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Last Edited by annie930ny June 19, 2016 at 09:48 AM
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I didn't see this posted, so I thought I'd share.

Newegg has 15% Off Select Wireless Routers & Gateways.
Apply Code: EMCEKFL32 at checkout.
Maximum Discount: $40.00 Per Order
Valid thru 11:59 PM PT on 06/23/16.
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Which is worthy to buy if my budget is under 100?
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Quote from ChanY8177 View Post :
Which is worthy to buy if my budget is under 100?
The C7 is always a decent budget choice, but at the $100 mark, I'd say either check some of the Target & Walmart clearance threads, or just go with the rebadged Asus RT-AC68U from T-Mobile.
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The C7 is always a decent budget choice, but at the $100 mark, I'd say either check some of the Target & Walmart clearance threads, or just go with the rebadged Asus RT-AC68U from T-Mobile.
Thanks for the advice.but why would I pick that if EA6900 has the same speed as the tmobile and it's slightly cheap?just wondering
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Quote from ChanY8177 View Post :
Thanks for the advice.but why would I pick that if EA6900 has the same speed as the tmobile and it's slightly cheap?just wondering
Linksys is horrible. Poor range, frequent disconnects and pathetic firmware. Best bet for you would be C7 or C8 or the one mentioned by the fellow SDer above.
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Quote from shjaythi View Post :
Linksys is horrible. Poor range, frequent disconnects and pathetic firmware. Best bet for you would be C7 or C8 or the one mentioned by the fellow SDer above.
Thx bro. Is this deal for c7 or c8 consider good?or should I wait for July 4th?
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The only time I would buy a Linksys is when it is refurbished. Got mines for 23 bucks, bought 3 of them and I use it a bridge.
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Linksys is actually great so far I bought this router the other day at 100.00 all tp link devices are garbage poor quality
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I got one of these cheap in a thrift store. Mine constantly overheated until i took off the top silver cover which solved the problem.
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I know much about routers, but would greatly appreciate if someone could provide some guidance.


I recently upgraded to gigapower (1 gb/s) internet through at&t. Wired I get about 700-800mbps, on 5ghz I get 2500-300mbps and 2.4ghz I get like 10-30 Mbps if lucky. This is through their own modem/router thing Pace brand which they said was made to handle the gigapower. Would it be more beneficial if i disabled the router portion and buy my own router? What speeds do you recommend (dual band, 1gbps max, etc)? I personally just want something steady for gaming since PC is on the other side of living room and wife says a long Ethernet wire running across the living room is unappealing. Of course happy wife, happy life so I don't argue 😉

Family is staying here for the summer since father is sick, so we have a lot of devices connected (prob 8-15) as well as their wireless TV box thing. I live in a townhouse so they could not locate the box to hardwire our TVs upstairs so I am sure that runs interference.
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these are 75 YMMV on clearance at Walmart
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Quote from thinh4u2 View Post :
... on 5ghz I get 2500-300mbps and 2.4ghz I get like 10-30 Mbps if lucky.
Here are some data points that might help you calibrate.

I have an Asus RT-AC56U router -- supports AC1200 standard.

Ran some tests doing a drag-and-drop of a large file across my network. Source machine was on wired gigabit lan. Destination was on wifi. Wifi data rate measured using the "performance" tab on windows 10 task manager.
  • On 5ghz, 5-6 feet from the router I get ~400mbps; 2 rooms away I get about half that.
  • On 2.4ghz, single-wide channel, 5-6 feet from the router I get ~90mbps; 2 room away I get 45mbps- 80mbps with most of the time around 60mbps.

Your 2.4ghz throughput looks low. I suggest using a WIFI analyzer to see which 2.4ghz channel is the clearest. Take measurements at the router, at the computer and various spots in between so that you see the total picture. I have used the free edition of INSSIDER on windows and "WIFI analyzer" on my android phone.

Marc
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i am debating between c2600 and ac87u, which one would be better for my use case.
1. have about 5 client
2. video streaming
3. need a good/stable signal with walls in between
4. no nas needed

thanks
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cat 6 will potentially make a difference for the sheer fact it reduces noise and cross talking of cables improving signal. I noticed a difference above my cat5.. worth it, imo
here's a video on how to do it easily
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8KrtMTp6Tc
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Quote from blueaurora View Post :
these are 75 YMMV on clearance at Walmart
Yep, just bought the EA6900 yesterday at Walmart for $75 anD they had a 10% discount for getting a WM credit card. Working flawlessly. There was an issue with this router a couple years ago, but I'm sure the recent firmwares resolved it.
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