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Wi-fi Router Compatible with Windows 8


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#1
Hi Guys,

Just bought a Dell Inspiron with a pre-installed Windows 8.Want to setup a wi-fi network at home but the wi-fi routers that i chekcked over the internet, most of them are not Windows8 compatible. Please suggest wi-fi routers(preferably D-Link/Netgear) suitable for home network and compatible with Windows 8.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Inspiron
    Memory
    4 GB
    Browser
    IE

norepli

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#2
I just bought this router recently and it is awesome! Check out the specs and the price. You won't get a comparable Netgear or D-Link for anywhere near the price. Oh, and make sure its a version 2 hardware if you decide to buy it from anywhere other than NewEgg. There is also a firmware update available from the manufacturer's website that you should apply. Its also future-proof and offers additional features like IPV6 ready and you can also create "temporary" guest accounts as well. I never saw anything like it for near the price!
Newegg.com - EnGenius ESR9850V2 Wireless N Router with Gigabit Ports
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Joan Archer

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#5
I didn't need to get a new router when I got my Windows 8 Notebook after entering the particulars of the router I was connected.
I use the Notebook at the other end of the bungalow to the router so can't connect via Ethernet cable but I've had no problems so far with the connection.

I'm with BT and have their Home Hub version 2 which gives a very good wireless signal and the icon showing signal strength is usually full and only a few occasions drops a bar down.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Zoostorm/ Asus K55A Notebook
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn 45CMX/45GMX/45CMX-K
    Memory
    2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM)/8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Corp 82945G Integrated Graphics Controller
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hanns.G HH221 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    ExcelStor (250GB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (UK)
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Just under 4MB download it's ADSL.
    Other Info
    Epson Stylus SX415 All-in-one Printer,
    Seagate Expansion 500GB External Desktop Drive
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#6
thnx Joan Archer!!
bt i m still looking for a D-Link/Netgear product , coz these are well known in Indian Markets. Plz suggest if you already have some handy info!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Inspiron
    Memory
    4 GB
    Browser
    IE

Joan Archer

Gadget Mad Granny.
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#7
Sorry I can't give any more help. I've only had 2 routers since being on broadband, 1 was with a former ISP that I had a few years and I can't remember the name but it wasn't one that you mentioned. My 2nd one was the Home Hub that I'm still using now, I've had it for several years now without problems.

Hopefully one of the others can give you information about the routers you need. ;)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Zoostorm/ Asus K55A Notebook
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 @ 2400 MHz
    Motherboard
    Foxconn 45CMX/45GMX/45CMX-K
    Memory
    2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM)/8GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Corp 82945G Integrated Graphics Controller
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Hanns.G HH221 22" Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    ExcelStor (250GB)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 (UK)
    Mouse
    Microsoft Optical Wheel Mouse
    Internet Speed
    Just under 4MB download it's ADSL.
    Other Info
    Epson Stylus SX415 All-in-one Printer,
    Seagate Expansion 500GB External Desktop Drive

topgundcp

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#8
I have been using a NETGEAR Wireless Router - N600 Dual Band Gigabit (WNDR3700) and happy with it so I recommended to 2 of my friends. Normally it will cost around $90 US new but for my 2 friends, I told them just buy a used one from Amazon.com for around $50 US each. The units came on 2nd day after the orders placed and worked flawlessly. Since you are from India, I don't know if you can get a used one but that's all you need.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
    PSU
    Antec 850W
    Case
    Antec 1200
    Cooling
    Danger Den H20
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech Performance Mouse MX
    Internet Speed
    35/12mbps
    Browser
    Firefox