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New router suggestions? (NOOB ALERT)

Hi everyone, so I'm looking to buy a new router for the first time in probably over 7 years. Suffice to say, I have no clue what I'm looking for lol. I need something that will be powerful enough for a medium size house and about 5-6 connected devices but not always at once. I need something that will be enough to handle gaming/HD video streaming simultaneously. PLEASE HELP

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1 minute ago, RGBisKey said:

Hi everyone, so I'm looking to buy a new router for the first time in probably over 7 years. Suffice to say, I have no clue what I'm looking for lol. I need something that will be powerful enough for a medium size house and about 5-6 connected devices but not always at once. I need something that will be enough to handle gaming/HD video streaming simultaneously. PLEASE HELP

That almost any router can handle the key to those things is your ISP and internet speeds

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15 hours ago, Kanna said:

That almost any router can handle the key to those things is your ISP and internet speeds

I get like 10Mbps download and 11Mbps upload. I have no clue if that's good or not lol. The test said it was typical

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1 minute ago, RGBisKey said:

I get like 10Mbps download and 11Mbps upload. I have no clue if that's good or not lol. The test said it was typical

It's okay speeds but not a good standard you should upgrade the speeds by talking with your ISP

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1 hour ago, RGBisKey said:

I get like 10Mbps download and 11Mbps upload. I have no clue if that's good or not lol. The test said it was typical

What speeds are you paying for?

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14 hours ago, Kanna said:

It's okay speeds but not a good standard you should upgrade the speeds by talking with your ISP

That's with a few devices connected at the moment so its probably not exact. Also, I'm on the other side of the house while testing

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15 hours ago, Statik said:

What speeds are you paying for?

To be honest with you, I don't have that info. I'm looking to get this router for my parents as my mom is currently working from home

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Just now, RGBisKey said:

To be honest with you, I don't have that info. I'm looking to get this router for my parents as my mom is currently working from home

Well what is the current router? Since that router may be good but the internet speeds makes so the router can't work full potential

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1 hour ago, RGBisKey said:

To be honest with you, I don't have that info. I'm looking to get this router for my parents as my mom is currently working from home

Like @Kanna said, I'd look into what your speeds are. If you're paying for 10down/10up you're probably good, and are just limited by your ISP's plan, but if you're paying for 100down/25up you have an issue.

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2 minutes ago, RGBisKey said:

That router is capable of higher speeds so really no big need to upgrade but the ISP speed plan should be looked into

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Please try searching up the answer before you post here but I am always glad to help

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14 hours ago, Kanna said:

That router is capable of higher speeds so really no big need to upgrade but the ISP speed plan should be looked into

I'll have to look into it. I'm guessing I'm going to have to get in touch with my ISP 🙄

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1 hour ago, RGBisKey said:

I'll have to look into it. I'm guessing I'm going to have to get in touch with my ISP 🙄

Check the monthly bill from your ISP.

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9 hours ago, RGBisKey said:

I get like 10Mbps download and 11Mbps upload. I have no clue if that's good or not lol. The test said it was typical

If that's the total speed for your house, it really isn't a desirable speed for working from home particularly if multiple people are using the internet at the same time. I would consider upgrading internet plan first.

 

Which family member configures your home internet? Is any kind of speed limits / prioritisation implemented?

 

As for the router, my experience has been that using separate devices for modem and router (i.e. don't just use one modem/router combo device) can really help with the reliability of home network.

 

Depending on how your internet is connect to the household, potentially you can first try getting a cheap/spare modem router and configure it as a modem only and configure you current router as router only. <== if this is already how you home setup is then nevermind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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