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I need to get a cheap router for my grandma so she can hook up her iphone to the internet at her place. what would a nice cheap router to get?

I'm thinking of this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320158
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That looks like a perfect router and you could even change the firmware to ddwrt so it better. But that is not needed just for web surfing. Either way I was thinking no more than 30 for a n router and thats what you have linked so I would def get that one. Asus has always been a good brand for me.
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Which iPhone? Are they 2x2:2 or 1x1:1?
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Which iPhone?
i think it is the 4 or 5. im not sure, i havent looked at it yet.
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Are they 2x2:2 or 1x1:1?
? i dont understand
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i think it is the 4 or 5. im not sure, i havent looked at it yet.
? i dont understand

It's the number of [transmit antennas] x [receive antennas] : [spatial streams].
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11n-2009#Number_of_antennas

The unit in the OP is only a 1x1:1 so it technically is not 802.11n certified since that requires support of at least spatial streams. Not a big deal but may be affect performance. The reason it may matter is bandwidth (probably not an issue for your grandma) and reception (which can matter if in a larger home or lives near other 2.4GHz devices).
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Ah, I understand it now. It is a small 2 bedroom condo. I think a 1x1:1 should be fine for her needs. Her internet speed only goes up to 12Mbps. Well within even IEEE 802.11g. I think a plain 54Mbps router should do fine eh?

What about this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127342
Edited by Sean Webster - 7/23/13 at 5:06pm
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Quote:
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Ah, I understand it now. It is a small 2 bedroom condo. I think a 1x1:1 should be fine for her needs. Her internet speed only goes up to 12Mbps. Well within even IEEE 802.11g. I think a plain 54Mbps router should do fine eh?

What about this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127342

In that case... like it matters. smile.gif

If it works... it's good enough!
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Thanks. I just ordered it. for $9 it is hard to pass up. lol
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