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Ok so my wireless G router after about 6 years of use finally decided to stop working.

I have been wanting to get a Wireless N router for sometime now, however have not looked at routers since I bought my original Linksys. Can you please offer up some recommendations on a new Wireless N router. Dont really have a budget, however lets not get insane here. I need it to cover about a 850 sq foot house that has an upstairs and a basement...The router will be placed in the living room on the middle floor...
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Netgear Wireless N with/ Gigabit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122334
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122326
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Whats the main diff between the 2...I see they both support the a/b/g/n signals, however can see much differances. Any reason to get the more expensive one?
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dual channel on the more expensive one(2.4 & 5 ghz) offers better signal strength when there are alot of interfering devices in the same area
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Considering the price and space it needs for good all around coverage I personally can't see spending double for the extra band. I recently upgraded my linksys wrt54g to the 3500L model you were linked to and i have to tell ya that this unit will be more than enough.
My wireless speeds on downloads have increased 2 fold and signal strength is on par.
This is my setup to give you an idea:
Motorola surfboard 6120
netgear WNR3500L wireless broadband router
ASUS pce-n13 wireless adapter

With this change over my speeds have gone from:
Old - speedtest.net 5.8xMbps DL
New - speedtest.net 12.2Mbps DL
I hope this gives you some food for thought.
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Asus RT-N16 always has my vote if you don't need dual band..
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Thank you everyone for the advise.

I went with the NETGEAR WNR3500L

Really enjoy this thing so far. I received it and it was complete Plug and Play. Worked right out of the box... Ton of options for security and the ability to change things as you see fit. Very happy with the range also. Works throughout the house so that is all I can ask for. Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
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Cisco E4200 if you don't need gigabit or N go with WRT54GL
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