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I need help finding a Wireless N router, not looking to spend a lot at the moment, $50-60 max preferred.
I've done some research but no router I look at seems to have consistent or decent reviews, there's always a ton of people who have problems.

The ones I've looked at are the Asus RT-N53, D-Link DIR-815, WD My Net N600, TP-Link WDR3600.
All of which are dual band, which I'm not 100% sure I need.

my main rig will be hooked through this, and I have another gaming rig that will be used through wireless, plus a laptop for everyday stuff.
I plan to also stream movies (mkvs etc) and possibly get netflix.

Need some help from you network guru's! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by LuminatX View Post

I need help finding a Wireless N router, not looking to spend a lot at the moment, $50-60 max preferred.
I've done some research but no router I look at seems to have consistent or decent reviews, there's always a ton of people who have problems.

The ones I've looked at are the Asus RT-N53, D-Link DIR-815, WD My Net N600, TP-Link WDR3600.
All of which are dual band, which I'm not 100% sure I need.

my main rig will be hooked through this, and I have another gaming rig that will be used through wireless, plus a laptop for everyday stuff.
I plan to also stream movies (mkvs etc) and possibly get netflix.

Need some help from you network guru's! biggrin.gif

first thing you should know

if you take wireless n 300 network

have all wireless n devices compatible @ 300 ( all numbers are theoretical, none are real life ) and add a wireless n 150 you will be limited to 150 on all devices. same is true with wireless g and all other types of wireless. just something to know ( ie a ps3 will limit you to wireless g speeds )

only boost you will get is in range.

personally i have a thing for dlink good solid products that work.

most reviews dont take into account how many possible issues there are with networks so they always blame the last thing they replace. i would stick to major brands. that is just my 2cents.gif

most daul band are not true daul bands it is either 2.4ghz or 5ghz

the ones that sill simul broadcast will loose some of their performance in both
Edited by Mega Man - 4/11/13 at 10:37am
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So i should look outside of dual band then?
Cause I have WRT55AG router now, but it definitely throttles my internet by half. (i tried connection straight from modem to compare)

I only have a 20mbps connection as well.
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So i should look outside of dual band then?
Cause I have WRT55AG router now, but it definitely throttles my internet by half. (i tried connection straight from modem to compare)

I only have a 20mbps connection as well.
if you have wireless g devices you need to have a wireless access point dedicated to that ( not a router ) and a wireless n router for your wireless n devices.i like my dir 615 you can usually mod your router to become an access point ( google will help ) usually it is just progaming in most cases
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