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    Default Best Wireless Router with Parental Controls

    Our NetGear WNDR3400 is starting to kick the bucket. We had Geek Squad come out and look at it and they confirmed all is setup correctly.

    Can we get some recommendations from you computer experts out there on a new router that has parental controls and pumps out a strong signal.

    Price wise we would like to stay under $150.

    Let me know if more information is needed.

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    I have been running an Asus 900 meg dual band wireless router for about 4 months now. I have not had to restart it once. I get my full internet speed over wireless. It is a pretty heavy weight for a router. It has built in heat sinks, and a good amount of memory wich keeps conection speeds up when you have a buch of wireless devices connected. It has a nice grafic userer interface too.

    It is at the top of your budget. I would deffinatly buy this router again.

    Here is the link
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320091

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    Best parental controls ? It's called the on/off switch.

    Tell us what exactly you use the router for and whats hooked up to it.

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    Thanks jbooker82 that looks like an option. Would you say setup is user friendly?

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    Yea I would say it is very user friendly. It has a real nice user interface. It is about like opening up the control panel on your computer. You don't have to scroll through menus to try to find what your looking for. There are links to video tutorials that show you how to adjust stuff.

    There is a parental control menu that allows you to assign times when each devices can connect to the network.

    Here is the one for the Parental control part.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=IbsuvSjG0xM
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    Thanks a bunch. Obviously you can block adult content as well. I will do some reading up on that model.

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    Here they do a real world test.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKevpqBqUU0
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    It has a place where you can put specific URL's to block and it can also block what ever key words that you would like. I couldn't tell you how well that part works because I don't have it enabled.
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    I just recently set up two of these for clients who have many floors in their houses and used to get very poor reception.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...irtualParent=1

    It's very powerful and Costco sells it for $139.99


    I did have one client that has 5 floors in their house and they needed an access point as well which I easily configured to expand the existing SSID and now they have one SSID that covers all 5 floors.

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    For me net gear and Linksys are the best. Most parental controls are available in windows once you create a separate profile.
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    Check out the iBoss. The parental controls are excellent. My only issue is, though minor, is that the wireless is not dual band.

    http://www.iboss.com/

    I got mine here:
    http://www.familysafemedia.com/iboss...al_contro.html

    My kids hate it when they try to get around it, so I know it is doing its job.
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    Asus RTN66U is the best you can get for a good price. There is one other Asus model above it, but the 66U aka the Dark Knight has amazing range and speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    Asus RTN66U is the best you can get for a good price. There is one other Asus model above it, but the 66U aka the Dark Knight has amazing range and speed.
    I am 100% happy with mine, and would buy it again.
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    You want to do parental controls at the DNS level: http://www.opendns.com/home-solutions/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherardp View Post
    Asus RTN66U is the best you can get for a good price. There is one other Asus model above it, but the 66U aka the Dark Knight has amazing range and speed.
    I have the RT-AC66U model - indeed, it's pretty speedy.

    Otherwise, I think a couple of older / but reliable models I've used are: Netgear WNDR3700 and D-Link DIR-655. I actually just replaced a Netgear R6300 (similar performance to the Asus), because the R6300's wireless LAN transfer speeds were horrible. Not sure if I got a dud, but had some bad luck with that one.

    Much more customization available w/ the Asus routers.
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    Google "Cisco outlet". Use can buy their really nice gear for much less than new, and it comes with the same warranty as new. Use can configure the router to times of day it can be used, block sites (although you'd be better off using parental controls on the computer).

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    Finally got around to upgrading our wifi router.

    Much thanks to jbooker82, Sherardp, PrazVT for recommending the Asus RTN66U. Set-up was a breeze and it works fantastic.

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    +1 for the asus

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