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I am getting a Comcast guy out on thursday and need a WiFi router by then to install it. I don't know a ton about routers so I might need some help. I don't know which companies are the best, I know Asus has some but not sure.

Needs:
WiFi printer ready
Reliable for some years
Fast I suppose


Budget: $100
post #2 of 33
this would do the job ASUS RT-N16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320038&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Network+-+Wireless+Routers-_-ASUS-_-33320038

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[edit] if you can pony up an extra $30, i would look at this ASUS RT-N56U very fast smile.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320062&nm_mc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r&cm_mmc=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r-_-Network+-+Wireless+Routers-_-ASUS-_-33320062

review
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31436-asus-rt-n56u-black-diamond-dual-band-gigabit-wireless-n-router-reviewed
Edited by stubass - 4/7/12 at 4:16pm
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So to connect a printer, you need a USB port on the router?
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So to connect a printer, you need a USB port on the router?

Yes, RT-N16 has two USB ports at the back.
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Yes, RT-N16 has two USB ports at the back.

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Is this a good router if I can get it in stock?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124388
Or this cheaper Asus model?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320023

You can't really compare those two routers. One is wireless G while the other is wireless N. In any case Linksys one is better, and that ASUS router you have linked is over priced. If you really need a cheap router I have a Netgear Wireless G router that I can sell it to you for $15. No USB port though.
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You can't really compare those two routers. One is wireless G while the other is wireless N. In any case Linksys one is better, and that ASUS router you have linked is over priced. If you really need a cheap router I have a Netgear Wireless G router that I can sell it to you for $15. No USB port though.

Sort of familiar with a/b/g/n but why are they important?
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Sort of familiar with a/b/g/n but why are they important?

They depend on the device you have. If you devices support N you would want to use that, as it is faster than G. Basically N > G > B and/or A.

Let me ask you this. Why do you need a router? How many computers are you connecting? What printer are you using?
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They depend on the device you have. If you devices support N you would want to use that, as it is faster than G. Basically N > G > B and/or A.
Let me ask you this. Why do you need a router? How many computers are you connecting? What printer are you using?

Well I am switching from Century Link to Comcast for my ISP. Currently I have an all-in-one modem/router from Qwest (Centruy Link bought em), and I will just rent a modem from Comcast. I need to buy a router you see. We have 3 PC's, an iTouch, iPhone, and my Xbox 360. I will also be getting a smartphone soon so I will be tethered to the WiFi when home.

Sometime in the future I will get a WiFi printer.
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