ZyXEL Intros $250 Dual-Band 450Mbps N Router

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BruceOTB

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[citation][nom]Abdullahg[/nom]My internet sucks. Using this router will just make it suck on more than 1 computer.[/citation]
Then it's not for you.
 

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I think I'll wait for the next generation of 802.11. My wireless N experiences have been somewhat disappointing. I'm not too impressed with the speed and range, so to spend $250 on this doesn't seem to practical for me.
 

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[citation][nom]pbrigido[/nom]I think I'll wait for the next generation of 802.11. My wireless N experiences have been somewhat disappointing. I'm not too impressed with the speed and range, so to spend $250 on this doesn't seem to practical for me.[/citation]
With wireless N you get what you pay for. There are some crappy 2.4s on the market, and some marginal 5s out there as well (though most 5s are good). However I have seen some great wireless N devices as well. $250 may be a bit much, but spending $75 will get you something much more pleasant than wireless G.
Of course it will not speed up slow internet, so it defeats the point to get anything other than wireless G unless you have a speedy connection to boot (or if you transfer files over the network a lot).
 

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[citation][nom]caedenv[/nom]With wireless N you get what you pay for. There are some crappy 2.4s on the market, and some marginal 5s out there as well (though most 5s are good). However I have seen some great wireless N devices as well. $250 may be a bit much, but spending $75 will get you something much more pleasant than wireless G.Of course it will not speed up slow internet, so it defeats the point to get anything other than wireless G unless you have a speedy connection to boot (or if you transfer files over the network a lot).[/citation]


That is for sure! I think I tried 4 different N routers until I settled on one that worked best for me. I did find a huge difference in the models tested..,so I stuck with the least sucky of the group. :)
 

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^ My experience with Netgear products has been a suck fest. Dlink will always be my #1.

Would love to see a Toms router roundup one day.
 

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Well my experience has been nothing but good with Netgear. As far as Toms roundups go, it seems to me, half the cattle is missing when they do one.
 

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My question is this: Will it improve speeds in an apartment complex with 30 other access points in the area? My old wireless N router at the moment can't even keep up with my internet speeds.
 
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Ah, a nice advertisement, thinly-veiled as news.

Even better, you came out and said it was a complete rip-off of another companies router.

Even mo' better: There are comparable ASUS routers with DD-WRT/Tomato compatibility for one-third the price.
 
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I love my E4200, although the Zyxel SmartRange technology sounds interesting in terms of potentially improving long distance performance.
 
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