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Best Router Under $20 ... Under $30?

Parato Optimal 2,680 119 August 16, 2011 at 01:32 PM
What's the best router under $20?

What's the best router under $30?

Where's the deal now?

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Under $20:
Tenda W311R [meritline.com] - $19.99
Tenda W268R [meritline.com] - $19.99

Under $30:
Runner Up: D-Link DIR-515 [newegg.com] - $31
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Thank you.
Do those beat the ...
ASUS RT-N12
ASUS RT-N13
ASUS WL-500Gp V2
ASUS WL-520gu
Cisco Linksys E2000
of which some of those can be found below $20 when on sale and other below $30 when on sale?

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No, all of those routers have unique features that you don't normally find under $30.
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Gotta bump this one up.
I also want a cheap basic router (around $20) to use in my one bedroom apartment. Mainly for this touchpad slickdeals forced me into buying, lol. Id prefer to get something on Mwaves site since I have 2 coupons that are about to expire. Any help would be highly appreciated kind sirs.
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Quote from justm3 View Post :
Gotta bump this one up.
I also want a cheap basic router (around $20) to use in my one bedroom apartment. Mainly for this touchpad slickdeals forced me into buying, lol. Id prefer to get something on Mwaves site since I have 2 coupons that are about to expire. Any help would be highly appreciated kind sirs.
Zonet ZSR4134WS [mwave.com] - $30 Shipped
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also lookin for a MODEM thats compatible with COMCAST n have a BUILT IN WIFI.. any recommendation? thank you and sorry to takin ova the thread
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These have gone for between $20 and $30 of late.
ASUS RT-N12
ASUS RT-N13
ASUS WL-500Gp V2
ASUS WL-520gu
Cisco Linksys E2000

MaximumPC didn't give the RT-N13 a very good review but when it comes around on sale, many SDers seem to like it. Mwave.com and buy.com usually have it on sale once every month or two. The E2000 has been on various sites such as bedeals, cowboom, etc. The others are often on deal at newegg.com among other sites. Buy.com and others have had various D-Link models on sale of late. I forget which one MaximumPC panned and which they liked. One D-Link that's often on sale, a 150MB 802.11n model, seems to sell well but many reviews, magazine and enduser, seem to say that it often drops connections.

Staying within the price range of this thread their are D-Link, Zonet and ASUS models.
Pricier models that MPC gave favorable reviews to over the last 3 or 4 years would include ...
D-Link DIR-615 B2
Trendnet TEW-639GR (was their zero point which means they measured others by it)
Netgear WNDR3700 V1 was once their best pick
Linksys E3000 (previously known as the WRT610N),
Belkin Play N600 HD (previously known as the Play Max)
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Quote from Parato Optimal View Post :
These have gone for between $20 and $30 of late.
ASUS RT-N12
ASUS RT-N13
ASUS WL-500Gp V2
ASUS WL-520gu
Cisco Linksys E2000

MaximumPC didn't give the RT-N13 a very good review but when it comes around on sale, many SDers seem to like it. Mwave.com and buy.com usually have it on sale once every month or two. The E2000 has been on various sites such as bedeals, cowboom, etc. The others are often on deal at newegg.com among other sites. Buy.com and others have had various D-Link models on sale of late. I forget which one MaximumPC panned and which they liked. One D-Link that's often on sale, a 150MB 802.11n model, seems to sell well but many reviews, magazine and enduser, seem to say that it often drops connections.

Staying within the price range of this thread their are D-Link, Zonet and ASUS models.
Pricier models that MPC gave favorable reviews to over the last 3 or 4 years would include ...
D-Link DIR-615 B2
Trendnet TEW-639GR (was their zero point which means they measured others by it)
Netgear WNDR3700 V1 was once their best pick
Linksys E3000 (previously known as the WRT610N),
Belkin Play N600 HD (previously known as the Play Max)
Thank you for the info. How do those compare to those 2 made by Tenda posted above? The second one is available here at microcenter for $20 also. Im trying to be cheap as possible but I wouldnt mind spending a little more if it would make a big enough difference in quality, etc.
Also if I want to have to use the router for two computers and the Touchpad would it be better to use a long (probably need 75ft) network cable or a wireless adapter for the second computer?
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I've had the 520gU for the last two years and it's been flawless.
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I've had the 520gU for the last two years and it's been flawless.
This one right http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSea...ps%20Broad . look like a good price? Any idea how this one http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSea...aStockNote compares?
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Would this be as good or better option http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3261036 ?
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I'm all for the Linksys WRT160N (Refurbish)

http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Links...117&sr=8-1

The past 20 orders I made within the last 6 months have always been version 3 which is full DD-WRT compatible.

If you got Amazon prime it would be a big plus.
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Would any of the more inexpensive routers work well with several Rokus (running from a cable modem from Time Warner (under the "up to 10MBs plan))?

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I'm all for the Linksys WRT160N (Refurbish)

http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Links...117&sr=8-1

The past 20 orders I made within the last 6 months have always been version 3 which is full DD-WRT compatible.

If you got Amazon prime it would be a big plus.
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I really like the Asus wl-520gu
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