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    Please recommend a new wireless router?

    I'm ready to try for a central back-up location and understand that a gigabit dual band router hooked up to a 2 or 3 TB external desktop hard drive will give me the ability to stream movies and back up both of the desktop PC's and my TF300. Sounds good, but which router? I'm old and (mostly) feeble - really don't want to learn a lot of new things (such as network set-up) and would like a "plug and play" router. Is the RT-N56U the best or should I be looking at a less complex router? I need a pretty strong signal because it's a big old two story house and I'd like to be able to use the tablet in the barn (100 feet from house). Incidentally, my present Netgear N300 (installed by the Geek Squad) reaches the TF300 in the barn "sometimes". I will really appreciate any advice.



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    Hey Jim, I'm afraid I don't know much about routers, but just wanted to welcome you to the forum! I'm sure one of our techie members will be coming to your aid pretty soon!
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    Jim I have the N56U and it works well

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    Re: Please recommend a new wireless router?

    I recently purchased the Netgear n6300 and I like it a lot. Great performance. I had a failed experience with the Cisco E4200. Good luck.

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    Hi There,

    I have a relatively old router Dlink Dir-655 WiFi N and an ASUS RT-N12 this last one working as a repeater to increase coverage at home. Both combined working just great . I can stream videos from the home PC,laptops, My ASUS TF-101 Tablet even from my ACER smarth phone to my Samsung 3D TV with to hassle.
    The ASUS RT-N12 is a 802.11 N router (300 Mbps) that have three working modes Router, Access Point & Repeater and alone works great is easy to setup and the GUI is very friendly and also can run third party firmware DD-WRT Open Source support.
    The price is very affordable $35.00 at newegg and if you already have the Netgear that is my recommendation for an affordable almost cheap way to increase range of your home wifi.
    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Please recommend a new wireless router?

    I picked up a Belkin range extender (about $70 at Best Buy) for my 2 story. Definitely noticed a difference in speeds over my house. Modem and router are upstairs with range extender down. All you have to do is plug it in to an existing pc on your network, run through the setup, then plug it in as close to the barn as you can where it still gets the signal. Might even be able to plug it into the barn if the signal from your router will reach. It also has 2 or 3 ethernet ports in the back to hardwire for better speeds. Hope this helps! :thumbup:

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    I have the Asus WL-330N3G portable wireless and use it as a repeater. It was $50 after a $20 Asus rebate. Jeffrey also has one.


 

 

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