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Time for a new router! What should I look for?

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My current D-Link is slow and cuts out every hourish and I can no longer handle it.

I'm not quite sure on what I'll need to look for.
The devices that will be connected are:
1 Gameing PC (sig rig)
3 Laptops. Mainly streaming YouTube videos.
1 Xbox
1 PS3

All of these are usually on at the same time. Would Dual Band help me out? Any recommendations on a router?
    
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They should perform well. I assume the laptops will be for wireless, just so you know that it probably wont handle 6 ethernet connections
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Be sure to grab one that either has extensive firmware options, or one you can flash dd-wrt/tomato on. The amount of control you can have with them is amazing, and quite useful for stuff like assigning priority to certain types of internet usage (gaming, torrents, etc)

Alot of routers nowadays can help you. The two from brobanmanx2 seem to be alright. I got the Asus RT-N16 and I'm loving it.

Good luck with your search!
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Hmm.. I suppose any general wireless / dual band router would work fine.
But I'd grab this:

and slap DD-WRT firmware on it xD

I have.. a Linksys WRT54G /w DD-WRT firmware flashed to it and it works like a beaut for everything I have connected. BUT, I have this crummy Virgin Media Superhub thing (to which I partially bypass). Hub and WRT54 are bridged with Hub forwarding every port to WRT54.

If you get time, take a look at the feature list or some features that can be achieved with Custom Firmware, it may just sway your decision. ^_~
 
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