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Which new Home Router should I buy?

Hi everyone!

My ISP limits my ethernet connections to three personal computers.

I can circumvent the problem using a router and connecting all my clients to this router that will go, using its wan interface (eth) to my ISP's router.

The thing is working well but the very old netgear router I've used for the job starts acting crazy and needs many reboots everyday.

I would like to buy a ROCK SOLID router that will allow me to reduce reboots and problems to the minimum.

I have a Nanostation AP so I don't have specific need for wireless functions. I'd need, at least, 4/5 ethernet ports on the LAN side plus the one needed for the WAN connection.

I would like to keep cost to the minimum, if possible.

What should I buy?
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Asif Bacchus

8/22/2022 - Mon
aadih

Replace your old Netgear router with a new one.
Bill Shaffer

What's your definition of "at a minimum"?

Do you need to be at $50? $100? $150?
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@aadilh
That is exactly the point, my friend.
The question is: which brand and model should I buy?
Netgear proved to be not great (at least my WNR2000) so I would like to get something more stable.

@bill
The minimum possible to meet the specified requirements :)
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aadih

Try:

(1)  Netgear: WNR2000-100NAS (< $45) or

(2)  Netgear: WNDR3400-100NAS (< $75).

[Note: Always used Netgear. Cheaper models than above with no problems.]
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All valid suggestions: thanks for sharing...

I am amazed by Asus' firmware possibilities and will try one of those :)
Asif Bacchus

I don't think you'll be disappointed.  Just Google your intended router and custom firmware and you'll see the many offerings.  As an example, you can check out the n56u  at https://code.google.com/p/rt-n56u/ 

Good luck, enjoy the possibilities and have enjoy the rest of your weekend :-)
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