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My router just essentially died after 6 years (keeps cutting off my internet), and I find myself in immediate need of a new one.
I'm quite clueless when it comes to networking, but it is D-LINK WBR-2310 (802.11g) and I'm certainly hoping an upgrade to Wireless N will make a difference now after all this time.

It would be easiest for me to get something from Future Shop (or Best Buy):
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/category.aspx?lang=en-CA&pcname=&category=19994&path=c46b91ac72e5c485d5c1e298d866cddaen01&Page=2&PageSize=15&Sort=CustomerRating

Otherwise, preferably something from NCIX's weekly sale:
http://ncix.com/promo/promosale.php?webid=Leaping2012

Oh yes, and my budget is quite tight... as I'll probably need to get a new adapter as well (even worse condition).


Recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
Edited by BPK - 3/4/12 at 9:36pm
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I just bought a Belkin n150.It has wireless n,and it's 32.00 at Bestbuy.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Belkin+-+N150+Wireless-N+Router+with+4-Port+Switch/2089361.p?id=1218309067806&skuId=2089361

I really don't think it gets any cheaper than this.
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Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

I just bought a Belkin n150.It has wireless n,and it's 32.00 at Bestbuy.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Belkin+-+N150+Wireless-N+Router+with+4-Port+Switch/2089361.p?id=1218309067806&skuId=2089361
I really don't think it gets any cheaper than this.

That seems to be a very simple and convenient choice, but how's the performance on that thing?
I'm unfamiliar with Belkin's quality.
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maybe something like the ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320038
if you want Gbe (1000Mbps) ports

or

ASUS RT-N12/B1 SuperSpeedN Wireless Router
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320076
if all you need is 100Mbps ports

both can be flashed with dd-wrt if you want to beef them up..
should be able to find deals on NCIX thumb.gif
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I ordered a Cisco 4200 with egg deal got skyrim free the box edition too

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I ordered a Cisco 4200 with newegg deal got skyrim free the box edition too

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How about this Linksys one?

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=61373&vpn=E1200-CA&manufacture=Linksys&promoid=1009

Not sure if DD/OpenWRT-able though.

If you're willing to lay out some cash, this D-Link looks pretty good.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=62894&vpn=DIR-657&manufacture=D-Link&promoid=1009

EDIT:

If you're in a really tight spot, you could get this combo - I don't know how far I'd trust retailplus though.

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=68336&vpn=RPNPWLNRTR%20%26%20RPNPWLNUSB&manufacture=Retail%20Plus&promoid=1009

If you're really stuck for a decent router and can't spend a lot of money, PM me. I might be able to work something out on a router I own.
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I'd say the RT-N16U and the WNR3500L if your budget is 60-70 dollars.
WNDR3700 or 3800 if you have a bit more or the Linksys E2500

If your really on the budget the DIR-615 is alright but i've had premature failures on it.


As for Wireless Adapters the Cisco Valet can be picked up for 15-20 bucks and works pretty well.
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_364&item_id=033049

The ASUS WL-520GU $35 dollars which is just as solid as the WRT54G ~Limited to 24 megabit Connection.
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_365&item_id=038066

The RT-N13U for 39.99 has Wireless -N with 400MB and 64MB of RAM
http://canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_365&item_id=038066

I have the RT-N13U with DD-WRT and it's pretty solid.

What type of internet connection do you have?
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