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Rosewill RNX-N300RT 4 Star Rating: Cheapism Good Pick
Where to Buy Rosewill RNX-N300RT

A modestly priced router for sure, but one that does the job most users want and expect. Rosewill RNX-N300RT reviews at Newegg are largely positive, with many comments about its reliability and overall value. Most say the range is more than sufficient, some say it's mediocre, and a few grumble that it's short, but as one review points out, the upside of limited range is less opportunity for outsiders to piggyback off your signal. Users generally say setup proceeds apace, and while some report a few hiccups, Rosewill RNX-N300RT reviews say problems are quickly resolved by the company's first-rate technical support team. Other reviews posted at Amazon commend the router's user-friendly attributes and performance, and one notes the improved HD streaming this model delivers compared to others. We did come across a couple of complaints about dropped signals after several months of use.

The Rosewill RNX-N300RT (starting at $28, Amazon) boasts good security features, with a built-in firewall and support for WEP and WPA2. Like others in its class it supposedly can hit up to 300Mbps (but probably doesn't in a typical home or office setting; we found no expert tests for this model) and comes with four LAN ports. It supports 802.11b/g/n connections and runs in the 2.4GHz band. It includes a WPS button, as well.

The Rosewill RNX-N300RT is a good entry-level router for the price, and most buyers assert that it works well. For some users, particularly those less technically-inclined, it may be a little trickier to set up than other models but is still fairly straightforward (remember, tech support is on standby). In sum, this is a good value buy.

by Michael Sweet (Google+ Profile) – September 4, 2014
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