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Old August 17, 2012, 08:36 PM
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I recently picked up the Cisco/Linksys EA2700. Doesn't seem that bad of a unit if you want something that's simple to setup and get going. It was only $69 on sale.
I never found the wireless on the RT-N16 to be very good. Sure, routing performance was fine, and the ability to run DD-WRT or Tomato was great, but if you are going to be mainly using wireless, I don't think I'd recommend it. My Netgear WNDR3700 has much better wireless performance. And it too can run DD-WRT, but no Tomato as it's Atheros based. I think it still stills for over $100 though.
What do you mean when you say the wireless on RT-N16 isnt good? Like bad speed or range because i need more range than speed for wireless as my PC will be hooked up by Ethernet cable the devices on wifi will be my ipod touch wii, ocassionally a Ps3 and a laptop and here is my setup quickly drawn in paint


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anything you can run DD-WRT on is going to kick the crap out of your ISP router in both range and speed.
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Have you ever used tomato? From what i read is that tomato(USB/RAT) x2 better than ddwrt
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What do you mean when you say the wireless on RT-N16 isnt good? Like bad speed or range
Both. It's probably better than what you have, but it surely isn't class-leading by any means.

I would take a look at the reviews here: Wireless Reviews - SmallNetBuilder

I know my WNDR3700 covers my whole house, including the majority of the front and back yard as well. It's mounted in my basement too on a wall. Granted my house is only 800sqft, and our lot is about 50ft.
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Both. It's probably better than what you have, but it surely isn't class-leading by any means.

I would take a look at the reviews here: Wireless Reviews - SmallNetBuilder

I know my WNDR3700 covers my whole house, including the majority of the front and back yard as well. It's mounted in my basement too on a wall. Granted my house is only 800sqft, and our lot is about 50ft.
I look at the WNDR3700 and it looks awesome! Thank you!
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