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EDIT: People have suggested that I go check with Time Warner to see if my modem is out of date. Other than that, I plan on switching to Verizon Fios 35/35mbps. I still want to buy a new router so I'm stuck between the NetGear WNR3500L and ASUS RT-N16.
Please help me decide!!thumb.gif


Hello everyone! My dad has been wanting to buy a new router for some time now, the current one that we're running has been with us for a LONG time. My internet speed isn't slow but it's not the fastest either.

My current set up:
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The router we have now that is in the picture is:
http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-BEFW11S4-Wireless-B-Cable-Router/dp/B00005ARK3

We're with Time Warner Cable and even have the "Premium" speed package.

The tech in my house that is using the internet are:
  • Dads Computer
  • My Computer
  • My Laptop
  • xBox 360

Edited by Hi iTs SlayeR - 12/18/11 at 5:52am
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What's your advertised download speed?
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What's your advertised download speed?
Anyway I can check that on my computer? My dad told me when we upgraded but he's not here and I have no idea.
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Anyway I can check that on my computer? My dad told me when we upgraded but he's not here and I have no idea.

No, check your ISP bill.

Also, y u blocking ventilation holes.
Also, that thing is ancient. You'll likely see a speed increase if you are currently getting less bandwidth than the package you pay for.
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post #6 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post

No, check your ISP bill.
Also, y u blocking ventilation holes.
Also, that thing is ancient. You'll likely see a speed increase if you are currently getting less bandwidth than the package you pay for.
What do you mean with your last statement? tongue.gif Sorry, not well informed with all this internet speed stuff.
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Is this better than the ASUS one? My price range is in the $80 range.
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post #7 of 28
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Update: I'm currently on Road Runner Turbo.

I did some test and my download speed is at 10-11mbps. I don't know what the advertised speed is though.

Still, will upgrading the router get me a faster speed?

Also, if you guys can recommend some at my price range ($80) it would be great! thumb.gif
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post #8 of 28
Edit actually you should get this one tongue.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320088
Dual Band better then the Netgear WNDR3700 and a bit cheaper.
Edited by linkinparkfan007 - 12/14/11 at 12:10pm
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post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 
It's the one I was aiming to get in the first place. smile.gif

So anyone? Would it increase me speed?
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post #10 of 28
If the your Wireless Speed isn't reaching the maximum speed of your connection then you can just stick with what you got.
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