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What are the best dual band routers with great range?

#1coolpoppy3Posted 2/3/2014 11:13:11 AM
something that will give my device constant 4 bars of connection, 2.4 and 5GHZ option, and great /excellent range at a good price.
#2coolpoppy3(Topic Creator)Posted 2/3/2014 12:08:05 PM
also, is it worth getting a wired router, or wireless router?
#3datopgamerPosted 2/3/2014 6:42:00 PM
Asus rt-56u is what I use and it goes through my whole house. The rt-66u has better range but goes for $170.
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#4Cruzader619Posted 2/3/2014 7:45:21 PM
datopgamer posted...
Asus rt-56u is what I use and it goes through my whole house. The rt-66u has better range but goes for $170.


good luck making babies o.O
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#5datopgamerPosted 2/4/2014 1:36:00 AM
Cruzader619 posted...
datopgamer posted...
Asus rt-56u is what I use and it goes through my whole house. The rt-66u has better range but goes for $170.


good luck making babies o.O


Already got one, don't need another.
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#6ukemandwnbuPosted 2/4/2014 1:41:39 AM
datopgamer posted...
Cruzader619 posted...
datopgamer posted...
Asus rt-56u is what I use and it goes through my whole house. The rt-66u has better range but goes for $170.


good luck making babies o.O


Already got one, don't need another.


Seems I'm out of the loop. What does Cruzader mean?
#7ukemandwnbuPosted 2/4/2014 1:49:22 AM
On topic, I suggest TC that you wait for when the Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Wi-Fi router releases and buy it then. It will run you $300, however.

http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2014/01/linksys_ea1900ac_1160-100222257-orig.png
http://core0.staticworld.net/images/article/2014/01/linksys_ea1900ac_back_1160-100222256-orig.png

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2083993/linksys-announces-the-audacious-looking-wrt1900ac-dual-band-wi-fi-router.html
#8betatechPosted 2/4/2014 1:51:00 AM
In regards to signal quality, it really depends on the layout of your house and you may need/want an extender which may be better at providing the signal quality you want.

Had a N66U and unless they've updated it since I found it mediocre (barely got a decent speed downstairs while other routers do and yes I tried manual channels).

If you just want the single device however, so far with minimal testing (I had to return it as an IGMP IPTV wouldn't work with it) the best router I've had was the netgear WNDR4500 which got me a consistently good speed in a difficult area (IIRC 25mbps).

This was followed by the Buffalo G450 WZR-HP-G450H-EU running a newer build of DD-WRT (returned later for the same reason), IIRC 15mbps at the same place.

I'm currently trying a buffalo AC1750 (d1800h) but I haven't done any testing yet.
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#9Flaktrooper123Posted 2/4/2014 1:59:11 AM
The current best routers are Asus RT-AC68U and Netgear R7000 Nighthawk.
#10SlaynPosted 2/4/2014 4:46:48 AM
The best question I can ask is why do you want dual band? Do you know what it does, what the advantages are?
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