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When looking to buy a router for home use what are the specs/features that I should be aware of?

Security Can the router be configured such that future configuration changes can only be made from the LAN and not from the WAN? Is the router protected from XSS/XSRF attacks which could let websites ...
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Looking for specific router / access point brand

Based on your picture, and description involving "U" and "Q", it sounds like you are thinking of a product from Ubiquiti Networks. There was a very detailed article about them on Ars Technica last ...
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Router + External Hard Drive (a.k.a. Home Cloud)

If you really want an android app you should look at certain brands. But if you don't need an app from the router manufacturer, basically any router with a USB and FTP-support should work. To answer ...
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Domestic wifi Network Management

I've a fair amount of experience with homeplug - I'm not going to recommend specific models since I have no clue if the sinoji plugs I use are available elsewhere or are the best option outside my ...
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Home firewall/router with full gigabit throughput

Most home/consumer gateway devices (commonly called routers) will not be able to handle this volume of traffic. One alternative to consider is products from Ubiquiti Networks as they have several ...
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Home firewall/router with full gigabit throughput

I recommend the ASUS RT-AC66U. It's been rated by SmallNetBuilder to handle 835Mbps download: This is one of the higher through puts I've seen personally. Additionally, it has: Up to 450Mbps ...
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When looking to buy a router for home use what are the specs/features that I should be aware of?

Kasperd's answer is good, but there are some other critical things to look for: Reliability Many routers have software that is so poor that it crashes, sometimes as often as every few days. Some ...
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Good cost-effective router

I've recommended it previously, but I think it fits here too. I recommend the ASUS RT-AC66U. It has 4 Ethernet ports (all 1GB/s) Mine covers a 2800+ sqft house from end to end, with it situated in ...
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Domestic wifi Network Management

Looks like you've got some interference somewhere. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Bad placement of router Radio waves cannot easily travel through granite and other certain materials ...
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Home router that logs per-device internet usage

Gargoyle provides exactly what you are looking for. You did not indicate what requirements you had for speed but I would guess that lack of AC Compatibility would not be a deal breaker being how much ...
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Router for gigabit connection

If you are looking for the routers with the best 5 GHz Wi-Fi performance I would recommend you this product: Best choice to $300: ASUS RT-AC3100 - $300 on newegg.com It's actually one of the best ...
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Which wifi router can download and seed torrent?

You can get any of the routers which support the Tomato Open-source Router Firmware. This firmware includes in it the Transmission BitTorrent client which can do just about anything torrent... I'd ...
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High Performance Wireless Access Point for Closed WiFi Network

The "routers" that are available via the retail channel are not suitable for high demand type applications. Additionally, you said that you already had a "router" that acted as a DHCP server so there'...
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Single-band, 5GHz only WiFi router?

Routers and WiFi devices have to undergo certification to have the "WiFi" branding. Any router that does not have a 2.4 Ghz radio would not be backwards compatible with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n and may not ...
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Wireless bridge with AP

For Commercial Use: We have been using Open-Mesh access points at my work (specifically the OM5p-AC) and I love 'em. They connect to each other wirelessly, but I don't think they will connect to your ...
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Router under 80$ with OpenVPN support

All of GL.iNet routers are based on OpenWRT. You can get the GL-AR150 for $25 which is a pretty nice device with 16MB Flash ROM, 64MB RAM and 1 USB port. Also, you could go for some cheap TP-LINK ...
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A good dual or even three channel router

These are the two routers which match your requirements and these were released recently. These are tri-band routers which do not reduce speed even when multiple devices are connected to the same ...
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Router that supports ping based QoS out of the box

I realise that I'm a little late to the party and you may have already solved this problem yourself but thought I'd chip in with my two cents in case it would be of any use. The router you are ...
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MAC Address spoofing/cloning wireless router

My router that I use has this feature. It is called MAC cloning. They currently go for less than $30 on Amazon. They are a bit dated but will give you an idea what to look for. Asus - RT-N12B1
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Free/libre WLAN router

Minifree offers the Libre WNDR3800 Router. These are refurbished Netgear WNDR3800 or WNDR3800-1CHNAS routers that come pre-installed with free software only (uboot, libreCMC). While it has no RYF ...
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Coax to CAT5 Converter?

You may have a slight misunderstanding of the equipment. Without seeing specific model information, this is an educated guess, but likely correct. The Verizon equipment is a cable modem/router ...
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Is there a home router to block gaming sites for 2 hours a day on weekdays only?

This question is a bit old - and maybe you already found a solution - but still for the sake of others I will post my answer here . I can not verdict anything specific regarding hardware ( a single ...
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What is a good WLAN Router with DSL-Modem for OpenWRT

Up to now there is no DSL/VDSl modem/router supported, because fo problems with the driver and the management of the modem itself that connects to the Internet Provider. So, if you just want a name, ...
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WiFi range extender + router + bult-in data card

Industrial: Cisco offers products with this capability: 4G Routers. I have used their products to build similar configurations. There are many industrial products like this from Cisco and others. ...
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Router that supports ping based QoS out of the box

My go-to is the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite (ERL). The kind of features you're looking for aren't often in consumer routers, though if I had to bet I would figure Asus would be the best place to start. ...
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Router for gigabit connection

If you are looking for the routers with the best 5 GHz Wi-Fi performance I would recommend you this product: Best choice to $200: Linksys WRT1900ACS - $200 on newegg.com This router is really good ...
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Car / bus 12 volt wifi router external storage

I chatted with rep from four-faith.com and they said I can buy from them. At worst I can enter into another chat to make the purchase happen. The model http://en.four-faith.com/f3a36h-...
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Manageable Router with multiple wifi networks capability

While I could not find the ability specific to the wifi network for the RT-AC3200 that @gabygg4 recommended. I was able to determine that you can do this using adaptive qos on this router. In fact ...
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Is it possible to make a router with 4G out of a sim card, and how?

I Think you're looking for something like one of the following: 1) TP-Link M7350 Mobile Router 2) Huawei E5577 Bonus: If you're not on a tight budget here's one of my favorites the Netgear AC810-...
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Router that can support multiple wired and wireless networks/vlans

Having had a very similar use-case, I highly recommend Ubiquiti EdgeMax Routers for managing your network. They are high quality options (with some nice security and resource delegation features) and ...
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