Suggestions for buying a new wireless router

  wams 16:02 26 Oct 2011
Locked
Answered

I was using a Linksys wireless-G router but its now broke, I am considering buying a new wireless N router, either a D-Link, TP-Link or a Buffalo.

I have 2 laptops using XP and W7, the WiFi adapters are Intel(R) Pro wirelsss 2200bg adapter and Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g adapter.

What brand do you recommend? and will a wireless - N router be compatible with my current hardware?

  mgmcc 10:58 04 Nov 2011
Answer

Everyone tends to have their favourite brand; I happen to favour D-Link routers and dislike Belkin. I have used a Buffalo router reliably too.

An "N" (802.11n) router will be backward compatible with your existing adapters and will connect at 54Mbps as 802.11g.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Samsung Galaxy A8 review: Hands-on

Illustrator Juan Esteban Rodriguez on creating highly detailed official film posters for Star Wars…

iMac Pro review

Comment savoir si quelqu'un a bloqué votre numéro de téléphone ?