Wireless @ Home

February 18th, 2006 at 03:15am

My 802.11g wireless router came in this week. I actually wanted to buy a Linksys router, but got a very good deal on D-Link AirPlus™ G DI-524 Wireless Router. Got it for around $9 after mail-in rebates from eCost.com. But the final price was around $17 after shipping & Handling fees, which is still much lower compared to Linksys price. Will go for Linksys in future if there is a need.

D-Link DI-524

It took around 30 mins for me to setup the router. And around 15 to 20 mins to setup a secured network.

So, now its fun browsing without the wires!

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4 Comments

  1. 1

    Hey that looks like a nice one there. Tell me something, does it work across the house or do you need to have clear space. I want to set-up the router in one room and work on a laptop in another. Will it work?

    Comment by Kapil — February 20, 2006 #

  2. 2

    @Kapil : It works pretty well within the house. No problems at all. The signal strength is pretty good for atleast 300 feet. Outdoors its even better.

    Comment by Arjun — February 20, 2006 #

  3. 3

    Dude, tell me something is this router for high-speed cable broadband or DSL? Is the downstream speed within the house same as the direct ethernet connection from cable modem?

    I mean does it slow down after placing the wireless router let me know. I am planning to go for this one.

    Comment by Vin — March 2, 2006 #

  4. 4

    @Vin : It works with both cable and DSL modems. Yes. Downstream speed is same.

    I could not find any speed slowdown over router.

    My cable modem down stream is around 2.5 Mbps, and upstream is around 256kbps. … the router is a 54Mbps router. So, not a issue.

    Comment by Arjun — March 2, 2006 #

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