[RndTbl] wireless N router recommendations?
grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca
Wed Sep 1 16:55:27 CDT 2010
Thanks, Mike and Sean, for your replies last Thursday. I had been
reasonably happy with my Linksys WRT54G until recently, but I find that
lately it needs to be reset more than I'd like (once or twice a week).
That and the wish for faster wireless data transfers (though no need yet
for streaming, so bursty traffic is OK) and hopefully a bit more range
prompted me to look into wireless N router options. I had been
considering the D-Link 655, even though it's not dual-band (and after
what Sean said, perhaps dual-band isn't worth the extra expense), so I
appreciate the positive feedback on this model. I'm inclined to give it
On 08/26/2010 04:32 PM, Mike Pfaiffer wrote:
> On 10-08-26 02:22 PM, Gilles Detillieux wrote:
>> I was talking to Gilbert about recommendations for wireless N routers,
>> as I'm in the market for one. I'm not particularly interested in
>> running custom firmware (just need good, solid, secure and reliable
>> wireless LAN and basic Internet support), so this post is perhaps
>> slightly off-topic in this forum. But Gilbert did mention that there
>> had been discussion at a recent meeting about Wireless N antenna
>> strength, and some recommendations (mostly negative) about specific
>> routers, though he couldn't recall specific brands mentioned.
>> Any good dual-band models in the $70 to $130 price range?
> I'm running a D-Link 655. It's OK. Reviews last year put it third from
> the top from what the reviewers were looking for. I have to agree with
> Sean. I can connect a USB NIC to my Mint box and it works well but if
> there is a choice between G and N the NIC will choose G. To be fair I
> haven't tried to force an N connection. This particular router has
> gigabit (wired) capabilities. As to reliability... It was running for a
> couple of months steady last winter.
> As coincidence would have it, I am running it now with a test machine.
> If you'd like to try it out as is and you happen to be in Windsor Park
> just East of WPC it is there and open. No internet connection though.
> I've tried to make the SSID as obvious as possible. If you want to make
> arrangements to see what it is like if we force an N connection, let me
> know before Friday of next week when the machine goes back.
Gilles R. Detillieux E-mail: <grdetil at scrc.umanitoba.ca>
Spinal Cord Research Centre WWW: http://www.scrc.umanitoba.ca/
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 (Canada)
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