Are all routers the same?

smokey982

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My 1-1/2 year old Netgear router has apparently quit on me so I'm in the market for a new one. I know some have extra features that others don't. But is there a difference when it comes to speed? I don't need any extra features. I have Charter Internet with 30 Mbps. The modem and router will sit in a back room of the house. We use 3 iPhones, iPad, and iMac all wirelessly. I have a hard wire running from the router, under the house, and into the living room and into a switch. From there I fed my hopper, Apple TV, and DVD player. So based on that criteria. Would all of the new routers sold today basically work the same for me?


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Since you are running all those Apple devices you might consider an Apple router. I had connection issues with my wife's iPad 2 a while back and decided to try an Apple Airport Extreme. All our Apple devices have connected flawlessly ever since the change. The Airport Extreme usually reviews pretty highly as well.
 
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More than 4 ports I imagine.
 
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Well my wife and daughter almost lost their minds last night without wifi. So I've had some pressure put on me to get it fixed today, lol. Not a lot of options in my small town. So I went to Walmart during lunch and purchased a Linksys N900 (EA4500). I hope I made a good decision. I was torn between that and a Netgear N750 (WNDR4300). I'm not sure which was the better choice. But since my current Netgear only lasted a little over a year, I thought I would go with Linksys.


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Ahh, they both make good and bad ones.On the plus side, the good ones last forever.Still have a couple of linksys wrt routers that work well as repeaters.My main router is a netgear, been using it for close to 4yrs now.

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