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I'd suggest the Asus RT-N16. Great router that's within your budget.

Alternately you can pick up the RT-N12, which has a lot of the same functionality and performance for about half the price.

I had a very crappy Dlink Dir-300 something that I had to reset daily, and that bottle-necked everything when using a BT client. I bought the N12 on sale for $37 shipped, plugged it in, didn't even bother fiddling with DD-WRT (though I will eventually), and haven't looked back. I cap out my bandwidth wired (3.8Mbps), and though I haven't actually measured exact wireless speeds it streams HD movies without a single hitch and all is well with gaming online via PSN as well. The best part is that I haven't had to reset it once in over a month with excessive use. That's really all I wanted.

It also looks nice, imo... call me cheesy, but I'm a huge fan of the all blue LED indicators. Green and orange can die in a fire.
Edited by Stasis - 12/16/11 at 8:14am
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Originally Posted by killeraxemannic View Post

I know it's expensive but its not much more than an elite home router and its on a whole different level of performance
That junk you linked has less performance than a RT-N16 by about 30%

If you want overkill for home look into something like a Juniper SRX
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OP wanted dual band. That's crossed out RT-N16, even though I also recommend it. To be honest 5.0 GHz will not offer improvements (in fact has shorter range) unless you have 2.4 GHz occupied (like a 2.4 GHz cordless phone).
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