Which wireless router to choose?

Discussion in 'Wii - Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection' started by ALX1982, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. ALX1982

    ALX1982 Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    I want to replace my current router with a wireless router so I can use the Wi-Fi on my Wii.

    I've been looking at these two: "D-Link DI-524" and "Netgear WGR614"
    I've read about routers and compability but am still confused :S

    Does someone who knows about this stuff know if any of these will work with my Wii?
    Of course I will put a password on the wlan, but I read that this in some cases will cause the Wii connection not to work.
    Also read somewhere that the compability can depend on the hardware version of the router.

    Generally confused now :S
  2. woodoste

    woodoste Advanced Member

    Aug 30, 2009
    Nahhh all routers work, cheap ones too.
    You just need to update the firmware and set configuration correctly.

    BTW Netgear is better than D-Link.
    I own a Netgear DG834GT and it works like a charm with games and p2p [​IMG]
  3. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 24, 2006
    I'd go for the D-Link, they're not meant to be too bad. From personal experience I've had nothing but trouble with Netgear routers. The first router I bought was a netgear and it'd drop the connection consistently around the same time of day. Got a replacement, same thing. Got another replacement that was a different model netgear, now the wireless didn't work.
    In the end I got a linksys and it's been rock solid since. [​IMG]
  4. Olyfes

    Olyfes Advanced Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    An sitecom SITECOMWL-340 Internet Router here .

    Works great here . Download torrents up to 2MB (with limewire offcouse) . Great speed ..

    I Don't really know a load of routers , but this one we got at home and works good.
  5. jorwex

    jorwex Member

    Apr 14, 2010
    United States
    All should work fine.
  6. Chris_Skylock

    Chris_Skylock GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Dec 26, 2008
    I'd go with the D-Link. It's the same model as I got and I love it. Netgear can go to hell. My aunt has one and it's like hell. Unstable connection and all.

    Get the D-Link 524 or just look for a better newer model like the wireless-N. Im going to replace my D-Link 524 for a Wireless N but Im still having second thoughts as the D-Link 524 really met my expectations
  7. cuamoose

    cuamoose Member

    Nov 27, 2009
    United States
    Texas, USA
    I have a Linksys WRT54G that works well for our Wii, 2 DSs, 2 laptops, and a computer.
  8. Fat D

    Fat D GBAtemp Maniac

    Nov 18, 2006
    I am using an ASUS RT-N11 with Multi-SSID to connect my DS and without compromising security for the PCs and the Wii connected to it. Unfortunately, to shut down and re-start the insecure connection, the entire router needs to be restarted. So I would recommend two access points for a setup like that.

    For just a Wii, pretty much any setup should be fine, as long as it has the range you need.
  9. Arm73

    Arm73 GBAtemp Addict

    Mar 4, 2006
    Actually I've got a related question.
    I'm also thinking of buying a wireless router, because right now I'm using a Nintendo USB Wi-Fi dongle, and in order for it to work, my PC has to be on naturally.
    Now I'd like to know if my PC has to be on for the wireless router to work with the Wii or DS.
    Or after I set it up I don't need the PC, but just the connection and the cable modem to be on ?
  10. Njrg

    Njrg Kinsoku Jikou Desu. ^.~

    Dec 24, 2008
    United States
    Netgear is by far better than Netgear. But some Netgear routers have a problem with Nintendo Wifi Connection. When I owned a Netgear, I could play random matches, but I'd always be kicked off when playing with a friend.

    I got a lynksys and everything has been running smoothly.

    Netgear Routers are sexy as hell, but I recommend getting the uglier, lyksys. Its my preferred device.
  11. 2takker

    2takker Newbie

    Apr 7, 2010
    In my opinion, any router is just as good as the others...

    What you should look for is the routers specs and not the brand ^^' just as long as it can run with 802.11n you should be good [​IMG]
  12. tKo HaXoR

    tKo HaXoR GBAtemp Fan

    Aug 16, 2008
    United States
    Los Angeles
    I bought an Airlink wireless router a year ago for 9.99.

    It was a bargain and haven't had any issues to this day.
  13. Am0s

    Am0s Mojo Risin

    Jul 9, 2009
    personally I would choose linksys or a D-link, thompson speedtouch are ok but mine tends to over heat and have to power cycle it once or twice a week, netgear I dont like as they have had alot of issues with firmware in the past, when I worked for an ISP 100 people a day would ring in about their netgear routers the problem at that time was the routers firmware.

    I used a sitecom when I was on cable and never had an issue with it
  14. hunnymonster

    hunnymonster GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 29, 2010
    I'd recommend Linksys over either of Netgear & D-link... (or a Cisco if you're John D. Rockefeller [​IMG])

    Netgear technical support (should you ever need it) is neither technical nor supportive in my experience - if you can read the articles in the knowledgebase and they fix your issue, great - beyond that the script-jockeys at Netgear can't (or won't help) - I had an issue that was down to the wireless part in a Netgear router - they fixed the v1 & v3 hardware from having the fault but not the v2 (which predictably I had)... I fixed it myself in the end using a donor part from a differently dead v3.

    D-Link - I had no end of issues with a D-Link way back that meant that the router needed a hard restart every 5-6 hours (restarting it via the web interface didn't cut the mustard - helpfully it lead to a rise in my target SNR on the DSL line which lead to lower achieved syncs. I came to the conclusion that "D Link" sounding like "delink" wasn't a coincidence.