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best router for the money?

Discussion in 'Streaming and Digital Media' started by crankbait09, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. crankbait09

    crankbait09 Active Member

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    Can anyone recommend a good wireless/wifi router for streaming movies via Netflix through my television? Obviously the cheaper the better but I would like a good quality one.

    I currently have a Linksys WRT54G and it always drops the internet connection. So I'd like to replace it but want a better one.

    any advice?
     
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    I like the Apple AirPort Base
     
  3. schan1269

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    Netgear wndr4500. What I use. But if you want good, You need to spend over $100. Mine and a few others, do 5g and multiple speeds at the same time.
     
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    Will DD-WRT or Tomato install on that router? You might look into that. Personally, I have had good experience with Dlink and Apple Airport Base Stations but I haven't purchased a router in a couple of years.

    SmallNetBuilder seems to be the "go to" place for router info.

    -KeithP
     
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    Another Mac user who swears by the AirPort--
    http://www.apple.com/airport-express/
    It's cheap (a better use of $99 than a Roku), the size and shape of a phone-charge plug, connects every Bluetooth device in the house (including two computers, an iPad, a PS3, and a Panasonic Viera), and works like an Apple. :D
    Of course, if you're not a Mac user, um....can't help you.
     
  6. crankbait09

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    ok, thank you. i will check that website.
    I really dont want to spend that much. why? well its only for internet and movies to the tv. dont use the online portion much other than that
     
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    I use the Asus RT-AC68U - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320174

    You can optimize the settings to give more bandwith for movie streaming (or games or whatever content you want). It's pricey but the range is the best I have ever used. I may replace the antennas with some high gain ones I have sitting around from my old router and see if I can get a little more signal strength.
     

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