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Looking for a Wireless Router to use instead of trying to use the Wireless Modem that was given to us by Frontier.
House is all on one floor, no concrete or brick. I believe the cable run to the house is a dual line iirc.
We Purchased a house and just choose to go with Frontier for a year because of their 100$ amazon 1 year contract bonus, Probably going to try out Charter after this year is up.... I believe their internet is setup on a monthly basis, if it's even worse we can go back to frontier and possibly get another gift card for a better Wireless Router at that time.... lol
It may not be any faster, but assume the speed really wouldn't exceed 30MBs
We only have 15MB down and 1MB up and I'm wanting to try and use a Wireless Router again, that seemed to fix our internet at the last place we had rented from
Trying to find something around 60$
Although they typically aren't all be used at once, this is what would be connected to the internet: (Click to show)
3x Smartphones
3x Smart TVs
PS4
Xbox One
2x Laptop
Desktop PC

We aren't allowed to mess with the Modem at all, (not sure how the modem is setup) but we could ask them to disable the wireless on the actual Modem.

The current Wireless Modem is in one of the bedrooms, so one TV and the PS4 could just be hooked up Directly
I'd like to have the Wireless Router mounted on the wall between two of the three bedrooms, essentially in the living-room. But this might require a 15-ft ethernet cable.
Current Idea is the ASUS RT-N66W Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router for ~50$ used
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For $50 new you can get:
TP-LINK Archer C50 AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704265&ignorebbr=1

Its a pretty decent little router, the AC1200 will give you much better coverage range and better speeds for devices equipped with AC. If you have T-Mobile you can get a nice "T-Mobile" (ASUS RT-AC68U) router for $25 down (I have one, its really nice).
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For $50 new you can get:
TP-LINK Archer C50 AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704265&ignorebbr=1

Its a pretty decent little router, the AC1200 will give you much better coverage range and better speeds for devices equipped with AC. If you have T-Mobile you can get a nice "T-Mobile" (ASUS RT-AC68U) router for $25 down (I have one, its really nice).

50$ on Amazon as well, I will keep the router noted

Any other suggestions?
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I would recommend the Apple Airport Express.

Simple to set it up. Then usually just forget about it. Provides decent coverage and you can mesh them pretty easily if you upgrade to a Extreme.
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I would recommend the Apple Airport Express.

Simple to set it up. Then usually just forget about it. Provides decent coverage and you can mesh them pretty easily if you upgrade to a Extreme.

Can't say I've really touched/used an apple device sense the first ipod touch, of which I got free free and is still working.
Wouldn't the Airport Express be a little below what I'd be looking for?
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Can't say I've really touched/used an apple device sense the first ipod touch, of which I got free free and is still working.
Wouldn't the Airport Express be a little below what I'd be looking for?

The main thing is having 5GHZ support which it has which will give you the enhanced throughput.

With 802.11N you will be able to get usually atleast 20mbps if you are close to it.

It supports up to a 100mbps connection
Test Description AirPort Express [2012]
WAN - LAN Throughput (Mbps) 93.2
LAN - WAN Throughput (Mbps) 92.1
Total Simultaneous Throughput (Mbps) 146.5
Max. Simultaneous Connections 34,925
Firmware Version 7.6.2

Tests for wireless seem prety solid for it's N300 radio.
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31800-apple-airport-express-2012-reviewed?showall=&start=2

http://www.apple.com/shop/product/FC414LL/A/airport-express-base-station.

I am a fan of it since you can start with it and then upgrade later to a Airport Extreme and then use the Airport Express to extend coverage.
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