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NyteOwl June 5, 2013 12:13 PM

Wireless Router Recommendations
Looking for recommendations for a decent wireless router.


- decent signal strength and reception
- dual band a/b/g/n capable
- excellent security capability

open source (openwrt, ddwrt, tomato, etc) capable a definite plus but not an absolute requirement

AkG June 5, 2013 12:38 PM

If you got the coin...the Asus RT-AC66U. Its redonkulously good. If not interested in 802.11AC...the RT-N66U is damn fine kit too. :)

moocow June 5, 2013 02:39 PM

RT-N66U got really nice benchmarks and I was going to pick one up from MemEX but they only had an open box one. If you don't need dual band, a RT-N16 would do nicely too. External antennas really made a difference compare to my old Linksys E3000.

dandelioneater June 5, 2013 02:45 PM

just bought an asus RT-N53. its not too bad either for something in the midrange.

Jake_HT June 5, 2013 03:58 PM

RT-AC66U user here. This thing has increased my quality of life.

AkG June 5, 2013 04:09 PM

Did you pair it with the PCE-AC66 pci-e adapter like I did? I LOVE this combination...and cant wait for the '68 router to land so I can review it too! /whistle

JD June 5, 2013 06:13 PM

ASUS RT-N66U would be my recommendation too. Great router, no complaints thus far and I run shibby's Tomato build on it too.

NyteOwl June 7, 2013 12:09 PM

Thanks for the suggestions folks. I'll look into them.

moocow June 7, 2013 06:45 PM

N66U $100 on Amazon US.

The Router Known As The Dark Knight Is Your Deal of the Day

YoungMan June 7, 2013 11:52 PM

I recently got the Mikrotik router the elites at NCIX keep raving about:

Huge learning curve though. If you're willing to learn, this is the one to go for. Costs me about $160 all in.
I was considering the RT-N16 previously, but I said **** it. If I'm already spending $100+, just get the best and never buy a router again.

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