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06-11-2011, 04:14 AM #1Senior Member Achievements:
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Upgrading router-need suggestions
So I am moving Sunday, and will be needing to upgrade my wireless/wired router for faster wireless speeds. There are several I am looking at, but I need opinions and ideas. I want dual-band and wireless N with ability to pick up multiple frequencies, being 2.4, 5 whatever. My budget is a tad limited so I can't go over $130 preferably.
This is one I was looking at, and it's lesser half without the gigabit since I don't have a gigabit card, and my computer will probably be the only one hard wired. Seems decent to me for either version.
This one makes me wonder a bit. For such a low price, how well does it do?
I know there are many more brands and version, but these are my choices right now. Thoughts, opinions?
06-11-2011, 08:58 AM #2
Out of those 2 options #1 would be better. #2 I'd say is crap.
Things to keep in mind when selecting a router in my humble opinion:
- weather it uses MIMO technology, not sure what it does but helps with getting those rated speeds
- gigabit port wont make your internet speed faster since no ISP provides that kind of speed
- antenae strength
- make sure your getting at least 270 or better speeds on your network( not what the router claims but what you get real time)
I use a Hercules router: LINK
Got it for 20$ at Mwave when it first showed up on market, best buy I ever made. Only issue I ever had with it is when my doughter flips through netflix cartoons like mad and pauses them while others are using the net, then it locks up and needs a reset. I use a Netgear WNDR 3300 as a repeater client by my TV and have no issues streaming VUDU at HDX quality or avi's from my pc.
I think Scott has a post in this section on a pretty nice netgear router worth looking into too.Setup:#1 Intel i7 2600k @ 4.7 GHz, Mobo: ASUS P8P67 Deluxe B3, Memory: Gskill Ripjaws 2133 2x4GB
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06-11-2011, 12:04 PM #3
This is what I have. Works wonderful got it when it first came out payed like 149.00 so price is much better. Just a thought.
http://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1...TF-8&q=dir-655RIG:i7-3770k @4.6Ghz/ASUS P8Z77 Deluxe/GSkill DDR3-2400/2xHD7970/Vertex 4/SSonic Plat 1000/H100/HAF XB
Laptop: i7-3630/ 16GB (4x4) DDR3-1600/ HM77/ GTX 675MX@1050Mhz/ 128GB SSD/ 256GB Vector SSD/ 17in Matte/ Steel Series Keyboard/ Killer Networks/ 1080p
SERVER: E3-1240V2/TYAN S5512/Kingston DDR3-1600 ECC/LSI Mega9260-4i w/2xVertex4 256GB RAID0(VMFS Datastore)/Vertex3(System)/X650 SSonic Gold/ESXi 5.1
06-12-2011, 11:26 PM #4Senior Member Achievements:
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if I had the choice for wireless id ebay for a apple airport extreme, mine still running strong after 10 years Hahahaha, or im just a broke lazy bum XD but josh's is pretty good too. =P
06-13-2011, 03:49 AM #5
I have a Linksys WRT310N router sitting in my closet not being used if ya want it ya can have it, just pay for shipping
06-13-2011, 07:05 PM #6
The 3700 is awesome. That is what I use and love it.Viper: Intel I7 3960X | TT Extreme Water 2.0 Cooler | Asus Sabertooth X79| Asus GTX Titan | 32GB GSkill RAM | 512GB Crucial M4 SSD | 2TB Seagate | Asus DVD-RW | TT 1200Watt Power Supply | Dell 2707 Monitor | Logitech Z5500 Digital Speaker | Logitch G15 Gaming Keyboard | Logtiech MX Wireless Mouse | Windows 7 64 Ultimate |
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