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Title says it all.

Looking to keep the price around $100 max, though I'm open to manipulation.

Moving to a new house in about 10 days, gonna need to get 'er ready to go. I know fairly little about routers. The house itself isn't very big: 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, storage room. The router and modem will be in the basement (in my den of inequity). I want enough range to work fairly flawlessly throughout the house and into the backyard as well. There will be a computer upstairs, but I'm undecided on running a cable to it or trying Powerline on it. As for stuff flowing through the router, I'm a heavy user. Lots of downloading, want to get the most out of my speeds.

What have you got for me?

Right now I've got my friend's D-Link DIR-655 and I've got no complaints. Pretty good range right now. This thing is fairly old, though, so I'd rather invest in some new tech instead of buying one of these same routers for myself.
post #2 of 29
I have heard good reviews on this router. $178 at newegg.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122435&Tpk=WNDR4500&cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-BOTB-_-NA-_-NA&nm_mc=ExtBanner

I know that $100 is your max budget,but it's only $80 more then that.
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I don't think I could justify almost doubling the price. I had $110 in mind when I mentioned being open. I don't think I really need a $180 router, either.
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This router is great and within your price range. The free shipping makes up for the extra $10. wink.gif
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This router is great and within your price range. The free shipping makes up for the extra $10. wink.gif

What's so great about it, if you don't mind my asking? Do you know this from experience?
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What's so great about it, if you don't mind my asking? Do you know this from experience?

I know a few folks that have it and it's the same quality as the one I own (see my rig). All of the information is listed on Newegg. If that's not enough to convince you, by itself, well, good luck then. smile.gif You wanted help and I gave it...lol
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I know a few folks that have it and it's the same quality as the one I own (see my rig). All of the information is listed on Newegg. If that's not enough to convince you, by itself, well, good luck then. smile.gif You wanted help and I gave it...lol

Just looking for some info on what makes a good router, since I don't know anything. Literally asking you why you would recommend it because I don't know one router from another by anything other than price. What do you mean it's the same "quality" as yours? Like the same router, basically, just rebranded? Or how does that work?

Also, I'm in Canada, and it looks like the cheapest I can get your suggested router is about $135. frown.gif
post #8 of 29
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007700%20600287657&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20

These are the fastest wireless routers, with speeds up to 900Mbps. The first one in the list would do you great as well.
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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007700%20600287657&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20
These are the fastest wireless routers, with speeds up to 900Mbps. The first one in the list would do you great as well.

I'm also looking for something relatively reputable, at least to me. Basically I want a "brand name" for lack of better wording and am willing to pay a small premium for it. Just gives me piece of mind (and a beefier tech support department to deal with, usually).

When you say speeds up to 900mbps, I know you don't mean internet. Are those wireless transfer speeds? Like between computers?
post #10 of 29
Cisco WET200.
Great little router, easy to setup wireless, many features/options, great wireless strength, supports 1GB Nic/LAN.
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