Router choice

Avatarjr808 asked 6 years ago

I am looking at the following routers and would like to get your opinion on which is your preference.  My needs are gigabit LAN ports and reliable WiFi.  I am upgrading from a Netgear WNR1000v3.  My choices are Netgear WNR3500L and Linksys EA3500. I think on a previous question you recommended the EA3500 but I have had good reliability from previous Netgear routers.  Thank you for any help you can provide.

1 Answers
Marcel BrownMarcel Brown Staff answered 6 years ago

The Netgear WNR3500L was launched in 2009. The EA3500 is from 2012. In this era, 7 year old router technology would concern me. I can’t personally vouch for the Netgear in this case, but I know I’ve had good performance from the EA3500. I would do some research to see if the WNR3500L has the performance you want and some features you need, but I would tend to lean toward the newer router. That being said, the newer Linksys EA6350 was released last year and is now selling for well under $100. I’ve used it with about 3 clients and it seems to have very good performance at a very nice price. You may want to check that one out as well.