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Currently i have a D-Link DI-524. Im not sure if its a good router because the signal goes down often and when a device is connected near the router everything else thats far away but still connected to the router doesnt actually have internet access.

Bottom line, what specifications are important when buying a good router? For me its important to support at least 5 devices and to transmit a strong internet signal even when other devices are connected near the router.

Thanks! :)

asked Sep 18 '11 at 06:26

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edited Sep 18 '11 at 09:42

Well netgear is the best brand for routers out there so yours could be damaged, old, or could be a wireless card problem in your computer.

I would test my wireless card first to see if that's the probem, if it isn't then repair or try the new Netgear N900

answered Sep 18 '11 at 07:45

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You state you have a Netgear DLink. Those are two separate companies. Netgear routers are actually very good, perhaps it requires a firmware update? The DI-524 is a Dlink router.

answered Sep 18 '11 at 09:09

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Sorry, im really a n00b at routers. I checked again and i have the D-Link DI-524. Thanks.

(Sep 18 '11 at 09:50) nikibabamov nikibabamov's gravatar image

D-Link is a horrible choice in router :/

(Sep 18 '11 at 11:06) Patxi Patxi's gravatar image

answered Sep 18 '11 at 09:36

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I have the DLink DIR-655 at home and even installed it in my bosses home. Me and my boss have never had issues with signal quality or connection drops. Though I will say this with my bosses laptop, it would not connect proberly when I first setup the router, but it turned out Intel had released an update for the wireless adapter which after installing fixed all issues, so I would definatly go to your wireless manufacturers website first. The interface is one of the easiest I have found to use yet still has many features you can choose to configure (Virtual Server, Port forwarding, Guest wireless network). With my Wireless N laptop I push 100- 110 Mbps easily.

answered Sep 18 '11 at 11:06

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Well, I know Huawei B970 is a good one , it is a combination of modem & router, supports more than 10 users at the same time. It also supports external antenna, you can buy a antenna to increase the signal. Hope this helps! By the way, it's price is $149.99 at twayf.com, you can compare with other sites. :)

answered Sep 21 '11 at 03:58

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