Recommend me a new router

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Either the walls in my house are built like a fort or my wireless router is really starting to suck/die. Ive had the same one for about 5-6 yrs now and its just not performing like it used to.
I mostly use my laptop and tablet upstairs and also Wi-Fi calling on my phone and none of them connect to my home network.

So...recommend me a new, better and FASTER router
 

Bert.

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it would help if you told us whats the router you had before.

anyways i recommend the Linksys wrt54g
 
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et something dual band and with gigabit ethernet, especially if you're gonna be streaming or transferring a lot of big files around a home network
 
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Linksys E4200. Have two of them in each respective crib, got both for free btw. Never had an issue with it.
 
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Originally Posted by Zyzz

it would help if you told us whats the router you had before.

anyways i recommend the Linksys wrt54g
thats the POS i have now 
 

Bert.

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Originally Posted by NewZ05

Originally Posted by Zyzz

it would help if you told us whats the router you had before.

anyways i recommend the Linksys wrt54g
thats the POS i have now 
you must be doing something wrong then

its the common one everyone has and its pretty good. i never had problems with mine.
 

OneNightDan

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Netgear n300... I have the work and play one. It was like a $100?
There's a cheaper one for like $40 or $50? It's the Small Office or something like that. 

Anyways, it's pretty cool. Works REALLY well! 
 
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I have a netgear wndr3700.

the thing is a beast. i get consistent 24Mb/s on speedtest.net when paired with my motorola surfboard modem on comcast's 16Mb/s(?) cable internet
 
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Get a new Linksys router. I have one and gets GREAT but anything N is good unless your have HEAVY traffic in your home
 
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I tried to use one of the new Linksys N routers and the UI is absolutely terrible!  I have used Netgear routers for the past 7 years and have liked them for the most part.  The only problem is that they cut out every couple weeks but all you have to do is a 30 second reset and you're back to normal.  They are easily customizable and offer decent range (from my experience with G routers).
 
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yeah. im having the same problem. =[
i'll get signal, but it'll disconnect all the time.
and i don't wanna stay downstairs. it sucks having IM conversations that way.
 
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That was my problem before. Solution was using two different routers on the same home network to get my who house covered. Problem solved.


I use 2 Linksys Wireless-N routers, btw (WRT650N and WRT150N).
 
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My co-worker is a tech junkie, and for the sake of time I'll leave out the jargon he used to compare the different manufacturers, but he says that if you just want a pure Wireless-N router, the best is probably the D-Link DIR-615.
If you need something dual-band he recommends the Linksys E3200.

There's also another brand he told me about that has some crazy range (the antennas are a foot long), but for "safety concerns" he doesn't recommend it. 


BTW, what type of internet service do you have?
 
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Comcast is the home internet provider...I just want a dam router that will give me signal upstairs
 

John Wick

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stay away from dlink i got one and that thing freaking sucks!! i think its a DIR615 or whatever
 

kdawg

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I really like Belkin - they have great customer service. Mine stopped working after a few years and they have a lifetime warranty so I sent it back and got a replacement one within a few days.

Their phone support is great too.
 
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