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Old June 30th 10, 10:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
JimL[_5_]
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Since it doesn't seem possible to find a consensus on what are good modems
or routers, how does ANYONE ever decide what to buy? Seriously?

I've had nothing but Linksys and find their stuff poor and their service
worse. I'd pay what is necessary, but that still doesn't answer the
question of "who" to buy. A very long time ago paying more meant that what
you bought lasted longer. Now it seems to merely buy more flash on
something that hit the market just yesterday - never actual life span. No
matter what you pay, the item lasts whatever the warranty says - if that.

HELP! My "new" Cisco Linksys quit (one of those that looks more like a
cologne bottle than a modem) and they refused to replace it so I need a
wireless router for _2_ computers (big operation here) and I will need a
cable modem shortly as I'm having to reset this one almost daily.

I really don't WANT to pay a big price. I just want something that works
way, waaaaaaay past 60 or 90 days. Something I don't have to ship to the
repair shop regularly.

JimL


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Old July 5th 10, 06:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
smlunatick
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Default modems and routers

On Jul 2, 2:17*am, Ken1943
wrote:
On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:49:52 -0400, "JimL" wrote:
Since it doesn't seem possible to find a consensus on what are good modems
or routers, how does ANYONE ever decide what to buy? *Seriously?


I've had nothing but Linksys and find their stuff poor and their service
worse. *I'd pay what is necessary, but that still doesn't answer the
question of *"who" to buy. *A very long time ago paying more meant that what
you bought lasted longer. *Now it seems to merely buy more flash on
something that hit the market just yesterday - never actual life span. *No
matter what you pay, the item lasts whatever the warranty says - if that..


HELP! *My "new" Cisco Linksys quit (one of those that looks more like a
cologne bottle than a modem) and they refused to replace it so I need a
wireless router for _2_ computers (big operation here) and I will need a
cable modem shortly as I'm having to reset this one almost daily.


I really don't WANT to pay a big price. *I just want something that works
way, waaaaaaay past 60 or 90 days. *Something I don't have to ship to the
repair shop regularly.


JimL


I am on my second Zyxel X-550. The first one lasted 5-6 years. I just
bought a D-link DIR-628 to use. I like to have a backup. Will use the
D-Link for a while to compare.

KenW


D-Link 628 is just as bad as the Linksys. D-Link has pushed a
security module (SecureSpot) which can black most access eventhough it
is turned off.
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Old July 8th 10, 12:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
JimL[_5_]
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Default modems and routers


"Ken1943" wrote in message
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On Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:49:52 -0400, "JimL" wrote:

Since it doesn't seem possible to find a consensus on what are good modems
or routers, how does ANYONE ever decide what to buy? Seriously?

I've had nothing but Linksys and find their stuff poor and their service
worse. I'd pay what is necessary, but that still doesn't answer the
question of "who" to buy. A very long time ago paying more meant that
what
you bought lasted longer. Now it seems to merely buy more flash on
something that hit the market just yesterday - never actual life span. No
matter what you pay, the item lasts whatever the warranty says - if that.

HELP! My "new" Cisco Linksys quit (one of those that looks more like a
cologne bottle than a modem) and they refused to replace it so I need a
wireless router for _2_ computers (big operation here) and I will need a
cable modem shortly as I'm having to reset this one almost daily.

I really don't WANT to pay a big price. I just want something that works
way, waaaaaaay past 60 or 90 days. Something I don't have to ship to the
repair shop regularly.

JimL

I am on my second Zyxel X-550. The first one lasted 5-6 years. I just
bought a D-link DIR-628 to use. I like to have a backup. Will use the
D-Link for a while to compare.


KenW


Thanks!

JimL


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Old July 8th 10, 12:38 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
JimL[_5_]
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"Ken1943" wrote in message
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I am on my second Zyxel X-550. The first one lasted 5-6 years.


KenW


I wish you rotsa ruck. _Nothing_ seems to last like it used to. As I was
coming in my driveway today I noticed (again) that one numeral in my mail
box (black on scotch white) is almost invisible. I put the mail box up
probably around 20 - 25 years ago. I used 3 inch stick-on Scotch Brite
lettering from Ace hardware. After vandals attacked 2 or 3 years ago I had
to replace one numeral with the same product. That one, the newest one, is
the one that's almost invisible now. The 3 numerals that are original are
still showing bold and black.

Makers play a probability game now. If they make stuff exactly "lmn" junky,
enough products last long enough that warranty fuss costs less than
investing in "abc" quality. Too "xyz" junky and everybody catches on. Too
"abc" good and they lose one third of a cent per item. It's all in the bean
counting.

JimL


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Old July 9th 10, 04:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
edfair[_34_]
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In the transition from 95 to 98 the internal POS from bellsouth was
nothing but trouble. I ended up with a used speedstream (SWBell) off
ebay. It is still running. This is a one-holer feeding a Belkin 4 port
router, now on the second one after the first developed the tendency to
lose setup.

the older Motorola stuff seemed to last but the new I've dealt with
seems to die early. Cayman was good, Netopia was good in the larger box
but the matchbox seems to run hot and I suspect that was the cause of
death.

The only Zyzel I dealt with seemed solid.


 




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