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Old 02-06-2013, 10:57 AM
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I would suggest the ASUS RT-N65U. The performance (routing and wireless range) is excellent. Not sure it would reach everywhere in a 6,000 sq ft house but, as mentioned previously, maybe you can use some LAN cable or powerline connections for the hard to reach spots. I recently upgraded from a Dlink DIR-628 to the N65U and the set up took just a minute or two. It is easy to administer and the preformance is incrediable. (I then switched to the RT-66U, just for the option to load some alternative firmware, but the N65U was great and easy to use). It probably is a little overkill and will probably be in the low $100's for price.
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Regardless of what router your select connecting it and your modem to a UPS can improve stability. A surge protector doesn't condition the power and only does what its name implies protect from over voltage situations.
what kind of upsses would you recommend to a complete noob on the matter?


seems like there are a number of different technologies and a lot of reading to do:
http://www.smps.us/uninterruptible-power-supply.html
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what kind of upsses would you recommend to a complete noob on the matter?


seems like there are a number of different technologies and a lot of reading to do:
http://www.smps.us/uninterruptible-power-supply.html
I use units from APC. I have a 350 VA (200 watts) unit which is enough for my modem and routers. There are other UPS makers. Look for what is available locally and buy on sale. With the heavy batteries free shipping for a UPS is difficult to find.

The size UPS you select will depend on what you want to accomplish. What you stated you are looking to do is increase the stability of your network equipment by reducing fluctuations in the input power. In addition you will get a few minutes of run time for your modem and router before they blink off when the battery draws down if you select a 350 VA unit. Buy a 550, 750 or 1000 VA unit if you want longer run time.

If you have a laptop with a decent battery and a larger UPS you might be able to surf the web for an hour or more.
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So, I have been letting him use my E4200V2 for a few weeks now and all his problems are resolved - he is happy.

Now, do I leave him with my working router or get him something else that may work better, or not as well.

I think I will just let him keep my E4200 for a while.

His network stuff (and his DVR) are on a UPS. The DVR solely because it takes so long to reboot after a power glitch.
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