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Cheapest reliable wireless router

Discussion in 'Wireless Buying Advice' started by barich, Dec 6, 2018 at 11:05 AM.

  1. barich

    barich New Around Here

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    I need a router for an Echo Show and one wired desktop. That's all that will be connected. No need for particularly long range, either. All I really care about is that it will be reliable. I am going to be hundreds of miles away and don't want to have to walk through power cycling or more complicated troubleshooting all the time.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. wesbez

    wesbez Regular Contributor

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    The ASUS AC-RT51U is cheap and cheerful. It can do wireless bridge, AP or router modes. I have one of these as it has a 3G/4G double wan for traveling away from home. It’ll do the job you want it for. 4 ports for Ethernet. £34.99. There are two variants of the 51U

    ASUS RT-AC51U Dual-Band Wireless AC750 Cloud Router (USB for Media Server, 3G/4G Sharing , Erfast 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router with Multifunctional USB for 3G/4G Sharing, AiCloud) - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00XUDWDZE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_sewcCbBGFY4FZ
     
  3. psychopomp1

    psychopomp1 Senior Member

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    I would go for a Netgear R6300V2. Rock solid router, you just set it up and forget about it.
     
  4. Cyn

    Cyn Occasional Visitor

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    The TP-Link C7/A7 is also a solid cheap router.