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Get Another RT-N16 or a Different Router?

post #1 of 4
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Hey guys.

So yesterday a flood happened in my basement and water dripped onto my printer and RT-N16, and died. Waited for them to dry out, but printer shows nothing and the router shows blue lights for a second, but then disappears. I opened the router case up, and didn't see anything burnt or anything that looked wet. Either way, I really liked the RT-N16 even though I only had it for about 8 months and this happens. Should I go for something else or buy another RT-N16? I have no use for 5GHz really. I had my previous RT-N16 flashed to Tomato but saw no real benefits over the stock firmware (yeah, I said it tongue.gif) so it doesn't need to be Tomato/DD-WRT compatible. Max budget would be $130.

Thanks guys sorry if I left anything out.
post #2 of 4
At this point you might as well consider some 802.11ac gear. Would be around the same cost range but offer you some extra features.

My n16 has been humming along since 2009, it's a decent router but you can get a bit more modern hardware for the same kind of cash.

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post #3 of 4
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Only problem is I'd need to buy some wireless AC adapters to even be able to use it, right?

How's this one though?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320091&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL083013&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL083013-_-EMC-083013-Latest-_-WirelessRouters-_-33320091-L012D
post #4 of 4
AC routers are backwards compatible. If I was in the market for a new router, I would definitely go AC. I don't live in the US, but I'm reasonably sure you wouldn't get an AC router for that price though.
I think they're about £150, so I'd imagine maybe $225 for one.

But, you're pretty much future proofed right there, and the speeds on them are pretty immense!

However, I don't think it'd make too much difference if you don't have an internal network, like transferring files from one PC to another, with one or more over wifi.

If, like most people you simply browse the internet, you wouldn't make much use of the extra bandwidth AC offers, and if you can't see yourself needing that any time soon, then you could just got for an older router.
I've currently got the Asus N56U, which has brilliant range, I'd recommend that.
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