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The Best Router under $200!


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#1 cap2587

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:31 PM

I am looking to upgrade my router to the best available option. I realize that some of this is a personal preference, but I would love to get people's feedback on what router they have chosen. I do alot of streaming (movie's, music) through a media player. I am looking for something with Dual Band frequency, a wide coverage area and as faster speeds as possible. I have 3 below that I am considering.

Netgear N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4500)

Cisco-Linksys E4200 Dual-Band Wireless-N Router

ASUS Black Diamond Dual Band Wireless-N 600 Router (RT-N56U)

I am currently had the Linksys E3000 and do not think it covers a large enough area and does not seem to retain a strong signal. If anyone has another router that they want to throw into the mix that would be fine. Look forward to some good feedback. Thanks.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:13 PM

FWIW: I have the Netgear with a 16GB flashdrive plugged into it for simple sharing and temporary file storage. When I upgrade the printer I'll add it to the router as well. Been working flawlessly with 3 wired connections and up to 6 wireless for 12 months.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:19 PM

I am Using a D-Link Wireless-N Router (DIR-655) and my router covers my whole house (upstairs and downstairs). I have a network using bandwidth that includes 2 Desktops, 2 Laptops, 2 Xbox360s, 1 PS3 (I have 2 but only one is connected), 2 PSPs, 2 Android Pads, 3 Nintendo DSi's, 1 Wii console, A Vizio 3D television, and a Sony Bluray player. At any given time at least 7 of these systems are connected wirelessly with no problems. the things that you should research is what your bandwidth subscription is, and whether you have a dedicated line for your modem. I have DL speed over 15MB and upload speed of over 5MB, that also is important as you can't use what you don't have. Anyway Good Luck :thumbup2: , STC1

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