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Wi-fi router / Belkin N+ (F5D8235) vs. TP-Link TL-WR1043ND

So... i need a new router after my old belkin pre-n f5d8230-4 stopped working.

I was looking at the two metioned above but now im confused. I do not want to buy an unreliable router... i have read many review but after reading those im even more confused on which to buy...

i have a 24mb down and 2mb up connection.and i want to make the most out of it.

Which one do you suggest?


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Today's electronics are sadly limited in life span so a dead router every few years is now the norm.

I've used Dlink, Netgear and the odd Belkin but TP Link is a brand I have yet to try since I have all the names including Linksys/Cisco to choose from.

Why TP Link?

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Which one?

know that... I just want a router which will work as it must.

So is Belkin any good or not? Some say that the usb port is not working well...

And TP-Link... I have heard that mac's dont like it a lot (its chipset or something)... Any truth in that?

So which would be the best? I have a mac and a pc that are always connected over wifi.

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About the USB port.

The usual gripe is that it can't power some USB drives. That's true for many PCs so nothing new here. Another problem is that some gripe about the supported file systems. Again, not a router exclusive issue.

As to the TP-Link and Apple issue. So far not a single router has given me issues with Apple gear.

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So you would recommend me the Belkin N+?

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I have heard that mac's dont like it a lot (its chipset or something)... Any truth in that?

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Given how much trouble folk have, such a tale is not unexpected. I have yet to see any router an Apple will not connect to that adhers to the the standards. For example if my router is 802.11g, no issues. But then again I set them up per the Cnet Networking Forum advice.

You will find folk trying other methods and then claim it's a chip, maker or firmware issue.

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