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I have a $15 gift card for Newegg and i decided that i'll spend it towards a dual band router, i just need help deciding. I've been looking at these two:
Asus RT-N56U $79.99
Netgear WNDR3700 $89.99

The Asus is Refurbished (ive never bought a refurbished item) so im a little worried about that, but it's $10 cheaper than the WNDR3700.

P.S. I have an appropriate wireless adapter.
post #2 of 5
i would go with the Asus RT-N56U even tho it is refurbished and being from newegg, would say it would have no issues plus it comes with a free 1yr extended warranty.. the same router is $99 at amazon if you are not confident with refurbished. HERE

the Asus is well reviewed on smallnetbuilder and high up on the performance charts
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31436-asus-rt-n56u-black-diamond-dual-band-gigabit-wireless-n-router-reviewed

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/bar/67-5-ghz-dn-40

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/bar/74-wan-to-lan
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/bar/75-lan-to-wan
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/bar/76-total-simul
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/lanwan/router-charts/bar/77-max-simul-conn
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Take the Asus, solid router. thumb.gif
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Thanks for the help, guys! I purchased the Asus.
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