dealsnewegg.com - newegg's refurbished clearance

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Anybody have an opinion on the routers listed? I've bought refurbed routers many times, and more often than not it works out fine.

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@bund9032 I generally buy the Linksys E1000 refurbs (not in this deal), and they have all been super reliable. You can generally pick them up for about $20 and are dd-wrt compatible.

http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Linksys-Refurbished-Wireless-N-Router/dp/B003VYEYE0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343397558&sr=8-1&keywords=e1000

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Even if you get a dud, Newegg's support is so awesome it won't matter. They take great care of their customers.

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I am a fan of Netgear routers.

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@sparepocket: i am afraid you have no clue of routers. Netgear hardware is good and their visual design is great - but their software sucks, including router firmware. The UI is atrocious but what is worse are the hidden problems you get - timed-out connections and such. I have owned and also beta-tested (free) netgear product and some are good, for example powerline adapters - but routers ain't. That is unless you can load aftermarket firmware on that to replace the PoS they come with.

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@enterr: Same to you. I've had zero problems with my Netgear WNR3500L. It's been up since my last power outage with zero problems. I never have to power cycle it and experience no network issues. Ever. My Smart TV, my Blu Ray player, my gaming rig, and my HD HomeRun Prime (an HD TV tuner that works over ethernet) are directly connected via Ethernet. I have an office PC and 3 laptops connected wirelessly.

I'd much rather have the UI and the router that I have today than my previous PoS Linksys. The prettiest UI in the world doesn't make up for a crap router.

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::insert comedy relief here::

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FWIW, I have a Netgear that's been nothing but headaches, even after upgrading the firmware. Constantly times out. Every couple of hours I have to unplug it, and plug it back in to get it working right again. First and last one for me.

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I've owned the Netgear WNDR3700 that's on the first page for about 6 months and it's worked very well. My house is brick and I still get a decently strong signal on the second floor.

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I have the very same router and it has worked flawlessly in our home network. Strong signal throughout 2 story house and into garage. Nothing but praise from me on this router.(WNDR3700). Why the ill-placed hate in the comments? These are sold as basic, small network routers, not designed to run NASA...