need suggestions on new router

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  1. Bordoh

    Bordoh Member

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    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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  3. Bordoh

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    Any suggestions? Any at all?

    Thanks!
     
  4. JackMDS

    JackMDS Super Moderator<BR>Elite Member
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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/Ro...-router_stcVVproductId133604734VVviewprod.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/Ro...-Router_stcVVproductId138177695VVviewprod.htm

    Rosewill USB $25

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



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  5. Railgun

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    Do you happen to know how often they restock those refurbished e4200's?

    are there usually any issues with refurbs?

    Thanks!
     
  7. JackMDS

    JackMDS Super Moderator<BR>Elite Member
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    I do not know.

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



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  8. Ketchup

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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.
     
  9. VirtualLarry

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    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.
     
  10. DMR440

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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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