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    Default Best router for Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Wireless Card?

    While PowerNotebooks.com customizes my new G73JW-XR1
    with the Advanced-N 6200 Wireless Card
    (and OCZ Vertex 2 90GB SSD for the primary),
    I am filling my time looking for the best router.

    Any thoughts for an under $200 'N' router?

    So far, I have on my list:

    Netgear N600 WNDR3700.....$150

    Cisco-Linksys E3000.....$146
    (or it's older model WRT610N.....$130)
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    Default Re: Best router for Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Wireless Card?

    I really like my WRT610N with the Intel 6200 wireless adapter.

    Doesn't look like much changed on the E3000 besides the new software for novices. Still doesn't support jumbo frames on the LAN which is my biggest disappointment with the WRT610N. Also the NAS implementation is way too slow for me but that was expected, and there's many NAS devices with fast CPUs anyway.
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    Default Re: Best router for Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Wireless Card?

    I have the E3000 and it has been awesome.

    I bought and returned the Netgear WNDR3700 because I couldn't set up a schedule for my kids. I block their internet on a schedule.

    I can access it via my cell phone to manually block them as well if I need to. Amazing how much stuff they can get done when their internet is blocked

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    Default Re: Best router for Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Wireless Card?

    Just keep in mind, that the faster the router's processor and memory, the faster the wireless to LAN switching (which makes a significant difference).

    Here's a good place to start reviewing specs:
    Supported Devices - DD-WRT Wiki

    The 6200 works well with pretty much everything out there.

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    Default Re: Best router for Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Wireless Card?

    You will take advantage of the 6200 with a router that is 5Ghz - 300 mb/s. I am very happy with the speed of the Netgear WNDR3700.

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    Default Re: Best router for Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Wireless Card?

    I have wndr3700 also. Excellent router. 300mbps all day long on 2.4&5 ghz with my 6200.
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    Default Re: Best router for Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Wireless Card?

    Dont waste money on expensive routers. Just get a Linksys WRT54GL which is really cheap now, load Tomato on it and youll have one great router with all the options you could possibly need. I bought and set up 5 now - one in my apartment, one at my parents house, one at my gfs parents, and two for my friends and theyre all very happy with it. The range and signal strentgh is bigger houses is impressive after you tweak it with Tomato.

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    Default Re: Best router for Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Wireless Card?

    Tom's Hardware concluded
    "the Linksys WRT610N emerges as the obvious winner"
    Conclusion : Wireless Networking: Nine 802.11n Routers Rounded Up

    ...while Small Net Builder router's chart has the WNDR3700 coming in much higher on the charts.
    Router Performance Comparison Charts - WAN to LAN Throughput - SmallNetBuilder
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    Default Re: Best router for Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Wireless Card?

    I got my 3700 for $60 on cragslist. Can't beat it for that. But unless you Need dual band N, it is overkill, but I have to have 5ghz. My video baby monitor and microwave both kill 2.4 ghz, so 5ghz is a must in my house.
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    Default Re: Best router for Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Wireless Card?

    Whatever you do, DONT get a Belkin Wireless N Router. I've given up trying with it.

    I cant get over 4 bars reception with it, and cant connect at over 150Mbps despite it being able to achieve 300Mps.

 

 
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