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Just upgrade to Comcast 50 extreme... got a new sb6120 modem and realized I need a new wireless router...

What I've read was that I need a N version .... thinking a giga port and 300mbs

I only need to cover a big footprint less than 1000 feet ... wirelessly a couple wireless mobile phones, maybe 2-3 laptops, hard lines to rig, xbox and TV

so it's more about reliability and speed ...

I don't mind paying for something that works great and has has a decent tech future-proofness... but still love a deal....

both are welcome but I'm looking for what you've use and your experiences versus a quick newegg search.

thanks!
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I've got a Linksys E3000 flashed with dd-wrt v24. I also have the Motorola modem that you have. Its more than capable of satisifying your needs. I have an HTC EVO 4G, 4 laptops, Wii, PS3, and a Sprint Airrave. I also have a netgear 24 port gigabit switch that I run my computer repair business off of.

With dd-wrt I can tell you that with Comcast cable internet I normally push 30-60gb a month download.

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Just upgrade to Comcast 50 extreme... got a new sb6120 modem and realized I need a new wireless router...

What I've read was that I need a N version .... thinking a giga port and 300mbs

I only need to cover a big footprint less than 1000 feet ... wirelessly a couple wireless mobile phones, maybe 2-3 laptops, hard lines to rig, xbox and TV

so it's more about reliability and speed ...

I don't mind paying for something that works great and has has a decent tech future-proofness... but still love a deal....

both are welcome but I'm looking for what you've use and your experiences versus a quick newegg search.

thanks!
To be honest, G will suffice if you're not streaming 1080p video from computer to computer or to the Xbox. I have about 15 devices connected wirelessly in my house. Including my Xbox and tons of PC's and they are all fine under G wireless. But in your case, wireless phones do like to hog up bandwidth, so you would want to setup some QoS on whatever you end up choosing. I know that TRENDnet just annouced some 450Mb/s routers. Anyways, I have heard nothing bad about Dlink DIR655. Might want to give that a look.
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i suggest the DIR 655, i got it, and i am really happy with it. just make sure you get a good wireless N adapter.
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OH *facepalm* was that a ninja edit?
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I've also heard good things about the Asus RT-N16 with DD-WRT on it. It's apparently a beast of a router.
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I have Netgear rangeMax WNDR3700 on DD-WRT. 3 pc's wireless, one of them I play BFBC2 with my wireless n usb adapter. PS3 and 360's are on it wireless as well, and of course everyone's droid cell phones. Like someone said, G would suffice if you aren't streaming 1080p.
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Thanks for the posts all...

I may go the E3300 I'll let you know ...

Do any of the others here run the comcast extreme 50 and could they comment on speeds based on their wireless routers...
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Linksys/Cisco is a great choice, I have had mine running for 5 years and has never given me a problem. When I do switch to N, I will be using another Linksys/Cisco product.
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Thanks for the posts all...

I may go the E3300 I'll let you know ...

Do any of the others here run the comcast extreme 50 and could they comment on speeds based on their wireless routers...
Well i don't have the Extreme 50 package but with my 6mb down 1MB up contract. once i upgraded to the Motorola SB from their equipment i was receiving 20 down and 3.75 up on my EVO running over my G WiFi until i configure an Linksys-WRT54GL with DD-Wrt v24 to host all my G devices and i'll isolate myself from the G/2.4GHz band and run completely on 5GHz with the E3000.

I don't think ive ever actually tested my connection on a device that is actually hardwired. I doubt you will experience any bottle necks due to the E3000. The Egg is normally `$20 bucks cheaper than any walmart but the ability of being able to return it ANYPLACE kind of sole me on buying it from Wallyworld. : )

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Linksys/Cisco is a great choice, I have had mine running for 5 years and has never given me a problem. When I do switch to N, I will be using another Linksys/Cisco product.
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