Need a new router

Discussion in 'Wireless Buying Advice' started by dragasoni, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. dragasoni

    dragasoni New Around Here

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    My old Linksys WRT160N running DD-WRT is beginning to fail after over 6 years of use. The N radio no longer works and the G radio is running in a degraded state. YouTube videos take forever to buffer in HD and Netflix won't play anything in HD. But I'm able to browse the web without any problems.

    I picked up a WD My Net N750 the other day, but the range on it is worse than my old Linksys, so I'm going to take it back. The range on the 5 GHz band is even worse, but still I expected the 2.4 GHz band to be at least equal to my old Linksys; it isn't.

    My house is small, only 1200 sq ft with 2 floors. I have 2 laptops, 2 iPhone's, 1 iPad, 1 iPod touch, 1 printer, 1 Wii, and 1 Sony Media Streamer, so a total of 9 devices on the WiFi.

    I'm open to pretty much every brand. This Linksys WRT160N is my third Linksys device, so I decided to try another brand. But like I said, I really don't care what brand I get as long as it works well with good range.

    DD-WRT is nice, but it's not a must for me.

    Any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated :)
     
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  3. stevech

    stevech Part of the Furniture

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    read the reviews on this web site?
     
  4. SunTzu

    SunTzu Occasional Visitor

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    For now the best one Asus RT-N16... Dlink 605l is best deal for that price.

    If you got more money you can buy Netgear R6300, in my country it was 30$ cheaper than any other AE router.

    RT-N16 and R6300 are compatible with alternative Firmware.


    Im sure he did, and he is confuse about that and don't forget he asked about DD-WRT
     
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  5. dragasoni

    dragasoni New Around Here

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    Yes, but I was looking for real world experiences from different users in the forum. My experience with the WD My Net N750 hasn't been all that good, so I thought that maybe someone knew of one that was better.
     
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