Newegg finally cut me a refund check for that lousy Rosewill L600N so I am back on the WRT54GL until I can get another N-capable router. I really like the idea of dual-band so I have been looking at those, but nothing impresses me for the asking prices (seems like every router from every manufacturer has some negative comments about dropped connections in their feedback tabs). What router are you currently using that you can vouch for? I have been keeping an eye on the DIR-850L
that is dual-band AND 802.11AC...it is priced less than some of the older high-end dual-band N routers but touts better specs (although I know from experience now that you can't always believe what you read).
My current usage includes 4-5 wireless PC devices (2 G, 3 N) and 1-2 wired connections. I'd like to get my full 40mbps bandwidth on the wireless, currently only getting 20mbps on the "N" PCs and 12-14mbps on the "G" PCs (speeds arrived at using my ISP's speed test). The two kids computers aren't as important since they just watch youtube with standard def but I also torrent--that could benefit from the fastest speeds that my ISP provides me. Also I have an HTPC I could transfer my large files to wirelessly (generally 8-12GB files) instead of using my Tornado USB transfer cable. For some reason the 54GL has problems during transfer of large files, don't know why because it never drops wifi connections any other time, and even then it isn't dropped, the file transfer just doesn't complete.
I'm dragging my feet because it doesn't have many reviews yet, but am still itchin' to pull the trigger on the DIR-850L...It is almost $100 more than the Rosewill I returned so I have definitely moved up in the price range I'm willing to pay. 802.11ac will help me in the future but right now I probably won't spend $70 each for the 802.11ac adapters, at the most I'll get another dual-band adapter (no matter which router I end up with) so I can keep my main boxes on the 5Ghz channel and the kids on the 2.4Ghz channel. Decisions, decisions.