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    End the router arguement and tell me what to buy

    Hi all, i love this forum and own 2 SB3 and 2 duets. I see loads of threads on intermittent wifi issues and 50% of the time at least it turns out to be the router. I was wondering if Slimdevices have thought about a recommendation list for routers that they know are up to the task to help us make a choice.

    Better still, have you ever thought about a "Logitech" router optimised for Squeezecenter?

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    Have you had a look at the wiki?? Then buy a Netgear N series
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    I don't own one, but take a look at this:
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    End the router arguement and tell me what to buy

    SoftPhill wrote:
    > I see loads of
    > threads on intermittent wifi issues and 50% of the time at least it
    > turns out to be the router. I was wondering if Slimdevices have thought
    > about a recommendation list for routers that they know are up to the
    > task to help us make a choice.


    I do *not* work for SD/Logitech. But my recommendation is to get a
    Linksys WRT54GL [note the L (el)] on the end. You can get them mail
    order from all the usual places, I typically use newegg or tigerdirect.
    They sell for $60.

    They work great and you can use third party firmware, such as DD-WRT or
    Tomato, if the Linksys firmware doesn't meet you needs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pfarrell View Post
    SoftPhill wrote:
    > I see loads of
    > threads on intermittent wifi issues and 50% of the time at least it
    > turns out to be the router. I was wondering if Slimdevices have thought
    > about a recommendation list for routers that they know are up to the
    > task to help us make a choice.


    I do *not* work for SD/Logitech. But my recommendation is to get a
    Linksys WRT54GL [note the L (el)] on the end. You can get them mail
    order from all the usual places, I typically use newegg or tigerdirect.
    They sell for $60.

    They work great and you can use third party firmware, such as DD-WRT or
    Tomato, if the Linksys firmware doesn't meet you needs.


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    Another vote for the WRT54GL. I have one of these plus two Buffalo routers (same chipset) with the Tomato firmware and they are great devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoftPhill View Post
    Hi all, i love this forum and own 2 SB3 and 2 duets. I see loads of threads on intermittent wifi issues and 50% of the time at least it turns out to be the router. I was wondering if Slimdevices have thought about a recommendation list for routers that they know are up to the task to help us make a choice.

    Better still, have you ever thought about a "Logitech" router optimised for Squeezecenter?
    I would get a Linksys WRT54GL as PFarrell suggests or the WRT300N. If you think range and signal might be an issue, I sugguest spending the extra dollars on the 300N.
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    End the router arguement and tell me what to buy

    jsprag wrote:
    > Another vote for the WRT54GL. I have one of these plus two Buffalo
    > routers (same chipset) with the Tomato firmware and they are great
    > devices.


    Buffalo makes the chips inside a lot of Wireless routers. For some
    reason, Buffalo can no longer sell their routers in the US, some
    copyright/patent legal thing. Same chip, same firmware abilities.

    One big one, for some folks, is the ability to crank up the radio power,
    for more range.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pfarrell View Post
    SoftPhill wrote:
    > I see loads of
    > threads on intermittent wifi issues and 50% of the time at least it
    > turns out to be the router. I was wondering if Slimdevices have thought
    > about a recommendation list for routers that they know are up to the
    > task to help us make a choice.


    I do *not* work for SD/Logitech. But my recommendation is to get a
    Linksys WRT54GL [note the L (el)] on the end. You can get them mail
    order from all the usual places, I typically use newegg or tigerdirect.
    They sell for $60.

    They work great and you can use third party firmware, such as DD-WRT or
    Tomato, if the Linksys firmware doesn't meet you needs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pfarrell View Post
    One big one, for some folks, is the ability to crank up the radio power, for more range.
    Another big one is repeater/bridge mode. Have a really large/difficult area to cover? Use a repeater to get the signal out to where you need. Takes a second router, but if the clients in question don't have 'n', that's IMHO the best way (short of pulling wire).

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    WRT54GL + Tomato Firmware

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