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My current Belkin Router is 3 years old and it's finally starting to die on me. It randomly stops working every 5-10 minutes and I have to reset it just for it to do the same thing again. It is making it impossible to play games, watch netflix, or even browse the web.

Would this ASUS Router perform pretty well? I have 3 Computers, 1 Xbox 360, and 1 PS3 that use the internet in my apartment. Most of the time, it's just my 360 and computer, though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

Let me know what you guys think or if there is anything better in the price range. I know basically nothing about networking so any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 15
Well its a 54Mbps b/g router. So its probably far from good for gaming or more than 1 or 2 computers or internet devices being connected to it at once.
Its a decent router for its price range, But it is far from a good router for its price range.

Look for a 150Mbps or 300Mbps b/g/n router.
Something like these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833156242
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833704051
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Thank You for the quick response. Rep Given.

How does this one look? I'm a bit of an ASUS Fanboy, so I trust a lot in their products. hehe

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320039
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I think that router would be fine for you. Unless you were using all of those devices at the same time it would be alright.
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Well, at times they are all used at the same time. I have two roommates that account for the PS3 and other two computers. They are normally only here in the evenings but their computers stay connected. I definitely need something that can handle all of them when need be. I don't want it to be impossible for me to play games whenever they are on the connection.
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post #6 of 15
This might be more than you want to spend but i just got this router and you would be hard pressed to bottleneck it. However, when i purchased it the faceplate seamed scracthed up some like this was a referb but it works slamming fast.
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Well, at times they are all used at the same time. I have two roommates that account for the PS3 and other two computers. They are normally only here in the evenings but their computers stay connected. I definitely need something that can handle all of them when need be. I don't want it to be impossible for me to play games whenever they are on the connection.
If you are just looking for something to limp by, get the Asus router. If you want something that can most certainly handle everything, spending another 20-30 bucks will help.

Did your old router handle everything? Do you think the Asus router could outperform what you had?

Out of curiosity go to speed test and post your speed.
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post #8 of 15
If you use all of the above at once I would spend a little extra cash because it will go a long way. The way I see it, you will have it for a few years anyway so the extra costs will just pay for themselves and you'll never need to worry about disconnection, not having everything on etc. Think long term.

Hope this helps. FreeLine 57 has a great recommendation posted.
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I tested the speed of my connection. The first test is connected wirelessly to the router. The second test is plugged straight into my modem.

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post #10 of 15
Yep, your router is your bottleneck/ wall. That will change with a gigabyte pp router and your downloads and file transfer will increase nicely.
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