJ
reply to elkido122

I also like CNET.com for reviews on wireless router. The editor name is Dong Ngo. »www.cnet.com/8726-4_1-0.html?use···=ngodong


Donut

join:2005-06-27
Romulus, MI
reply to elkido122

Have you checked ASUS? I have a DLink router and it works but the firmware is very clunky. Not really a big fan of linsys.
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Mr. Donut



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3

1 recommendation

reply to elkido122

I've been using the Linksys EA4500 with the classic non cloud firmware and haven't had not one performance related problem for the past year and a half plus it supports IPv6.



PeteC2
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Bristol, CT
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reply to elkido122

I have the Linksys EA4500 as well, but use the cloud firmware (opinions vary widely on which firmware to employ), but like Mike, have no had a single performance issue.

Yes it is dual band and supports IPv6.

I understand that CISCO is off-loading Linksys to Belkin however, so what the future will bring to this brand is uncertain, but at any rate, the EA4500 is a solid choice.

ASUS has very solid, well performing routers as well.

D-Link is not without any merit, but I place them and Belkin somewhat below Linksys/ASUS/NetGear.
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Deeds, not words



Robotics
See You On The Dark Side
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join:2003-10-23
Louisa, VA
reply to elkido122

I have several Linksys at different locations. And have never had a problem. Linksys also seems to have a better signal quality (reaches out a bit further) than d-links. This is compared to my parents d-link setup.
Mine do have the antennas where theirs don't. Not sure if that is why mine seems to get out better.
Either way Linksys has earned my trust. Been using them since 1992 with not one problem.

Belkin is taking them over soon, so who knows what will happen then.
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Long you live and high you fly, and smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry,
and all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be.



camper
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Bethel, CT
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reply to elkido122

 
Linksys was recently acquired by Belkin, a company that is known more for commodity technology than anything else (e.g., cable adapters, audio and video cables, etc.).

One cannot be sure what will become of the Linksys products under its new owner.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3

Well if this happens, I'm just going to have to move to purchasing business class Cisco equipment again



Robotics
See You On The Dark Side
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join:2003-10-23
Louisa, VA

Or stock up on their original routers while they last on sites like Amazon, etc.
I just did an order the other day to get one of the better wireless routers made easy for firmware upgrading.
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Long you live and high you fly, and smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry,
and all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be.



Mike Wolf

join:2009-05-24
Beachwood, NJ
kudos:3

True however I already have two EA4500's and one E1200.



Defiance82
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join:2002-09-11
Burlington, WI
reply to elkido122

I like my Asus RT-AC66R.

»usa.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_R···RTAC66R/