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1 posted on 11/21/2011 10:34:07 AM PST by Kirkwood
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Also looking for what to avoid.


2 posted on 11/21/2011 10:35:52 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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Mine is 9 years old. Just waiting for it to kick the bucket.


3 posted on 11/21/2011 10:41:18 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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If you want both, and you are using AT&T DSL, I'd recommend this model:

Netgear DGND3700 ADSL2+ modem with 2.4 and 5 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi GigaBit Router

4 posted on 11/21/2011 10:49:59 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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Verizon provided the first one when I signed up for service and when it died they provided another one free. No problems. Plug it in and go.


8 posted on 11/21/2011 11:06:09 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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I’d start with AT&T DSL’s support web site and see if there are any they specifically recommend - I’m guessing they’ll support you with setting up stuff they recommend... :)


9 posted on 11/21/2011 11:06:58 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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Linksys and D-Link both make good modems, routers, etc. You shouldn’t have to look much further than those two. I’ve had a D-link wireless router set up for many years and it hasn’t given me any trouble.


12 posted on 11/21/2011 11:27:18 AM PST by Stevenc131
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I had for around 10 years a Linksys wrt54g. The wireless signal went down to about 20ft range from 150ft. My bro inlaw had the same one and I bought it from him and now I am back to full range. I would buy the same one. They still sell them.

http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-WRT54G-Cisco-Linksys-Wireless-G-Router/dp/B00007KDVI


14 posted on 11/21/2011 11:41:47 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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DON’T get the AT&T 2-WIRE modem. I had one for two years and the DSL kept going down. After 4 ATT technicians, I finally changed to a Motorola modem and haven’t had a problem since.


15 posted on 11/21/2011 11:55:13 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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Linksys WRT54GL is on sale at Newegg right now for $49.99 with free shipping.

It is an excellent router, as you can determine yourself from the 3,516 user reviews.

Plus, it is designed to have the firmware replaced with open source DD-WRT firmware, which upgrades it to a commercial-grade router.

You really can't go wrong with this router, even if you don't flash the firmware.

18 posted on 11/21/2011 12:00:38 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The very idea of a community organizer is to stir up a mob for some political purpose." Ann Coulter)
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MARK


21 posted on 11/21/2011 12:11:42 PM PST by pappyone
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Before you give up on your old modem, try spraying the on-off switch with contact cleaner and clicking it maybe fifty times (with the modem unplugged). Can’t hurt, may help: a whole bunch of problems I had with a ‘bad’ HDD went away when I cleaned the power switch of the mobile rack it was mounted in.


34 posted on 11/21/2011 2:49:14 PM PST by Grut
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