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 Post subject: Help on buying a new router..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:31 pm 
8086
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While I was writing this the Maximum PC "Best of the Best" router changed from Netgear to ASUS.

My question still applies though....

Given that the 'ac' router for both companies seems to give you the 'n' capabilities with the added benefit of being ready for the future, can someone give me a reason not to buy the 'ac' router - ASUS or Netgear?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Help on buying a new router..
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:19 am 
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Because AC is not even a wifi-certified standard yet and could change, making all your current purchases incompatible w/ future products?!


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 Post subject: Re: Help on buying a new router..
PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:03 am 
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The possibility that the spec could change since it's not finalized, not to mention: do you even need it? Your internet speed will remain the same, you're probably not going to see much of an increase in response times, 802.11n can cover ranges in most houses, and unless you're doing massively huge transfer over the network constantly, you're just wasting bandwidth. Especially if the number of connected devices on the network is only a handful.

The house I'm in still uses an old bg router. I haven't felt we need to upgrade for speed, it's mostly because the damn thing feels like it's on its last legs.


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