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  • 25% (1)
    Netgear WNDR4500
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    Asus RT-N56U
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post #1 of 10
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Okay so time to upgrade and I need a little help picking the better one. I do lots of File sharing and downloading, gaming. So the better router is the better choice. Well say the cap is $400 but shouldnt have to go that high.


http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36599

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36567

If you have another that you recommand let me know and let me know why?

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 10
Depends on if you want to run DD-WRT or not.

If not, I'd say get a TP-Link WR1043ND. Full 300Mbps wireless and 1Gb LAN - holds up very well. And unlike a lot of routers that advertise a 1Gb LAN, the TP-Link router has full gigabit for each port, it's not 1Gb aggregated over however many LAN ports there are. Only downside is you can only put 1 computer in the DMZ if you want anything public facing in any capacity.


If you do want to run DD-WRT, get the Asus. I have no personal experience with the Netgear, but the Asus router is very well built, and from what I've heard (read) it edges out the Netgear.


Now there is a DD-WRT build for the TP-Link, but from what I know it's a lighter version/build than the Asus is capable of.
    
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post #3 of 10
The Linksys E4200v2 is the fastest Router out there atm. (their newest series has been great in comparison to the WRTXXXN series)
Featuring a ultra fast 1.2GHZ processor it has double of my 680mhz Netgear WNDR3700v2

Basically what do you need?
How many clients are going to be supported, and will they all be torrenting?
What kind of internet would you be using.
Would you want dual band, gigabit, USB?
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+1 to the Linksys E4200v2.. initally i went out to buy the Asus RT-N56U but wasnt in-stock so i bought the linksys E4200v2.. so glad i did this thing runs like a beast even under heavy load.. plus now i have awsome wireless all over my 2 story solid brick/concrete/tiled walled and floored home thumb.gif
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post #5 of 10
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Mainly Gaming Multiply clients (up to minimal 10 running at once.) Just notice recently that everything is running slower, Getting harder for friends to join my games stuff like that. (currently running wrt-160n v1 with the custom firmwire.
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post #6 of 10

Go for Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router. I have WDR3700 which is the same chip but N600 is more gaming oriented.

Don't go for the Linksys E series; they overheat. D-Link routers are junks... 3 of them died internally.

 

Mine been running for 7 months without a crash. By far the best router I ever own in my life. No more rebooting gosh. QoS is a plus, I have like 12 devices connected to it. 680Mhz cpu and plenty of ram won't slow you down the transfer and connectivity.

 

*edited* Oh yeah forgot something, ignore the 450+450Mbps wireless. It is totally pointless if any of your devices can't support it anyways.


Edited by djriful - 2/28/12 at 10:53pm
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I've got the WNDR3700v2 great Router for the price as it support many clients without a hitch.

As for the WRT160N try putting a Laptop Cooler under it. This will help with stability as it has problems that i've had with the WRT400N.
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does anyone know how the bittorrent client works with the asus router? Kinda curious.
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post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by xEzekialx View Post

does anyone know how the bittorrent client works with the asus router? Kinda curious.


I don't think it has anything to do with it, it opens by default unless you are trying to find a router to block torrents. 

 

I blocked the torrents on my network by using ".torrent" name address block. It works perfectly and I hate torrent, it hogs up my whole internet (not local network)

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does anyone know how the bittorrent client works with the asus router? Kinda curious.

in the firmware you have a BT server you can setup and connect a USB external drive in which you can use BT to seed and save files to the external HDD without the need to have your PC on thumb.gif
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Share your movies, music, games, and other files. The included Download Master application utilizes the BitTorrent P2P protocol to download and seed Torrents to and from the connected USB storage device. What's more, you can shut off your PC after setting up a torrent file to continue the download, PC-free. Download Master also lets you customize how you choose to share with custom bandwidth allocation when seeding.
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