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I currently have a piece of crap Zyxel router that I got from my ISP. It disconnects under heavy traffic, allows only 8 port forward rules and overall it just sucks.

 

Now I don't know jack . about routers and I have no idea where to look or what to look for, but I do know I want QoS (quality of service) so I can put P2P and such traffic hogs at the bottom of the pile and still keep fast browsing and low pings.

 

So are there any network specialists here at the OCC that can help find a decent, sensibly priced router with QoS (do they even exist?) I'm talking under $200. Hopefully less. :unsure:

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I have 2 Linksys routers on my network. One is wireless and the other I use as a switch. Both have worked flawlessly for years.Newegg is your friend.

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What other needs do you have? Do you need wireless capabilities? If so, do you have any N devices that could benefit from an 802.11n router?

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Linksys do make good routers, I have mine for years.

You can expect to pay 50+ for a wireless.

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I need wireless, though I don't have any N devices. Couldn't hurt to have the option though to future proof.

Sorry if I'm not specific enough, I've never bought a router before. I've always just used the standard junkbox I get from the ISP. But now I'm really starting to want a home network that works flawlessly.

 

I don't need gigabit in the router, I already have a couple of gigabit switches for that, so that would probably save a few bucks.

 

The main thing I need is QoS, both on wireless and wired. My current one has it only for wireless devices.

 

Linksys is owned by Cisco if my memory serves me right. So I guess it's good quality.

 

Oh and I forgot to mention, it has to be an ADSL 2/2+ router.

 

Could any of you more network savy people point me to 1 or 2 good models that fit these requirements please?

That would be very much appreciated.

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