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Router recommendations?
Posted by: timg
Date: December 26, 2006 06:34PM
OK,

I see a lot of requests for recommendations for cheap routers. My router seems to have
just died, but I don't want to replace it with a cheap router....

What I have is a Netgear FM114P - anyone have a recommendation for an equivalent
replacement? I would like faster wireless and a printserver in the box ...

Current crop of Netgear routers don't look very good - cheap and plastic - except for the
FWG114P. But that seems to be an older product ...

Thanks!
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Re: Router recommendations?
Posted by: jardster
Date: December 26, 2006 06:49PM
if you search the forum, I think you'll see that Buffalo routers are highly rated on this forum.



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Re: Router recommendations?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: December 26, 2006 06:55PM
Buffalo

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Re: Router recommendations?
Posted by: timg
Date: December 26, 2006 07:36PM
model? I don't see any with printservers ... are the 802.11n products ready for prime time?
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Re: Router recommendations?
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: December 26, 2006 07:45PM
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jardster
if you search the forum, I think you'll see that Buffalo routers are highly rated on this forum.

agreed ! [forums.macresource.com]
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Re: Router recommendations?
Posted by: chas_m
Date: December 26, 2006 08:21PM
Apple.

Time and time again, when you want the least hassle, you want airport.

Everything else is sub-par, but if you have to pick another brand then go with Buffalo. Do NOT go with Linksys unless you enjoy confusion. There's a REASON why so many Linksys routers are unsecured.

ps. To answer the question, NO 802.11n is NOT ready for prime time ... won't be ratified until 2008, apparently.



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Re: Router recommendations?
Posted by: St. Bernard
Date: December 26, 2006 09:56PM
Act before 12AM EST to get a Buffalo router for $30 after Google checkout: [www.buy.com]
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Re: Router recommendations?
Posted by: Spiff
Date: December 26, 2006 10:22PM
I like apple myself. Simple, solid, works. I've got Extremes that work off of a wired router (any wired router will work. Wired stuff never give out - unless yours was wired only, then you are the exception). Both base station (extreme) and the airport express also have a USB port to plug in a printer - 'cause they have a printserver built in!

No complaints.
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Re: Router recommendations?
Posted by: Dick Moore
Date: December 26, 2006 11:17PM
Buffalo. Buffalo. Buffalo.



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Re: Router recommendations?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: December 27, 2006 12:10AM
buffalo. i'm not sure if they have anything with a print server but i'd figure out another way to hook up your printer.



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Re: Router recommendations?
Posted by: timg
Date: December 27, 2006 01:47PM
So, seems the Buffalo doesn't have a print server, and the Airport only has a single LAN port. So I'd need extra boxes for either.

I didn't see any opinions on D-Link - I see they have this model DI824VUP that includes the 4 port switch and a print server. Anyone have any experience with that?
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