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I need a new router but I don't have much knowledge in what's good out there. Living in a 2 story generic California suburban home. As of right now my brother's comp which is located upstairs has been loosing signal so he just bought a long wire and plugged it in from downstairs rolleyes.gif, So can anyone suggest a good router that can at least put on wifi out in my backyard lol, I lose signal as soon as I walk out the door, this router is dying on us lol. As of right now my router is a NETGEAR WGR614 V8.
post #2 of 7
A new modern router with multiple antennas might upgrade the range. Depending how big your house is you might even need a repeater.
Got a budget in mind?
Do you need wired gigabit ports?
Do you want wireless AC to be more future proof? Do you even need wireless N?

Refurbished units knocks off the big price tag a bit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320154
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122478
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100010076%204016%20600107140&IsNodeId=1&name=Up%20to%20600Mbps
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Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post

A new modern router with multiple antennas might upgrade the range. Depending how big your house is you might even need a repeater.
Got a budget in mind?
Do you need wired gigabit ports?
Do you want wireless AC to be more future proof? Do you even need wireless N?

Refurbished units knocks off the big price tag a bit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320154
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122478
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100010076%204016%20600107140&IsNodeId=1&name=Up%20to%20600Mbps

Around the $50-$100 if that's possible. I don't think I need wired gigabit ports since I don't know what they are tongue.gif. What is wireless AC and wireless N? sorry for all the questions.

My computer is wired directly to the router and so is my brother's which is upstairs. Devices that are using the wifi from the router are 3x iPhones, printer connected to the wifi, and 1 laptop. Hope that helps narrow it down.
post #4 of 7
I have THIS ONE and it works great. I have it in my basement, and my wife will get on her ipad while outside watching the kids and she never has any problems with it. I have had it about 9 months or so and haven't had any problems with it.
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post #5 of 7
I've been pretty happy with my Netgear R6300. Supports the newer 802.11ac gigabit wireless speeds, and all gigabit ports in and out.

Wireless "AC" is the newest and fastest 802.11 WiFi working standard. I call it a "working standard" because the IEEE hasn't ratified the standard yet, and it's not supposed to be de facto until 2014-2015.

I expect there to be a lot of firmware updates on the R6300 over the next few years, LOL.

Greg
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I have THIS ONE and it works great. I have it in my basement, and my wife will get on her ipad while outside watching the kids and she never has any problems with it. I have had it about 9 months or so and haven't had any problems with it.

Thanks for your suggestion Mbalmer I'll be grabbing one of these biggrin.gif got my sold on the range!
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I have THIS ONE and it works great. I have it in my basement, and my wife will get on her ipad while outside watching the kids and she never has any problems with it. I have had it about 9 months or so and haven't had any problems with it.
+1 I use a N56U.. it works extremely good. Very stable.

Although the custom firmware isn't very necessary. It is quite nice, https://code.google.com/p/rt-n56u/ if you're interested.
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