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I will be upgrading to Cox cable internet thumbsupsmiley.png and will soon be dumping At&t.. This is a good and bad thing, the good is that I will finally get a more consistent and faster speed, the down side is that I need to buy a new router. The biggest issue is that I do not know exactly what to look for. I am thinking of getting a degree in networking and would like a head start on it. So if anyone can link me to some good routers (preferably under 60 bucks) and tell me why its good I will greatly appreciate it. Thanks a lot!
I was looking at this or this

Also I have a wireless phone running on the 5Ghz spectrum...I am concerned that the linksys will cause a problem with it due to that broadcasting both 2.4 and 5. Thanks.
Mainly wireless is

My desktop (Sig) that is currently G but will be upgrading to N
My laptop that will always be G until it will be replaced later this year.

One hardwired PC

The reason I want N is because of the distance. G is just a bit too short for full bars generally. Thanks!
Edited by bk7794 - 1/31/12 at 2:03pm
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The 3500L is a solid router. I use one personally as a wireless/switch with dd-wrt loaded. Been on the same firmware and has been on for about 2 years now with no reboot ever needed. I do not use any N services my apartment is about 1000 sq ft and G covers my place just fine.
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You linked the 4200 which is an awesome router but also more than twice than what you want to spend. You might be interested to know that the predecessor and still an awesome router the E3000 is $70 and there is a refurb for $50 which I just picked up today, seems to still be in stock so they must have had more than 1.

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A linksys E3000 flash with dd-wrt will be a beast for the price at $70 bucks thumb.gif
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index
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I would highly Recommend the WNR3500L. Ive got 2 of them thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Jeffro422 View Post

You linked the 4200 which is an awesome router but also more than twice than what you want to spend. You might be interested to know that the predecessor and still an awesome router the E3000 is $70 and there is a refurb for $50 which I just picked up today, seems to still be in stock so they must have had more than 1.
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oops that I did. My fault. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124412 I was actually looking at that. Which is the base model for that series.. but I think like people have been saying the net gear would be the top choice. However its probably all the same.
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

A linksys E3000 flash with dd-wrt will be a beast for the price at $70 bucks thumb.gif
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index
excellent, that is the one I was leaning toward aswell.
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Originally Posted by Nemesis158 View Post

I would highly Recommend the WNR3500L. Ive got 2 of them thumb.gif

Sweet thanks! good to hear from fellow users.
Edited by bk7794 - 1/31/12 at 3:41pm
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also i dont know if it was mentioned, The WNR3500L Has support for DD-WRT, Open-WRT, And Tomato Custom firmwares thumb.gif
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I'd also recommend the WNR 3500L
My friend has it and says it's completely solid. I have the step up the WNDR 3700 which also a solid performer.

The new V2 version of the 3500L like stated on some of the previous threads now has 128MB of RAM which will help in the future smile.gif
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also i dont know if it was mentioned, The WNR3500L Has support for DD-WRT, Open-WRT, And Tomato Custom firmwares thumb.gif
Yes I noticed that it has the open source capabilities. That would be good correct?
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I'd also recommend the WNR 3500L
My friend has it and says it's completely solid. I have the step up the WNDR 3700 which also a solid performer.
The new V2 version of the 3500L like stated on some of the previous threads now has 128MB of RAM which will help in the future smile.gif

alright I think the netgear it is.
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Yes I noticed that it has the open source capabilities. That would be good correct?
alright I think the netgear it is.

yep, an open source firmware such as dd-wrt, tomato etc will really unlease your routers potential, what added functionality you get depends on the routers hardware in some cases, some such as VPN doesnt thumb.gif
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