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MitzEclipse 06-23-05 09:50 AM

Looking for a deal for a wireless router
 
My current SMC router w/ print server broke on me (wireless doesn't work, but wired ports work). I need the wireless part - does anyone know any deals for a wireless router?

What are the better brands out there nowadays? Linksys? Netgear?

I did a search and found this Looks like it's via MIR.. i'd rather not have a MIR deal, plus parts of the MIR expired already...

Thanks in advance!

X 06-23-05 11:13 AM

Best Buy still has the Linksys 802.11b router on sale for $5 after the two rebates which are valid for 2 more days.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1051384294158

Michael Corvin 06-23-05 11:55 AM

My experiences:

All wireless:
Netgear: had two that both went dead inside a couple hours. Junk.
Linksys: had a 'b' for 2 1/2 years, worked great, just started giving me problems last week.
D-Link: Just bought their 'g' model to replace the Linksys. Works pretty good so far.

MitzEclipse 06-23-05 12:14 PM

Thanks X - that was the thread I searched for... I went ahead and purchased it since it was so cheap...

Michael - thanks for your input as well, much appreciated

DJ_Longfellow 06-23-05 12:46 PM

I know Amazon.com has the D-Link DI-624 for $59.99 - $20MIR

I might order one soon

X 06-23-05 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow
I know Amazon.com has the D-Link DI-624 for $59.99 - $20MIR

I might order one soon

Circuit City has had them for $20 AR (or -$20 a few weeks ago) and I believe another major retailer has as well.

Stormfront13 06-23-05 01:22 PM

Netgear 802.11g Wireless Router

Model: WGR614

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1051826245223

I bought this one this week. No rebates, no BB checks, straight up sale of 29.99. Has been working great and easy to set up. Having 'g' makes the range a little better

DJ_Longfellow 06-23-05 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by X
Circuit City has had them for $20 AR (or -$20 a few weeks ago) and I believe another major retailer has as well.

NO THEY DON'T. I just check online and the DI-624 was $79.99 and the DI-524 was $59.99

Please prove me otherwise

X 06-23-05 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow
NO THEY DON'T. I just check online and the DI-624 was $79.99 and the DI-524 was $59.99

Please prove me otherwise

You might want to read my post a little more carefully. "Has had them" was what I said, meaning previously, not necessarily currently. (I got mine at Circuit City during that time for -$20.)

And it does appear another major retailer currently has it for $59.99 less $40 in rebates. So I'll stand by my statement.

X 06-23-05 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by Stormfront13
Having 'g' makes the range a little better

Can you explain how this happens?

DJ_Longfellow 06-23-05 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by X
You might want to read my post a little more carefully. "Has had them" was what I said, meaning previously, not necessarily currently. (I got mine at Circuit City during that time for -$20.)

And it does appear another major retailer currently has it for $59.99 less $40 in rebates. So I'll stand by my statement.

Sorry, didn't mean to come off rude....I thought it was a current deal.
What retailer is that?

X 06-23-05 06:38 PM


Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow
What retailer is that?

Best Buy.

shelland 06-23-05 10:21 PM


Originally Posted by Stormfront13
Netgear 802.11g Wireless Router

Model: WGR614

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1051826245223

I've been putting off picking up a router since I don't have a second computer to worry about networking. But at that price, I may bight the bullet to get online with PSII. :)

DJ_Longfellow 06-24-05 07:03 AM


Originally Posted by X
Best Buy.

The DI-624 is still $79.99 - $20MIR at Best Buy according to the website

DJ_Longfellow 06-24-05 07:07 AM


Originally Posted by shelland
I've been putting off picking up a router since I don't have a second computer to worry about networking. But at that price, I may bight the bullet to get online with PSII. :)

Reviews seemed pretty lackluster on this product....but I guess it's YMMV of course

Stormfront13 06-24-05 08:42 AM


Originally Posted by shelland
I've been putting off picking up a router since I don't have a second computer to worry about networking. But at that price, I may bight the bullet to get online with PSII. :)


Day 3 of using it and I am still happy with it. I am not doing anything overly intense with it and have had no problems. I went onto launch and tested it by watching a couple of videos and it streamed perfectly fine over the wireless. I suppose if your into intense gaming that there are better options but for 30 bucks and the ability to go anywhere in the house and surf the net is all I was looking for in the first place. I also like that it comes with little clips that will allow it to stand upright instead of sitting flat on the desk.

My co-workers all got the same one and nobody has had any problems with their's. The setup has been easy to tweak as I know have it setup so that the wireless is locked down so the only thing that can get on it is my laptop's mac address with the designated security key.

X 06-24-05 09:04 AM


Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow
The DI-624 is still $79.99 - $20MIR at Best Buy according to the website

Sorry, I was talking about and looking at the 524, not the 624. The 524 is the model I got a couple weeks ago.


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