Originally Posted by Quark999
Stay away from Dlink. They just rebadge crap from Taiwan/Asia/idontcare - had a year of trouble with the 614, got about 20 different firmware revisions and only got it running half-decent with a hacked firmware for the same Taiwanese model by a different, much smaller manufacturer.
I'm not saying that it will always be like that, but their support just sucks. In the end they released a "revision b" of the 614 that was entirely different, yet didn't bother to fix their old version.
I have a Linksys now, and it has a slight problem with its DHCP server (couldn't be bothered to upgrade the firmware yet, as it is supposed to be fixed), but it is working like a charm.
I only hear good things about NetGear either and had it under close consideration. Go for either NetGear or Linksys, and stay clear of crap like Belkin, D-Link, Buffalo or OEM stuff. You will save yourself a LOT of time and worries.
completely talking out of your arse...you might have gotten a faulty d-link, but that doesn't mean they are all crap. in fact linksys has a higher failure rate. i went threw three bad WRT54GS before I got a good one. and i've had several other linksys models as well. i've also owned d-link, belkin, SMC, netgear etc, and they are all fine.
i have a belkin pre-n currently (replaced my linksys, not because the linksys was faulty, but b/c i had to have it) and it is very well constructed and rock solid.
as far as made in taiwan/asia etc, i think you should check your facts before you make a ignorant blanket statement like that..or better yet, open up your stuff.