Looking for a new router

By Ectech ยท 12 replies
Dec 2, 2012
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  1. Hi,

    I was looking to buy a new router. Can anyone suggest something with good range? And hopefully not to pricey?
  2. remixedcat

    remixedcat TS Rookie

    What's your price range?
  3. Ectech

    Ectech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Maybe $49 - $89 range. More importantly it must have an option to be used as an access point. I've seen some Netgear models which have what I want but I can't remember which model.
  4. remixedcat

    remixedcat TS Rookie

    Well the amped wireless one I have can be bought for around 89-100 bucks at amazon...it's the r10000....

    but netgear is ok for that price range, however they started to use internal antennas that don't have as good range as my wgr614 does (that has an external) :( that was not a very good decision and un-fortunatly most of the networking hardware companies are going that route :( too many people concerned with how the router looks but then complaining they can't watch youtube videos by the pool :(
  5. Ectech

    Ectech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The router you mention seems like a great option. Thanks for the feedback. I still need the option to enter access point mode though.

    I know for sure I can get a wrt54g and throw dd-wrt on it but I'd rather go with something a bit newer.
  6. remixedcat

    remixedcat TS Rookie

    I think you could turn it into one.... a few others have... I don't wanna mess with mine at the moment....

    If you get it I hope it works out for yah!! :D
  7. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,283   +242

    TP-LINK TL-WDR3600 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
    68.99$ free shipping

    BUFFALO WZR-600DHP AirStation HighPower N600 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router
    74.99$ free shipping

    Western Digital My Net N600 HD Dual-Band Router - 5x Ports, 10/100 Ethernet, 300 + 300 Mbps, USB, Dual-Band, 2.4/5 GHz WDBEAV0000NWT-HESN
    58.99$ free shipping

    ASUS RT-N53 Black Diamond Dual Band Wireless N600 SOHO Router, DD-WRT Open Source support, Fast Ethernet, 5 Guest SSID, Parental Access Time control to Each User
    57.99$ with 10$rebate; free shipping

    Edimax BR-6475nD N600 802.11a/b/g/n Concurrent Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless iQ Router, Supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Concurrently with 4 Gigabit high speed Ethernet ports, Ideal Cost-Efficiency Router for
    59.99$ free shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...E&N=100010076 4027&IsNodeId=1&name=$75 - $100
  8. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    Be cautious; FEW routers will configure as an access point - - most only support infrastructure mode.
    If "FEW routers will configure as an access point" doesn't make any sense to you, then you will not miss anything by using the following suggestion.

    Just known that, by disabling the DHCP service and leaving the WAN side connection empty, every WiFi router will act as a wireless addition to your existing router.
    misor likes this.
  9. Ectech

    Ectech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    misor Thanks for your submission.

    That's a good point, I have read this somewhere before but never actually tried it. Surprisingly the router I currently have supports Access Point mode.
    misor likes this.
  10. Ruby66

    Ruby66 TS Rookie

    Try ASUS RT-N56U, $99.99, it has great reviews
  11. Ectech

    Ectech TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I was able to grab a Linksys WRT54GL on Newegg for only $49.99. I think it should be able to handle my needs. :)
  12. Ruby66

    Ruby66 TS Rookie

    Here has some wireless router models
  13. Ruby66

    Ruby66 TS Rookie

    ok, nice price :)

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