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WBDR 4500 .SEVEN YEARS OLD

Tailcone
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WBDR 4500 .SEVEN YEARS OLD

GOOD DAY...I HAVE WNDR 4500, SEVEN YEARS OLD AND STILL GOING STRONG. THE PROS TELL ME I SHOULD REPLACE IT. SO I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS. WHAT COULD REPLACE MY 4500?????

THANKS,,,,,RICHARD

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Tailcone
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Re: WNDR 4500 .SEVEN YEARS OLD

 
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plemans
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Re: WNDR 4500 .SEVEN YEARS OLD

Quite a few devices could replace it. 

but there's many questions to answer before we could recommend something or even a generalized idea.

1. How many devices do you plan on supporting?

2. What internet speeds to you get/plan on getting where you live?

3. house size and interior materials its made of? 

4. What are you using it for? Streaming/gaming/browsing/etc. A better idea of how you plan on using it helps.

5. And sadly, budget? It doesn't do us any good to recommend a $700 mesh network if your budget is $200. 

 

You can go to the netgear routers page and there's filters on the side that lets you narrow the field by wireless speeds,ethernet, etc. 

https://www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/

 

Or you can look at mesh networks:

https://www.netgear.com/orbi/wifi-systems.aspx

 

Current Setup: CM2000-> SXK30-> GS716v2-> RAXE500->
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antinode
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Re: WNDR 4500 .SEVEN YEARS OLD

> [...] WNDR 4500 [...]

 

   WNDR4500[v1], WNDR4500v2, or WNDR4500v3?  Look at the product label.

 

> [...] THE PROS TELL ME I SHOULD REPLACE IT. [...]

 

   Which "THE PROS"?  "THE PROS" who sell routers?  Did these "THE PROS"
say why?

 

> [...] STILL GOING STRONG. [...]

 

   If you're happy with it, then why are we here?

 

> [...] WHAT COULD REPLACE MY 4500?????

 

   Almost anything with "wireless router" in its description.

 


> 2. What internet speeds to you get/plan on getting where you live?


   A fair question.  A WNDR4500[vX] has "Wireless N" radios.  A newer
model would probably offer (one or more) faster "Wireless AC" radios,
but that might do little for you if all your client devices are also old
and slow.  (Or if your Internet service is slow.)

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Re: WBDR 4500 .SEVEN YEARS OLD


@Tailcone wrote:

THE PROS TELL ME I SHOULD REPLACE IT.


I wouldn't. Unless I had a good reason.

 

I might, though, look at my keyboard to see where to turn off the Caps Lock.

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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