12-23-2010 04:37 PM
I need a new router that supports both wireless and wired internet (I currently only have wired internet, I'd like both). I think all routers nowadays currently do both.
What's a good one? Last year, I bought a wireless router from Best Buy and it was incredibly hard to set up, I had to do it about 7 times before it worked and it didn't work with my desktop even though I bought a USB thing that enables it to work with wireless internet.
There aren't many reviews on the Best Buy website, so if anyone has any opinions, please post here. Thank you =]
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12-23-2010 09:16 PM
With your question, you are going to get lots of opinions. I'll add my opinion; I have a difficult time recommending Belkin products, because even though they are relatively easy to set up, I have found that there performance is not as good as some comparably priced routers. I would recommend Netgear or Cisco/Linksys. They are as easy to set up as the Belkins (and the Cisco/Linksys are even easier), and both give better range and throughput than do Belkin products. I have formed this opinion from several years of setting up and maintaining home networks for not only clients but also friends and family. Again, the above is just my opinion, but I think you'll find others that feel the same way.
One other point; there is a tool that can make setting up and managing your network very easy; it is called "Network Magic". Posting of external links is frowned upon in these forums, so just do a goole search and you'll find their home page. I have a rather large network in my home: 5 computers, two laptops, a server, two NAS boxes, an iPad, two android phones, a wireless TV and a wireless Blu-ray player, a gaming console, etc.. Managing such a network is amde easy by using Network Magic.
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12-23-2010 09:49 PM
The Cisco/Linksys routers are really good...whatever model happens to be on sale..This one is the one I use: