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Old Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:35 PM        Looking for a new router. Any suggestions?
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:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124277


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.

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Old Jan 3rd, 2009, 10:52 PM       
I use one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122235



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.
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Old 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.
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Old 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.
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Old Jan 5th, 2009, 08:46 PM       
I'd slaughter a lamb to have Draft-n capabilities on my router.
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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 07:37 PM       
Articles like this don't make me too confident in 802.11n:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2246202,00.asp

And the standard hasn't even been released by IEEE yet. What exactly would you do with 802.11n bandwidth?
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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 08:36 PM       
Use it. Moreover, that article's a year old tomorrow. Surely something must've changed by now.
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Old 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.
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Old 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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