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inksys E1550 Wireless-N Router
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124471

It's $29 at Newegg right now with promo code.
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It's right along the lines of a good deal. That's about the going price for equivalent models across different vendors. If it had gigabit interfaces, I'd be all over it.
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Umm is it good for an apt(small)? My current router is very cheap and is dying not to mention that I don't get signal most of the time in my other room+ kitchen(forgetaboutit)rolleyes.gif
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Wouldn't be bad for the price.
If you don't do a lot of LAN transfers you won't be missing gigabit.
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Is there a better one with the same price ?

By the way this is the crappy router I have:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127288

(JUNK!!!)
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What difference does gigabit make anyway? My connections is just 10mbps down and 2 mbps up.

I always thought that I won't notice the difference in speed due to my connection being slow? Know what I mean?

Not to mention that even my macbook(wifi connection) from 2006 gets the same download speed as on my desktop
Edited by windowszp - 12/10/12 at 11:27am
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What difference does gigabit make anyway? My connections is just 10mbps down and 2 mbps up.
I always thought that I won't notice the difference in speed due to my connection being slow? Know what I mean?

Transfer file from PC A to PC B

100 mbit = 12.5 MB/sec
1000 mbit = 125 MB/sec

As stated, if you don't do a lot of internal transfers between computers, you won't really notice. If you did frequent transfers, you'd be waiting a lot less with a gigabit uplink.
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Much better = ).
I have a E900 aka the E1200 from Linksys.
It was a huge upgrade in stability as they improved the firmware over the DLink DIR-615.
Especially in a student apartment network with a giant broadcast domain it handles the traffic pretty well.

I've also tried a WAN connection test and the E1200 can support up to a 70-85mbps internet Connection.

Lastly it supports 8192 Total Simultaneous Connections so downloading those Linux ISO's on Torrents will be alot more stable.

But like said if you aren't transferring files that much on the Ethernet Ports it should be fine.
One thing I would do is just run the Router for the Internet Connection since it usually won't surpass (100 megabits for now), and get a Gigabit Switch behind the Router.
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could you please tell us a little more about the construction of the apartment?

if you got very thick walls (Plaster,concrete,hardwoods,etc) then you will need a very powerful router to penetrate such materials.

I have the Amped Wireless R10000 router and it's very powerful and I got a house with mixed construction dates I have some walls that have very thick plaster and hardwoods and dropped celings in 4 rooms and there are 6 other APs nearby that are not mine and I get 5 bars through the whole house and the readings are from -13 to -40dBm while my old netgear wgr614 would have 2-3 bars downstairs and around -50dBm.
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