Planning to buy a router....any ideas?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I am looking for a router that can do several things:

First, work as a WAP.

Second, allow folders/files to be shared between three computers.

Third, allow sharing of one printer between these three computers.

That's pretty much it.

Besides that, I only want a router that won't be logging a list of websites, because that's what my current router (Netgear MR814v2) does. It provides a log of all websites that were visited, and there's no option to disable the logging.

Any recommendations?
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I use a Linksys Router which is a WAP and it allows me to share files with my other computers. It doesn't have a print server, though I bought the Linksys one to handle my printing.

Here ar e the ones I have.

Router - http://www.linksys.com/products/product ... 5&prid=610

Print Server - http://www.linksys.com/products/product ... 2&prid=580

The print server is also a 4 port hub, but I dont use it for that. Just printing.

I used to have a DLink which did all three, but printing never worked right and some days for no reason, my wireless connections would just not work until I rebooted the router. Ever since I bought the Linksys everything has worked flawlessly.

Hope this helps
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You can also set up a printer through one of the computers if you have to.
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You don't always need a print server if the printer has a network port. The only reason I like to use a print server is if I want to put the printer somewhere that isn't practically reachable by network cable. In this case I would use a wireless print server which pretty much allows you to put the printer anywhere.

If you want to save $$ follow Truce's advice and just share the printer from one of the computers.

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