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Need A Wireless Router


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I have never, I repeat never purchased a wireless router before. Yes it's sad! I know a lot about pcs but hardly anything about wireless routers. The situation is simple...

My sister wants to use my internet, and as of now I just switch patch cords when she needs it. Which means I cannot use the net when she's using it, and vice versa. We have now decided to get a wireless router.

My computers downstairs, and her bedroom is somewhat directly upstairs. For some reason we tend to lose a significant amount of cell phone signal when we use our cell phones near my computer. I have no idea if that has anything to do with the walls, or the area the pc is in. This house is made of wood, and bricks. I just mentioned that in case it would be useful.

Would you guys be able to recommend a good enough wireless router that can cater to her laptop upstairs? We would also use it as wi fi for our cell phones, and possibly other future use such as a ps3 or wi fi enabled tv. We also need it to have really good security.

Here's the two stores I'd like to buy from:

http://www.futuresho...&Sort=PriceLtoH

http://www.canadacom...&page=1&sort=3a

Please choose a router that you think would be good in our situation. Our budget is anything below $100. I have already set those two sites to list wireless routers priced from lowest to highest.


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Netgear Rangemax WNDR3700 > The winner, and still champeen!
http://www.maximumpc...ngemax_wndr3700
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I am gonna make the assumption you are in Canada. Of the 2 links you listed, and staying within your price http://www.futuresho...62b2a3f4014en02

I know little about routers but this is the one I have. I have had absolutely no issues with it, it's plug and play, and we've run multiple units w/o problems....
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I read somewhere that it might be wise to wait until IPv6 debuts.
Though many current routers state that they can handle the change there seems to be some doubts.
Sorry, I don't remember where I read it.
Good luck.
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