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Old 06-12-2012, 10:29 PM  
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pick a wireless router for me

I have had it with the one year old Netgear WNR3500l constantly crashing. Using my 7 year old DLink DI 524 right now but it has poor range. At least it never drops connection though.
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Old 10-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #46
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This router looked like a hell of a deal but reviews were inconsistent as all hell. WD had the right idea but sounds like they never worked out the bugs on it.

http://www.amazon.com/N900-Dual-Rout...ords=wd+router
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:36 AM   #47
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The model I have is discontinued, because of its age. But there are really nice new models that would do exactly what you're wanting. They have better hardware than mine anyway.

Here's a great model that will do everything you want: http://www.amazon.com/BUFFALO-AirSta...dp_ob_title_ce

With regards to reviews for the product, keep in mind that tech like routers are notoriously difficult to accurately review. Simply due to their complexity and dependence on many other independent variables. Most of which the majority of people don't understand and don't consider when reviewing. With routers, overall performance is dependent on much more than just your router itself. It's completely dependent on your ISP connection first and foremost. A fluctuation with your ISP connection can easily be mistaken for "Router drop outs". Likewise the performance of the device you're connecting with. Even down to the web browser on the device you're connecting with. You can look at any model router reviews and find somebody complaining about connection, but I guarantee you that many of those are mistaken symptoms.
As luck would have it my router just took a dump. I'll check out the one you linked. I was looking at a $180 Asus but F that. This Buffalo option looks like it will handle my needs.

I need range and speed. I've been running DD-WRT on an old Asus but the signal directly upstairs from the router was 1 bar and even-though on on a 30/5 Mbps connection the best I could get on wireless was 5/1 Mbps.
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Old 10-04-2013, 03:42 PM   #48
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I went with the no-name MediaLink N300 router on Amazon a couple months ago. It's nothing flashy, and the interface isn't as user friendly as some, but it's been rock solid for 6 months now. It's not as crazy fast as some options, but it's about the most reliable router I've owned.

http://www.amazon.com/Medialink-Wire...dp/B00A3YN0Z0/
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:42 PM   #49
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I'm running 4 IP cameras into a belkin router and I'm not liking the set up -- occasionally hiccups when I stream on the laptop. I figure I need a router capable of larger local BW since the 4 cams plus 4 puters is are talking wirelessly locally through the router -- would the larger capacity Buffalo router be a good choice? or?

also, would it be a better idea to use say, this router for the IP cams and the recorder, plugged into a separate router handling the net? I'm concerned RF wise these two may impede the camera data. any experienced advice with this stuff is appreciated.
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #50
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:58 PM   #51
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Just got the Buffalo router. Really nice. The only thing I am disappointed in is the fact it can't utilize a 3TB external HDD for the USB drive. Cant be set up as a media server at all. Just got off the phone with their customer service line and they confirmed it.

I'll live but that was disappointing.
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Old 10-05-2013, 08:04 PM   #52
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Asus - Dual-Band Wireless-AC66U Gigabit Router with 4-Port Ethernet Switch

After being frustrated with the lack of range and or performance at my house of a set up with repeaters and what should have been plenty of internet speed I updated to the Asus and although expensive ($200) it was worth every penny. My internet is blazing fast even when streaming 1080p 2 stories up from where it resides.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:00 PM   #53
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Just got the Buffalo router. Really nice. The only thing I am disappointed in is the fact it can't utilize a 3TB external HDD for the USB drive. Cant be set up as a media server at all. Just got off the phone with their customer service line and they confirmed it.

I'll live but that was disappointing.
Why? What reasoning did they give? That's what that port is for...
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:22 AM   #54
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Why? What reasoning did they give? That's what that port is for...
I got some idiot that had to go to his supervisor for everything but they insisted that I cannot use it as a media server on DDWRT. It has the ability on the Buffalo friendly firmware but only using FAT32 which only goes to 32GB not 3TB.

if anyone knows how to configure DDWTR to do what I am needing please chime in.
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Old 10-06-2013, 09:02 AM   #55
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Well **** me. I put the DDWRT firmware back on it and now it won't allow me to login to the router firmware at all even using the default username and password. JFC
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:42 AM   #56
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Not that I'm any kind of expert networker, but I found this article quite helpful and will do more research, but I may go with recommendations of this article and buy the Asus AC66U;

http://www.pcworld.com/article/20282...me-office.html
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wait, this newer one (Asus RT-AC68U) comes out tomorrow;

http://www.amazon.com/RT-AC68U-Wirel...=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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As luck would have it my router just took a dump. I'll check out the one you linked. I was looking at a $180 Asus but F that. This Buffalo option looks like it will handle my needs.

I need range and speed. I've been running DD-WRT on an old Asus but the signal directly upstairs from the router was 1 bar and even-though on on a 30/5 Mbps connection the best I could get on wireless was 5/1 Mbps.
I got this thing set up http://www.amazon.com/BUFFALO-AirSta...dp_ob_title_ce

And it's sucking the big one so far.

I was able to double my previous speed (now 10/2 Mbps) but the range and signal aren't very good. My routers have always been in the basement and my last one did pretty good with the Chromecast. Now the Chromecast can't play anything.

Should I pick up this thing and use it as a repeater http://www.amazon.com/BUFFALO-AirSta...ef=pd_sim_pc_3

Or just bite the bullet and get this monster http://www.amazon.com/RT-N66U-Dual-B...eywords=router
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I got this thing set up http://www.amazon.com/BUFFALO-AirSta...dp_ob_title_ce

And it's sucking the big one so far.

I was able to double my previous speed (now 10/2 Mbps) but the range and signal aren't very good. My routers have always been in the basement and my last one did pretty good with the Chromecast. Now the Chromecast can't play anything.

Should I pick up this thing and use it as a repeater http://www.amazon.com/BUFFALO-AirSta...ef=pd_sim_pc_3

Or just bite the bullet and get this monster http://www.amazon.com/RT-N66U-Dual-B...eywords=router
Thats surprising. I use mine in the basement as well and am getting great speeds in my 2 story home.

As I said, my only gripe is the fact the USB option is not an option at all. It doesn't even work for what it was intended to do and this is straight from the manufacturer themselves.
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