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I have like a 2nd generation apple router, and i need something better... my laptop has a killer gaming n card in it, and my phone an AC card on it.


So should i go with a high end n router like the : ASUS RT-N66U or a high end ac one like the NETGEAR R6300
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I don't see the need for AC at this point. Unless you're doing a ton of internal network transfers from your phone then I wouldn't bother. I recommend just buying the Asus RT-N16 and flashing DD-WRT or Tomato by Shibby. Very powerful CPU and lots of RAM, gigabit LAN, wireless N, 3 high gain antennaes and excellent customization with the firmware choices available (even stock firmware isn't too bad).
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I would wait for the Asus ac68, it should be out later this year. But if you don't want to wait grab a n66u or ac66, as far as firmware is concerned Merlin (modifies stock Asus firmware) said the stock firmware has the best performance so I would stick with those or one of his builds since they are based off of it.
 
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Personally for myself i'm actually trying to move away from Wireless a bit.
Speeds are a little off from time to time with interference in the area.

Powerline is a good choice for that.

As for Routers i'd go with ASUS or Netgear, both are good choices.
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