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I am looking to replace my POS WRT120N with a new dual band router that is possibly under $100. I am looking to replace this current router because it disconnects at least once a day usually at night.

I have tried everything, and read various forums, from changing the MTU, hard resetting, changing a bunch of settings, updating firmware....everything. Reading reviews it seems like the disconnects are a common problem.

The one I am looking at replacing it with is


Anyone have experience with this router and/or could shed some insight?
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Is operating in 5GHz really essential for you? I'm asking because there are a lot of great Wireless N routers that only support 2.4GHz.
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Is operating in 5GHz really essential for you? I'm asking because there are a lot of great Wireless N routers that only support 2.4GHz.
I would like to try to have a dual band simply for the fact that I have 2 G adapter laptops. If I grab a new N router ( or with the one I have ) wouldn't the speed drop to the lowest speed adapter on the network?

Wouldn't dual band let me separate the slower adapters from the newer ones?

I don't care what GHz its in really I just want to achieve no dropped connections like this crappy cisco router I have now.
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even if the 2 G adapters are connecting to the 2.4ghz frequency. an N adapter will/shoudl connect at N speeds on the 2.4ghz frequency. It should not throttle the N speeds at all.
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even if the 2 G adapters are connecting to the 2.4ghz frequency. an N adapter will/shoudl connect at N speeds on the 2.4ghz frequency. It should not throttle the N speeds at all.
If it is mix-mode, it probably will not be able to use 40MHz mode so 802.11n will be maxed out at theortical peaks of 72Mb/s (single stream) or 144Mb/s (dual stream). There might be not enough free adjacent channels in the already congested 2.4GHz frequency.
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Just like said above, you will be running a 20MHz channel on the 2.4GHz side. You can run a 40MHz, but that is not advisable due to co-channel interference.

I run Dual-Band in my house. All audio and video runs over the 5GHz spectrum with a 40MHz channel. All laptops and iPhones run over the 2.4GHz spectrum. Desktops are connected to Gigabit interfaces.

I have a DLink DIR-825 at the house. It works great, never had an issue. I have it running next to my enterprise lab equipment (Cisco/Aruba). For your everyday task, it almost works just as well.
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yea I have the same problem with my WRT610 as well... seems like the only way to fix it is to hack it and install custom firmwares..
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