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#1 DnDer

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:06 AM

I have an old Belkin G+ router (probably 4-5 years old) that's finally giving out on me. Remote devices are no longer keeping their connection, and I'm having to power cycle the thing regularly to get devices put back on the wifi.

I have a mix of computers that connect to the network, so I'm not sure what security level I need, or how backwards compatible the new N standard is. Everything, though, that I bring online seems to have had an easy enough time with G+.

It is for an apartment, so lots of doors and walls I need to broadcast through. And while I recognize that no one's going to go wardriving to do deep packet inspection on my network, it would be very nice to lock it down from people who are just poking about to cause trouble while still having my older devices connect to the network.

Anyone's opinions or experiences with some of the newer routers out there? I'm hoping to spend $100 or less, and get another 5-odd years out of the device, if that helps set a benchmark for hardware capability.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:13 AM

I prefer linksys routers myself. The regular $60 one is good but I recommend going with the next model up that supports wireless N because not only do you get the benefit of Wireless N for any current or future devices you may have, it also supports Wireless G!

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

Linksys or Netgear routers would work find. b/g/n routers

Wireless N is backwards compatible with G however if you want full N compatibility you need to install all N receivers.

I have this Net gear WRN2000 with WPA2-PSK encryption with SSID disable broadcasting and Mac filtering enable

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:32 PM

I could be a good advisor right now since i still own that bleepty router but using my new since last couple of months :clapping:

Belkin G+ Mimo router had these issiues:
WAN disconnects oftenly
WAN went down when downloading + streaming/gaming same time
Lagspikes in Counter-strike ... 5-20seconds


I bought ASUS N56U Router for a cheap ammount :inlove: and love it. I higly recommend using the russian firmware with WPA2+Personal AES encryption. 40Mhz mode and channel 12 on 2.4Ghz. On 5 i use same but channel 44 and it's been up for 32 days so far without any single restart/problems what so ever. Im using 7 devices:
Iphone
Ipad
Samsung galaxy s3
2 XP PC's
1 W7 PC

:busy: Im sure if that you buy this router and follow my recommendations you will be happy 100 percent. :wink:

Any questions just PM me




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