Recommendations for good wifi routers

ServiceNow aj16
Sep 8, 2018 16 Comments

Hi blinders,
I am looking to upgrade my wifi router system.
I get terrible speed in my rooms upstairs.
Was checking out orbi mesh based wifi system. Anyone has recommendations ? TC 180k.

Thanks

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  • New NYwu36
    Google WiFi
    Sep 8, 2018 0
  • New Dwyer
    Ubiquiti
    Sep 8, 2018 0
  • Google / Mktg QuadLovin
    I had a similar problem. 3 level house with some areas not getting enough signal/bandwidth. A bud at Cisco recommended Synology 2600.
    It can run 3 networks and works well with heavy streaming, gaming and improved my throughput with ISP. Here’s a link: https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/RT2600ac
    Sep 8, 2018 0
  • I am renting from Comcast- router/modem combo. It is pretty good
    Sep 8, 2018 3
    • ServiceNow aj16
      OP
      Why rent if you can buy one
      Sep 8, 2018
    • BCG / Mgmt
      ConsPM

      BCG Mgmt

      PRE
      BCG
      ConsPMmore
      Why buy if you can rent one for 11bucks a month...given the pricing, it will take ~20+ months to spend as much to buy a new one...by that time the “new” one you had bought will be kinda outdated. I think you could renew/upgrade your Comcast one much earlier
      Sep 8, 2018
    • Amazon bezo
      ConsPM has obviously not heard of WRT54GL 😜 I've seen them running in 2017
      Sep 9, 2018
  • ServiceNow aj16
    OP
    Worth $300 ?
    Sep 8, 2018 1
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    • ServiceNow aj16
      OP
      Currently using Motorola surfboard sb6121 as modem and asus rt-n12 as wireless router, I think I have a 50 mbps connection, the problem happens in upstair rooms , I can hardly stream anything on my bedroom TV. The problem can be because of weak wifi signal and old hardware.
      I am looking to get something with dual or tri band
      Sep 8, 2018
  • Amazon bezo
    OP, you don't need a better router but more access points. Ubiquity is very easy to set up, if you're a cheapskate go with Netgear routers running openwrt in AP mode
    Sep 9, 2018 0
  • New / Eng
    jessawango

    New Eng

    PRE
    Google, Amazon, Apple
    BIO
    Eats lunch for dinner
    jessawangomore
    Tinfoil
    Sep 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft Mr Hyde
    Netgear X10 is the best
    Sep 8, 2018 0
  • New / Eng UVdD51
    I’ve liked my high end Netgear router quite a bit
    Sep 8, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Capitalism
    Orbi is amazing
    Sep 8, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng Amzn1123
    Orbi fixes everything
    Sep 8, 2018 0