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Offline wickwire

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'Better' wireless n router suggestion please
« on: August 03, 2011, 02:11:23 AM »
currently in the market for a wireless router either the Belkin N300 or N450.. which one is more bang for the buck? Medyo mahal kasi ung rental equipment ng comcast so it's better to get my own. suggestions welcome..
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Re: 'Better' wireless n router suggestion please
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 09:31:26 AM »
Which one can be upgraded w/ DDWRT? That would be the one I'd get. (plus the router with the most internal memory, and have additional features, like USB port, etc..)
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Re: 'Better' wireless n router suggestion please
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 10:04:22 AM »
I have Linksys' E3000.  You might want to consider that.  I haven't exactly used it yet because PLDT is taking their time installing DSL on the condo unit I'm staying in right now, so I can't comment.  Reviews have been good though.
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Re: 'Better' wireless n router suggestion please
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 11:09:00 AM »
@ bravoexo

as far as DDWRT is concerned.. no idea (still trying to read through the benefits and if they're applicable to me)..as far as full featured etc is concerned the Belkin N750 DB tops the list but something I'm not willing to shell out for..max budget for a router is 50 to 60 dollars lang..still looking at other brands

@ eadejesus

updated version is E3200..it's on the pricey side too..wow.. super mura ng kuha ng bro ko dun sa Tenda router sa atin.. 1,200 pesos.. 
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Re: 'Better' wireless n router suggestion please
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 07:22:36 AM »
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Belkin N300 or N450..

That is specifying a Wireless N type and not a specific model of Belkin. It's hard to tell if you can flash it to DD-WRT if you look at the list of supported DD-WRT devices.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices

N300 means a two antenna mimo type for a maximum bandwidth of 300Mhz. N450 is 3 antenna mimo type for 450Mhz max.

If Buffalo is available in your area, you should consider that too. They have a lot of bang for the buck. The original firmware's UI is a bit lame though. It's supported by Japanese engineers and so there is a little cultural gap.

Linksys E1000, E2000 and E3000 series are OK too. One should be within you price target.

I'd go with TP-Link rather than Tenda because of the DD-WRT support.

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Re: 'Better' wireless n router suggestion please
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 01:17:08 PM »
If you need DD-WRT, you can check WRT-688. It seems a good value for wireless-N router, only 1180php~
http://www.cdrking.com/?mod=products&type=view&sid=10185&main=50

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Re: 'Better' wireless n router suggestion please
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 05:02:45 PM »
Does it have to be a Belkin brand?

(kasi had a friend who had problems with his Belkin wireless router before -- although I'm unsure what model it was, but that he finally got rid of the Belkin wireless router and changed to another brand).

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Re: 'Better' wireless n router suggestion please
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 06:27:36 PM »
asus N56U
netgear wndr3700
linksys E4200

check the charts at smallnetbuilder.com and get even more confused :P  but those 3 routers are often at the top of the charts.
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Re: 'Better' wireless n router suggestion please
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2011, 11:52:29 AM »
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but those 3 routers are often at the top of the charts.

including the prices are likely at the top too..

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Re: 'Better' wireless n router suggestion please
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2011, 02:54:14 AM »
@ motion55

many thanks for the wealth of info.. wasn't very interested in networking.. til now ..thanks again.. for the price point TP Link seems promising.

@ ibrahimovic

If my brother's Tenda gives out, will tell him to check that out.. thanks

@ dta

not necessarily, but most of my coworkers use Belkin kasi that's why I've looked at Belkin only, plus it's what we sell at my store and one model of Buffalo (not sure which one)..

@ barurutor

too high up for my budget..with those specs, Id be tempted to just stream and download 24/7  :happy: 250 gig monthly cap may not be enough hehe  >:D
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Re: 'Better' wireless n router suggestion please
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2011, 10:51:32 AM »
Id be tempted to just stream and download 24/7  :happy: 250 gig monthly cap may not be enough hehe  >:D

I'd like to suggest this instead:



SXT 5HnD is a low cost, high speed 5GHz wireless device. Dual polarization 802.11n and Nv2 TDMA technology help to achieve even 200Mbit real throughput speed.

Complete with a ready to mount enclosure and built-in antenna, this is the perfect CPE.
- FCC certified!
- Solid all-in-one design: quick and easy to mount
- Tower friendly one hand enclosure access
- 5GHz 802.11a/n wireless on board
- One 10/100 Ethernet port
- 16dBi (+/- 2) dual chain antenna built-in
- Signal strength LED indicators on back
- USB 2.0 port, voltage and temperature monitors
- Extended L2MTU support to avoid fragmentation overhead in MPLS, QinQ etc

Box contains: one SXT unit, PoE injector, 24V power adapter, mounting bracket, metallic mounting loop.

more about it at:
http://routerboard.com/RBSXT

For the same price with consumer routers, this is perfect for your requirements, pang barugan ika nga