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Best Wireless router for $50 out of the box

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I have my N66U that I will be taking with me but I need some reliable (out of the box) router to take it's place.

Must be:
1) Reliable. I don't really want to drive 2 hours to fix something tiny (reset, whatever).
2) Must have excellent signal within a 30-40 foot range (inside through a couple walls)
3) Around the $50 price point. Less is better but the first two requirements are a bigger deal.

One computer (wired), One computer (wireless), one tablet (wireless), and one phone (wireless).

I know there are a lot of great cheap ones that can be loaded with tomato or other variant, but I want something out of the box that will get the job done.
 
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Intel Xeon L5640 Intel Xeon L5640 Dell R710 Mobo Hynix 144GB DDR3 ECC PC3L-10600R 
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Intel X25-M G2 80GB Redundant 840W PSU Dell 710 2.5" - Google Search Appliance Dell Perc H700 Raid Controller 
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Dell iDRAC6 Enterprise 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v1 SuperMicro X9DRL-iF 64GB Kingston ECC (kvr16r11d4/16HA) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
12x 4TB HGST 5K4000 SanDisk SSD 960GB (cache) Scythe AP-29 FreeNAS 
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WRT160N if you can find one. I've had one for ~6 years with no issues. My only complaints are no gig ports and it's not dual band.

*edit*
I found some here refurbished for $40 shipped.
Edited by hermitmaster - 8/26/13 at 2:05pm
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