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Need help choosing a router

disturbedspac3 59 41 November 27, 2015 at 07:53 PM
I bought 2 routers.. 1 from bestbuy Netgear R6400 (AC1750) - $89 & other from staples : Linksys 6900(AC1900) - $99.

I thought AC1900 is better Smilie atleast by number and read somewhere its one of the faster router but has some heating problems.

Which of these 2 should I keep? I usually do movies streaming on laptop/tv & Gaming (League of legends).

Should I expect any better router on deal for cyber monday - if yes -which one to look out for?

PS: I bought both the routers with Apple pay + Discover - thts 20% of the cashback from discover.

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I bought the rc6709 ac 1750 from Costco but I got disappointed because it is not what I thought, 5gh speed is less than the 2.4gh while the device 2m away only, wifi rang is very bad. my net speed is 180mb/s, wirlessly I get 60mb/s max
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Quote from disturbedspac3 View Post :
I bought 2 routers.. 1 from bestbuy Netgear R6400 (AC1750) - $89 & other from staples : Linksys 6900(AC1900) - $99.

I thought AC1900 is better Smilie atleast by number and read somewhere its one of the faster router but has some heating problems.

Which of these 2 should I keep? I usually do movies streaming on laptop/tv & Gaming (League of legends).

Should I expect any better router on deal for cyber monday - if yes -which one to look out for?

PS: I bought both the routers with Apple pay + Discover - thts 20% of the cashback from discover.
Here is some info that can help you decide:

How To Buy A Wireless Router - 2015 Edition by smallnetbuilder
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/ba...on?start=3

to find Individual reviews & ratings keep in mind both are sponsors.
Netgear R6400 was rated #1 in the 1700 class http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/to...750/rev8/6

Linksys 6900(AC1900) would be here if recommended http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/to...900/rev8/6
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I own the Netgear. It's the 1st non-Cisco/Linksys router I have ever owned. I love it.
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So I returned the Linksys today and kept the Netgear!
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