Recommend me a good router...

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  • Orchid 28 Mar 2007 16:04:07 45 posts
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    I will eventually be getting a PS3, but before i actually do i need a good router.

    Now I mention it a good Scart lead as well, PS2 Scart lead that is. Could someone recommend a good one of those, too. those things have become awkward to find now.

    Anyway, could somebody please recommend me a good router that has both wireless and wired capabilities, I'm a bit clueless on such things.

    cheers.
    Rob.
  • coastal 28 Mar 2007 16:06:38 5,422 posts
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    Netgear are good. Excellent menu system. Everything with clear naming and no 'personalised' naming that some do on generic terminology. Excellent 24.7 support too.
  • Popzeus 28 Mar 2007 16:37:52 8,425 posts
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    Gordon Bennett, there are a million "recommend me a good router" threads doing the rounds already. The fact you want one for your PS3 rather than a DS/360/Wii/PC doesn't make the criteria of a "good router" any different.

    Sorry, that probably sounded like more of a rant than strictly necessary.

    To sum up those million threads: Netgear, Linksys, Belkin generally good. Unbranded generally bad.

    Personally, I use a Linksys - it gets on fine with my laptop, DS and Wii so I imagine it would do the trick.
  • gazzy 28 Mar 2007 16:44:38 882 posts
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    Buffalo AirStation WHR-G54S.

    For 27 you can't go wrong.

    Linksys are shit IMO.
  • Tonka 28 Mar 2007 16:49:37 26,251 posts
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    I have a Linksys and it is a bit fiddly to be honest. It won't give me an IP sometimes and the best solution have been to reboot it.

    It might be because I constantly take my laptop to and from work every day. Still a pain in the ass.
  • heyyo 28 Mar 2007 16:57:57 14,356 posts
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    When it comes to computer crap;

    Branded stuff > Unbranded stuff

    Or that's what all the nerds think anyway. I just use whatever I rob at knife point.
  • BravoGolf Moderator 28 Mar 2007 17:24:18 12,768 posts
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    Netgear
  • hammerstein07 28 Mar 2007 17:31:55 63 posts
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    No choice.

    Sky choose Netgear.

    Although, I had a perfectly good Belkin previously. I think that if the make is renowned for networking equipment, you generally can't go wrong.

    I get the PSP, PS2, PC and HOPEFULLy my shiney new PS3 on it this evening.

    Edited by hammerstein07 at 17:33:09 28-03-2007
  • Goban 28 Mar 2007 17:37:48 9,919 posts
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    Always fancied one of these
  • coastal 28 Mar 2007 17:41:01 5,422 posts
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    it's tooltime!
  • sanctusmortis 28 Mar 2007 17:46:38 9,914 posts
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    The Netgear you get free with Sky Broadband's the one I've owned for over a year. Fantastic piece of kit.
  • JYM60 28 Mar 2007 18:24:11 17,446 posts
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    This works pretty well for me
    http://www.thrustmaster.com/product.aspx?ProductID=77&PlatformID=12
  • MrSensible 28 Mar 2007 18:25:57 26,523 posts
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    My Belkin stuff is absolutely awful. It's constantly not working sooo... I'd say go with one of the other brand names listed. All quality.
  • asphaltcowboy 28 Mar 2007 18:40:16 5,156 posts
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    Anyone else had problems with NetGears overheating when you push them too hard? I've got one from Sky (but had a different one before that) and it needs rebooting all the time when using wireless and transferring loads of data... I think it's an overheating problem, but who knows - now I just use it wired
  • gazzy 28 Mar 2007 18:43:48 882 posts
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    hammerstein07 wrote:
    No choice.

    Sky choose Netgear.

    Although, I had a perfectly good Belkin previously. I think that if the make is renowned for networking equipment, you generally can't go wrong.

    I get the PSP, PS2, PC and HOPEFULLy my shiney new PS3 on it this evening.

    Edited by hammerstein07 at 17:33:09 28-03-2007

    lol

    So you'd buy a Netgear because SKY use them????

    That's like saying we should all drive Aston Martins because Bonds used one for years!
  • corimi 28 Mar 2007 19:02:50 1,310 posts
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    thefilthandthefury wrote:
    My Belkin stuff is absolutely awful. It's constantly not working sooo... I'd say go with one of the other brand names listed. All quality.

    Aye, I had the misfortune of picking up a Belkin router when I was pushed for time after my old one died. It's ok wired to PC, but wired to Mac and wireless to Mac keeps dropping out. And it doesn't work with my DS.

    Up your ass, Belkin >:(
  • LondonMan 28 Mar 2007 19:36:33 281 posts
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    what ever you do - make sure you buy a netgear! idiot proof setup and all the big companies use them for wireless e.g. sky & aol. Mine took 5 days to get working properly lol jokin! but all you have to do is type in your username and password and sercurity password and your good to go! my connection has been stable for the last 14 months - not bad ey!
  • Xylia 28 Mar 2007 19:39:10 43 posts
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    I use Draytek, they cost more but they're well worth the extra for serious work.

    For normal home use without too many fancy options, Netgear or Linksys are the best regarded. Linksys is the home user arm of Cisco, who you may recall all the big companies in the tech world use :p

    Linksys has always been slightly better to me so long as you don't want to do anything overly complicated (and seem to do better on signal strength), but Netgears tend to be slightly easier to set up.

    X
  • hammerstein07 28 Mar 2007 23:45:16 63 posts
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    No, Sky actually choose Netgear Routers, you don't have a choice. They issue you with a customised one, you can't swap it out.
  • jaimie072 29 Mar 2007 08:32:10 153 posts
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    thefilthandthefury wrote:
    My Belkin stuff is absolutely awful. It's constantly not working sooo... I'd say go with one of the other brand names listed. All quality.

    Yup I had the same probloem with my Belkin as did my mate. Stick to Netgear or D-Link, it's worth paying the extra 20
  • pistol 29 Mar 2007 09:58:04 13,018 posts
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    thefilthandthefury wrote:
    My Belkin stuff is absolutely awful. It's constantly not working sooo... I'd say go with one of the other brand names listed. All quality.

    I've used Belkin & Netgear and both have been fine.
  • xavboy4 1 Apr 2007 07:22:05 1 posts
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    I'm having the same problem - I'm an online virgin so far as consoles go - and I'm very nervous about how to get myself up and running on the PS3 network, without making a balls-up of it or spending 60 on summat that might not work.
    Currently I've got the internet via my NTL/VirginMedia broadband cable PC connection.
    Can anyone tell me what I need to get my PS3 all 'connected'? Please be gentle with me - everyone's gotta start sometime!
    Dont mind if you suggest wireless or not, so long as a 3 year old could understand your advice (my online mental age).
  • wopr-lower-case 1 Apr 2007 08:59:00 2,198 posts
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    I'm about to buy a Linksys WAG200G to replace my Netgear which keeps dropping out. I can't find a bad word about the 200G anywhere, and it's only about 35.
  • Tweakmonkey 1 Apr 2007 11:46:48 1,300 posts
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    Netgear have longevity issues. Get a Linksys instead.
  • BartonFink 1 Apr 2007 11:57:21 35,266 posts
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    I'd go with a netgear too. Easy setup and reliable.
  • Xerx3s 1 Apr 2007 12:00:15 23,953 posts
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    Available in the store? My secondary router is an E-Tech. Quite good value for money. For the rest cisco all the way of course. \0/

    /geek
  • morriss 1 Apr 2007 12:00:25 71,290 posts
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    ZyAir ZyXel G2000 are good. Mine's very stable but they're a bit pricey.
  • morriss 1 Apr 2007 12:05:12 71,290 posts
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    frod wrote:
    netgear are the xbox 360 of routers.

    The best ones evAr! You mean?
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