what's the best recommended wireless router to use with xbox live?

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#1 Posted by thecobraholder (602 posts) -
yes i know connecting it straight to the modem is the best thing. the thing is, that's not an option for me. anyways, i'm using an airlink router and even though i can play online no matter what i do the nat always shows to be strict. i have to wait like 5 minutes in halo to get a possible match or wait like 5-7 in cod4.. plus i encounter problems joining some matches. also when i look for airlink routers and xbox live anything barely comes up. so today i'm going to head out to radioshack, best buy and other stores in order to buy a new one. which one do you guys recommend??
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#2 Posted by thecobraholder (602 posts) -
thnx for the help guys
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#3 Posted by Ice_man_1985 (4700 posts) -
go for linksys WAG54GS model, and plus it's recommended by microsoft.
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#4 Posted by PiNwOrM (2030 posts) -

Try to get one recommended by microsoft, www.xbox.com has a thing somewhere that lists all recommended ones.

I move my 360 between houses, both have a dlink DIR-625. It's not 'recommended' but microsoft, but it works great. Might wanna check it out if you can't find a recommended one.

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#5 Posted by thecobraholder (602 posts) -

ah k thanks a lot guys. one question..

i saw a linksys router that came with speedbooster, it said 12x.. looked like the best one there is. it was priced at $170. is it worth it? i don't mind the price as long as it works. once again thanks a lot.

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#6 Posted by StEvEnThEdOn (114 posts) -
netgear
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#7 Posted by Ice_man_1985 (4700 posts) -

yeah they are the new linksys N routers, i say go for it, but double check and make sure if it will work normaly for the xbox live, but my best bet is go for the one i mentioned earlier, because it's 100% supported by live.

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#8 Posted by Awinagainov (2218 posts) -
netgear rangemax g MIMO
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#9 Posted by Aaron89 (3377 posts) -
You just can't go wrong with Cisco (i.e. Linksys). I've had the WRT54GS v.2 for many months, and it's great. If you're planning to go wireless, note that the MS Wireless adapter currently only supports b/g/a standards, not N. There may be one in the future, however.
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#10 Posted by kriptonzz (3637 posts) -

I've got a great Belkin wireless router, but my setting is always moderate.

Eh, moderates not too bad right?

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#11 Posted by Ice_man_1985 (4700 posts) -

it should be open.

lol where did you get this pic sig ?

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#12 Posted by Ice_man_1985 (4700 posts) -

oh and before you buy one, ask the guy to give you the latest ver and don't let him fools you and give you an old ver, after you buy one, go to linksys website and download the latest firmware.

www.cisco.com

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#13 Posted by thecobraholder (602 posts) -

oh and before you buy one, ask the guy to give you the latest ver and don't let him fools you and give you an old ver, after you buy one, go to linksys website and download the latest firmware.

www.cisco.com

Ice_man_1985

dude you've been really helpful man. thanks for your help. i'm going with what you recommended. once again thanks for taking the time.

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#14 Posted by Ice_man_1985 (4700 posts) -
NP
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#15 Posted by Cujo31 (2878 posts) -
If you haven't already gone out and bought one...check out D-links New range booster ones, i have a DIR-625...I'm sure there are better and newer ones out there....i bought it like a 8 months ago and it hasn't been turned off once since then! Live always works and I host with Wireless and no problems...mind out I do have an Extreme service with my cable internet provider.