1. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    I've noticed my old router ( 4 or 5 years old and been on since buying), which was clearance item so not newest or latest then, has become a bit flaky. It has had a few connection drop outs and I think is having issue with the number of other routers in my area. I live in an area where there are 5 apartment complex sites on the block, and many 2.4 Ghz networks.

    So I think it's time to dump my Dlink DIR 601 N150 ( wireless N )

    What I am looking at for my next Router is Dual 5 Ghz and 2.4 Ghz A/C
    TP-LINK AC1750 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router (Archer C7)

    It will get internet from a DSL2 and serve up wireless to a 1 bedroom apartment. I don't do any heavy gaming, but I do need to have good speed between devices on the network. Also I may want to get into adding a NAS so dual USB ports on the model above should help....... Your thoughts?
    02-11-2018 01:20 AM
  2. etad putta's Avatar
    I just picked up a Tenda AC18 from Microcenter for $69. The reviews were very good and i have to agree. Only 1 usb port though.
    02-11-2018 09:48 AM
  3. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    My cheap Laptop HP Stream is 2 X 2 A/C and it only sees 1 other 5 Ghz network, so I am guessing 5 Ghz does not push signal as far out as 2.4, or there is just a lack of newer hardware in my area. On 2.4 the list of networks is rather big.

    How is your connection on 5G ? Better than 2.4?
    02-11-2018 10:03 AM
  4. etad putta's Avatar
    5g has less range but also has many more channels so less interference. 2.4 sucks in apartments. I'm bridged to a router across the street from me at my daughters and I get about 60 download on 5g.
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    02-11-2018 12:16 PM
  5. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    Wow what a speed up !!!!! I am sure after some time it will feel like it did before, but pages load faster and the 5Ghz is quick !!!!! Even my Acer Jade feels quicker when I load an app or web page.

    Even though I am only DSL2 the Wireless A/C makes everything zoom along over the old Wireless N 150, add the old router felt like it could cook an egg after an hour of Hearthstone play...the A/C Router is barely even warm to the touch.
    02-15-2018 12:03 PM

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