WIFI router.. what to recommend? (merged)

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  1. rockinrobin

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    I'm planning to buy a wifi router for the house. The router will be used for my laptop and 2 mobile phones. Would like to ask for your recommendations on what to get. I'm eyeing the Linksys brand but I'm kinda lost which variant to get... dami kasi ako nakikita.... WRT54G, WRT54GS etc...

    thanks!!!
     
  2. hannibal

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    Re: WIFI router.. what to recommend?

    hi rockinrobin! the search feature can help you decide which one to get. practically all of the leading brands (and models) have already been discussed if not totally reviewed by members of the forum. it's probably just a matter of compatibility with your current DSL provider.

    good luck on your search for that 'perfect' router.
     
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    I'm using Linksys as well. I have tthe WRT54G and it works great! I have one in the office, one at home and one at the shop. We've been using it for 3 years and no problems so far :)
     
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    Using a WRT54G for my home network as well. Had mine for more than 9 months already and no problems. The GS is a later model than the G, and has the SpeedBooster feature.
     
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    netgear for me.
     
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    I was deciding whether to buy the GS or the G model too. However, I believe that the speedbooster function wont be much help because the limiting factor is my smart bro which is way sllloowwww. So i just got the wrt54g.
     
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    D-Link is also a good brand. Been using one (DI-624+) for almost 2 years now and so far there have been no problems. My router is on 24/7.
     
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    Ended up getting the WRT54G. Thanks for the feedback everyone!

    By the way, can someone teach me how to change the name of the router? Is it possible ba?

    Thanks!
     
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    Re: WIFI router.. what to recommend?

    have the same wrt54g :D

    enter 192.168.1.1 in your browser
    you will be prompted for a username and password

    just enter admin as password (if you haven't changed it yet, no username)

    click the wireless tab, then change the SSID
     
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    Another thing you should do, secure your network :)
     
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    my netgear matches my macbook and xbox 360 :D
     
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    Re: WIFI router.. what to recommend?

    Finished renaming my router. Thanks johnj2803!

    As for securing my network, I tried activating the WEP key however, my phone does not seem to connect whenever this option is enabled.

    Am I missing something??? :eek:
     
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    belkin use ko sir
     
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    Re: WIFI router.. what to recommend?

    mine is D-Link DI-524 and it automatically connects my MBP, my husband's Dell laptop, my brother's Powerbook G4 and her gf's windows laptop to the internet.
     
  15. katjala

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    Which Wifi router works best with SmartBro? Any recommendations? Thanks :D
     
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    Actually it doesn't matter. Smart Bro goes as high as 512kbps in some areas so even an old 802.11b is sufficient for your needs.

    Other than speed, you may want to consider a "g" or an "n" depending on distance and obstructions between router and computer. The number of users won't matter much becuase you can't have too many on the bandwidth of a Smart Bro bro.

    The most important consideration for a Smart Bro connection is the location of the Smart tower you are pointed to in relation to your house.
     
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    Quite true, I had a Dlink and Linksys router which all performed badly on Smart Bro. After 1 year I switched back to PLDT and no problem ever since. I prefer Linksys WRT54G though over the Dlink
     
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    i believe you have to input a key in your phone to connect. i have a wrt54g at home and i can connect my imate jasjar ( a windows mobile device) to the network with no problems just had to input the key
     
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    using a linksys wrt54gs and just recently purchased a netgear RangeMax wpn824. both are excellent routers, the netgear was easier to install.
     
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    Re: WIFI router.. what to recommend?

    same here. i'm using a linksys wrt54g for 2 years now and have no problem.

    i recently bought a netgear (RangeMax NEXT Wireless-N Routers) which i set up in my sister's house.

    I notice that netgear is faster, has greater coverage, and is better looking than linksys. It was also easier to install than linksys. (Netgear has a step by step instruction for setup.)

    Both linksys and netgear are good.

    But this time, i prefer netgear.
     

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