Linksys WAG54G-UK?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by sean.ferguson, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    I currently own a 3Com 3CRWE754G72-A wireless router/adsl modem and up until recently i have been very happy with it, but it would appear that it may be dying so im am looking at alternatives.

    The WAG54G look very interesting and many people seem to like Linksys alot. I for one have never used any linksys product in my life so was hoping for a little help.

    At £57 its not too cheap but then it isnt really that expensive also, it appears to have the same/similar functionality to the 3Com which i like. But is there anything i should be aware of?

    thanks in advance :)
     
  2. _kC_

    _kC_ Moderator

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    use lots of the wag54g's and netgear dg834g's in work..
    the netgears far outshine the linksys with 3 major things...

    1. better VPN
    2. ADSL2+ support (8-24mbit will be in the uk within 6 months)
    3. MUCH better wireless range
    and the netgears are only a couple of quid extra;) well worth it
     
  3. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    thanks, i will definetly look into those netgears :)
     
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    I'm wondering if there are any 'home-user' modem routers that has an active cooler. It's a pain in the neck having to reboot the thing if it overheats in the middle of a download/game especially on a hot summer's day.
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Not had to reboot my netgear.
     
  6. _kC_

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    mine neither..
     
  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i use a WAG54G here, does it all from 1 box :D

    wireless range is great?? in old house i could sit 30/40m up the top of the garden and surf, unfortunatly i dont have a garden that big to test it @ new house but i get a steady conection speed of 54mbps anywhere in house :D

    would totaly buy a new one if i had too.
     
  8. ming

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    I've had to on my DG814 several times last summer, but haven't done so far this year. I've opened up the thing and found that it has a very small heatsink, which gets very hot when there are continuous data transfers going through the router. :p
     
  9. sean.ferguson

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    I have looked at the Netgear DG834G and it doesnt seem to bad, im just going to go over to the official specs page just to make sure :)