Buffalo or Linksys?

  nilescrane 16:49 27 Nov 07
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I have a Linksys router atm for my Virgin connection, but I'm moving soon and need a router/modem. I've read a rave review in a mag of the Buffalo WBMR-G125.
I'm thinking about getting this, or the Linksys Wireless-G.

Does anyone have experience of these routers?

Many thanks.

  john bunyan 18:36 27 Nov 07

I've had a Linksys WAG54GX2 connected to desktop by ethernet and matching wireless laptop card for about a year. Big house, some concrete walls - good signal. Bit of a pain to set up but works very well.

  nilescrane 19:50 28 Nov 07

Thanks for the info.

  nilescrane 00:24 22 Jan 08

I got the Buffalo modem/router (regrettably ignoring the Linksys recommendation). It was ok when plugged into the computer, but only received a poor or non-existent signal on my wifi radio. So I plugged the old Linksys modem into the Buffalo and the wifi signal is fine. Could the Buffalo be faulty, or is it just inferior?

  sand_danser 20:50 22 Jan 08

I've got a Buffalo WZR-G300N & the following;
WII
PS3
2xDS
2 PC's
1 cabled

The router works flawlessly and bangs out a gr8 signal thru our small terraced house without any problems. The 'N' is for the up & coming new bandwidth which'll test it properly but I honestly can't fault Buffalo having upgraded from an "Air Station.
The Buffalo's have got the AOSS option which are in cahoots with NINTENDO & really do set up a w/l conn. with 1 touch of each device & secures it too!

Linksys routers are good for the average UK house but you do need to drop the channel to a lower than default one for older premises with thicker walls etc. in order to get a more dense signal for penetration of the walls. If ya signal drops out try logging into the router (192.168.1.1) & drop the channel to see if it gives a better signal.
Linksys (& NETGEAR) tend to drop packets & generally huck fup if ya d/l a lot of the time so beware but the newer ones (108mbps) seem to be ok.

One for the future may be TP-Link who are flooding the UK with top notch routers, WLAN cards with detachable ariels, massive antennaes to replace the ariels with, w/l adaptors & all dirt cheap too so keep an eye out for them ;)

I'm no expert but I do go out setting routers up for a living, hope that helps ppl :)

  nilescrane 23:47 27 Jan 08

Thanks for all that. As it's working ok atm I'll leave it be. If it ain't broke etc!

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