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#1 r4id

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:05 AM

Over the past few days I've been having real trouble with Xbox Live. There are two Xbox consoles in my house, both connected to the same router (wired).
Playing MW2, my NAT is always set at Strict. I have fixed this a couple of times (first by enabling UPNP, then port forwarding, then setting up the 360 in a DMZ), however it has always reverted itself to Strict, even though these settings are supposed to permanently fix it.
So after trying all of these fixes I can only imagine that's it's a problem with the router. It's old, I got it 3 maybe 4 years ago and it wasn't the newest model back then.

So, assuming I'm right, I'm looking for recommendations on a new router. There are 3 other laptops connecting to it (wireless) as well as 4 other devices connected (wired). I'm using BT as my ISP, not sure if that makes a difference.

#2 CowKing

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:32 AM

If you wanna go extravagance then: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833122326
but if your on a budget: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833124190
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#3 r4id

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 08:10 AM

Been looking at these, opinions?

http://www.overclock.......5-BE&tool=3

http://www.overclock.......451&subcat=

Edited by r4id, 15 November 2009 - 08:24 AM.


#4 CowKing

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 11:10 AM

i would get the belkin
CPU: (Intel)[email protected]3.36GHz|1.4v
Power Supply: (Antec)BP550|550w
GFX Card: (PNY)GTX 460|800-1600-4000 biggest GTX 460 dud OCer
Motherboard: (Gigabyte)P35-DS3R |P35|
Memory: (Mushkin) Redline 2x2GB DDR2 1000|1050MHz 5-5-5-12|
Ayn Rand is the author for people who want to act like complete douche-bags, but don't have the balls to just admit that they are douche-bags.
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:45 PM

Been looking at these, opinions?

http://www.overclock.......5-BE&tool=3

http://www.overclock.......451&subcat=



This is quite possibly the best router ever! i own 2 of these.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833124190

#6 CowKing

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 07:58 PM

This is quite possibly the best router ever! i own 2 of these.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833124190

I have the same one and yes it IS one of the greats, but it looks like he wants something more high end which is why i recommended the belkin
CPU: (Intel)[email protected]3.36GHz|1.4v
Power Supply: (Antec)BP550|550w
GFX Card: (PNY)GTX 460|800-1600-4000 biggest GTX 460 dud OCer
Motherboard: (Gigabyte)P35-DS3R |P35|
Memory: (Mushkin) Redline 2x2GB DDR2 1000|1050MHz 5-5-5-12|
Ayn Rand is the author for people who want to act like complete douche-bags, but don't have the balls to just admit that they are douche-bags.
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

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Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:45 PM

i had a belkin and it was horrible constantly dropping signal..they suck.

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Posted 16 November 2009 - 12:26 AM

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833127215

Has been great for me for several years now. Sad tho I paid 199.99 for it when it first came out lol.

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:21 PM

I'll be getting a few of these in a couple of days... one for me and one for a friend:

http://www.directcan...anufacture=ASUS

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833320031

I'll be setting up mine first then move onto setting up my friend's.

I really hope this works as the price is extremely competitive here in Canada. Got mine at a local computer shop for $66.99CDN each.