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What are the best dual band routers with great range?

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User Info: nobleisthyname

nobleisthyname
3 years ago#11
My Linksys EA6300 is dual band and supports the new AC standard. It's worked just fine for everything I've needed it for. The separate band is nice in a university when everyone else has a router on a separate band. It's nice having the clearer channels. Plus AC will only be on the 5 GHz band I believe.
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User Info: unclee

unclee
3 years ago#12
ukemandwnbu posted...
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.

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/2083993/linksys-announces-the-audacious-looking-wrt1900ac-dual-band-wi-fi-router.html


Because the throw back look is suddenly going to make Linksys start producing stuff that isn't crap?

TC: I've got an Asus RT-N66U and it's amazing. My house is about 2300 square feet and the router is in a closet upstairs. I get full signal pretty much anywhere in my house. I get 30 Mbps from the wired connection in my house and I get about 18 Mbps on wireless everywhere in the house (naturally, the closer I move to the router the closer the speeds get to my full wired speeds).

If you don't need AC then you can easily find the N66U for about $120. If you want the AC version, however, just wait for a sale. I've seen them go on sale randomly for $130-140.

User Info: foodeater4

foodeater4
3 years ago#13
Range might depend on your house too. If you have any metal in your walls or even bricks it might block the signal. Plus if you have a big ass house it just might not reach.

Wired or wireless, that just depends. I do have a wireless dual band router in my house, but its in the same room as my PC's so I hook my PC to the router with a wired connection. I use the wirless for other devices such as cell phones, kindles, ipads, stuff in the living room, etc.

User Info: nobleisthyname

nobleisthyname
3 years ago#14
unclee posted...
Because the throw back look is suddenly going to make Linksys start producing stuff that isn't crap?


Is this a common opinion? I've never had any problems with my Linksys routers.
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User Info: Fade2black001

Fade2black001
3 years ago#15
nobleisthyname posted...
unclee posted...
Because the throw back look is suddenly going to make Linksys start producing stuff that isn't crap?


Is this a common opinion? I've never had any problems with my Linksys routers.


All the linksys router I ahve owned seem to start dying after 5 years.
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User Info: Rapscallion84

Rapscallion84
3 years ago#16
Avoid Belkin like the plague. My 5GHz signal is reduced to 2 bars within 2 rooms of my top floor, 3-aspect flat. Only 2 thin walls in the way. Also, their software/firmware is totally unfinished with no plans to fix it.

User Info: voldothegr8

voldothegr8
3 years ago#17
I'm still rocking a WRT54G router and it works flawlessly, but my wife and I never have more than a few devices connected to the wifi at once. It sits at one end of the house and covers the whole thing too. But, it's a Cisco Linksys and not the s***ty Belkin Linksys of today.

As for the topic, it sounds like the Asus Darknight (N66U) is what you seek unless you want AC, then get the AC66U.
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User Info: nobleisthyname

nobleisthyname
3 years ago#18
Rapscallion84 posted...
Avoid Belkin like the plague. My 5GHz signal is reduced to 2 bars within 2 rooms of my top floor, 3-aspect flat. Only 2 thin walls in the way. Also, their software/firmware is totally unfinished with no plans to fix it.


I'll agree with this. Belkin sucks. I'll probably not be buying Linksys anymore in the future.
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EpicKingdom_
3 years ago#19
I use this... they will never know.

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User Info: gldoorii

gldoorii
3 years ago#20
This may be a stupid question, but I don't know too much about this stuff. If I have a dual band router should both be set to 5 Ghz or should one be 5 and the other 2.4?

Or, does dual band not meant that way and it's really one or the other setting?
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