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Mr_FadedGlory

What is the best router on the market today? Preferably for a home and high speed cable Internet.

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There are a lot of different brands of routers and realistically they're not really any better or worse. It's mostly just personal preference.

I've used different D-Link routers for years and other than a few headaches with the DMZ (putting a computer outside of your firewall) I haven't had any problems with them. Other brands are just fine though. I've dealt with them at other peoples houses and they're all pretty much the same.

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If you don't know why you'd use it it's highly unlikely you'll need a gigabit router. The only 2 times you would ever need it is if:
-A) you're doing parrallel computing on multiple computers in your house, or
-B) you're running a heavy-load server for something on a gigabit internet connection
or both.
If you don't know if you're doing those then chances are like 99% that you're not. Just go with a decent quality router (usually they don't list it but most modern ones are 100Mb/s)

If you want a wireless one you need a computer with a dongle or wireless network card. A 5GHz one is usually quite a bit more expensive and can have compatibility issues with older wireless network cards. If you need to get one then shell out the extra couple of bucks for a "dual band" router. They're more expensive but can operate on the new 5GHz band as well as the "normal" 2.4GHz band at the same time. This allows you to use it with all of your devices. There are only really 3 uses for 5GHz wireless:
-if you live in a neighborhood with apartment buildings crammed full of wifi connections they can cause interference if on the same band and prevent a stable connection
-If you want to use a "Mirocast" TV it only works with 5GHz band routers. You could still use it with tablets and phones without the router but you need the router to use it with a wired computer.
-if you need a really fast connection (basically the two reasons for needing a gigabit connection)

Usually (for wireless routers) it's better to get a smaller less powerful router with a rangebooster than a bigger more powerful one. You can place the rangebooster strategically to give you the best signal.
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Thanks, I'll look into Belkin
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verizon fios or Comcast/xfinity home

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A router, not an Internet provider
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We have Clear, and it's been perfect.

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I'm looking for a router, not an Internet provider
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Verizon is alright. Time warner sucks.

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