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Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by KingPing, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. KingPing

    KingPing

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    I have this crappy Encore router (ENRTR-104). I want to replace it with this Linksys WRT120N ( http://www.linksysbycisco.com/EU/es/products/WRT120N ).

    I know nothing about routers, is this Linksys any good? for gaming and downloading stuff

    There will be 3 PCs and a PS3 connected to the router.

    I won't use WiFi, only cables. And is the only router in the F****** store!!!

    Thanks!!!
     
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    Dont know about that one but the WRT54GL which i have handles 3 comps PS3 and one wireless laptop without issue.
     
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    i got a WHR-HP-GN from newegg for 40 bux, installed the latest brainslayer build of dd-wrt on it and its good, no crashes in 60 days, perfect performance, couldnt ask for a better router for the price, oh and you can buy it new still yay
     
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    I just replaced my Linksys WRT54GS (10/100) with a Linksys E3000 (10/100/1000) and am very happy with it. Check it out.
     
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    I'm quite happy with our WRT54G...and the one you're looking at looks pretty good. Can't go wrong w/ Linksys IMO
     
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    wrt120n is a decent router - liked mine while i had it.

    as others have noted though, the standard is the wrt-54g
     
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    Using a WRT-54G with DD-WRT firmware and it handles 4 PCs and a xbox 360 without breaking a sweat.
     
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    There's always the option of turning an old computer into a router using a softwall. Best router ever.
     
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    ^this. I bought mine when they were first released (circa 2002?) and it has been running 24/7 since then. Signal strength was decent, but dramatically improved when I installed the high-gain antennas. The ONLY reason I upgraded was to support gigabit networking.
     
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    Cost more money to run in the end though.
     
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    I have a linksys WRT350N, which is a gigabit router. I spent a good amount on it, close to $200.00 USD. I don't particularly want to suggest you spend a lot, but I do want to recommend that you at least consider a gigabit router. If you have more than one comp on the LAN with a gigabit NIC, it becomes really, really, really nice when transferring files or gaming over the lan. It will cost you more, but I think it's something to consider. Mine has been great. Hell man, If you're just going to get a standard Megabit router, I can give you one. It's G type wireless, but it's also free.
     
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    no need - you can pick up a 5-port gigabit switch for $20~ish , and then a regular router on top of that for internet. that's what i do. no need spending so much on a gigabit router when your internet connection won't touch 10MB in most cases. a switch does the job for LAN more than well.

    the only consideration is if you want N or not, if N is not important , go with the 54g - if it is, then you have the two "n" linksys
     
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    Thank you all guys!!!:respect:

    Gigabit is not important to me because only 1 of the PCs needs a fast connection. Wireless is only for a folding PC that i want out of my bedroom, so G or N is pretty much the same i guess.


    I like the Linksys E3000 but the only router for sale here is the WRT120N, my city sucks big time:shadedshu.



    ***I bought the WRT120N and a WMP54G PCI WiFi card and everything works perfect, thank you all for your help!!!***
     
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