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    Recommendation sought for wireless for home

    Anyone got recommendations please for a wireless switch to add to a home broadband set up?

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    My router's a Netgear WGR 614. Bought it three years ago, it's been working great ever since... fairly cheap too. Occasionally wireless drops out and I have to power cycle but that only takes a minute to do and it's really not that often. I don't know anyone who doesn't have to do that from time to time.

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    I do like Netgear kit in the home. I've been using the same WPN 824 for about 6 years now!

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    I would recommend ruckus personally, but of you can't afford such a thig then netwar and zyxel is what I have recommended for collegues and it has gone well for them.

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    Netgear stuff for the home is ace, and you will find Ruckus technology in certain Netgear Products

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    Take a look at the Draytek Range there great for security and addtional features but rich on cost,

    DrayTek Vigor - ADSL Routers Firewalls UTM VoIP and Networking Products

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    I've had nothing but bad experiences with Netgear home stuff - overheating seemed to plague it.

    I now use ZyXel and have nothing but praise for it.

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    A vote for Draytek & Zyxel here too.

    I too had issues with domestic Netgear stuff overheating and locking up when I had it in an understairs cupboard.

    Switched to the Draytek Cable Router and Zyxel Dual Band Hybrid AP and the system rocks but at almost £400 for the setup not everyones cup of tea but hey it's Tax Deductable!

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    I have a linksys running Tomato can't fault it never had any problems with it
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