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Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: September 18, 2019 11:01PM
Currently running an AirPort Extreme in my office as a wired router for our wired network. Though we occasionally have need to use its wireless capabilities. But office is not centrally located, and other end of house receives a weak signal. Thinking of moving the AE to a more central location, so will need to replace the router functionality for our network. Don’t need wireless capability. Assuming a good wired router is cheaper than a wireless equivalent. Any recommendations? Will even look at used options, as we’re not looking to spend much (less than $40 if that’s reasonable). Once I know what model to look for, I can hunt on eBay or Amazon.
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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: September 18, 2019 11:03PM
One more thing, would preferred to be a gigabit router, but it doesn’t need more than two ports
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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: GGD
Date: September 18, 2019 11:43PM
I'm using a TP-Link Archer C7 running DD-WRT as my home router, it does ac1750 WiFi but you don't need to use that, it has Gigabit Ethernet on the WAN and the 4 LAN ports.

I had bought one factory refurbished on Amazon from the seller Outlet Digital, for $49.95, but they are also sold out now.

I also bought one factory refurbished at Microcenter for $39.99, but it was in-store only and seem to be sold out now.

[www.microcenter.com]

The seller Outlet Digital has the Archer C8 for $39.99 refurbished (I assume Factory Refurbished like the C7 I bought from them). It's also Gigabit WAN and 4 LANs, but I have no personal experience with it.

[www.amazon.com]
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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: September 18, 2019 11:52PM
TP-Link AC1750 Smart WiFi Router - Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Internet Router for Home, Works with Alexa, VPN Server, Parental Control&QoS(Archer A7) is a good choice. This is an updated version of the C7 and sells for $57.99 on Amazon. Sometimes on sale for $50. At the router setup screen, you can disable wireless.
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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 19, 2019 12:08AM
Hey I heard you like overkill - [www.amazon.com] winking smiley



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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 19, 2019 01:16AM
Most wireless routers have wired ports. 4 minimum.

And just a router, not a modem/router? Your modem doesnt already have wired ports?

Ive got a TP-Link-TC-W7960 I keep forgetting to put on the for sale side, used for all of an hour....

[www.amazon.com]



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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 19, 2019 05:39AM
$40 for a wired router is a tight budget.
Some MicroCenters have refurb TP-Link C8 1750's for $40 though.

fyi, if you want to use DD-WRT, Tomato, etc. check the mfr's. website first.
I discovered with TP-Link and others, they no longer support non-OEM firmwares
as a part of their 'built-in' security schemes.

I made a features checklist for my new router search:
Gigabit
min. AC2900 MU-MIMO simultaneous dual-band
Broadcom chipset: DD-WRT supported
Dual Core Processor
512MB RAM
USB 2 & 3 ports

ymmv



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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 19, 2019 07:51AM
....another AirPort Extreme......???

....a lot of people are dumping them on ebay, craigslist, etc.....have seen them for $40-$90........



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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 19, 2019 08:14AM
Actually, I have a router or two I need to part with. I think they have wired ports. I can take a look at see if we could make a deal.



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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: September 19, 2019 09:54AM
How about a wireless signal booster for the other end of the house? Then you can leave the Airport Extreme where it is.

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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: September 19, 2019 11:40AM
I like my Asus.



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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 19, 2019 01:30PM
I like my Asus.

I'm kinda proud of mine, too!


Oh, wait...




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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 19, 2019 01:37PM
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ka jowct
I like my Asus.
Me too except it's dated (RT-AC66R) and chokes on VPN due to its slow single core processor.
Awaiting delivery on a Linksys WRT3200ACM to try out.



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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: September 20, 2019 09:32AM
You can’t use a wired gigabit switch instead? They’re under $20.



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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: September 20, 2019 09:42AM
A link to the for sale side on the forum - [forums.macresource.com]



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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 20, 2019 05:28PM
The Linksys WRT3200ACM arrived & it's a keeper!



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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 20, 2019 10:20PM
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MrNoBody
The Linksys WRT3200ACM arrived & it's a keeper!

Damn, for $250 it better be.



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Re: Recommendations for a wired router?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 21, 2019 07:45AM
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jdc
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MrNoBody
The Linksys WRT3200ACM arrived & it's a keeper!

Damn, for $250 it better be.

$80 refurb, fleabay pricing error. Actually when Linksys repackaged it, someone
put the barcoded label on for a 1900ACS "Grade A'. It looks to be new, everything
was still packaged in the box including a free AC600 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi USB adapter!

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