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2013-01-25 03:01:52 PM  
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theurge14: [i.imgur.com image 335x333]

Here's what Linksys and Belkin and Netgear and D-Link and all the other $30 plasticy, chintzy, sweat shop grade, locking up every few hours garbage ass routers can all go do with themselves.


What do you suggest as an alternative? Seriously difficult to figure out what to buy.
2013-01-25 01:33:28 PM  
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Kimpak: WTH are you doing with your routers, installing it above a heating duct? I had a netgear I used for about 5 years, with only a few restarts here and there. Upgraded to a Linksys w/ gig ports and I've been using that flawlessly for about 2.5 years.


I have nothing but problem with consumer-grade routers and modems as well. The modem provided by Comcast (one of those little square, gray, fanless boxes) was down to strugging to maintain 1 Mbps downstream within 6 months. I've gone through 3 modems in 5 years. Had a Linksys that finally failed after about a prior 3 years of us, lost the decent Netgear modem that replaced it when the wall wort failed and fried it, the $40 Netgear PoS I replaced it with the same day couldn't go more than 2 or 3 days at most without the radio shutting off for no apparent reason and now I'm back to the original Netgear model hoping that the wall wort is better quality.

I do not understand why it's so hard to get a quality wifi router and cable modem in this country. I cannot be the only person out there who is concerned with more than just getting the lowest possible price...
2013-01-25 12:44:39 PM  
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@theurge14: I haven't yet found a Linksys or Belkin router that didn't start losing its mind after a 1-2 years of heavy residential usage (200-400 GB per month WAN, 500 GB - 1 TB per month LAN). Probably failing capacitors as a result of running too hot.

My next router will be ASUS (the model I'm looking at has a big-ass heatsink inside) and if that dies then I'm taking the leap to Sonicwall.
2013-01-25 12:25:34 PM  
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i.imgur.com

Here's what Linksys and Belkin and Netgear and D-Link and all the other $30 plasticy, chintzy, sweat shop grade, locking up every few hours garbage ass routers can all go do with themselves.
 
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