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Which device should I get


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#61 Lee

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

D-link and Linksys are both made by Cisco


I've had two D-link router/modems die on me within 4yrs and have never looked back since making my third a Linksys. Yet they are made by the same company (?)

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

lots of computer hardware are made by one company but re-badged for sale under different names, and like most things if there were faults in the early design/components used they get fixed/upgraded over time. linksys had a really bad rep a few years ago too if i remember correctly. ;) :popcorn:

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:50 PM

As you all know... I'm no tech. But I've dealt with a few routers. The only one out of maybe a dozen I've dealt with in the last 6 or 7 years, that failed, was a D-Link. What failed was the power supply. It was at my sisters home and I think a wire was probably broken by one of her kids moving stuff around. She replaced it... I took the "dead" box. I picked up a used power supply at salvation army store for $2.00. It's currently working fine in my office. :)

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=nexus 7

http://www.amazon.co...;pf_rd_i=507846


Here are the two urls, hope they help. For some reason they wouldn't copy for me last night.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 12:28 PM

http://www.amazon.co...;pf_rd_i=507846[quote name='terry1966' post='804301' date='Nov 12 2012, 12:21 AM']lots of computer hardware are made by one company but re-badged for sale under different names, and like most things if there were faults in the early design/components used they get fixed/upgraded over time.



linksys had a really bad rep a few years ago too if i remember correctly. ;)

How about this one for a router? http://www.amazon.co...;pf_rd_i=507846

It doesn't have to be a linskleys, but it can't be too expensive either.

Edited by PattiChati, 12 November 2012 - 12:30 PM.


#66 terry1966

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=nexus 7

http://www.amazon.co...;pf_rd_i=507846


Here are the two urls, hope they help. For some reason they wouldn't copy for me last night.


both those are the same device just being sold at different prices, i suggest using the walmart link in an earlier post because it's $199.99 at that one where as both those amazon links are $225 or over.

How about this one for a router? http://www.amazon.co...;pf_rd_i=507846

It doesn't have to be a linskleys, but it can't be too expensive either.

yes that router is fine.

:popcorn:

Edited by terry1966, 12 November 2012 - 01:49 PM.


#67 PattiChati

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:22 PM

walmart won't do online, I called them and amazon will. I am not going to stand in the cold for 6 hours. I don' know why Walmart even advertises. Thanks for the info on the linkskeys

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=linksys

Is this router too cheap???

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=nexus 7

http://www.amazon.co...;pf_rd_i=507846


Here are the two urls, hope they help. For some reason they wouldn't copy for me last night.


both those are the same device just being sold at different prices, i suggest using the walmart link in an earlier post because it's $199.99 at that one where as both those amazon links are $225 or over.

How about this one for a router? http://www.amazon.co...;pf_rd_i=507846

It doesn't have to be a linskleys, but it can't be too expensive either.

yes that router is fine.

:popcorn:



It won't let me get back to that amazon page and now I don't know which one it wasl. I have so many bookmarked.

#70 Tomk

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

click on your link rather than Terry's. It gets garbled when he reposted it.

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#71 PattiChati

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

Nope, still won't. All this over a stupid router. But we did have trouble with the linkskeys many years ago screwing up and slowing up my computer. But computers and routers have become so much more since then. I don't want one to slow down my computer, so what would you suggest.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

yes paws is correct.
here it is. :- http://www.amazon.co...;pf_rd_i=507846

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Edited by terry1966, 12 November 2012 - 01:52 PM.

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