What linskys router model to buy

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  1. the mul

    the mul Registered Member

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    I was wondering if anyone could recommend a model of linsky to purchase, as I am going to have broadband installed in about a months time, I am looking to boost my defences with a router as well as using my software firewall, any help would be appreciated.
    It does not have to be this particular make, but I have read It is very good.
    I have windows xp pro installed and live in the uk.

    Many thanks.

    The Mul
     
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    I have been using a Linksys BESFR11 for several years now. I think the BESFR41 is the most popular wired model.
     
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    I would recommend the BEFSR81, that's what I have and havn't had a single problem with it. I had a BEFSR41 and had problems with it, so much so that I returned it and paid a little more for the BEFSR81. I can't speak at all for any wireless model as I know wired is faster and more secure. I also know the BEFSR41 has problems still. Check out this recent article http://www.flexbeta.net/main/comments.php?catid=8&shownews=7912
    You can also read similar over at warp2search.net
     
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    Many, many thanks for all your help in this matter and I will read all the info u have given me and look into what model I will purchase very soon.
    Have a nice day.



    The Mul :D
     
  7. In The Know

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    the mul

    Whichever one you decide upon please make sure you use the full security features it has and make sure the router has WPA compatibility. Upon installing of the security make sure you use at least 21 digits for your security code and the letters A-F and 1-9 only (not case sensitive).

    Also you may wish to post your choice just before purchase in case someone has any specific opinions regarding it.
     
  8. BlueZannetti

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    the mul,

    I use a Linksys BEFSX41 and it's been fine. More recent firmware versions are improving - there's hope for those needing the advanced features. If you're like me and only use it as a NAT/SPI router, you won't notice the difference - they (the various firmware versions that is) all work fine.

    Check out the hardware forums over at DSLReports for more information. They're segregated by brand and have lots of information and opinions.

    Blue
     
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    i like D-link!! Seems 2 b more reliable!
     
  10. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    been useing linksys for a while now, absolutley no problems.
     
  11. controler

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    If you are going to use Linksys which i do and is same model you should use wallwatcher with it. I use that at my lake place. At home I use an Actiontec which I really like. I have the Actiontec running hard wire and wireless.

    controler
     
  12. Acadia

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    Does anyone have some SIMPLE instructions on how to make the Linksys BEFSR41 and ZoneAlarm Free version work together? Thank you.

    Acadia
     
  13. CrazyM

    CrazyM Firewall Expert

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    What issues are you having? The only configuration you would want to make in ZA is to add the local network to your trusted zone.

    Regards,

    CrazyM
     
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