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Old 08-17-05, 01:07 PM
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What's the Difference Between These 2 Wireless Routers ?



The D-Link router is on sale for $19.99

D-Link AirPlus G 802.11g Wireless Router
Model: DI-524

2.4GHz wireless frequency (802.11g compliant)

Up to 54 Mbps data transfer rates almost 5 times that of standard 802.11b rates

Built-in 4-port switch with 10/100Base-T support to connect additional computers without wireless capability

Compatible with 802.11b networks (at 11 Mbps)

Advanced firewall with policy-based filters, including MAC address, IP address, URL and/or domain name

64/128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) data encryption; WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) high-level data security features

NAT private-network protection with VPN pass-through and support for multiple and concurrent IPSec and PPTP sessions

Convenient, browser-based interface for configuration and management software

Signal range up to 328' indoors, 1312' outdoors

Power and status/activity LEDs; detachable antenna







The Linksys router is on sale for $49.99


This is one multitalented device superfast transfer rates up to 54 Mbps, dual 802.11g and 802.11b network compatibility, advanced security features and a 4-port Ethernet switch.

Wireless-G networking (54g) allows stepped-up data transfer speeds while maintaining worry-free compatibility with 802.11b networks

Up to 54 Mbps data transfer rates almost 5 times more than typical 802.11b rates

2.4GHz wireless frequency (802.11g- and 802.11b-compliant)

Compatible with 802.11b networks (at 11 Mbps)

Share high-speed broadband Internet access plus files and printers among multiple computers, with or without wires

Built-in 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch with auto speed sensing

Capable of up to 128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) encryption

Advanced security with NAT technology, VPN pass-through and MAC or IP address filtering

Ability to act as DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server for existing network (a new computer can be added to network without manually assigning it a unique IP address)

Easy browser-based configuration utility

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The brand name. I'd go with the D-Link. My experience with Linksys has been crap.
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If you just want to use the thing as is, the D-Link would be better.

If you want something you can customize, the Linksys would be better as the firmware is open source and there are extensive mods you can get for it.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
The brand name. I'd go with the D-Link. My experience with Linksys has been crap.
My limited experience has been the opposite, particularly in the network adapter area, both pci card and cardbus.

If the Linksys doesn't support WPA I would not get it. I did get that D-Link for negative $20 a while ago (the only reason I bought it) and have used it very successfully for a couple of weeks. It replaced a very nice Linksys 802.11b router.

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