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 Post subject: New router.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:55 am 
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I need a new router. I don't mind paying up to $200 since I won't be replacing it for quite some time. I do quite a bit of gaming and downloading from usenet. Some brands I'm considering are Netgear, Asus and Western Digital. Any recommendations?


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 Post subject: Re: New router.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:24 pm 
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N or AC? If AC then this ends all consideration and any contemplation. If N, then nothing beats a DIR-655 @ < $70.


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 Post subject: Re: New router.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:54 pm 
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Purchased. I got the RT-AC66R from best buy rather than the RT-AC66U. I read they are the exact same hardware but the R designates it is sold larger chains like best buy. I flashed it with the latest RT-AC66U firmware though and it works great.


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 Post subject: Re: New router.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:08 pm 
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I'm going to sound like a dick here: did you get an 802.11ac adapter to go with?


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 Post subject: Re: New router.
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:21 pm 
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Not yet. Most of my stuff is hard wired. I needed a new router because my old one started having to be reset once a week and then towards the end once a day. I wanted to future proof a bit. I'm waiting for the matching Asus adapter. Asus is coming out soon with an 802.11ac version of this:

http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Adapters/EAN66/#specifications

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 Post subject: Re: New router.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:54 am 
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Good buy. How much?

If you go wired, you'll still need to pick up some Cat 7e cables to transmit that ac.

....ha ha! Even I crack myself up.


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 Post subject: Re: New router.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:53 am 
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Its also a good choice because you still have external Antennas. I hate how all the routers are going internal with the antennas.
Thats the same router i was looking at. But I might wait on a bit for AC, I dont even have stuff that runs 'N' yet. Because Im like you, hard wired.


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