Getting the very best router at a reasonable price is not only possible, it's doable and you'll have several to choose from. All five choices have been top rated for over two years with thousands of satisfied customers. Each router choice continually receive the very best top reviews and deliver ongoing performance at excellent prices. Additionally, each of the five has a very important feature, they can operate with DD-WRT or Tomato, two excellent choices of open source Linux firmware that turns a really good router into a robust powerhouse. One that will handle your VoIP network with QoS and traffic shaping tools and other must have "big router" important features.
The sleek Nighthawk AC1900 has been around for about two years, so has had the chance to be tested. And the reviews have been excellent. This router with either DD-WRT or Tomato delivers without making a huge dent in your pocketbook. Great for a small office when the combination of its speed, power and features will make the employees happy. If you don't want to flash the router yourself then there is this option, however as we mention DD-WRT and Tomato are open source and free.
With plenty of power BigBrother R8000 Nighthawk X6 AC3200 delivers maximum performance today while future-proofing growing demands on your your WiFi setup. The Netgear Wireless-AC3200 Router with DD-WRT installed offers the open source firmware networking options and controls that will keep quality VoIP connections and also supports legacy devices (Wireless-N & Wireless-G), making this choice outstanding. With more and more small offices needing to support numerous handheld wireless devices, this router will make that task very easy and that is why this router is a top choice for those that don't mind spending just a few more dollars.
Linksys has brought back one of the great small routers (WRT54G) and put it on steroids. The WRT1900AC has power (make sure it is placed in a well ventilated spot) and fantastic throughput and can be flashed with DD-WRT. Bigger than its ancestor and with 4 external antennas, this router offers very good range and should handle up to a 10 person small office.
The Asus RT-AC68U AC1900 has been a choice for flashing for some time now and has delivered very good performance. With both versions of Tomato and DD-WRT firmware available for this model, there a quite a few of these routers in homes and very small offices offering excellent speeds and very good signal distance.
TP-Link's Archer C7 has been getting very good reviews from all sources, making this affordable router a great choice for the money and it can run DD-WRT with all the features that the firmware brings. Coming with enough processing power to comfortably handle an environment with about 5 users, the signal coverage is quite good. Yes, there are later models from TP-Link, but all in all, the C7 (ver 2) is a great bang for the buck.
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