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    Question Looking for a fast router

    I realize there are many features on routers to consider (too many to list here) so I am just generalizing and asking for recommendations for a good all around router that has excellent throughput. I don't mind spending extra on a router if it has faster throughput. I need to have one wired PC and one wireless PC behind it as well as a LAN printer and a VoIP interface. I am wondering if a wired router and a separate wireless AP would improve the throughput on my wired PC.

    Thanks in advance!

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    For a combo wired/wireless router...the DLink 4300 series is getting fairly high praise. I believe it'll get near 90 megs throughput.

    I'm generally a fan of serating the router from the wireless as far as my business network setups go..I'll have a wired router, and an access point or two slung off of that. But for home..why not keep things simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat
    For a combo wired/wireless router...the DLink 4300 series is getting fairly high praise. I believe it'll get near 90 megs throughput.

    I'm generally a fan of serating the router from the wireless as far as my business network setups go..I'll have a wired router, and an access point or two slung off of that. But for home..why not keep things simple.
    I was considering getting a wired router and a separate AP for wireless since I rarely use wireless - which wired router do you recommend.

    I actually have the D-Link 4300 and although I have also noticed a lot of praise for it on the web, I have had intermittent wired connectivity and even worse wireless connectivity.

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    Tim Higgins has been building a router performance chart......
    http://www.tomsnetworking.com/lans_r...html?chart=119

    Worth a peek. You're already somewhat at the top of the list.

    Consider building your own Linux based router? Grab an old PC like a midrange P3 ..slap in 256-512 megs...install IPCop or Endian..have yourself a potent router.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat
    Tim Higgins has been building a router performance chart......
    http://www.tomsnetworking.com/lans_r...html?chart=119

    Worth a peek. You're already somewhat at the top of the list.

    Consider building your own Linux based router? Grab an old PC like a midrange P3 ..slap in 256-512 megs...install IPCop or Endian..have yourself a potent router.
    I've been thinking about it and wired throughput is much more important to me so I was thinking that your suggestion to get a wired router and a separate wireless AP makes more sense for my situation. With that in mind, do you have any wired router recommendations (preferably with QoS because I use VoIP and stream video)? Thanks in advance!

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