Comparing two routers?

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  1. budda

    budda Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Pro

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    I have a chance to get a high end linksys and I have a high end Netgear. If you were me would you upgrade. Yes high end is subjective. But would it be a step forward? Most internet comparisons are sponsored and I don't trust them. Two routers are:
    NETGEAR - Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router (old)

    Linksys - WRT32X AC3200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Gaming Router with Killer Prioritization Engine (Maybe new one)

    Thanks
     
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    I have the Iinksys one and it’s great, but the only reason I got it is because my 1200wrt sucked and it started becoming slow when I had multiple devices connected to it via WiFi and corded.

    Also I had a 15% coupon and it was on sale on Best Buy for $230 and chase had a 10% cash back...so I took advantage of the deal. Otherwise the Netgear is a good buy.
     
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    primestar31 SatelliteGuys Master

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    Check for their rankings here: Router - Ranking
     
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    I like to know that any router I purchase has a working version of ddwrt available for it in the event that the software stinks or I need something that is more flexible (often where VPN is a key requirement).

    I make every effort possible to avoid using Wi-fi so I can't offer a referral there other than to suggest that Asus routers have been awfully good to me.
     
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    It would appear those rankings did not consider commercial or prosumer models.

    Based on recommendations here, and from our IT guys at work, I got a Ubiquity WAP. Superb! And the software is fantastic. No need for ddwrt.

    BUT - it isn’t for JSP. You gotta have some knowledge to set up and manage these babies. But control! Reports! Wonderful options, stuff I can delve in to- when I get the time.

    And FAST! Looks like I’ll be turning off the FiOS Wi-Fi, which is just a contention problem now. Certainly, the Ubiquity Pro I got covers everywhere I want.
     
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    Bongu FTA addict - suffering withdrawal since moving

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    I am not a fan of the "Killer" network hype. Have 2 Killer cards that never delivered based upon promises. I would lean towards the Netgear or an Asus.
     
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    ddwrt is for full-blown routers and while it can be converted to WAP use, that's not its focus/forte.

    A WAP is as add-on to a capable router, not a replacement.
     
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    primestar31 SatelliteGuys Master

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    Budda, with the router choices you gave in the OP, there's no need to buy the new one to replace your "old" one. There's really no effective difference between the two that will make it worth your while to go through a swap-out.
     
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    I can't explain it but. Speed test is off the charts better with the Linksys! Netgear has a speed test of 55 down and 4 up. The Linksys has 114 down and 12 up. Either way I sold the Neatgear for 125.00 paid 75.00 for the Linksys. Thanks for all the help! ;)
     
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    Ubiquity sells routers also. We have them at work. I thought that was made clear. Fiddling with the work router software is what sent me to their WAPs, and specifically, the Pro.

    Should I replace my 48 port switch, I will look at Ubiquity first. And I “could” replace the FiOS router pretty easily, since it is fed by RJ-45, not coax. But there is no need for that now. The WAP carries the full load.
     

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