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Best cheap routers of 2014

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Wireless networking doesn't have to be expensive. If you just want to share a connection to the Internet, a simple Wireless-N router will do the job just fine. The good news is there are now many affordable Wireless-N routers.

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Belkin F5D8235-4 - wireless router - 802.11b/g/n (draft 2.0) - desktop

The Belkin N+ Wireless Router is a great performer with excellent range and throughput speed. If its bulky design and lack of 5GHz frequency support don't put you off, the router is worth every penny of its $100 or so price tag.

4 stars Excellent Belkin N+ Wireless Router

D-Link Amplifi DIR-657 - wireless router - 802.11b/g/n - desktop

The good-looking D-Link HD Media Router 1000 DIR-657 is a very good router, though it doesn't offer much over the company's previous model, the DIR-655.

3.5 stars Very good

D-Link DIR-605L - wireless router - 802.11b/g/n - desktop

The D-Link DIR-605L Cloud Router makes a great solution for those who just need a simple wireless network to share the Internet access among devices. Its cloud-based management feature also proves to be a helpful and practical bonus.

3.5 stars Very good

D-Link Amplifi DIR-645 - wireless router - 802.11b/g/n - desktop

The unique-looking and compact D-Link Amplifi Whole Home Router 1000 (DIR-645) makes a very good investment for homes that need a fast wired network and good Wi-Fi signal coverage.

3.5 stars Very good

Linksys E1200 - wireless router - 802.11b/g/n - desktop

Underpowered but supereasy to use and affordable, the Linksys E1200 makes a good entry-level Wireless-N router for home users.

3 stars Good
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