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need some advice for router

Discussion in 'Wireless Buying Advice' started by hclarkjr, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. hclarkjr

    hclarkjr New Around Here

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    hi, i currently have a black knight router that i have had for 7 years or so with not 1 problem with it. i recently upgraded to fiber internet and TV and started looking into routers to see what was out there. i see that there are a lot of options to go with now and am a little overwhelmed with all the choices.
    my main concern is how much more life will i get out of my current router and what do i get next? i would like to stick with asus so i can use merlin on it ( have it on my black knight ). i am not concerned about cost, just want something that will last and be good for fiber network. it will be running 2 computers, xbox and ps4, 3 or 4 tablets plus my smart TV with wifi enabled soundbar. it seems like everything uses wifi now :)
    thanx in advance to any that reply
     
  2. Riekopo

    Riekopo Regular Contributor

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    I'm also looking for the best router for gaming and video streaming.
     
  3. avtella

    avtella Very Senior Member

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    86U or R7800 both should be good. R7800 has better 5Ghz but the 86U is fairly close and has better VPN performance if u need it.