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Old 17th January 2008, 19:54   #1
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Hey all

I got a Dell Vostro 1500 last september and I also bought the Dlink portable wireless router I got it because it's super small and seemed like it would be a better choice for me because I travel alot and go to school. However I've found out that it's not so great for 24/7 use at my apartment, the littlest thing like a power or ISP flicker will make the router reset the IP which makes you connect it to the laptop and run the wizard again, most annoying.

I would like to find a rock stable wireless router that I can dedicate for home base use, something that won't disconnect or reset itself 5 times a day. I've been looking at the Rosewill RNX-G400, the Dlink WBR-2310 Rangebooster, and the LinkSYS WRT100 and would like your impute. If anyone has other suggestions of stable wireless routers let me know. By the way my Vostro has a wireless G receiver, I'm not sure if I should upgrade everything to wireless N or not. I've found that gaming and internet surfing work good with G but downloads are painfully slow compared to my desktop thats connected to a gigabit router. It would cost me about 70 bucks for the intel wireless N chip from

Any thoughts appreciated

Old 27th January 2008, 22:08   #2
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I had previous issues with router instability with both D-Link, Netgear, and a Linksys BEFW11. I bought a Linksys WRT54G-L the L standing for Linux edition as in it can use alternative firmware such as Tomato or the nerdtacular DD-WRT. I personally use Tomato, the simple user interface reminds me of Google, as in it is easy to find what you need, rock solid stable, and has advanced QoS features for a basic home router.

QoS or Quality of service among other things, allows you to prioritize your local network traffic allowing for better ping in online games while running BitTorrent in the background.
Old 27th January 2008, 22:12   #3
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Remember to get quality you have to spend money. You pay for a cheap router you will be receiving exactly that.
Old 3rd February 2008, 03:49   #4
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Also just a thought, you could just run a langth of CAT5e cable to wherever you put your desktop in your home (I'm assuming a desk). I've never been a fan of wireless for my personal home network for anything other then my laptop.
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