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iainrobinson wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2012 9:12 pm
Yeah, I don't think that router database gets updated very often.
Done some more looking around, it doesn't appear to be fully supported, lots of problems.
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TheHemming wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2012 10:28 pm
has anyone tried the TP-Link ones out? Something like: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=77455&promoid=1030

I've missed on the deal @ Staples with the 50$ off on 150$, and the cheapest I've found it online so far is around 159$.Lets keep an eye opened in case it goes down for black fridays. winkImage
I have many TP-link and to be honest I am very impressed by them. It's weird because they are usually cheaper than the competition, but I find they have better range and disconnect less than dlink or belkins. Note that im currently on my last year of electronics engineering so i kinda know about those things

So yeah overall go for TP-link all the way.
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I am in the market too for a new router. I bought a Cisco 4200 v1, but ended up returning because I felt it was too expensive in comparison to what the latest routers were priced at. Also what I was not able to find on the router firmware was the ability to enter in my own dns addresses. I like to use OpenDNS as additional filtering method for pop, spam, and unwanted sites, and there was not place to enter those.

However after reading many articles, reviews and opinions I think I have my brands short listed to Cisco, Asus, Netgear. I am considering the Cisco 6500 (see link below), Asus RT-66U, and the Netgear 9300 (the model number escapes me but it the top model right now).

Also I was looking around to take an advantage of the cost savings for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and have been coming back to the link below a number of times.

http://homestore.cisco.com/en-us/Router ... ewprod.htm

What do you all think of this Cisco deal? I can't say I feel that it is that great.

Please let me know if you can suggest a good AC standard router.

Thanks

Rick
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dP21 wrote:
Nov 25th, 2012 7:35 pm
Why are you considering the Cisco6500? AC? Given it's still draft, I would try to steer away from them if possible.

After reading the review http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless ... -video-pro I decided to jump on the TP-Link TL-WDR4300 given its price and OpenWRT and apparently dd-wrt.
That is a good point, from what I had come across in reading and discussions with people, the understanding that has been conveyed was that AC is set as a standard and companies were producing routers to that standard. Thank you for point it out.
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demez wrote:
Nov 25th, 2012 8:26 pm
I've been running the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND for about a year now, on sale till tomorrow at CC for $40, very happy with it, put DD-WRT on it, haven't had any problems with it.
I have to be honest, from reading your post and other previous posts, I am giving TP-Link a second look otherwise I would have passed them by as a low end manufacturer. The fact that it CAN run dd-wrt is a big plus in my opinion.
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How about this Black Friday door crasher from the Source, the BELKIN N750 DB WIRELESS DUAL-BAND N+ ROUTER for $69.88
It has 450Mbps on the 5Ghz and 2 USB ports. 2 year warranty too. Sale ends today.
http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product. ... ct=8004047

Don't forget to go through AirMilesShops.ca and get their Black Friday special too, 2x plus 20x AirMiles.
http://www.airmilesshops.ca
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yogakun wrote:
Nov 25th, 2012 10:26 pm
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_ ... _id=016021

I use this. A solid $25.00, wireless N router. Been using it for 3 years no issues. It's 2.4 ghz
That's the DIR-615. I use the DIR-625, basically the same, but with a USB port. I'm having problems when more than a have dozen devices are on the wireless. I'm replacing it with the Belkin on sale at the Source.
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rjlavoie65 wrote:
Nov 25th, 2012 10:29 pm
That's the DIR-615. I use the DIR-625, basically the same, but with a USB port. I'm having problems when more than a have dozen devices are on the wireless. I'm replacing it with the Belkin on sale at the Source.
Apologies. I have a DIR-628. Avoid the DIR-615 I've heard it has issues. I've have connected 10 things to my router, never had an issue or drop. In my room 6 things are connected simeutaneously. One issue I have though is with my main computer, and it's an Asus USB dongle. I think the issue could be the dongle or maybe the heavy use (like hd movies and the like) cause my drops on this one, I'm 50/50 on that. I'm going to get the new http://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Wireless- ... roduct_top as mentioned here, since it seems to be really good with the reviews. I think it's time for an upgrade anyway.
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yogakun wrote:
Nov 25th, 2012 10:44 pm
Apologies. I have a DIR-628. Avoid the DIR-615 I've heard it has issues. I've have connected 10 things to my router, never had an issue or drop. In my room 6 things are connected simeutaneously. One issue I have though is with my main computer, and it's an Asus USB dongle. I think the issue could be the dongle or maybe the heavy use (like hd movies and the like) cause my drops on this one, I'm 50/50 on that. I'm going to get the new http://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Wireless- ... roduct_top as mentioned here, since it seems to be really good with the reviews. I think it's time for an upgrade anyway.
Agreed, that goes for the DIR-625 as well, stay away from it.
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rickjames22 wrote:
Nov 25th, 2012 9:22 pm
I have to be honest, from reading your post and other previous posts, I am giving TP-Link a second look otherwise I would have passed them by as a low end manufacturer. The fact that it CAN run dd-wrt is a big plus in my opinion.
Honestly, last year when my tank of a Linksys finally crapped out on me I considered dishing out $100+ for another higher end Linksys until a friend recommended TP-Link to me, a company, who I also considered a cheap low end brand. At this price point for the feature set it can't be beat, just throw DD-WRT on it and you won't have to think twice again.
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Tried to price match the TP-Link with FS, rejected, limited quantities was the excuse. Will just wait for another good sale on the Asus RT-N16.
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