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WI-FI "hot spot" for home use

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    Hey guys what are your recommendations for a wireless WI-FI set-up for home use. To be honest, I have a crap set up right now, consisting of a Linkys router that is slow and works when it feels like it, and a Net Gear contraption installed by Comcast, on my computer.. My daughter, who is more Techno than I could ever dream to become, wants to set up a complete wire less system for the house, eliminating the router and it's many wires.. and the Net Gear device. This would include 2 desk top computers, a laptop computer, a I pad and a Kindle Fire. She says Belkin is a good brand but she doesn't know any others. Specifically, what are the best set-ups in your opinions?

    Thanks!
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    Sure, and it might be a big more future-proof.
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    Far be it for me to put words or anything else in obob’s mouth but I am pretty sure that he wrote:

    But due an unexpected hardware and/or software error the bit got entered as big. I am sure this has nothing to do with the routine in-depth scans made by the NSA – really I do.

    More seriously, I am quite sure that his good point is that the E1200 router is at the leading edge of wireless routers. It will not be obsolete for a little while.
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    Agreed on obob translation. I'd still say get a cheap b/g/n. They seem to crap out after a couple years no matter the price point. That's my experience anyway.
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    Thanks guys..
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    Avoid D-Link. They are garbage.
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    A few of my friends tried D-Link.

    They all now call them D-Stinks.
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    Go with a decent Cisco router (Linksys).

    Make sure you go into your router and secure it so that your neighbors don't get free Wifi. If you don't know how, just respond back and someone here will walk you thru it.
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    Although I believe my next one will be a Linksys I now have a Belkin that has been an exceptionally good router for the money I spent on it (around $50). Had it about six years and it is still plugging away. I don't know how it would be if any of my puters were a good ways away but within the span of 40 feet through the walls I have no problem.

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