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Looking for solid suggestions for new wireless router

By Blkfx1
Oct 22, 2012
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  1. Hello Everyone,
    It's been awhile since I have posted here. I am in need of a new wireless router. I was hoping to pick the brains of the TS forum readers on the subject. Right now I am using some crap provided by comcast. I was wondering if anyone knew of any solid replacements.
    Budget: $200

    If any other information is needed. Just request it in your response : ]

    Thanks in advance.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,410   +315

    I have always used and recommended Netgear routers and switches - - never been disappointed with their equipment.
  3. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 889   +171

    Thanks for the reply! Any specific Netgear models you would recommend over others? Or all of them are pretty solid?
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,410   +315

    Your choice :)
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    I love my N600 Dual band router, my speed is constantly 150 Mbps on the 2.4GHz and my dad runs on the 5GHz and gets 300 Mbps constant. I would say buy a router with Gigabit if you game or download/upload a lot of files. But if you just browse the internet and dont recieve high download/upload speeds, dont go too high end of a router.
  6. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 889   +171

    The machine I game on is hard-lined straight to my modem pulling about 1 Gbps. Although, I would like to maintain a solid and fast speed on the devices connected to my WIFI network.

    So Gigabit & Netgear are solid picks. Thank you for your suggestion!
  7. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    actually if you are a hard core gamer, you may wanna buy a killer networking card
  8. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 889   +171

    Well, I do not game off the devices I use with my WIFI connection. My main rig is hard-lined and the speeds are solid and fast. It's just my laptops, phone, and other misc devices.
  9. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    I game on wifi, and I dont lag usually.
  10. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 889   +171

    My concern isn't really with gaming. I just want a solid and fast connection for my laptops and other random devices. My current WIFI router just cannot keep a solid connection.
  11. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +901

    Yeah, I would recommend anything net gear, just make sure it is dual band, it is very useful.
     


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