Needing a New Router

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  1. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10
       #11

    I rely on Tim Higgins and his crew at SmallNetBuilder.com to keep me informed about the best gear and configurations for SOHO networks. The navbar at his site Home - SmallNetBuilder pretty much clues you into everything you need to know:

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    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  2. Posts : 617
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #12

    I ended up going to Wal-Mart and spending a little more than anticipated, but $139 for the Nighthawk AC2400, i couldn't beat the price.
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  3. Posts : 5,829
    Win 11 Pro (x64) 21H2
       #13

    JMedlock83 said:
    I ended up going to Wal-Mart and spending a little more than anticipated, but $139 for the Nighthawk AC2400, i couldn't beat the price.
    Good deal.

    Congrats
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  4. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #14

    Sounds like you got a good deal on your router.

    I've owned 3 wireless routers for home use in the past nearly 20 years. Crazy..yeah...only 3.
    1 Linksys (WRT54G). Lasted a very long time
    1 Netgear N600 Dual Band Router. (Upgraded because my LInksys unexpected died and I bought whatever Target had)
    1 Google WiFI (3 puck system). It's what I am currently using. I upgraded to this because my Netgear only supported 100Mbps, and I was moving to 500Mbps internet service.

    My Google Wifi setup by far is the best that I have used. It just works. Coverage is great. And with 3 access points, it's never overloaded.
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  5. Posts : 617
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #15

    pparks1 said:
    Sounds like you got a good deal on your router.

    I've owned 3 wireless routers for home use in the past nearly 20 years. Crazy..yeah...only 3.
    1 Linksys (WRT54G). Lasted a very long time
    1 Netgear N600 Dual Band Router. (Upgraded because my LInksys unexpected died and I bought whatever Target had)
    1 Google WiFI (3 puck system). It's what I am currently using. I upgraded to this because my Netgear only supported 100Mbps, and I was moving to 500Mbps internet service.

    My Google Wifi setup by far is the best that I have used. It just works. Coverage is great. And with 3 access points, it's never overloaded.
    I remember the WRT54G and the WRT54GL . . Those were back in the day. . . lol
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  6. Posts : 11,207
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #16

    Hi there
    make sure though that when most parts of the USA join the rest of the planet in having really fast Internet services and proper cable (not copper ADSL2 etc but genuine fibre optic stuff) that your router and Wifi is capable of carrying it or you will have to go through the same hassle again.

    USA has of course been absolutely brilliant for advances in technology in a lot of things - but I've found that perhaps outside those classical great city areas such as NYC, LA, Chicago or Boston these days the internet infrastructure for a great 1st world country is a bit lacking compared to some of the smaller Nordic Countries. !!!!

    We're already upgrading base standards to 10Gb/s for basic Internet -- never mind the 500 Mb/s and slower stuff.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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