Recommend me a router

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by bob4432, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. bob4432

    bob4432 MDL Novice

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    In need of moving to an AC router (most of my stuff is on GbE). Looking for something mature, stable, relatively cheap at ~$50 or so, 3rd party firmware support, will be used as a AP but figure may as well get a full router to have a backup if the main one goes down.
    Really just need A,G,N & AC, maybe a USB 2 & 3 port on the back, nothing fancy, just stable.
    Thanks,
    Bob
     
  2. bob4432

    bob4432 MDL Novice

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    Thanks, will look in a FS/FT section
     
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  4. bob4432

    bob4432 MDL Novice

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    @Tito
    Appreciate the link
     
  5. bob4432

    bob4432 MDL Novice

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    Thanks, eBay completely slipped my mind
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    You surely would NOT want to run full FAT PC to just use it as a router. If you do not care about $ £ then try to care about environment...
     
  7. zxcviop

    zxcviop MDL Novice

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    You are right, but there can also be some cheap and low power pc for that.
     
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    Dromadus MDL Novice

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    If You want very stable and cheap chose Microtnik :)
     
  10. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    No idea about Microtnik, but Mikrotik definitely as already stated!
     
  11. Dromadus

    Dromadus MDL Novice

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    You can check yet Negrear R7000 - after this You can change Netgear genie on WXWRT-wortex or Asus 68u . The models are not top market now but still very good and still stronge. If new are too expensive check maybe from second hand is possible to buy.
     
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