I bought a D-Link because I thought it would be a great router (it got an editor's choice from cnet, I believe). It wasn't.
The D-Link I had (Wirless G router) rebooted every couple of hours. Translation: every couple of hours I lost my internet connection and DHCP was re-initialized. It turns out, this is a pretty common problem with these routers.
I bought an SMC wireless G router and have had no problems at all.
First let me say thank you for helping a new guy,.
Let me start from the beginning.
I have a Wireless Netgear MR814 Cable/DSL Router & a 5040
I am hard wired to the replay with the Netgear Router. My Rtv name is ken-00004-54832-33285 and the port is 600000. I can see all my shows on Dvarchive DVR Explorer and Poopli in the My show data base but I can not receive a show from some one or send one.
I love discussions about routers. No matter what router someone just *loves*, there will be someone else who hates it with equal passion. It's amazing both how easy and how hard they can be to manage...
I have an old Linksys BEFSR41, and it works just fine. I don't love it, I don't hate it. I also have an Airport Extreme that I use for wireless for both my Mac and PC laptops.
There are a lot of people with a rebooting D-Link DI-624 (their current 802.11g router). In fact, the daily channel guide download triggers the router to reboot! The DI-624 uses either an Interstil or Atheros based chipset, as do the Netgear 802.11g products, and I hear those have a reboot problem as well.
I'm about to replace my router with a Buffalo or maybe a Linksys model...both are based on a Broadcom chipset which seems to be more reliable.
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