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Windows 7: Can Anyone Recommend a Better Router?

26 Aug 2016   #1
Win9598XP7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Can Anyone Recommend a Better Router?

I recently bought a new high-end cable modem to accommodate Time Warner's "extreme" level of service I have (which promises 50mbps down). It's the SURFboard SB6141 (white), and I'm very happy with it's performance. Not so much with my aging router I'm afraid.

I have a tried and true Linksys WRT54GL, which has been my tried and true go to for years (even one I've rebought a couple times when the old ones died). However, I think it's the reason my connection is being drug down.

I noticed I was not quite getting the full 50mbps down when I did a speed test online, topping out at around 46mpbs. So when I unplugged the Ethernet chord from the router and went direct to the computer, I jumped to a whopping 62mbps (leaping right over my supposed 50mb cap). The data transfer light also changed from a blink amber color to a blinking blue (another restriction of my router from the research I've done).

So long story short, what's the best brand/model of router I can get that would make for a good combo with my new SB6141? Any thoughts/suggestions?

Thanks!


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26 Aug 2016   #2
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have a Netgear WNDR4000 that I use with my SB6141. I have no complaints when it comes to internet speed.
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26 Aug 2016   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

What do you need gig ports and AC wireless?
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27 Aug 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Why didn`t you get an Arris all in one router, instead of just the modem ?

Then when or if you ran out of ports on that, you just add a switch.

ARRIS Product Comparison - ARRIS SURFboard

But if you like Linksys then I`d stay with them.

Linksys Wireless Routers - WRT, Wireless-AC and Smart Wi-Fi
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27 Aug 2016   #5
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I would stay away from the Arris modem/router/switch combo. I had two of them die.
What I use now is the SB6141 (black), the Netgear WNDR4000 router and a Netgear GS105 switch.
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