Skip to comments.Need help choosing a new Wireless Router.
Posted on 03/18/2012 3:48:29 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
I believe that my Trendnet TEW-432BRP Wireless Router is kaput. I get a signal from it on my laptop and Blue Ray player with WiFi. I do not get any internet service from it though. I believe that the unit is not receiving info from my Cisco cable modem. I eliminated the wireless and hard wired the computer directly to the cable modem and I have internet access.
Since I believe my router has failed, does anyone have any ideas on replacing it? I tried to research it and it gave me a headache. I am hoping to spend under $50 and I have a rather large house that I need to cover. The Trendnet was very good at covering the house and even the barn.
I am given to believe this is the nature of wireless routers in general.
I see that unit has three antennas. Does the that matter? I currently have one and it worked well.
Love, love, love my new cisco valet. Foolproof.
Thanks. I will give that a try. It just seems odd that all of a sudden it stopped working.
I'll second that !
More antennas the better. You effectively double your transmit and receive distance with three antennas over two. Same with network cards on your desktop machine. Some routers let you configure your antennas differently, say all three antennas transmit and receive, or two transmit and three receives or one transmits and two receives. All depends on how much area you want to cover. Mine are set for 2 transmit and three receive and works well.
Plug a cable into the router and see if you can talk to it.
Reminds me of an old Honeymooners episode:
Ralph (reading from an instruction manual): "Address the ball!"
Norton: "Hello, ball!"
Ah yes. Funny guys Art and Jackie!
I just trashed my 10 year old Linksys BECFMU10 Modem and WRTGS router (7 years old). Both still working, but had to power cycle several times a week and down load speeds s-l-o-w.
Replaced with Motorola modem Sb6121. Linksys Router e4200v2. After reading a ton of reviews (Best B/Amazon). Works great. Download speeds increased by a factor of 4. Ping 14-20.
Disclaimer...only a week old. So time will tell.
I would look for IPv6 support in any new wireless router.
Ya. It seems to. The 655 has better range than my 855 (two antennas).
Important, keep it cool. Good to stand it on end or on a wire stand. I have had the 655 for several years and it still hasn’t failed. Previous routers only lasted a year or more. I attribute this to running hot. My network gear is in the basement where it is nice and cool and on wire racks so that they can breath.
Consumer grade routers are cheaply made and highly susceptible to heat.
Do what you can to reduce the operating temperature by putting it in a cool place and setting it up off of the table. I found a wire rack/stand and so far no issues after four years.
Previous routers only lasted a year or so.
So far my modem has lasted 7 years (when we switched from dialup to high speed).
My modem is docsis 2.0 which continues to be solidly compatible. Comcast are slow to support docsis 3.0. I have looked at upgrading but we get very good speed without it.
Router: I have been forced to upgrade my router because my old routers died.
Wonder if you'll get the same performance out of your new Linksys.
VERY cool chart......thank you!
I had something similar with a Cisco LinkSys. Turned out all I needed to do was change the IP address for the router. Works like a champ.
I have also had both Linksys and the Netgear.
The Netgear has been hassle free.
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