TECH Best Router on the market under $200?

lawnboy

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May 5, 2000
33,209
Pittsburgh, PA
We cut the cord and stream all TV through sling and my wife and i WFH full time now. My verizon fios router is finally in over its head. Looking for something that will allow me to stream on multiple TV's/devices, long range to be able to reach to my basement. I don't game, but i'd like to future-proof it for when we move into a larger house and have even more connected devices.

Can you nerds help a brotha out? :x:
 

onedownfiveup

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Jun 26, 2005
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My Ubiquiti EdgeRouter and their AP's have been rock solid for years in my house. I recommend their stuff to everyone even though they are pricey.
 

onedownfiveup

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Jun 26, 2005
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Or just buy some consumer piece of shit and reboot it twice a month.
Most likely more than that even.

I finally talked my friend into spending the money on the Ubiquti AP for his access point and we did a speed test from the xfiniity wifi vs the unifi ap. Unifi Ap was double the speed from the same router.
 

RotorBalls

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Sep 8, 2000
56,292
RBWH
Or just buy some consumer piece of shit and reboot it twice a month.
I might reset my old consumer router twice a year...I want to buy new network toys but I can't justify it when my shit just works :hs:
 
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Tommy

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Apr 12, 2001
67,538
NYC
TP-Link Deco M9 three puck mesh system. They had refurb's for $145 over the holidays so I picked up a set. It's much better coverage than my old Asus router.
 

Chuck Finley

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May 1, 2002
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St Pete, FL
This one?

No


That one. It's like $180 on amazon for some reason.
 

JaimeZX

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Nov 7, 2005
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Back in VA


Then grab a small SSD and USB enclosure and you can setup Skynet firewall, Diversion ad-blocking, and other scripts as you see fit. :bigthumb:
 
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scotty

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May 6, 2007
12,034
Los Angeles, CA
+1 for Dream Machine if you like a bunch of options and granular control of your network. Otherwise Amplifi. Happy with my non pro Dream Machine.
 

Tommy

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Apr 12, 2001
67,538
NYC
any mesh system with tri band if you want to put zero thought into it and just make it work well.

:werd:

Triband is better than dual band if you want to simply hook them up and run them in the house. The third band in a triband is reserved for the mesh devices to communicate with each other and not interrupt traffic like it would in a dual band system.

If you have ethernet connections to every mesh point to run as a backbone, then dual band is the way to go, price wise.
 

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