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#28882 15-Dec-2008 11:08
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Hi there..

I've currently got a Linksys WAG160N, and a Linksys Wireless N usb stick for the PC (can't remember the specific model number)

I originally bought this kit in the uk to come over here with (once i'd checked the DSL was the same here as UK...), it's been in and running for a couple of months now, mostly without issue (apart from, I have to have my PS3 hard wired to it for it to see media servers).

My Linksys Wireless N dongle works, however Linksys never released the drivers for 64bit OS's so its only running at Wireless G speeds (which is a bit frustrating).
My wife has recently got a Macbook, and has been moaning an awful lot about the speed of the "internet"...

Long story short, some digging around on google and reading some linksys forums... there are some known issues with this model. and Macbooks (and ps3's) over the wireless... all works fine when hard wired...

So, I'm going to replace the kit i've currently got, and sell this to someone that doesn't have either a Mac, or a concern about serving media...

I currently get about 11mbs downstream from my Linksys, so I guess i'm after something with a decent ADSL2 built in modem... and also a wireless card / USB that has drivers for 64bit ?

Has anyone got any suggestions for good kit for me ?


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  #184350 15-Dec-2008 18:21
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I've been doing some digging, and If at all possible I would like for the Router to have a gigabit switch, as i've got a synology NAS device at that point too, and 100mb would be the bottleneck for me on a standard router...
Has anyone had any experiences with the Belkin N1 kit at all ?, they do a version with and without a built in DSL router..

One option i'm considering to reduce costs.. is to use the cheap and nasty 1 port DSL device I recieved from Telstraclear when i signed up... the little Dynalink thing.. Do they get a decent connection generally ?

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