I am quite fedup of the Wireless Router I have at home; lots of connection drops, lots of reboots. If the Wireless is working then the router packs up or vice-versa. I currently have a Linksys WRV54G and it sucks! Don’t take one even if its free! So, now after living through its irritation for a year+ (what can I say, I am either brave or foolish), This is my second Linksys device with which I have had issues. We also have a Linksys WRT54G at one of our client offices which we use to connect and that is very moody as well, one day it would be perfect and other days it won’t be running for even 10 mins!
In my current setup I have it on Channel 6 (I have played around and tried running it on different channels trying to eliminate if that is one of those options), with no luck. I also has WPA on it and have a few neighbors a few access points (none of them are open btw). I don’t think any of this is the cause of the problem.
A few colleagues have had similar issues with other brands – e.g. Netgear. Although I personally have only used Linksys and can speak about that. I have been thinking of getting a Pre-N or one of the MIMO devices if they are stable. All my machines on the Wireless are connected using a 802.11g card (except for one all others have it built-in cards), and whatever I pick needs to be compatible with that. One particular model I have been seeing is the Belkin Pre-N Router.
I want to know is there some network device you recommend that is stable? I don’t mind paying a bit extra if it is rock solid? I need to get something soon before Meenakshi kicks my butt! Help! 🙂