View Full Version : Looking for a new router. Any suggestions?
Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:35 PM
I have an old Linksys router... and when I say old, I mean it's about 10 years old now. Obviously, it's time for an upgrade.
So one of the main routers I'm looking at currently is the Wireless-N Linksys WRT160N:
Do any of you use this one or know anybody who has used it before? If so, what do ya think of it?
Also, if you have any other router recommendations, please lemme know.
Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:52 PM
I use one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122235
I can't fault it. Personally I prefer Netgear as several Linksys products I've used before have been a bit dodgy but there is every chance the router you're looking at will work well.
Jan 4th, 2009, 12:29 AM
For me, I haven't used Netgear. I've used Belkin and Linksys routers. And my Linksys easily trumps the Belkin. Either of those choices look pretty good.
Jan 5th, 2009, 06:33 PM
I like my Linksys router, but I would recommend that you base your decision on cost. Also, think about if you really need 802.11n. You might get up to about 4x the speed of 802.11g on the local network, but that still isn't going to make your internet connection any faster.
Jan 5th, 2009, 08:46 PM
I'd slaughter a lamb to have Draft-n capabilities on my router.
Jan 6th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Articles like this don't make me too confident in 802.11n:
And the standard hasn't even been released by IEEE yet. What exactly would you do with 802.11n bandwidth?
Jan 6th, 2009, 08:36 PM
Use it.:lol2 Moreover, that article's a year old tomorrow. Surely something must've changed by now.
Jan 6th, 2009, 11:29 PM
The article may be a year old but a lot of the technical reasons for why they don't recommend 802.11n are still valid today. How much bandwidth does your internet provider give you? I get 5 Mbps... so I can't really justify upgrading my wireless when my internet provider is the bottleneck.
Jan 8th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Thanks for the info guys, I'll letcha know what I end up going with whenever I buy a router. Much appreciated!
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