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Vista x64 which router to buy?

I bought this laptop wifi ready works great but I want to use my own roadrunner . I need to buy a router and don't know which one to get for vista
x64 bit laptop. Use it for surfing dloading and so on, some online games , just need to know which one to buy. Brand name please?
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I use netgear for everything, whenever I do a network install I use a netgear router. Best bet is to get a Wireless-N Router, its the pathway for the future. When you are able to get to wireless n on the laptop in the future the router will be ready to accept it instead of having to go out and buy more stuff.

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Both Netgear and Linksys have x64 Vista drivers available and are known to work.
Part of the "Vista Certified" requirements are to work with both 32 and 64 bit, although some don't work as well as others. I'd definitely use Netgear as my first choice and Linksys as my second.
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Which netgear or linsky would you buy for daily surfing,dloading with some gaming .. Whick model ?
I'll be hooking my roadrunner modem to the router and going from there..

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Linksys Wireless G WRT54G will work the best with 64x. That is what I use and I have 4 computers all running Vista 64..
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Yes, one of the WRT54G models will work fine.
One of the most widely used routers, so it should be good.
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I agree with getting a wireless-n router because you get the best of 4 worlds! It is backwards compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g which is great for those with older model laptops.

It's nice for those on 802.11a that decide to want to broadcast on a higher frequency than 802.11b or 802.11g. 802.11a broadcasts at 5Ghz in frequency only. It isn't backwards compatible but does offer added security considering only those with 802.11n and 802.11a are the only ones that can access it. Which narrows down the people using it for atleast a few more months.

The final world is 802.11n transfers up to 600Mbps which is beautiful! Opposed to 802.11a/g which transfer at 54Mbps and 802.11b which transfers at 11Mbps.

You'll be happy you got a wireless-n router when that technology comes more readily available (cheaper) in laptops! Please let me know if I can be of more assistance.

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