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Dec 21, 2009
221 posts
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niagara

Wireless Router

Looking to upgrade my router, I don't think it is as secure as it needs to be. I am a single person household who doesn't stream netflix, play games - just regular surfing the internet, youtube. I don't need anything top notch. Something respectable that won't break the bank.
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Newbie
Aug 9, 2013
29 posts
13 upvotes
Markham
netrate wrote: Looking to upgrade my router, I don't think it is as secure as it needs to be. I am a single person household who doesn't stream netflix, play games - just regular surfing the internet, youtube. I don't need anything top notch. Something respectable that won't break the bank.
What router do you currently have?
Deal Addict
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Mar 4, 2007
2059 posts
321 upvotes
Vancouver
Hi,

Who is your internet provider? Are you using their router?
Deal Addict
Sep 14, 2012
2077 posts
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Montreal, QC
What is your price range? Also, how large is your place? What is your current router? Why are you thinking of upgrading?

In terms of streaming YouTube, this is somewhat "equivalent" to streaming Netflix since both don't need fast/rapid upload speeds and both are streaming audio & video at a somewhat regular rate.
Deal Expert
Aug 2, 2004
34597 posts
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East Gwillimbury
@netrate

You’re single and live alone. If there is a security breach, it will be caused by the only user in the house.

If you don’t do anything on your network, the chance of you getting hacked is slim to none. Do you have any ports open? Do you have multiple machines? Is anything in the DMZ?

Unless you click on something and let someone into your machine, you have nothing to worry about. Even with a router with advanced features, you can still inadvertently let someone into your network.

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