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ASUS RT-N66W Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router $80@Newegg

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Really pricey for a wireless n router.
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Really pricey for a wireless n router.
Not for the best one. TU
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Not for the best one. TU
so this outperforms the 68u in the N?
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so this outperforms the 68u in the N?
Best N router. N only. Not a two year newer AC router. This is a great deal for this router non refurbished. Hardly anyone needs AC yet anyway. Average user can get by with a G router in most cases. I know that will stir the pot but for raw wireless most don't have enough bandwidth to out pace the G. So for an upgrade to an old G this is a bargain. Flash it with Tomato or Merlin and you will see almost no resets. Stability is insane.

If money is no question the 68 is amazing and superior to this unit with same stability using third party firmware.
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Best N router. N only. Not a two year newer AC router. This is a great deal for this router non refurbished. Hardly anyone needs AC yet anyway. Average user can get by with a G router in most cases. I know that will stir the pot but for raw wireless most don't have enough bandwidth to out pace the G. So for an upgrade to an old G this is a bargain. Flash it with Tomato or Merlin and you will see almost no resets. Stability is insane.

If money is no question the 68 is amazing and superior to this unit with same stability using third party firmware.
this N router costs $80. It's not a bargain in any sense of the word.


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Repped for blind perseverance.
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N router is fine if there isn't already a lot of signal congestion (other folks' wireless signals) creating potential interference with your WAN. In fact, likely get better range with N than the new AC (using 2.4 versus 5). What would be best though would be a dual N router (2.4 and 5 GHz), which can be had for a similar price if you look. SInce 2.4 can be crowded compared to the newer 5. The latter is especially true if you don't need a huge range (or don't have to send signal through walls, glass, metal or up to higher floors) because 5 won't give you the range of 2.4.
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N router is fine if there isn't already a lot of signal congestion (other folks' wireless signals) creating potential interference with your WAN. In fact, likely get better range with N than the new AC (using 2.4 versus 5). What would be best though would be a dual N router (2.4 and 5 GHz), which can be had for a similar price if you look. SInce 2.4 can be crowded compared to the newer 5. The latter is especially true if you don't need a huge range (or don't have to send signal through walls, glass, metal or up to higher floors) because 5 won't give you the range of 2.4.
wtf??
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oops, sorry, this is a dual-band router and, as such, should work fine. My bad.
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FYU: Your right that this is not a "slick deal" price-wise. However, the slick part is knowing that assuming one doesn't get a lemon, and it ends up being very stable, this is likely all most people need (rather than a $125-250 AC router)
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Thanks, OP. Bought one. Serendipitous timing. This router might be long in the tooth, but even this is overkill for my needs.
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This is a decent deal for a new, non-refurbished version of this router. I don't understand all the hate. This is without a doubt the best consumer dual-band N router on the market.
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does this support tomato?
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does this support tomato?
Yes. Mine has been running Shibby Tomato for about 2 years.
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