Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Wireless Router

  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 147,409, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    bringmagicback's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    CF Resident Dog Lover
    Posts
    6,943
    Points
    147,409
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,143
    Given: 448

    Wireless Router

    Someone recommend a wireless router for my grandma? Shes getting a laptop and will prob want to move around the house. Notta fancy, just for browsing the internets. I know nothing about them as i just use the one the internet provider gives me.



  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 60,436, Level: 76
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 1,214
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures50000 Experience PointsVeteranSocial
    geburgess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    WDSM, IA
    Posts
    2,382
    Points
    60,436
    Level
    76
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Wireless Router

    Anything Netgear. Easy to set-up, no maintenance involved. Just buy the specs so she can use it wherever she wants in her house.



  3. #3
    Pro
    Points: 57,758, Level: 74
    Level completed: 48%, Points required for next Level: 792
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Madison, WI
    Posts
    2,190
    Points
    57,758
    Level
    74
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 104
    Given: 487

    Re: Wireless Router

    I installed a cheapo belkin from walmart for a friend this summer. I was shocked how easy it was to set up (minutes vs. hours back in the bad old days (circa 2004ish). Haven't heard about any problems.


    Last edited by kilgore_trout; 12-19-2012 at 06:42 PM.
    I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all.

  4. #4
    Starter
    Points: 10,374, Level: 30
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 176
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    ISC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    784
    Points
    10,374
    Level
    30
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 83
    Given: 584

    Re: Wireless Router

    I will only buy netgear routers. They actually UPDATE their firmware and add features well after release. Plus they are best and longest lasting routers i've ever owned (I have 3 running right now). Plus, for the price, even the cheap ones have a lot of features (like guest networks, "network sharing" of hard drives plugged into usb port on router, etc).

    One quick note : Never buy D-Link! Worst routers i've ever had in terms of quality, updates, and lifespan.



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 32,574, Level: 55
    Level completed: 57%, Points required for next Level: 476
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,933
    Points
    32,574
    Level
    55
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 66
    Given: 17

    Re: Wireless Router

    If you're looking for something simple that works well you really can't beat: Newegg.com - Linksys WRT54GL Wireless Broadband Router 802.11b/g up to 54Mbps/ Compatible with Open Source DD-WRT (not pre-load)

    Very reliable, easy to set up, good range.



  6. #6
    Speechless
    Points: 450,787, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    23,892
    Points
    450,787
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,779
    Given: 1,586

    Re: Wireless Router

    Ive been happy with my netgear.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM