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Hello OCN,

I made another thread earlier about my router/modem not working right. I am most likely going to get rid of it and get two seperate ones. I have Comcast through cable if that makes any difference. What would be a good router and modem to get? There are usually 3+ people gaming or streaming on it and during that time others are doing normal internet stuff.

Price range is about $150 for the total of both, but I can make it more if it would be worth it.

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http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Cisco+Linksys+-+E4200+Maximum+Performance+Simultaneous+Dual-Band+Wireless-N+Router/1678271.p?id=1218279316642&skuId=1678271&cmp=RMX&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=1678271


I set my grandparents up with this bad boy... probably the best router I've ever worked with.

But you want a modem too? Cant you get that for free from your ISP?
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief;12944864 
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Cisco+Linksys+-+E4200+Maximum+Performance+Simultaneous+Dual-Band+Wireless-N+Router/1678271.p?id=1218279316642&skuId=1678271&cmp=RMX&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=1678271


I set my grandparents up with this bad boy... probably the best router I've ever worked with.

But you want a modem too? Cant you get that for free from your ISP?

Thanks for the fast help! That router looks awesome. So you don't think it will have any trouble at all? How is the range on it? The one we have now is a little subpar frown.gif

As for the modem, we have to pay 10 bucks a month to rent one and the one they gave us was ridiculous...It had to be from the 1990s...

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I've been using a refurbished Linksys CM100 modem with new Asus RT-N16 router flashed to DDWRT for almost a year without issues. Typically 3-5 computers gaming/downloading/browsing simultaneously, and it's been well handled. Previously had a WRT-54G V3 that was dying a slow death, causing issues. The modem itself has been used for about 1.5 years. I don't think modem is the issue so much as router, and (more especially) settings.
I've bought D-Link before, and the most reliable model I've had to deal with is the 655. However, the Asus spanks it. The above router looks to be pretty good, too, with dual wi-fi frequencies as well.
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I've been using a refurbished Linksys CM100 modem with new Asus RT-N16 router flashed to DDWRT for almost a year without issues. Typically 3-5 computers gaming/downloading/browsing simultaneously, and it's been well handled. Previously had a WRT-54G V3 that was dying a slow death, causing issues. The modem itself has been used for about 1.5 years. I don't think modem is the issue so much as router, and (more especially) settings.
I've bought D-Link before, and the most reliable model I've had to deal with is the 655. However, the Asus spanks it. The above router looks to be pretty good, too, with dual wi-fi frequencies as well.

That Asus looks beastly too. I can't really find that modem anywhere online, any others that might work.

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Quote:
Originally Posted by bigal1542;12944906 
Thanks for the fast help! That router looks awesome. So you don't think it will have any trouble at all? How is the range on it? The one we have now is a little subpar frown.gif

As for the modem, we have to pay 10 bucks a month to rent one and the one they gave us was ridiculous...It had to be from the 1990s...

+rep for the rec smile.gif


You wont. Range is awesome.


My grandparents live in a giant old house. Router is on the 2nd floor. They have a computer on the third floor (full bars) and two laptops on the main floor. One in the kitchen one in the front porch. All of which have full signal. Oh and this router spits out the same speeds as their wired network, which is a hell of a lot faster than mine is... frankly I was jealous lol.
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If range is required, try some 9dB omni-directional antennas. I live in an apt. complex near a power substation. Many other people have wi-fi (about 34 different signals from what I've scanned). I slapped on the high gain antennas, and have 98% signal anywhere in my apt., along with 45-48% signal (on a netbook) 50 yards away (line of sight) outside. Meritline typically has them for $7 or so for a 2 pack. On the Asus, 3 would be required.

A CM100 is can be found [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-CM100-Certified-Refurbished-LINKSYS/dp/accessories/B001L9265G"]here[/ame] What I like about this modem is that it refuses policy uploads from the ISP...meaning uncapped bandwidth. After a couple minutes (at most) the modem will disappear from view for the ISP, and they can't reset it, or even find it. I've seen this repeated with 5 people, and in every case, they were invisible, and uncapped (this includes myself). Very good modem smile.gif

I've used Motorola surfboard modems in the past, and they've been reliable.
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You'll most likely run into the same problem with your new router that you are having with your current one. Wifi is a half duplex technology using csma/ca, each machine will be competing for bandwidth. You really need to use wired Ethernet..
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You need this

[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Netgear-Wireless-Gigabit-Router-WNDR3700/dp/B002HWRJY4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301583485&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router WNDR3700: Electronics[/ame]


[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgcF4huCBEA[/ame]

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Cable modem and a great wireless router all in one.
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A few questions:

Would I need DOCCIS 3.0, or would 2.0 be fine?

Unexplodedcow... can you send a link to those antennas? I think I am going to go with the linksys router mentioned by the master chief being that it has the highest ratings. How many and why type would I need? Also, do I just screw them on or what? (I would only get these if the connection isnt that great for us).

Also, is there any way to test the signal strength and get the percentages you see rather than the 5 bars that I am going off of?
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