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    whats a good router?

    what is a good router, my netgear seems to crash once a day now. I looking for a wired one because I have a wireless AP.

    any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by morbidpete View Post
    those reviews are 5-6 years old though
    Quote Originally Posted by Zilog B
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    i know, i was just busting balls

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    I've been using the Linksys 8 port router(befs8r) for many years now, no problems. This is actually my second one, the first one I had lasted 4 years until too many power surges trashed it. The Linksys 4 port is not bad either. I also have an older netgear 4 port router that is pretty good. The Netgears seem to have more firewall options than linksys. If I were to get a new router I'd get one that has built in SPI that monitors outbound in addition to inbound.
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    Even though you have a wireless AP..todays wireless routers are often much better performers..and you keep it all in one tidy box. My fave wireless unit lately is the Linksys wrt54gx4 srx400. Good performance, throughput, and range.

    Of their wired units..the Linksys RV0 series are excellent, I use them often, more business grade, VERY high throughput and stability, built in VPN server, a bit pricey for home users..but if you see one on fleabay....

    For their basic wired units, the BEFSX41 has been my standard router to use for basic home setups. Quite superior to the basic befsr series..the sx is a strong unit. They had touch "iffy" firmware for a while..the 1.50 and 1.51 versions. Their latest is good though, think it's currently 1.52.9 or .10.
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    cool thanks guys
    Quote Originally Posted by Zilog B
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    I just replaced my old netgear RP114 (which was a good router in its day)with a D LINK DGL4100.So far so good.My thru put increased by thirty percent.It was easy to set up too.

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