SmallNetBuilder Forums
Go Back   SmallNetBuilder Forums > Wireless Networking > Wireless Buying Advice

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-25-2013, 10:34 PM
hyelton hyelton is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 58
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hyelton is just starting out
Default Needing a Good Wireless Router

SO I have had my good fair testing of routers.

I`m between the
RT-N56U
RT-N16
Linksys E3200
Linksys E4500


I have about 20-25 devices connected with HEAVY traffic only 2 or 3 devices will use WiFi rest are wired to a Gigibit switch so Wireless Perfomance DOES NOT matter to me, Its the Stablity of the router I need!

Not sure how the routing performace is on the RT-N16 but Ive been closly looking about getting that one as it STILL has indicator lights on the front.

But I really want something stable I dont have to keep unplugging.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-26-2013, 02:07 AM
remixedcat's Avatar
remixedcat remixedcat is offline
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 286
Thanks: 27
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
remixedcat is just starting out
Default

I have one that's not on that list that's been AWESOME! And it's the Amped Wireless R20000G.

I have a review here if you wanna check it:
http://remixedcat.blogspot.com/2013/...ss-router.html

I had it since january and no reboots needed. very stable. I barely think about it really.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-26-2013, 02:13 AM
coxhaus coxhaus is offline
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: texas
Posts: 374
Thanks: 1
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
coxhaus is just starting out
Default

Since wireless is not that important maybe you should think about running a wired router and a separate wireless device. By separating your wireless there is less of a chance the wireless will affect your router. You can reboot the wireless and not impact your router. This will give you more of a chance to have a more stable router. Your router choices will still work just turn off the wireless in the router and run a separate router as an AP.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-26-2013, 03:32 AM
hyelton hyelton is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 58
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
hyelton is just starting out
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by coxhaus View Post
Since wireless is not that important maybe you should think about running a wired router and a separate wireless device. By separating your wireless there is less of a chance the wireless will affect your router. You can reboot the wireless and not impact your router. This will give you more of a chance to have a more stable router. Your router choices will still work just turn off the wireless in the router and run a separate router as an AP.
What router would you recomend? My budget is less than $110
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-26-2013, 07:17 PM
remixedcat's Avatar
remixedcat remixedcat is offline
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 286
Thanks: 27
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
remixedcat is just starting out
Default

If you do not require dual band the R10000G can be had for less than 110
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-28-2013, 05:59 AM
tipstir tipstir is offline
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,627
Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 35 Posts
tipstir is just starting out
Send a message via AIM to tipstir Send a message via Yahoo to tipstir Send a message via Skype™ to tipstir
Default

Get ESR600H under $90 prices do vary this is what I've been using since 2012 but then again I use it as AP. On both router and ap you have a great router. It does have dual band you can disable 5GHz if you don't use it.

NPU is 600MHz
RAM is 256MB
Has WiFi button to turn off WiFi
Has power on and off button
Has NAT Turbine Engine Full throttle.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-11-2013, 12:39 AM
sfx2000 sfx2000 is offline
Very Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 1,219
Thanks: 16
Thanked 133 Times in 119 Posts
sfx2000 is just starting out
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hyelton View Post

Not sure how the routing performace is on the RT-N16 but Ive been closly looking about getting that one as it STILL has indicator lights on the front.

But I really want something stable I dont have to keep unplugging.
Das BlinkenLichts - while interesting, are not a sign of stability or performance...

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 PM.


Top 10 Stats
Top Posters* Top Thanked
RMerlin  362
john9527  156
azazel1024  108
stevech  96
htismaqe  96
sfx2000  74
L&LD  63
TonyH  58
ColinTaylor  54
AndreyPopov  53
RMerlin  6033
john9527  378
stevech  350
ryzhov_al  279
TeHashX  236
L&LD  232
RogerSC  199
sinshiva  147
sfx2000  133
joegreat  126
Most Viewed Threads* Hottest Threads*
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  17029
Old Brainstorming...  2382
Old RT-AC68P  2319
Old Advice on...  2179
Old Looking for...  2154
Old RT-AC68U...  1568
Old Asus...  1548
Old Issues...  1474
Old AC-68...  1401
Old Does Auto...  1265
Old Asuswrt-Merli...  128
Old Advice on...  49
Old Brainstorming...  47
Old Looking for...  35
Old Stable...  25
Old Issues...  25
Old WiFi Rates  23
Old RT-AC68U...  22
Old Belkin Pre-N...  21
Old Is restoring...  18


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2006-2014 Pudai LLC All Rights Reserved.