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Looking for a cheap replacement for my WD n900?

Shafe
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My WD n900 router has has served me well, but it's starting to have performance and connectivity issues so it's time for a replacement. Any opinion's on the AC1200 and a Juplink AX1800 or any other suggestions? if it's helpful max budget is $40 and gig wan port and atleast 1 gig lan port is a must since I have gig internet.

 

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3 hours ago, Shafe said:

if it's helpful max budget is $40 and gig wan port and atleast 1 gig lan port is a must since I have gig internet.

If you have that good of internet connection, I would recommend something a little more expensive so that you know for sure it can keep up. Can you up your budget any?

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1 hour ago, AbydosOne said:

If you have that good of internet connection, I would recommend something a little more expensive so that you know for sure it can keep up. Can you up your budget any?

I can increase my budget to $50, but that's the max I can go.

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5 hours ago, Shafe said:

if it's helpful max budget is $40 and gig wan port and atleast 1 gig lan port is a must since I have gig internet.

Having ports of 1Gbps does not guarantee that a router can actually route at gigabit speeds.

 

If you pay for gigabit internet connection speeds and want to maintain those speeds for your devices, then invest in the proper equipment.

 

Unfortunately, at that budget, you're looking at disappointing performance. Did you even read the reviews for the items you listed? The first one doesn't seem to be very reliable and it's speeds are mediocre on a gigabit connection. But then, you pay for what you get.

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1 hour ago, Falcon1986 said:

Having ports of 1Gbps does not guarantee that a router can actually route at gigabit speeds.

 

If you pay for gigabit internet connection speeds and want to maintain those speeds for your devices, then invest in the proper equipment.

 

Unfortunately, at that budget, you're looking at disappointing performance. Did you even read the reviews for the items you listed? The first one doesn't seem to be very reliable and it's speeds are mediocre on a gigabit connection. But then, you pay for what you get.

The TP-Link AC1750 I'm currently looking at seems to be pretty decent router, has a 4.5 rating, and has almost 60k reviews.

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7 hours ago, Shafe said:

gig wan port and atleast 1 gig lan port is a must since I have gig internet.

Heres the deal. Like stated above Gig WAN port doesnt mean it supports Gig internet. It takes a bit of processing power for a router to do Gigabit NAT. Hell my $200 Synology Router is only rated for like 941 Mbps according to tests at Smallnetbuilder.com. The fact is a cheap router isn't going to have the CPU to do Gigabit. The only reason those cheap routers have Gigabit ports is because you need Gigabit ports to do faster than 100 Mbps, and the SOC in those cheap routers probably can do a few hundred Mbps but not much more. 

I just want to sit back and watch the world burn. 

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2 hours ago, Shafe said:

The TP-Link AC1750 I'm currently looking at seems to be pretty decent router, has a 4.5 rating, and has almost 60k reviews.

If you're talking about the Archer C8, it's a decent wireless router for its time. With NAT Boost off, it can just get above 700Mbps on LAN-to-WAN and WAN-to-LAN throughput, but don't expect that same speed over WiFi. See summary image below...

 

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