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post #1 of 5
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Hello Everybody!!

So I got new cable internet Down 24Mbps(Though 24-70 is reported from users) and I Mbps. I plan on getting new router and am looking at these two options.

ASUS RT-N66U Dark Knight Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31687-asus-rt-n66u-dark-knight-dual-band-wireless-n900-gigabit-router-reviewed

and

2. ASUS RT-N56U Dark Knight Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31436-asus-rt-n56u-black-diamond-dual-band-gigabit-wireless-n-router-reviewed

I have gone through the details of these two routers. Here is the one in which author mentions that performance wise there is not much difference:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=876&Itemid=70&limit=1&limitstart=5

Usage and Preconditions

I live in kinda small apartment so the signal wont be an issue.

I torrent (upload mostly 24/7) so even minor boost in upload speeds are important, cause I compete against seedboxes with high uploads to seed. redface.gif

Price is no issue if I get the visible bump in performance.

Video streaming and Gaming are secondary

I am probably not gonna use any high end/complicated featured that accompany ASUS RT-N66U. So those are out of equation.

So do I really need to go for N66??


Thanx a ton for the help in advance biggrin.gif
post #2 of 5
if your settling on these two choices go the ASUS RT-N56U as it has top LAN switching speeds.
as you live i a small apartment the ASUS RT-N66U excells in wireless which i dont think its worth the extra money for some extra range in your case.

even to save more money the ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n will meet your needs
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320038
and it can be falshed with dd-wrt to beef it up thumb.gif
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post #3 of 5
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Though my apartment is small but not that small that I can run LAN cables for all 8 computers lol. Well thanx for the help. Again as I said price is not an issue if I see the performance. and I lean towards the dual band router do N-16 does not qualify.

But I want to clarify is N56 has better LAN capability than N66

Thanx any ways.
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LAN to LAN performance within the same subnet will be negligible as ASICs do the switching and not the CPU of the router.
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