wireless routers to buy?

wireless routers to buy?
wireless routers to buy?
2019-02-21 17:42:49 - last edited 2019-02-22 17:09:05

Hello everyone,,

I'm thinking about upgrading my FiOS Internet service while discontinuing the TV service, given our family's lack of TV watching through the set-top box (made even worse when our local CBS station was cut by Frontier in a carrier dispute, and hasn't been resolved since, and my mom tends to watch CBS to watch 'The Bold and the Beautiful', either through antenna because showbox.bio/ of it, or through the CBS app). tutuapp.uno/ However, I'm considering about using another router rather than Frontier's own, given the $10/month fee just to rent one. (I already read articles/posts on how to switch from a Frontier/Verizon-provided FiOS router to a router of our choice, as long as the ONT is switched properly from coax to ethernet output, vidmate.vet/ which would be recommended if TV service isn't used.)

And it leads me to this point: Assuming I want to ditch the FiOS router completely, and aside from the Ubiquiti solutions (UniFi Security Gateway + UniFi Switch + UniFi AP, for example) that we redditors here quote about, what are the best wireless routers out there at different price points? I'd like to get various inputs from both a value-oriented perspective ($100-$150) and a high-end perspective (e.g. ASUS ROG Rapture, Netgear Nighthawk, etc). I currently place my router in a hallway upstairs close to my room.

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Re:wireless routers to buy?
2019-02-21 18:47:14

It is recommended that you get separate Modem and Router instead of the Gateway Combo model as they tend to have more issues and harder to debug if you have issues later. Many people have specific brands that they either like or hate much like automobiles.

 

Modem

Go to your ISP web site for the current supported modems.

 

You can get any one of the modems listed for your speed tier or a higher speed tier. When buying a modem, consider more than the cost. Buying the lowest cost one may require you replacing it sooner when it reaches the end of life and no longer supported. One that supports faster speed than your tier will give you room to grow. The higher tier models will cost a little more but most likely will be supported longer and perform better.

 

Routers:

Just about any router will work. I recommend you get an “AC” model as they will support both old and newer devices at the best speeds. If you have special requirements such a long distances for WIFI, need “port forwarding”, need parental controls, need to attach a printer or disk drive, or such, look at the router model reviews for possible issues. If you get a mid or higher range model and select a major brand you will be happier.  It does not sound like your needs will be great and to recommend a specific brand and model without more info would be a shot in the dark. For a base line, I currently have a MB8600 modem with a TP-Link Archer C8 router with 15-20 wireless clients, 4 wired clients, and a USB disk drive for several years and it is not near its limits. I have Comcast 150 speed tier. 

 

I recommend you buy new hardware and from a place that accepts returns in case you have an issue especially for the modem.

 

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