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Help! What should I buy?

Kristen 5 months ago updated by Shaun A Kranish (Principal) 5 months ago 2

I currently have nothing except a bad wifi router.

I live in a small apartment and have no place to put a wifi router so that I am a safe distance away. 

My boyfriend will not let us be completely plugged in so I do need a new wifi router that is safer. 

I need to be able to connect a mac book laptop, my iphone and a desktop. 

What should I buy from you?!

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We have 2 WiFi router models at the moment

The R6 which is an AC1750 router 450 mbits @ 2.4 ghz and 1300 @ 5 ghz.

The R7 which is an AC1900 router 600 mbits @ 2.4 ghz and 1300 @ 5 ghz.

The specs of the routers are just about identical, except that the R7 also has an extra USB 2.0 port in addition to the USB 3.0 port.

The R6 is currently $60 cheaper.  So it depends on how many devices you have and if you will be using 5 ghz or not.  Out of the box the routers come with 5 ghz disabled.  It can easily be enabled again by logging into the router and going into the settings.

Either router would probably work just as well for you.  You can hardwire into this router any devices that you would like.  You can also connect to WiFi with this.  It also has a button on the top so that WiFi can be turned off and on whenever you would like.  Turning on/off WiFi does not affect the wired networking - the wired networking is on all the time :)

when I say I need to connect, i mean by cables :) 

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We have 2 WiFi router models at the moment

The R6 which is an AC1750 router 450 mbits @ 2.4 ghz and 1300 @ 5 ghz.

The R7 which is an AC1900 router 600 mbits @ 2.4 ghz and 1300 @ 5 ghz.

The specs of the routers are just about identical, except that the R7 also has an extra USB 2.0 port in addition to the USB 3.0 port.

The R6 is currently $60 cheaper.  So it depends on how many devices you have and if you will be using 5 ghz or not.  Out of the box the routers come with 5 ghz disabled.  It can easily be enabled again by logging into the router and going into the settings.

Either router would probably work just as well for you.  You can hardwire into this router any devices that you would like.  You can also connect to WiFi with this.  It also has a button on the top so that WiFi can be turned off and on whenever you would like.  Turning on/off WiFi does not affect the wired networking - the wired networking is on all the time :)