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I need to replace an old wireless router. Any recommendations on what brand, model, etc.? I don't think i need ac, a wireless n, dual band version with good range should be fine. Should i just shop by price, or does the brand matter that much when it comes to reliability & range? thanks   


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What router do you have now and what do you need the new one to do?   Do you need one that talks to DSL, Cable, or just to a ISP provided DSL/Cable modem?

 

Some routers do have a lot more range than others so how important is range?  


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I'm replacing an older belkin mod. F5D 7230, 802.11b & g, hooked to an adsl modem. I have at&t dsl service & yes range is important. I'm not a gamer, and i don't stream a lot of movies.


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If it's just AT&T DSL and not AT&T U-Verse service then you can replace both the modem and the router and stop paying AT&T for it.  I've used a lot of these

 

http://www.amazon.co...N/dp/B004NBZ98K

 

and they have really good range and are easy to set up and I've never had one fail.

 

Otherwise, I'd get a basic wireless router from Amazon or someone else with a good return policy.  Something with one or more antenna as they seem to have better range.  Something like this:

 

NETGEAR RangeMax Wireless Router (WNR1000-100NAS (G54/N150))


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I don't have u-verse, just dsl service. I don't pay at&t for a modem, i have my own, a TP-LINK TD-8817 it works fine & was inexpensive. I just need to replace my ancient router.


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