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Old November 18, 2010, 12:01 PM
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Hello guys,

Looking to buy a new router, seen some reviews, I've narrowed the list down to only a few routers, but I'm having a hard time picking one, I need assistance please.

Asus RT-N13U
TP-Link TL-WR1043ND
Cisco Valet M10
Netgear WNR2000

I'm leaning more towards the Asus and TP-Link, especially the amount of features you get with the price. The TP-Link router has some very good reviews too.

I'll be using it at home, but would like one that has the best wireless range coverage, since I will be having it in the basement and people upstairs will be using it.


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Old November 18, 2010, 12:27 PM
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I suggest the WNR3500L from NCIX sale at $65
NCIX.com - Buy Netgear WNR3500L Rangemax 4 Port Gigabit Wireless N Router Open Source With USB - WNR3500L-100NAS In Canada.

Supports Tomato and DD-WRT. Wireless N, USB support for external storage... works quite well. Not sure if it's out of your budget, but this is one I've used and everyone who I've deployed this to loves it!
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Old November 18, 2010, 12:48 PM
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I suggest the WNR3500L from NCIX sale at $65
NCIX.com - Buy Netgear WNR3500L Rangemax 4 Port Gigabit Wireless N Router Open Source With USB - WNR3500L-100NAS In Canada.

Supports Tomato and DD-WRT. Wireless N, USB support for external storage... works quite well. Not sure if it's out of your budget, but this is one I've used and everyone who I've deployed this to loves it!
I've never used this specific model but have used a number of other linksys devices w/ DD-WRT. After using it for a few years it is really hard to recommend any there router that can not support it.
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Old November 18, 2010, 02:38 PM
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Thanks guys.. My budget.. well I would like to spend less than $75-80 if possible.

I believe both the TP-Link and Asus can be flashed to dd-wrt and tomato.

Hmm.. that's a good deal zoob, but with shipping and tax it get's high..
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Old November 21, 2010, 10:56 PM
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Can I vote for building your own? I've got an "antique" system based off of a DFI SLI-DR running PFSense as my router. Not power-consumption friendly but the damn thing can't be overwhelmed by a residential connection's network I/O. It's never exceeded 3% load with god awful Realtek NICs. Load should be "much" lower with Intel NICs, have one enroute through snail mail.

You could do it with an old computer and any NICs you have laying around. Just another option.
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