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Topic # 56628 19-Jan-2010 12:54
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Hey guys,

Just looking for some recommendations for a wireless router for use with cable at home.

Prefer to have draft-n but not necessary and will need at least 4 network ports on it.

Would like to keep it between 100 and 200 bucks.

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  Reply # 291259 19-Jan-2010 18:05
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I'd look at the Asus RT-N16, it's about $200.





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  Reply # 291275 19-Jan-2010 19:08
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I use a Belkin F5D8236au4. Basic, but it does the job. you can pick them up at harvey norman for around $100 at times.

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  Reply # 291285 19-Jan-2010 20:05
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I don't know why people bother with draft-n kit when the fastest you will get over cable is 10mb.

I would get an asus wl520u2.
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  Reply # 291288 19-Jan-2010 20:20
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BarTender: I don't know why people bother with draft-n kit when the fastest you will get over cable is 10mb.

Because they don't want to buy old technology or they might be moving files around to a server plugged in on a 100Mb/1Gb LAN.

Most home users would be happy with 11b in reality, but that's no reason to recommend it!





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  Reply # 291296 19-Jan-2010 20:54
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802.11N also have better coverage, at least in my place when I use G/B with N router. I did find it holds better connection with G/B. So yeah, it is cheaper to get N in long term even if the modem is 10Mbps max.




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  Reply # 291317 19-Jan-2010 22:18
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muppet:
BarTender: I don't know why people bother with draft-n kit when the fastest you will get over cable is 10mb.

Because they don't want to buy old technology or they might be moving files around to a server plugged in on a 100Mb/1Gb LAN.

Most home users would be happy with 11b in reality, but that's no reason to recommend it!



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Asus RT-N16 vs Asus WL-520GU

Cpu:  533mhz vs 240mhz
Ram: 128MB vs 16MB
Flash: 32MB vs 4MB
Lan: 1000 Base T vs 100 Base T
Wireless:  802.11n Draft (300Mbit) vs 802.11g (54Mbit)
Price: ~$200 vs ~$90

I'd say gigabit lan, wireless N and 2x better hardware is worth the +$100 or so.


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