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Old 02-09-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Hi all. As I may have mentioned a few times my family are looking to buy a new router as of the amount of devices being used on our current network. My younger siblings are receiving iPad's this year at school, We have 6 laptops, 2 desktops, 6 iPad's, 7 smartphones, a smart tv and Two wireless printers accessing our network. Now we have been looking at two routers this one Buy NETGEAR AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router | Read Reviews | Dick Smith Online Shopping and this one Buy BELKIN AC1200 Dual Band Wireless Router | Read Reviews | Dick Smith Online Shopping, What do you think.
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Both of those seem really expensive. Can you find an Asus RT-N66U out there? I have one, and I re-did my parent's network with 3 of them. They are a little cheaper than both of those and plenty strong.
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For now I just want opinion on those two I listed, Would they be suitable for the amount of devices currently being used?
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Yes they would, but so would a router at half the price.
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You're over loaded. Plain and simple. More bandwidth first them open up the amount of users that can be on at one time in your routers.
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You're over loaded. Plain and simple. More bandwidth first them open up the amount of users that can be on at one time in your routers.
No that's not the thing here. We won't to get rid router supplied by our ISP as it is playing up, Does anyone here recommend using dlink?
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I've had multiple and would never buy one again - they die way too quickly.
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I've had multiple and would never buy one again - they die way too quickly.
Yeah I've heard a few bad things about dlink products.
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I never had much luck with dlink. Linksys and Netgear are my go to brands.
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TPLink is mine.
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Linksys used to be mine, but now I don't know if I will ever leave asus routers.
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What are Asus like celegrom?
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In terms of dependability I haven't had to powercycle it once in the last 4-6 months (not quite sure when I got it) because it had slowed down which I would have to do at least bi-monthly due to overloading all of my previous routers.

The firmware interface took a bit of getting used to, but for most people who don't need to port forward or manually assign IPs to most of their computers basic setup is simple. Once you know where everything is, it's just like programming any other router.

Signal wise, I've had no issues at my parents or at my own apartment. My parents have 3 setup - two of which are in the basement (mostly to be used as switches, but also as WiFi points to combat all of the interference down there). The router in middle of the first floor blankets that floor and the second floor beautifully with both the 2.4 and 5Ghz signals.
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I am hoping to be able to clear a deadspot in my sisters room where you she only gets 2-3 bars, 4 if she's lucky.
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I'm not sure that I'd call 2-3 bars a dead spot. Usually that's still pretty good.
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I'm not sure that I'd call 2-3 bars a dead spot. Usually that's still pretty good.
Well her speed can be very slow and I am right next to her room and my signal and speed is fine..
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What is your signal like? It is possible that she has interference that you don't.
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What is your signal like? It is possible that she has interference that you don't.
Yeah I can get 4 mostly 5 bars in my room, rumpus where I am fairly close to the router. She is further away from the router than me and I think the wall has something to do with it.
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Walls and what's inside them can make a huge difference. It is entirely possible that a new router will not be able to overcome that wall, assuming that is the problem.
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Apparently there is water pipes there which could have something to do with it. I was thinking of getting an old router and connecting it to the current one with the current routers settings and using it as an extender but I don't think that would make much difference otherwise I would get one that plugs into the power point.
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