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Looking into getting a wireless router

So the situation isn't ideal, I don't actually control the router, but my landlord said it was fine if I looked into buying a better router.  Here's the physical situation: I am in a converted detached garage at approximately the same elevation as the router, but 50-60 feet away.  The good ne...

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www.newegg.com/.../Product.aspx;ignorebbr=1

this wireless router is a ac1200 wifi router, and in the discount price. you can take a look.

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[quote user="Lunytic"]....detached garage at approximately the same elevation as the router, but 50-60 feet away.  The good news is the router is right next to a window and my box is right next to a window and there are no trees or other obstructions in the way....

I'd like to grab a dual-band AC router,....[/quote]

Final considerations: Signal passing through metalized window film and metal window screens can cut transmission ranges.  Pretty ideal situation otherwise.

To use AC you need an AC receiver/transmitter in your PCs/devices.  Though all AC wifi routers that I know of have fallbacks to N protocol. To use dual band you would need a comparable 2.4 and 5GHz receiver/transmitter.  I think by definition all AC protocol is conducted over 5GHz band. 

If you just want Internet access (and I am certain that is all you or the landlord want you to have) then a 54Mbps G protocol works just fine with keeping up with all but the fastest Internet speeds (>35Mbps over Gigabit ports). 

4 year old wifi router could indeed be failing as the transmitter goes bad over time.  Hopefully you have tried more than one device to make sure that is the issue.

Any of these look fine:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704177

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704234

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704206

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122536

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122555

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122612

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127660

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