Need a new router

Discussion in 'Art of Technology & Security' started by Lizard King, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Lizard King

    Lizard King Administrator Staff Member

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    So my kids both got ipads and they are slowing me down while trying to work. Any suggestions for a new router that can handle the volume?
    Thank You
     
  2. FlyingDragon

    FlyingDragon VIP Member

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    I have 2 internet connections, thus 2 routers. Router 1 is for gaming, router 2 is for work. Enough room for all to be happy....So whoever your provider is will probably recommend u get a 2nd internet line.....
     
  3. C T J

    C T J Crossfit VIP

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    A nice Cisco
     
  4. parttimer

    parttimer VIP Member

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    anything you can bandwidth throttle. Give the crumb crunchers 56kbs and yourself the rest of the pipe!
     
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  5. Lizard King

    Lizard King Administrator Staff Member

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    I already pay $200/month for freaking cable/internet and do not want to give them another dollar.

    I also cannot open this thread again until CTJ changes his avi....
     
  6. jhotsauce7

    jhotsauce7 TID Board Of Directors

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    Fiber optic internet, 50mbit up/down Also if your current router has 100mbit or gigabit ports you can use a wired connection... Which although less convenient it will eliminate some latency
     
  7. C T J

    C T J Crossfit VIP

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    Okay...no problem ;)
     
  8. FlyingDragon

    FlyingDragon VIP Member

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    Fiber optic is not available everywhere.....Lucky u....
     
  9. RAIDEN

    RAIDEN VIP Member

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    I would like to chime in but i have nothing.
     
  10. Enasni

    Enasni TID Lady Member

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    Could you not just tell them no internet while I'm working and kick their asses outside?
     
  11. hoodlum

    hoodlum MuscleHead

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    NetGear N600 - Never seen anyone have much of a problem... if you get it and aren't happy hit me up mate I'll help you configure it and I promise wont have another problem

    Edit: I max out my connection at 1.4mpbs down constantly and have things set up so that when I'm online that's throttled to 50% and if I'm using over 400kb then it throttles my other box to 100kb/s, never had a problem
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2014
  12. prime

    prime TID Board Of Directors

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    I don't think its your router. I think its your bandwidth. I have around 19 devices on my router. One tablet goes thru 60GB of streaming a month. I have a 60Mbit connedctoso haven't run into any streaming issues. Unless of course you want to get a router that can QoS and prioritize traffic.
     

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