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What is *the* best consumer router you can buy, regardless of money?
    
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Draytek 2830n Triple WAN Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router for a normal person.
Edited by Varrkarus - 6/25/11 at 12:03am
    
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Not worth the money JUst look for a Dual ban 300mb+ router and you are good to go. I just bought this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-326-_-Product

Amazing is the word that just luls me into happiness! I have not been dropped been a week and been downloading via the 5ghz rang i am about 70 ft away and still have 2to 4 bars .... i am lucky but it is GREAT! I would say go for it and got all the stuff homebrew stuffs got standered. Idk what else to say running 5 rigs and a PS3 and XBox all the same time on a 20mb connection and my ping and latancy is still less then 90 in all of our three games going at once EPIC
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It's all in the antennas for range. If that's what you want, get some 9 dbi antennas, or a nice biquad if you're into directional only range.
    
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WNDR 3700 is often touted as the best. It's got all the bells and whistles including 2.4GHz and 5.0GHz antennas. It's a bit of a cointoss in terms of functionality though, as it uses a funky system to assign IP addresses that doesn't always work so well and I have to deal with frequent disconnections with all the wirelessly connected clients; wired clients are fine. Switching to Google's DNS servers and assigning static IPs has helped but it still disconnects a couple times a day.

Not all people have this problem though and for many it works just fine.
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I vouch for the Cisco 1841.
 
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Define Consumer router. Corporate routing environment, ISP routing environment, single office home office routing environment?
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Originally Posted by scottsee View Post
Define Consumer router. Corporate routing environment, ISP routing environment, single office home office routing environment?
crappy fans or no fan at all, routers use to air cooled rooms thats corporate. Using one of those at home you will have to provide some sort of cooling for it coz some of them can run hot

OP have a look at the ASUS Black Diamond Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless-N Router (RT-N56U)
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwa...er-charts/view
Edited by Spooony - 6/25/11 at 11:00am
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Originally Posted by MrCynical View Post
What is *the* best consumer router you can buy, regardless of money?
Purchase should depend on requirement.

You likely don't have the demanding workload required by the 'most expensive router'.
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