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So I purchased this router a month ago

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ever since my wife and sister n law have been complaining about poor wifi coverage in the house, before I was using a 4 year old $50.00 linksys router that I bought from my cable company which seemed to be doing the job. Apparently the asus router is either a lemon or that model is crap. I'm returning it and I want to buy a new one, what do you guys think of this one? Will it be better?

http://www.amazon.com/RT-N66W-Dual-B...ywords=RT-N66W

Do you have any recommendations?
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So I purchased this router a month ago

http://www.amazon.com/RT-N66W-Dual-B...ywords=RT-N66W

Do you have any recommendations?

your links don't seem to work because they probably are relative to your account.


Anyway,

I just got the asus rt-n66r which is the same thing as the rt-n66u except that its sold through Best Buy. It was $130 and I really like it. I upgraded from a WRT54G. This router has been fantastic for me and would highly recommend it. I also swamped the antenna out some 15 inch antenni which improved the 5ghz coverage substantially smile.gif

I suggest you check this thread.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1457853/newegg-asus-rt-ac66u-143-65

the rt-ac66u is even a little better as it supports AC standard (or at least the draft). best price for that router was over around $200 when I settled on so I settled for the rt-n66r as I have no equipment that supports AC, however $143.65 is an excellent deal...

also other options.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-dual-band-wireless-n-gigabit-router-with-4-port-ethernet-switch/6639292.p?id=1218768195065

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320154

I went with BB in-case I bricked the router loading custom firmware, I could just go exchange it smile.gif

good luck!
Edited by bbond007 - 1/10/14 at 12:14pm
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Apple airport extreme. the new one has beamforming. it's awesome - my phone streams pandora off it in the back yard 500+ feet away!
 
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your links don't seem to work because they probably are relative to your account.


Anyway,

I just got the asus rt-n66r which is the same thing as the rt-n66u except that its sold through Best Buy. It was $130 and I really like it. I upgraded from a WRT54G. This router has been fantastic for me and would highly recommend it. I also swamped the antenna out some 15 inch antenni which improved the 5ghz coverage substantially smile.gif

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http://www.overclock.net/t/1457853/newegg-asus-rt-ac66u-143-65

the rt-ac66u is even a little better as it supports AC standard (or at least the draft). best price for that router was over around $200 when I settled on so I settled for the rt-n66r as I have no equipment that supports AC, however $143.65 is an excellent deal...

also other options.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-dual-band-wireless-n-gigabit-router-with-4-port-ethernet-switch/6639292.p?id=1218768195065

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320154

I went with BB in-case I bricked the router loading custom firmware, I could just go exchange it smile.gif

good luck!

Thank you so much! This was very helpful considering I have a couple hundred in Best Buy gift cards, I might take a ride out there tonight to see what they have in stock.
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Thank you so much! This was very helpful considering I have a couple hundred in Best Buy gift cards, I might take a ride out there tonight to see what they have in stock.

You can also order it on-line and pick it up in store. That is what I did.

Just a FYI, the best buy I went to did not have the rt-n66r on display, just the more expensive rt-ac66r(179.99), however the rt-n66r was in stock in the back somewhere and ready for me when I arrived.

$50 more for the ac was not worth it for me as I have no ac devices.
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Apple airport extreme. the new one has beamforming. it's awesome - my phone streams pandora off it in the back yard 500+ feet away!

That's pretty cool though i'm not a fan of apple products.

Thanks though!
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That's pretty cool though i'm not a fan of apple products.

Thanks though!

I'm a fan of anything that can even pretend to hold a candle to enterprise grade APs.
 
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