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    Just got a NetGear RT314 from Future Shop Online, $79 CDN (refurb) plugged every thing in and it worked right off the bat (Rogers cable internet) . Didn't even have to configure anything.
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    i own the lynksys router mentioned above ( 713-p)and have loved every bit of it except the print server. for some reason i can only get one machine on my system to recognise it at a time so i just set up one system as my print server. otherwise i love it. i have machines all over the house and the wireless easily reaches from the second floor closet (router) to my workshop in the basement. have fun man
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    I also have to recommend the Belkin wireless router/hub. I've had one running at my house since before Christmas and it's performed perfectly. I have connectivity via wireless until I get to a small park on my street (about 700 feet from my house), and it works great in my garage. The router was fairly easy to configure, but I wouldn't expect a newbie to be able to do it. It's quite a bit more powerful than the Linksys unit. But no built in printserver.
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    If you're feeling adventurous, check out ClarkConnect. It's a Linux distribution that turns an old 486 or Penitum into a router/print server/web server/whatever else you want. I was going to buy a router a year ago, but found this and decided to give it a try. I love it! This was my first exposure to Linux, and it was very easy to install (up and running within 15 mins). Once setup, you can control it from the web browser of any PC on the LAN.
    All that is required is a 486 or higher, 32 MB RAM, 2 NICs and a 500MB hard drive. No monitor is required after the installation.

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