Solved What is the Best Wireless Router for Home Use?

January 31, 2017 at 10:16:05
Specs: Windows 7, 2GB
Hello everyone,

I'm thinking to buy a new wireless router for home use, but I don't know which one is the best.

I found some reviews here:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2398080,00.asp
http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-wi-fi-router/
https://www.guidezilla.net/best-wireless-routers/

My budget is: $150

Thanks for any advice.


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February 1, 2017 at 08:16:52
I think that Linksys WRT1900ACS DD-WRT Dual-Band is good for my budget. What do you think about this router?

I recently purchased this same router to replace an aging WRT54GL running tomato. The wifi on it had died.

I like this router a lot but I don't think I'd put DD-WRT on it. If I'm going to replace the default firmware it would likely be with OpenWRT I tried DD-WRT on a 54GL years back and couldn't get rid of it. I'm not sure if they still hijack your hardware or not, but I'm not going to risk it.


Most ISP's do provide modem/routers nowadays.

Mine gives you the option of either a plain modem or a combo modem/router device. I requested a basic modem when the wifi died on the lousy 2wire combo unit I initially received within a year of getting it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***



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January 31, 2017 at 11:58:29
The best advice I can give is since you have a budget that you pick a brand of your preference, and then go from there. They all work, but for the best of the best Wi-Fi that is debatable because of the which wifi cards your devices use. Older devices can only connect up to N speeds. Which is why routers offer the dual bands 2.4 and 5 Ghz. Don't quote me I am no networking expert. This is just how I understand it. I personally use Linksys and Arris. Netgear, D-link, TP-link, Motorola, and Asus are all good and established brands. That is why I say pick your "brand" first.

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January 31, 2017 at 14:29:59
I think that Linksys WRT1900ACS DD-WRT Dual-Band is good for my budget. What do you think about this router?

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January 31, 2017 at 18:26:15
That is a pretty stout little gadget. I think you will be highly satisfied with your choice for many years. Most ISP's do provide modem/routers nowadays. You can manually turn off the router settings of the modem and your Linksys will handle all that you throw at it.

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February 1, 2017 at 08:16:52
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I think that Linksys WRT1900ACS DD-WRT Dual-Band is good for my budget. What do you think about this router?

I recently purchased this same router to replace an aging WRT54GL running tomato. The wifi on it had died.

I like this router a lot but I don't think I'd put DD-WRT on it. If I'm going to replace the default firmware it would likely be with OpenWRT I tried DD-WRT on a 54GL years back and couldn't get rid of it. I'm not sure if they still hijack your hardware or not, but I'm not going to risk it.


Most ISP's do provide modem/routers nowadays.

Mine gives you the option of either a plain modem or a combo modem/router device. I requested a basic modem when the wifi died on the lousy 2wire combo unit I initially received within a year of getting it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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