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post #11 of 91
Weren't the original routers crazy popular because they were reliable and AFFORDABLE?

I wouldn't call $299 affordable. You can get good routers with similar specs in the $200-$250 range. And even then 90% of the consumers will never even touch half of those features.

Should cut out those crazy specs, and just make a router that works and lasts. My current WRT54G is 7 years and counting.
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post #12 of 91
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Originally Posted by Zealon View Post

Yeah, but I'm in the group of people who are sick of crappy 802.11n routers and want to try something new that will actually last. I expect the price on newegg to be around $250 or even $275 at the highest for this router though. I'll just have to wait and see what reviews have to say about it, but I think it's a definite buy for me.

Netgear & ASUS's flagship AC1900 routers are only $197.90 & $217.99 and this $299 router doesn't offer anything hardware wise more than either of those models. Doesn't seem like an appealing option.
Edited by sherlock - 1/7/14 at 12:51am
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post #13 of 91
Ive got a box of WRT54G routers... as one dies I just dig out another rolleyes.gif
By the time they are all dead I might be able to afford one of these tongue.gif
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post #14 of 91
Looks nice, our old wrt54g was more reliable than these new netgear routers we have. Price is pretty steep though.. for that you could get a decent router and docsis 3.0 modem.
post #15 of 91
So much want here , tired of my ISP modem/router but I've been so Leary of buying a router been burned so many times with brands like netgear, but need a new router because I have a few devices with 802.11ac , I'm cool with the $300 price as long as it works extremely well and has good range!
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post #16 of 91
i luv WRT routers. i didn't know wat to get when i needed a wireless router for the 1st time. so i asked a young friend that had a computer science degree and a few years experience in charge of a major electronic chain's IT department. He said, get a WRT54GL.

All the extra features in this new WRT are awesome! a little overkill, although well worth the money. but, i'll buy one on sale/ big discount price, of course. biggrin.gif

Thanks, Zealon!smile.gif
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post #17 of 91
$300 is MSRP. Hardly anything sells for MSRP, especially on the internet. The price will come down over time, on top of that. I'd expect ~$200 in the not-too-distant future.
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yes
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post #19 of 91
Very nice. With this processor and RAM this router might actually be able to maintain a solid 1gbps throughput for once.
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post #20 of 91
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Originally Posted by EniGma1987 View Post

Very nice. With this processor and RAM this router might actually be able to maintain a solid 1gbps throughput for once.

no matter wat the cost is, this is one fine product. smile.gif

i estimate there will be a discounted price as low as $149 in the next twelve months. (u just got to be vigilant.)

i luv the USB port.
(my router is stacked on top of five older Linksys products and an old scsi scanner and therefore is at eye level. and i could easily access the USB port. whereby my PC cases USB ports are hard to get to.)

wat can and can't be done with the USB pot, EniGma1987? (ty)

And the SATA is just SIK!thumb.gif (oh and i haven't memorized that eSAT is USB 2.0. cool! hopefully i'll remember now.thumb.gif)

i can't wait to buy one of these.biggrin.gif
     
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