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    Router recommendations?

    I'm looking for a reliable router. It looks like my Cisco Valet M20 is behaving irresponsibly (it gets into states where it will not connect to port 80).

    My first router was a Linksys, and never failed; I only changed because it didn't have wireless access. My next router was a Linksys that had the open source firmware, but it failed after about a week, so I took it back and got another, which lasted about a year or two and started failing again. So, I purchased this Valet, which seems to be failing also.

    I MUST have the ability to reserve DHCP addresses; it needs to have at least four ports (six or eight would be better).

    Any recommendations?

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    Have a look at Belkin routers. I have found them to reliable and they usually rank on top in terms of speed and range. I have had two that ran for years without issues and outperforming other better known brands (such as Linksys).

    They have quite a few models, so you'd need to pick the one that fits your requirements the best: http://www.belkin.com/us/Products/Ne...less/c/WSNTWLS

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    Another good brand of routers are the Netgears. Replaced my troublesome Cisco Linksys with one and haven't had any issues. It even had a firmware update to support IPV6. It does also have the ability to reserve IP addresses. Don't know of any router that doesn't supply at least 4 ports.

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    I would recommend my Billion BiPAC 7800N router. Works flawlessly, but it's not cheap.
    (Unfortunately the reviews describe it as 'stunning', and 'awesome'.
    I have never really come to terms with someone's description of a standard piece of consumer electronic hardware as 'awesome'...)
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    I just installed a Linksys 4500. It replaces a Belkin that was failing, the Belkin replaced a Netgear, that replaced a D-Link. It seems as though I can get about a year and a half out of a router. However, untill I bought the 4500, all I bought were the lowest cost router available.

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    Well, the OP has recommendations of all the major brands we see discussed here. I'll throw my vote for Linksys. I have the E4200. I like the fact that it's dual band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) In my neighborhood there are many on the 2.4 GHz band, but only me on the 5 GHz band. Nice!
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    Here is another suggestion;http://www.pcmag.com/reviews/routers
    The best of luck in your choice.
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