"N" router suggestions

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    I'm having drop problems with my old netgear wgt624 "g" router but not with my son's old USR maxg router. Can someone suggest a mid priced(<$100) hopefully trouble free "N" router? I have the 64g wifi-3g Ipad.

    thx for any help

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    I use the Net Gear WNDR3300. To be honest, most people are going to say their router is the best, if it works, because if it works, they probably have not used many other routers (in their homes).

    If you need it right away you can get it from Best Buy for $100 (factory refurb for 80 bucks):

    wndr3300 - BestBuy

    It's pretty basic, but if you just need a router that works, this will do fine.
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    You issues are due to the fact that the wgt624 is a dual band router. The iPads are currently having issues with dualband routers, the next OS update will fix this however the next update wont be for a few months.


    You are OK getting any wireless N router that is not dual band.
    I just setup these routers for a friend and they worked fine with my iPad.

    Cisco Linksys - E1000 Wireless-N Router - E1000
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/D-Link ...8121425259&skuId=9536335&st=dir-655&cp=1&lp=2
    CradlePoint MBR1000
    Netgear WNR834b v2
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    The WNDR3300 is a dual band router, and I have zero issues.
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    Is really case by case if it works OK or not.

    Apple has said that there are issues with dual band routers. I dont have any dual band routers to test it out with.



    http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/07/apple-confirms-ipad-issues-with-dual-band-wifi-routers-offers-f/
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    My Linksys E3000 works great with my iPad
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    I have a D-Link DIR615. BestBuy had them on sale by mail order only a couple of months ago for $20! Its a $20 "N" router and works about as well as a $20 "N" router would be expected to work.
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    Thx to all for the response!

    wis1
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    I just picked up the Apple Airport Extreme and works great. Stronger signal, broader range and fast streaming for music and video. Plus, I was able to use Bonjour Printer Services for Windows and plugged in my USB printer to have printing capabilities over WiFi network. I may add on an external hard drive on the network too. No issues.
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    My Apple airport extreme works fine with my ipad and all my other devices, it's dual band N

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