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Chelu Mar 25, 2006, 08:15am EST Report Abuse
I want to buy a router and i have decided that Netgear RP614 Router will be good for me. Now i have never had one and i was wanderind if that will be a good choice for me or will be something that i will regret later on.
I have 2 pc and the 3 rd one on the way i will have a network with printer,internet sharing i have a cabe modem from NTL Ireland that will be my ISP if there are any recomandations or sugestions please let me know i want something good preaty straight forward i wont mind research over it as i like it only i am new to routers and i will like the advice frome more experienced users.
Thank you very much guys.


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jmerc Mar 25, 2006, 09:26am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Help buying router.
Chelu,
That's a good choice if you want to go wired versus wireless. That was one of my first quality wired routers before I went wireless. Went wireless only becuase I received the Netgear WGT624 wireless router as a gift for the holidays.

I still have the model you plan to buy in storage and will not part with it as it makes a good backup if my wireless ever goes down. Many here will suggest other makes and models based on their experience so be prepared for other suggestions.

Good thing is the router provides a additional firewall and added protection for your network.

Good luck and welcome to HWA.

Jay

Life is too short, make the best of it!
Chelu Mar 26, 2006, 11:47am EST Report Abuse
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Thanks man I will go for it and see whats gonna happen. Got to learn this some day.

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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Mar 26, 2006, 11:54am EST Report Abuse
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LINKSYS is the way to go, followed by Netgear, ANYTHING ELSE IS JUST CRAP.

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Adam Kolak Mar 26, 2006, 11:55am EST Report Abuse
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I have D-Link DI-524, its the biggest POS ever made. Random reboots, sometimes every couple mintues, i think it overheats and than it reboots it self. Don't ever buy D-Link.

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Chelu Mar 26, 2006, 12:29pm EST Report Abuse
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Speaking of Linksey i was looking at this one as well Linksys BEFVP41 EtherFast and for some reason i liked the netgear one better i will do some more research between thouse 2 and see whats the story.

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B Mar 26, 2006, 12:37pm EST Report Abuse
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I would go with Cisco or D-link. I know some1 using a LINKSYS wireless router. His connection disconnects every so often. Just my 2 cents.

Fixer Mar 26, 2006, 12:40pm EST Report Abuse
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Chelu Mar 26, 2006, 12:40pm EST Report Abuse
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So Jay was right everybody with their own bad and good exp over routers so i think at the end of it is how lucky you are to get one to be a perfect match for your setup. Got to bite the bullet some time to time.

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Chelu Mar 26, 2006, 12:44pm EST Report Abuse
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If you belive it or not i rang NTL an i have been told that they cannot provide any info i have to contact the place where i want to buy the router and find out if works or not. That is so sad what kind of costumer support they have.

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Adam Kolak Mar 26, 2006, 12:52pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Help buying router.
I would go with Cisco or D-link. I know some1 using a LINKSYS wireless router. His connection disconnects every so often. Just my 2 cents.


Acctually Cisco owns Linksys.

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B Mar 26, 2006, 01:07pm EST Report Abuse
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I wasn't aware of that. My friend probably just got a defective piece. His Internet was working fine before. I'm using wired and I'm loving it. No BS such as bad signals/stealing bandwidth.

Fixer Mar 26, 2006, 01:11pm EST Report Abuse
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Bad Support NTL.
Best ISP internet Support in the UK is http://www.zen.co.uk/


The problem with NTL is having there Box installed, but I think my son said he has just got a new Router, now knowing my son he would have gone for what I have and I have the NETGEAR NET-DG834 FIREWALL ADSL ROUTER - 4 PORT SWITCH, and he has been on-line but will have to make sure about this.

Adam Kolak Mar 26, 2006, 01:12pm EST Report Abuse
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Ya im on wired also, acctually my D-Link 524 has more problems with the wired (LAN) part of it then the wireless part of it. When it reboots though both wired and wireless connections are dropped. I think it also could be the firmware as the older firmware i use to use was better, but still i would not buy D-Link again. Wireless range and signal is great on my router, and the everything wired part is good too, untill the router goes into its vicious rebooting mode lol, where every few minutes it likes to reboot, major annoyance.

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Chelu Mar 26, 2006, 02:36pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Help buying router.
The NTL that i have is in Ireland a bit different that the one from UK but no major difference in help and support.
I will go with the Netagear one and see whats gonna happen i alwais can ghange and get another one hell i can e-bay the first one if not happy.
Thanks a lot guys you have been most helpfull. Thanks again.

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Chelu Apr 09, 2006, 05:10pm EDT Report Abuse
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Got the router and finaly got time to set it up after a bit of googling got it going and is a nice piece of tool up to now very happy with it. Thanks for all your help guys

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~Vel Apr 09, 2006, 05:23pm EDT Report Abuse
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Adam Kolak Apr 09, 2006, 05:47pm EDT Report Abuse
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Netgear is pretty good. Seems like there are the most problems with D-link, then Lynksis. I never hear to many Netgear problems. But im sure there are many. Routers seem to be very "iffy". For example on my D-Link DI-524 rev. C, the 3.20 firmware makes router reboot every 5 seconds. The 3.02 firmware seems good, but the firmware i first had on it seemed the best, it was like 1.xxsomething i think. Stupid D-Link firmware sucks.

Adam Kolak
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Chelu Apr 09, 2006, 06:28pm EDT Report Abuse
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Ya the firmware problem is universal i go like this as long i dont have problems i dont need to change cuz youll never know what you bump into

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brian pope Apr 09, 2006, 09:57pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help buying router.
Now if you could get your hands on a Nexland PRO800Turbo Router, then you'd have the best router ever made!

But like the saying goes "all good things must come to an end", Symantec bought them out about 2yrs ago, now they charge almost twice the money for them. The Nexland PRO800Turbo sold for around $480 CDN & was used by the major ISP's.


Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Apr 09, 2006, 10:01pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help buying router.
Linksys Wireless Routers have 4 port switch on back of them

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