Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › Help with deciding on a new router.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help with deciding on a new router.

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hello, looked around for a little and did not see many threads on these routers so I thought I would ask some people about them.

Right now I have the Arris CM550A modem that I have had for a long time and a D-Link DIR-655 router the I was given recently by a friend since he no longer needed it. Normally I would be fine with this setup but for some reason internet pages fail to load a lot of the time since I started using the D-Link router and it is really starting to bother me. I already have the latest firmware on the router so that is not the problem.

So what I am asking is out of these new routers, which one should I get and should I upgrade the modem as well? My internet is pretty slow right now (5mb/s down, 1 mb/s up) but I may upgrade it in the future. Also, I game a lot and would like there to be a setting on the router that allows me to prioritize gaming traffic if possible.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320091&fb_source=message

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122435

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320062

I know literally nothing about modems so I do not even know if there is a reason to upgrade my modem at all. If there is though then I need some help with choosing the right one for that as well.
Dream Machine
(21 items)
 
 
My laptop
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX780Ti 16GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 500GB EK Supremacy EK GTX780Ti block Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280 x8 Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans Windows 10 64-bit BenQ XL2430T 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce Tenkeyless 45g Corsair AX860i Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G Pro Logitech G640 Sennheiser Game One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 6GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum @ 1600 6-8-6-24 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 Samsung HDD Noctua NH-D14 with 3 NF-P14 fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce 87UB Corsair HX850W HAF-X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Zowie FK Artisan Hayate ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3610QM N56VZ NVIDIA GT650M 2GB 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 830 256GB Fancy Blu-Ray burner Windows 64-bit backlit 
PowerMouse Pad
battery or wall yes 
  hide details  
Reply
Dream Machine
(21 items)
 
 
My laptop
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX780Ti 16GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 500GB EK Supremacy EK GTX780Ti block Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280 x8 Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans Windows 10 64-bit BenQ XL2430T 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce Tenkeyless 45g Corsair AX860i Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G Pro Logitech G640 Sennheiser Game One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 6GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum @ 1600 6-8-6-24 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 Samsung HDD Noctua NH-D14 with 3 NF-P14 fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce 87UB Corsair HX850W HAF-X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Zowie FK Artisan Hayate ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3610QM N56VZ NVIDIA GT650M 2GB 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 830 256GB Fancy Blu-Ray burner Windows 64-bit backlit 
PowerMouse Pad
battery or wall yes 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 8
Router wont give you more speed, they only offer good wireless connection if you need it i dont personnaly.

All those are too expensive for me i bought 1 for 50$ and still using for more then 10 years mine a linksys i download at minimum of 2mb second and a maximum of 4mb second and we are split in 3 computers 2 wire 1 wireless. They also offered an ez interface to control to set password on their website for the wireless.

If you want more speed, and more download upload bandwith you will need to look for a better internet provider a different package from your internet provider.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190
Mine is a similar model but older, this one seem pretty solid too if i check the review. 50$
Edited by pokpok - 5/11/12 at 2:50pm
Impalla 67
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570k 4.4 Ghz Asus maximus gene 5 msi 7970 3gb  G.skillz 2x2x2x2 GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2 tb red x 3 samsung pro 840 128gb ETD-T60-VD  7 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
viewsonic vx2268wm 120hz loeopold cherry mx blue corsair ax860i platinum fractal core 1000 
MouseMouse Pad
g400 logitech qck + 
  hide details  
Reply
Impalla 67
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570k 4.4 Ghz Asus maximus gene 5 msi 7970 3gb  G.skillz 2x2x2x2 GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2 tb red x 3 samsung pro 840 128gb ETD-T60-VD  7 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
viewsonic vx2268wm 120hz loeopold cherry mx blue corsair ax860i platinum fractal core 1000 
MouseMouse Pad
g400 logitech qck + 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pokpok View Post

Router wont give you more speed, they only offer good wireless connection if you need it i dont personnaly.
All those are too expensive for me i bought 1 for 50$ and still using for more then 10 years mine a linksys i download at minimum of 2mb second and a maximum of 4mb second and we are split in 3 computers 2 wire 1 wireless. They also offered an ez interface to control to set password on their website for the wireless.
If you want more speed, and more download upload bandwith you will need to look for a better internet provider a different package from your internet provider.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190
Mine is a similar model but older, this one seem pretty solid too if i check the review. 50$

I am not trying to sound rude but I am not asking about getting faster internet speeds with a new router. In the OP it says that I am having some problems with pages not loading with my current router. I am looking to get a new one that is a good router for gaming and will take advantage of faster internet speeds if I decide to get faster internet from my ISP in the future. There is a decent amount of LAN traffic for the nicer router to be worth it. So I am asking which of the router I have listed are the best and if upgrading my modem is worth it.
Dream Machine
(21 items)
 
 
My laptop
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX780Ti 16GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 500GB EK Supremacy EK GTX780Ti block Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280 x8 Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans Windows 10 64-bit BenQ XL2430T 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce Tenkeyless 45g Corsair AX860i Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G Pro Logitech G640 Sennheiser Game One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 6GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum @ 1600 6-8-6-24 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 Samsung HDD Noctua NH-D14 with 3 NF-P14 fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce 87UB Corsair HX850W HAF-X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Zowie FK Artisan Hayate ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3610QM N56VZ NVIDIA GT650M 2GB 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 830 256GB Fancy Blu-Ray burner Windows 64-bit backlit 
PowerMouse Pad
battery or wall yes 
  hide details  
Reply
Dream Machine
(21 items)
 
 
My laptop
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX780Ti 16GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 500GB EK Supremacy EK GTX780Ti block Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280 x8 Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans Windows 10 64-bit BenQ XL2430T 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce Tenkeyless 45g Corsair AX860i Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G Pro Logitech G640 Sennheiser Game One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 6GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum @ 1600 6-8-6-24 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 Samsung HDD Noctua NH-D14 with 3 NF-P14 fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce 87UB Corsair HX850W HAF-X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Zowie FK Artisan Hayate ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3610QM N56VZ NVIDIA GT650M 2GB 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 830 256GB Fancy Blu-Ray burner Windows 64-bit backlit 
PowerMouse Pad
battery or wall yes 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 8
I understand but like i said get a cheaper router those are expensive for no reason.

You should try to pinpoint the source of the problem first, if its the modem or the router.
Plug the rj45 cable it directly from the modem to your computer, if you dont have the pages problem just get a new router and you dont need a 150$ one mine was 50$ for like 8 years and still running.

(Router wont hold you back even if you upgrade speed connection)

If the problem still occur with your your cable from your modem directly to your computer then its your modem. Changing router wont solve it.
Impalla 67
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570k 4.4 Ghz Asus maximus gene 5 msi 7970 3gb  G.skillz 2x2x2x2 GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2 tb red x 3 samsung pro 840 128gb ETD-T60-VD  7 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
viewsonic vx2268wm 120hz loeopold cherry mx blue corsair ax860i platinum fractal core 1000 
MouseMouse Pad
g400 logitech qck + 
  hide details  
Reply
Impalla 67
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570k 4.4 Ghz Asus maximus gene 5 msi 7970 3gb  G.skillz 2x2x2x2 GB DDR3 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2 tb red x 3 samsung pro 840 128gb ETD-T60-VD  7 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
viewsonic vx2268wm 120hz loeopold cherry mx blue corsair ax860i platinum fractal core 1000 
MouseMouse Pad
g400 logitech qck + 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pokpok View Post

I understand but like i said get a cheaper router those are expensive for no reason.
You should try to pinpoint the source of the problem first, if its the modem or the router.
Plug the rj45 cable it directly from the modem to your computer, if you dont have the pages problem just get a new router and you dont need a 150$ one mine was 50$ for like 8 years and still running.
(Router wont hold you back even if you upgrade speed connection)
If the problem still occur with your your cable from your modem directly to your computer then its your modem. Changing router wont solve it.

Well they would not be more expensive for no reason or no one would buy them. The routers I have linked have the latest wireless tech and are very speedy routers for at home data transfer between computers. That is when routers CAN hold you back. I have already decided on getting a new one and.the problem just started once I got the D-Link so I know that it is the router.

I am not one to go for the middle level and I like having nice computer stuff so I am asking.for opinions about.the three routers I have linked. If you do not know about the three then there is no need to post. Thanks for the opinion though. smile.gif
Dream Machine
(21 items)
 
 
My laptop
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX780Ti 16GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 500GB EK Supremacy EK GTX780Ti block Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280 x8 Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans Windows 10 64-bit BenQ XL2430T 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce Tenkeyless 45g Corsair AX860i Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G Pro Logitech G640 Sennheiser Game One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 6GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum @ 1600 6-8-6-24 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 Samsung HDD Noctua NH-D14 with 3 NF-P14 fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce 87UB Corsair HX850W HAF-X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Zowie FK Artisan Hayate ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3610QM N56VZ NVIDIA GT650M 2GB 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 830 256GB Fancy Blu-Ray burner Windows 64-bit backlit 
PowerMouse Pad
battery or wall yes 
  hide details  
Reply
Dream Machine
(21 items)
 
 
My laptop
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX780Ti 16GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 500GB EK Supremacy EK GTX780Ti block Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280 x8 Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans Windows 10 64-bit BenQ XL2430T 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce Tenkeyless 45g Corsair AX860i Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G Pro Logitech G640 Sennheiser Game One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 6GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum @ 1600 6-8-6-24 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 Samsung HDD Noctua NH-D14 with 3 NF-P14 fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce 87UB Corsair HX850W HAF-X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Zowie FK Artisan Hayate ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3610QM N56VZ NVIDIA GT650M 2GB 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 830 256GB Fancy Blu-Ray burner Windows 64-bit backlit 
PowerMouse Pad
battery or wall yes 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 8
the Asus RT-N56U has one of the fastest Simultaneous Throughput for LAN devices as you can see from this review and the charts..
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31436-asus-rt-n56u-black-diamond-dual-band-gigabit-wireless-n-router-reviewed
the RT-66U is a wireless beast tho wireless capabilities are limited by the device connecting Asus flagship router
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31687-asus-rt-n66u-dark-knight-dual-band-wireless-n900-gigabit-router-reviewed

both comes with QoS in which you can prioritize gaming traffic... the netgear is pretty good too but would recommend one of the Asus smile.gif
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

the Asus RT-N56U has one of the fastest Simultaneous Throughput for LAN devices as you can see from this review and the charts..
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31436-asus-rt-n56u-black-diamond-dual-band-gigabit-wireless-n-router-reviewed
the RT-66U is a wireless beast tho wireless capabilities are limited by the device connecting Asus flagship router
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31687-asus-rt-n66u-dark-knight-dual-band-wireless-n900-gigabit-router-reviewed
both comes with QoS in which you can prioritize gaming traffic... the netgear is pretty good too but would recommend one of the Asus smile.gif

Thanks! Would you consider the advantage that the 56 has over the 66 in LAN signifigant? I would not mind saving a little but I have a lot of wireless devices that would benefit from better WLAN (both speed and range). I just want to be sure that I am not giving up anything signifigant LAN wise by getting the 66 over the 56.
Dream Machine
(21 items)
 
 
My laptop
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX780Ti 16GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 500GB EK Supremacy EK GTX780Ti block Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280 x8 Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans Windows 10 64-bit BenQ XL2430T 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce Tenkeyless 45g Corsair AX860i Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G Pro Logitech G640 Sennheiser Game One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 6GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum @ 1600 6-8-6-24 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 Samsung HDD Noctua NH-D14 with 3 NF-P14 fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce 87UB Corsair HX850W HAF-X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Zowie FK Artisan Hayate ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3610QM N56VZ NVIDIA GT650M 2GB 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 830 256GB Fancy Blu-Ray burner Windows 64-bit backlit 
PowerMouse Pad
battery or wall yes 
  hide details  
Reply
Dream Machine
(21 items)
 
 
My laptop
(10 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790K ASUS Maximus VI Hero EVGA GTX780Ti 16GB G.Skill Trident X 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung EVO 500GB EK Supremacy EK GTX780Ti block Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 420 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 280 x8 Noctua NF-A14 PWM fans Windows 10 64-bit BenQ XL2430T 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce Tenkeyless 45g Corsair AX860i Corsair 750D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G Pro Logitech G640 Sennheiser Game One 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 920 D0 @ 4.2GHz Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R rev. 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 6GB DDR3 OCZ Platinum @ 1600 6-8-6-24 1T 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 Samsung HDD Noctua NH-D14 with 3 NF-P14 fans Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420T Realforce 87UB Corsair HX850W HAF-X 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Zowie FK Artisan Hayate ASUS Xonar Essence STX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3610QM N56VZ NVIDIA GT650M 2GB 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 830 256GB Fancy Blu-Ray burner Windows 64-bit backlit 
PowerMouse Pad
battery or wall yes 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 8
i would say the 56 has some advantages in speed in transfering files from one device to another via wired LAN but not significant. as to wireless both have excelent wireless tho what makes the 66 better is the external attenas which IIRC have a higher gain thus range over the 56 plus by adding even higer gain attennas the range can be inceased. also the 66 boosts upto 900Mbps wireless. the 66 has double the RAM and a faster cpu... the 66 definatly has the edge over the 56 in wireless and power but TBH the wieless cababilties of the 56 are are of good quaility too so you could save some money and go with the 56 but if you have the money i woud go with the 66 as it definately out classes the 56... its a tough choice as both are great routers.. both wil serve you well and reliable.. as to the question are you giving up anything significant LAN wise by going the 56 over the 66 IMO not really, WLAN yes your range will be better so you should get better therorectical speeds further away from the router but it will come down to the end device and its wireless specs as well....
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
Going to be chaep
(16 items)
 
Wife's Rig
(12 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3770k Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH MSI GTX460 G.Skill TridentX 2400 2 x 4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
Case
Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
CoolingOSPowerCase
stock DSM3.2 [built on linux] stock stock 
OtherOther
Synology DX510 Expansion unit 5 x 1TB WD Cavier Blacks in a RAID 6 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Networking & Security
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › Help with deciding on a new router.