New home business wifi  router advice

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Hi

I am in need of a new, home business wifi router and was hoping to ask your advice on the best one for home business use.

My major concerns are:

I have at least 15 devices

The area is crowded with about 40 other wifi signals.

Should I get rid of the router from my cable company?

And I need to be able to cover the entire house ( 1 level )

Will new router be somewhat backwards compatible..


Just looking for some input and maybe your recent experience to help me select a good home business wifi router.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated


Thank you
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I have used (and still in use elsewhere) a Cisco RV220W N Router (newer N models available)

I have now a Cisco RV134 AC wireless router.

Both are excellent for what you want.

I have at clients Cisco RV130 Wireless Routers that live alongside copious signals and do not interfere.

I am happy enough that this is all we specify at clients.

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Hi John

Thanks for the valuable info.

Just wondering if you or anyone have a sense of how the
Cisco RV series compares to the
Nest gear Orbi????

But I do like the Cisco RV series
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NetGear are decent, but my overall experience keeps me with Cisco. Trouble-free for me. And as noted, i have a dozen of these in service between me and my clients.
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if you have many wifi in the same area this is a problem in itself.

channels need to be seperate on each AP
you can have tge same ssid but you cannot have the same chanell

they need to be seperated fir example below
channels
1 6 12 can be used in the same area.

channels need to be seperate by 3 each way.

having other AP withdifferent ssid with the same chanels can cause a weel wireless network

it can cause confusion on network traffic.

hope this helps

you mights already have good enough AP's

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i would purchase A dlink as they were one of the first companies to start wifi with there own equipment
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The D-Link I have seen are consumer routers and I never recommend these because of that. I take them out of service at clients and clients thank me for the improvements I make.

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hence the word home business and many companies do use dlink wifi. to clear things up cisco is a company that specialises in switches and routers. they purchased netgear to many years ago to compete with wireless demand. hence dlink back then had already established wifi equipment for companies since them. cisco are good but they way to costly for home use unless you purchase old cusco equipment.
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Home Business (I own my own business) needs commercial gear. Note above I put Cisco ahead of NetGear as well.

$250 for a new commercial wireless router is not too much for a profitable business.

I do not wish to argue and please feel free to use whatever you wish. But I always recommend good gear. The payoff for me is repeat business.

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250 is not a commercail grade business router, but thats fine...you have your opinion
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A Cisco RV series router IS an entry level commercial unit. Under $250 here.

I am not sure where you got the idea that the Cisco RV is not a business router. It is. Certainly for bigger businesses you can / will pay more.

@GST-GRIDTECH - This is one of those threads I must abandon now. Sorry.

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cisco bought out netgear some devices are for home user hence why you see netgear wifi routers with cisco logo. plus there are other makes also that are good to. cisco is only specialized in routers and switches.

cisco is great but i wouldnt say there the best in wifi
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This will solve your problem and give you great speed and range. ASUS Wireless Tri-band-AC 3200 Router

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Thank you
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help.

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