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Routers, which is the best to buy?

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Lee2:
Art asked a question here http://www.livinginthephilippines.com/forum/index.php?topic=49564.msg63904;topicseen#msg63904 and I did not wish to take that topic off topic so I am starting a new topic for this.

Arts question

--- Quote ---I will probably buy a router one of these days! Any recommendation of a good brand router?
I was considering a router from Lazada.com, but I don't know which one is best or compatible for my 7 yr old HP desktop.

http://pldthome.com/telpad

http://www.lazada.com.ph/catalog/?q=router


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My answer, I have always used Linksys routers and always been happy with them but recently I bought a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 (because I had a 25% rebate off coupon for Staples) for our condo in Florida and it is great. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA29P1RZ1173&cm_re=netgear_router-_-33-122-581-_-Product

Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am:
Thanks Lee,
I bookmarked it for future reference!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA29P1RZ1173&cm_re=netgear_router-_-33-122-581-_-Product

I will check out these others too!
http://www.trustedreviews.com/best-routers_round-up

Lee2:
Just to let you know, Netgear came out with a newer supposedly faster one R8000 http://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/R8000.aspx
but the one I have is more than fast enough. The older Linksys was good enough for me for internet until we added some home wifi security cameras and that then slowed it down to a crawl. The R7000 handles all the cameras plus some of my friends when I view his and still does not slow down at all, so I am very happy I bought it, and with the 25% back in rebate it brought the cost down to $150, which made it an even better deal.

LastUnicorn:
Where I live only choice of internet is Globe and they use routers by Huawei and they SUCK !

M.C.A.:

--- Quote from: LastUnicorn on May 17, 2015, 10:49:53 AM ---Where I live only choice of internet is Globe and they use routers by Huawei and they SUCK !

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Agree with you LastUnicorn, I had some Globe issues last year, it was so bad in our area (in and around Los Banos Laguna) that I had to find another Telcom provider, the problem in our area wasn't the router but had to do more with technology and engineering.  Any Telcom that uses a WiFi unit I will now avoid, the next best thing in my area is DSL and it's been terrific, it does cost double but the benefits out wiegh the negatives, I also use a PLDT SIM card and it requires no loading and has a phone number that looks like a traditional phone number unlike the other junky SIM cards you can buy at any Mom & Pop spot, you won't be able to buy a PLDT card from anyone but PLDT.

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