For 2018 and beyond, which router would you recommend?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by jellybelly, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. jellybelly

    jellybelly MDL Member

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    Just wondering what you guys tell your friends when they ask about upgrading their routers..

    I have an old N router that suits me just fine, if I don't know any better........... but I want to update to something from this era of internet. Maybe an AC router for current/future in-house speed (Amazon Fire's, laptops, etc).

    I recently tried a Linksys EA8300 but it dropped connections at least once a day if not more, requiring a reboot of the router to get back to working order. Was promptly returned to the store.

    I'm hesitant to try any other routers because, as with most things, reading the reviews of various routers have so many negative reviews to the point where they can't all be fake, so therefore at least some routers must have problems. I don't want to deal with that.

    Any suggestions for a modern router that won't suck?

    Thanks ;)
     
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  2. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    Linksys are good routers connection drops could be a few different issue...first your ISP if u use ATT u need make sure their are no faulty lines causing intermittency in your house specially if is a old house or apartments...if u use xfinity u mite want tech to come by and run a test on your line make sure their are no issues their.
     
  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Weren't linksys routers the ones with the NSA backdoors?
     
  4. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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  5. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    yes that and netgear but supposedly doing a hard reset the malware is removed....but then again nothing is truly safe now days no matter what router your using.:rolleyes:
     
  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    new WPA3 coming out..
     
  7. Oxygen_IT

    Oxygen_IT MDL Novice

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    Get a Mikrotik. Its not as user firendly as the more consumer based Linkysys / Netgears etc but its DAAAAAAAAAMN good value for money. Look at the 900 series, they're prob $40.

    I'v got 2 of these in my house, great routers, and many custom scripts around to get some great bandwidth prioritising etc.

    RB951Ui-2HnD

    These are higher end units

    RB2011UiAS-RM

    RB3011UIAS-RM

    RB2011UiAS-RM
     
  8. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Great necro-post.:cheers:
    but is the first RB2011UiAS-RM different than the last RB2011UiAS-RM?
     
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  9. jellybelly

    jellybelly MDL Member

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    Well just as a follow up, I ended up getting a TP-Link Archer AC2300 and have not had any problems with it so far since early June.
     
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