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    Which Netgear Router

    I am looking at a replacement Router for a dead DG834PN (RangeMax MIMO-G) for use with a Samsung laptop with built in Centrino.

    Do I go for another DG834PN or should I go for :

    DG834G (54Mbps)
    DG834GT (108Mbps)

    are any of them any more reliable than my current Rangemax model? I'm more interested in reliability than speed or increased range.

    I'd appreciate some advice.

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    Out of the two, DG834G, IEEE 802.11g is more mature and stable, as well as a fully ratified standard. I've never used the rangemax, so I can't comment on it.
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    DG834G here. Rock solid performance and excellent for long DSL lines like mine using DSL Max. (I only got 500k d/l with the Vigor now @ 2.7mb)

    Pretty basic functionality though compared with my Linksys DD-WRT router, or the Vigor I used to have.
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    Got the DG834G and haven't had any problems at all, so I think it's pretty reliable.

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    The new DG834N is pretty spanking. I've put a couple out there and they work beautifully. The install CD didn't work with Vista, but you can use the web configuration.

    Likewise, the DG834GT is pretty solid too. I haven't had any major problems with the PN (like the one you had die) though, so worth getting another. I trust you aren't able to get it replaced under warranty?

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    i have the dg834gt and it is the second one i have owned the first one was faulty from time of purchace the wireless refused to remain connected for more than 2 mins at a time before dropping, the second one i got was because i got a great deal on the price and some free extras with it that i needed anyway and the new one functioned supremely better but still suffers from occational dropouts, however on both units the hardwired ethernet connections were always excelent.

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    That's because 802.11n is a draft standard and not everything works correctly, or anywhere near the intended performance. The DG834G is rock solid, I had mine running for 3 years straight with no problems at all, until my server banged into it and crushed it. :/
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    i would go with the dg834n, i've had all the dg834 range and would say that or the gt is best
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