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Old 09-05-2005, 09:56 PM   #21
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EWWWWWWW a belkin??? come on bill
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It was cheap and works quite well. Good enough for me.

The only advantage to going more advanced is to buy a COMPLETE system. Not feasible. I have 3 wireless devices BUILT IN.
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I've never liked Linksys. They have always been a pain in the *** for me.

I'm a big D-Link fan.
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I'm using Microsoft - also the 802.11g....range seems to be about 150ft or so....can go out in my garage, on the front porch and over to the neighbor'* house...all with a beer in hand.

Just be sure to check what kind of wireless house phone you have....the 2.4 Ghz can run interference w/your wireless connection (the 5.8Ghz is fine though).

Also, I had to uninstall my McAfee firewall because it conflicted with the firewall in the wireless router base (puter kept freezing up). I spent two hours on the phone w/India to figure that one out.
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It was cheap and works quite well. Good enough for me.

The only advantage to going more advanced is to buy a COMPLETE system. Not feasible. I have 3 wireless devices BUILT IN.
considering you work at hp, i thought you would have a higher standard...

when i worked at officemax... a belkin unit would come back 4x as much as anything else... basically like a walmart brand
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I have a Netgear 54g. It loses connection enough to be a little frustrating. I recently noticed I frequently lose connection if the cordless phone (2.4ghz, same as the router) is in use. Makes me wonder how many 2.4ghz phones are in the 6 unit apartment building. Range: ~50 feet

My parents have a Belkin 802.11b. I never had any problems with it.
Range: ~40 feet
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I have a Dell router.
Works fine with a strong signal to the farthest part of my home ~60 feet.
Had some trouble getting it configured with my desk top that isn't wireless but all is fine now that I have the right ISP code.
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My Netgear i bought 1.5 years ago (for $50) works GREAT. Huge antenna and range. Never had a problem anywhere in a 3 level house, or concrete dorms down the hall even.

Microsoft are HORRID, atleast the few i tried.
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Running Netgear 54g as the main router here and at my parents house. Range is fairly good, although due to lead paint and plaster walls here at the apartment, we are also running a Linksys 54g on the second floor to helo with range (other is in basement). I like both very well, although I think my netgear is dropping the connection a little often. that ot it is the hub. Also, had a belkin wireless B that worked great. Bought it for a GF, then she gave it back when she didn't need it. it is not running the network at the company I work for since our old one blew up. Working flawlessly there.
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