Best Routers of 2015

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  1.    07 Oct 2015 #30

    wase4711 said: View Post

    Is that out yet, or coming soon?
    When it comes to internet/wireless speed, there is no such thing as overkill..
    Yeah looks nice, and its only around 400.00 too. :)
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  2.    07 Oct 2015 #31

    wase4711 said: View Post

    Is that out yet, or coming soon?
    When it comes to internet/wireless speed, there is no such thing as overkill..
    I think that one is coming out soon but netgears version is out. Expensive as hell too
    R8500 | WiFi Routers | Networking | Home | NETGEAR
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       07 Oct 2015 #32

    but that only has 4 cant be as good as the one with 8
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  4.    07 Oct 2015 #33

    wase4711 said: View Post
    but that only has 4 cant be as good as the one with 8
    I think its actually 12. 8 internal and 4 external

    Sorry, just checked. 4 internal and 4 external. Six lan ports too, i like that

    Nighthawk X8 boasts a total of eight antennas, four internal and four patent-pending external Active Antennas - the industry's first - that boost the wireless range of the Nighthawk X8. Unlike typical antennas that simply relay the WiFi signal received from your devices to the router, Active Antennas amplify the WiFi signal within the external antenna itself. They eliminate loss in signal strength and avoid any additional noise during transmission. Active Antennas effectively compensate for the low power of WiFi devices to provide a more symmetrical connection for both receiving and sending wireless signals, which contributes to improving overall range and speed at long range.
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  5.    07 Oct 2015 #34

    I also like that NetGear router too, but dam, they want 400.00 bucks toooo!!! I like the idea of 6 lan ports. most have only 4. My netgear 6300 has 5 and that's an old one.
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  6.    07 Oct 2015 #35

    zahl said: View Post
    Nah this one is meaner with a price to match lol. Anyone say overkill?

    RT-AC5300 | Networking | ASUS Global

    Funny I just seen this on NETGEAR Nighthawk X8 - AC5300 Tri-Band Quad-Stream Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (R8500) Price? $399

    dag nabit, late again. lol.
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       07 Oct 2015 #36

    For routers, look at Home - SmallNetBuilder for reviews on the actual performance of how it compares to others.

    I have a wireless router for wireless devices as my wired stuff all have their own static IPs since everything including the Wireless router is directly connected to a Cisco Catalyst 10Gigabit Managed Switch. The wireless router is more of the home grade equipment and not enterprise grade. Netgear has always had poor support as you can see from the FWAG114 which was considered a business grade router, it had so many problems that they never fixed that it was a joke.
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       07 Oct 2015 #37

    Another Firmware Update

    I've been using the Asus 66R Router for about 18 months and it has been rock solid. I originally bought it for my son because he was having coverage problems. He eventually went with an Apple network and pluggable ap's so he let me have the Asus. I think he is the one who made the mistake. While reading through this thread it reminded me to check the firmware availability and a new version is out so I will update it tonight.

    Edit: (11/19/2015) There is a new firmware update for the Asus 66R, Ver. 300.4.378 9313 has been released.
    Last edited by WEKJR; 19 Nov 2015 at 08:35. Reason: Update
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  9.    07 Oct 2015 #38

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Same one I got for at least last 3, or 4 years, think its 4 years. No problems, don't use WiFi thou, everything is hard wired. also never have updated the firmware, after reading of different problems AFTER updating the firmware, so I've just left it alone. :)
    Long ago there were issues at times doing the firmware upgrades. But, I have done everyone, without a hitch. i trust them completely.

    My brother just got the R7500, trying to out do me I guess, LOL (he only has a laptop and 2 desktops). But, it is super nice, but far more complicated. I like the R6200, it is simple and just works.
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       08 Oct 2015 #39

    I have looked at the ASUS AC3200 and the D-Link AC3200 and they are a bit out of my price range at the moment.
    As far as the Netgear stuff, I have had little luck with their products. The modem I have is one supplied by my ISP
    and is NOT the latest, it is a Netgear CG3000 and it has it's issues from time to time but I can't replace it
    The Route I have is also a Netgear, model WNDR4500 V1 and it disappoints me VERY much. I have had to reprogamme it
    more than 4 times and the support is next to nothing so, I am going to trying to find a better one.
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