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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:22 PM
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Lynksys (or whatever) really, really sucks
That's all.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:23 PM
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1. Yes, they do.
Netgear = much better stuff
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:24 PM
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3. I agree. I have Netgear. I am damn-near computer illiterate, and Netgear
was simple. It even allows my cranky old Windows 98 laptop to go wirefree.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:41 PM
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12. I've had good experiences with Linksys.
My coworker really likes his Netgear. We are both in IT. We each give a different answer when people ask. It's kinda funny.
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Bill Lumbergh Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:12 AM
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22. Dude, netgear sucks
Pick up the PC Magazine issue where they tabulated the results of all the thousands of customer surveys returned to them.

Under the networking section, Linsksys reigned supreme. It was much better than 3com, Netgear, or Microsoft.

I'm using a Linksys wireless card right now, on a Linksys wireless router, plugged into a Linksys cable modem. No problems with any of them.

It's pretty sweet.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:24 PM
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2. I'm not sure I'd agree..
... but I am sure that D-Link sucks.

My LinkSys router purrs like a kitten :)
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RPM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:25 PM
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4. same here
i like my router :-)
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:27 PM
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5. my router isn't working
I'm using someone else's signal and its goes on and off
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:43 PM
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13. Sometimes
when people add their own network, it messes up your connection. You're wireless right? Run Netstumbler and see if there are any other networks up. You might need to change channels on your AP.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:27 PM
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There are ...
... bored little snot-nosed hacker kiddos all over the world that cannot even see my computer thanks to my LinkSys gateway/router :)
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:09 PM
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17. That would be "script kiddies". A real hacker would know how...
...to break your encryption, sniff your traffic, spoof a MAC address (just in case your using MAC authentication), and gain access. Check out Whoppix (A Linux-flavored live CD) and you'll see just how easy it could be.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:23 PM
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18. Most hackers....
... have to find your computer with a ping. That is level one protection. If you have a gateway that simply doesn't respond to any IP packet request that it didn't initiate, there is no way to get in, hacker or not.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:08 AM
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19. True, for the most part...
...but if I can sniff traffic (And no, you don't need to be "broadcasting" your SSID for this to happen), crack the encryption which isn't hard, I'll be able to tell what SSID a network is using (from other computers on that network most likely), what the HEX key is, the MAC address so I can spoof it, and then I'm in. Now, it's not as easy as it sounds, granted. But, a few hours in Downtown "Your town here" with a laptop and Whoppix, anything can happen. The great thing about wireless is that you don't have to ping anything to find something. I like your comment on filtering traffic at a "gateway" and not responding to anonymous requests (other than those to your website). It always amazes me how few people actually do this. With well written ACL's on a router, you can almost turn it into a firewall.
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:27 PM
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6. yeah, of the three
Edited on Tue Jan-11-05 09:29 PM by ixion
I've had the best performance from linksys.


I can't really imagine being on the net without one. I take my router with me when I travel. :-)

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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:28 PM
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7. I'm with ya.. Nothing wrong with Linksys
My Linksys cable modem has been on 24/7 for three strait years. It couldn't work any better.

Why does the original poster think Linksys sucks?
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:31 PM
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8. It's not working nt
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:39 PM
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9. Which kind?
Wireless? Wired?
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:40 PM
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11. wireless nt
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:52 PM
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14. One of mine broke when dropped.
Landed on one of the antenna and something inside broke. Worked fine up until then. New one has worked ever since.
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Child_Of_Isis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:02 PM
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15. I had a helluva time getting mine going.
I have 3 on Linkseys, wireless. The 98 gave me major headaches. I had to call Linkseyes to get it going.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 09:39 PM
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10. I've known that for years. Worse, they hype up their affiliation with
CISCO - dragging them down too.
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SKKY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:07 PM
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16. Yes they do! I had to dump my 802.11g Router...
...and picked up a US Robotics, which is like, 10 times better. My Linksys Router had the absolutely worst signal ever. My laptop, sitting 2 feet from the thing, would only show a signal strength of 35 out of 94, at best. HORRIBLE. I have a tough time Cisco provides them with any hardware or software.
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Bill Lumbergh Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:11 AM
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20. Linksys does not suck
They are the best networking company in the world.

Excellent customer service, great warranties, and top-notch products.

The only downside is the price.

Linsksys is leagues above Netgear, 3com, etc.
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stranger_with_candy Donating Member (549 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-12-05 01:12 AM
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21. my router works great
never had a problem with it
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