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Topic # 8387 26-Jun-2006 10:22
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I'm looking to replace my piece of s#$t DSE 802.11B access point with something a little more reliable,

I'm in the market for something up to around the $300 mark and I wan't to know what is best.

I was in Noel Leeming the other day who were trying to sell me a Belkin Wireless Router that they had on sale for $99. I wasn't sure so didn't get one, and I don't need a router as I already have a wired one.

What do you guys recommend?




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Reply # 39627 26-Jun-2006 10:27
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I have a Belkin Wireless Acess Point/Router and I am happy with it. It's my second one, replacing a non-wireless model. I have had this one for a couple of years already and running 24/7 with no problems...







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  Reply # 39630 26-Jun-2006 10:44
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The $99 Noel Leeming one was a Belkin (Harvey Norman on Tory St also had them for $99), can a 'Wireless Router" be used as an access point?

I assume that it just has a WAN port on it, so if I plugged the WAN port to a port on my router, will it be able to be used for LAN as well as inet access?




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Reply # 42351 24-Jul-2006 22:11
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I got that belkin one for $99 that also came with a usb network adapter. I'm new to this router stuff (as you've probably seen in other posts) and haven't set it up for LAN (if it's possible). I don't have it on right now either because I manage to stuff it up alot :/

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  Reply # 42354 24-Jul-2006 23:53
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If you want something solid and reliable check out the USR 805451 (http://www.ascent.co.nz/ProductSpecification.aspx?ItemID=342246) I've had mine for a couple of months now and have had nothing but excellent performance. I see the also have a professional version too with some great extra features the USR 805453 (though thats over your $300 price point.



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  Reply # 42388 25-Jul-2006 13:01
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Thanks but I since invested in a $99 Belkin Access Point, which i am more than happy with.




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Reply # 42392 25-Jul-2006 13:09
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Good job. I too have the Belkin and it hasn't missed a beat. Very reliable and surprisingly good considering the low purchase price.




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