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Asus RT-N16 or Netgear WNDR3700?

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I can flash the RT-N16 with TomatoUSB but I've heard the WNDR3700 is just great right out of the box.

Which router will have better wireless N performance because I'll need to reach a computer at the opposite end of the house from where the router will be and it'll be a floor below.

Also, would a signal extender/repeater work if the router's signal doesn't reach that far on its own?
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I am not a huge fan of Netgear however since it broadcasts on the 5ghz frequency you will get better performance as there isn't as much traffic on that bandwidth than the 2.4ghz one.
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Hmmm...I've been searching the internet for more opinions and the Linksys E3000 has caught my interest. It's also a dual-band router and supports TomatoUSB.

Would the Linksys E3000 be a better choice than a Netgear WNDR3700?
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RT-N16 and e3000 both use a 480mhz processor. Key difference between those two routers is that the RT-N16 has double ram (128mb vs. 64mb) and but does not support dual-band. It makes a very powerful device for wired networks.

If you need want a good wireless device, your best off with the WNDR3700. It uses a newer Atheros chip that runs @ 680mhz.
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Would the faster chip in the WNDR3700 make much of a difference if 99% of the time my network consists of (at most) 2 wireless clients and 2 wired clients?
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I'm going to bump this topic as I'm also curious. I'll be having 3 wired clients all gaming (WoW & Rift) and the 3-5 hours AM torrenting. Sometimes I'll have 2-3 extra wired clients for normal web surfing, but that's only if company comes up. Hopefully someone here has experience with those 2 routers.
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