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2 years ago#1
My Netgear WNR2000 is crapping out on me so I'm looking for a new router. I'm not sure exactly what to look for in a router. Can anyone make a recommendation on an upgrade (price not that much of an issue)?

EDIT: Maybe I should add that I'm on FFXIV very often and a couple others in the house will usually be watching something like Netflix. Currently, there are no real issues with it besides some degraded quality on the videos, but maybe an upgrade will make the hd streaming better?
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2 years ago#2
I recently for the Asus RT-N10P and it's quite good. Very easy to setup and the admin interface has a lot of features. It's only $30 as well.
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2 years ago#3
That looks like a downgrade from mine.
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2 years ago#4
Get this one:

http://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RTAC68U
2 years ago#5
EStar999 posted...
Get this one:

http://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RTAC68U


Do you have experience with this? It's more than I would like to spend, but it looks fast as hell. People keep mentioning things like DD-WRT and 802.11ac, which I don't see mentioned on that one.
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2 years ago#6
Sidewinder1386 posted...
That looks like a downgrade from mine.


Unless you have 100 Mbps + Internet it won't make a difference.
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2 years ago#7
Sidewinder1386 posted...
EStar999 posted...
Get this one:

http://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RTAC68U


Do you have experience with this? It's more than I would like to spend, but it looks fast as hell. People keep mentioning things like DD-WRT and 802.11ac, which I don't see mentioned on that one.


Wireless ac is useless if you don't care about internal network transfer speeds and if you don't own a device that supports it. Devices have only just started supporting wireless ac in the last half a year. Even then it's only the high end devices that support it.
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2 years ago#8
Dragnfyr posted...
Sidewinder1386 posted...
EStar999 posted...
Get this one:

http://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RTAC68U


Do you have experience with this? It's more than I would like to spend, but it looks fast as hell. People keep mentioning things like DD-WRT and 802.11ac, which I don't see mentioned on that one.


Wireless ac is useless if you don't care about internal network transfer speeds and if you don't own a device that supports it. Devices have only just started supporting wireless ac in the last half a year. Even then it's only the high end devices that support it.


I see. What about DD-WRT? Someone I was playing FFXIV with was saying I should get one that supports it, but I don't think mine does and I've had no issues besides it going out on me recently. I was thinking I would probably just replace it with the same one or get the next one up at this point.
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2 years ago#9
Actually, I just came across this, and it looks nice. I've actually had pretty great experiences with Netgear, and gigabit WiFi (I'm sure you'd have to get a compatible card for the computer, obviously), beamforming, etc. all seem very nice.

http://promotions.newegg.com/networking/13-4683/
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