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    Question Router recommendation

    I'm a cheap bastard. So when it came time to hook the wife's PC to the internet, I just stole an old NIC from work, put it into my PC and then shared my internet connection. Well, now she'll have a laptop from work as well as her personal PC so that means I've finally got to spend some money to buy a router (I've got 20 hubs but no routers at work). We don't need wireless as she'll use a docking station and isn't interested in going wireless.

    So, I've found a linksys routerer with firewall I'm curious if any of you folks have any experience with this one or have a recommendation for a very basic, 4-port router with firewall.

    I've heard talk that some routers don't allow you to save configuration settings... definetly want to stay clear of that.

    Thanks

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    Ive heard the Linksys are ok. I use a Netgear RP614 and it works great! It is also very configurable with some very nice built in features.

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    They used to run $80+ now can be had after 10 mail in rebate for 29.99 here:

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...6355&CatId=584

    great router at a great price!

    The netgear is much better than the Linksys FYI.
    Last edited by Cruiser; 09-07-2004 at 02:02 PM.

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    Excellent... Thanks cruiser!!!!! Bestbuy had it for $60... great deal at Tiger direct... ordering now.

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    Go ahead and update the firmware when u get it. Netgear is pretty good about updates. Check out website for latest. Hope u like it, i know i do!

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    netgear RP614 is one of the best!


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    Every linksys I have had dies in a year. I may have a spare one you cheap dog. The netgear firewall is the best Router I have brought so far.

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    got it up and running... looking good so far. Heading over to the 2nd pc now.

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    I just got a netgear router, working wonderfully.. and best of all: $50 in rebate money.
    lol, <3

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    Me loves Netgear stuff.
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    We use netgear switches on all our oiltankers, I just don't have any experience with their routers. The install went smooth; same with the firmware upgrade. So far things are looking great. Any recommendation on a need to keep Zone Alarm? Is it just overkill or a good practice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [AK]Nuts
    We use netgear switches on all our oiltankers, I just don't have any experience with their routers. The install went smooth; same with the firmware upgrade. So far things are looking great. Any recommendation on a need to keep Zone Alarm? Is it just overkill or a good practice?
    I still run it on all my PCs. Maybe I'm paranoid but I figure if I get some kind of wierd Trojan on my PC that wants to send out me Credit Card info to sdome Russian haxx0r site Zonealarm might just stop it.
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    I'm currently running a Netgear Switch and a Netgear Router.. Had the switch for about 3 years now, not a single problem.. mainly the reason I went with them for the router (plus the $50 rebate).
    lol, <3

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    my linksys bfsr41 died after 1 1/2 years
    **I just have nothing cool enough to put here**

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    old pc with 2 nics OpenBSD 3.5-current and away you go

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