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Old 02-04-2013, 11:59 PM   #1
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Default need suggestions on new router

I'm in need of a new wireless router, but not sure what's a good one to get.

It will be for basic computer use, couple cell phones / tablets. The most it's going to be doing is streaming movies from netflix.

I'll also need it to have a wired connection for my primary gaming computer to connect through, I prefer not to game on wireless.

My budget is around $50-80 max. I've seen a lot in this range, but I'd prefer not to buy something and find out its a piece o crap.

Anyone have any suggestions for a quality router in this price range? or at least the best quality I can get?

Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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Any suggestions? Any at all?

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Old 02-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #3
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The general idea about Home Wireless is to get a Wireless Router that is DD-WRT compatible, (in case One needs advanced features), Dual Band capable, and being flexible about budget.

Saving within the sub $100 category on a device that is going to be used for few years and it is the center of the Internet connection/Local Network is rather Silly.

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Money is Not an issue. Asus RT-N66U -RT-N66U

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320091

Best value for the price. Cisco E4200 refurb.

http://homestore.cisco.com/en-us/Rou...VVviewprod.htm

I want sub $100 and new (I am allergic to refurb.) Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833162070

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I want to spend less and do not care about Giga, and NAS, but need good Wireless.

This is decent Wireless Router with Dual radio.

Cisco E2500 refurb. $35.

http://homestore.cisco.com/en-us/Rou...VVviewprod.htm

Rosewill USB $25

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833166046



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Old 02-09-2013, 02:19 PM   #4
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http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/finders/router/view
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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Do you happen to know how often they restock those refurbished e4200's?

are there usually any issues with refurbs?

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Do you happen to know how often they restock those refurbished e4200's?
I do not know.

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are there usually any issues with refurbs?

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Many people around here bought the E4200v1 in the last year, thus far there is No complains.



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Old 02-09-2013, 07:40 PM   #7
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I bought this router 2 years ago and have been very pleased with it:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/NETGEAR-N3...outer/10928683

Before that I had a Netgear that lasted at least 6 years before it started giving me issues. Just to give you an idea, I use the router for a wired connection to our desktop and server, and a wireless connection to: printer (connected to 2 laptops and 1 desktop), 2 laptops, blu-ray player, Nintendo DS, and a wii. I also use the router for my secure connection to work. No problems at all.
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I bought this router 2 years ago and have been very pleased with it:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/NETGEAR-N3...outer/10928683
That's a solid unit. You can get a refurb from Newegg for $30, or $20 on sale.

The units I received from Newegg were v2 (last two shipments, first one was all v1).

Most of the retail-boxed units are V3.

V2 is flashable to dd-wrt.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:23 PM   #9
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you could try a medialink router, you can find them on Amazon. Very reasonably priced and they have over 4000 reviews! That's almost unheard of as far as wireless router reviews go. In a lot of cases I have also seen good high end priced type routers that have been refurbished and sold for cheap on Amazon also. Just my two cents

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