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Hey guys, I'm looking for a router and my max budget is $50 before taxes. I know nothing about routers, so the only one that pops into my mind is the WRT54G. It's old though, so I need more suggestions. Thanks in advance.

Edit: It's to connect a laptop and a computer, and maybe a console/media server later on.
Edited by Eugenester - 2/20/12 at 4:23pm
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Microcenter sells one by tendra for 14.99 all the time in stores. Ive also seen refurb linksys/cysco routers for around $50. all of which are wireless. Im not sure about online store however
     
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Thread Starter 

The Tendra doesn't seem to have WPA2 and both products are in-store only sadsmiley.gif
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Trendnet - $16.99
150Mbps Wireless N Router RB-TEW-651BR - Refurbished
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0373326

This one can be ordered online and has WPA2
     
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the TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Wireless N Giagabit Router that budgetgammer posted is a nice deal..
Flash it wit dd-wrt and you will have a beast of a router..

another sugestion but abit over your budget is the ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320038
again can be flashed with dd-wrt turning it into anoth wireless beast thumb.gif
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post #8 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by budgetgamer View Post

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704038&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL021712&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL021712-_-EMC-021712-Latest-_-WirelessRouters-_-33704038-L015A
$49.99 shipped with promo code, ends tonight. Sweet deal IMO.
If you just want something that works then basically anything will do.
$19.99 shipped
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166064

Thanks, I bought the TP-Link. From what I've read, DD-WRT will fix most of it's FW problems. Many thanks thumb.gif
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Another option for firmware is also http://www.gargoyle-router.com/
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