The TP-Link TL-WR1043ND isn't the beefiest, highest performance router on the block (nor will you be able to remember its name). But it is the best, cheapest 802.11n device we could find that is capable of running DD-WRT -- the best, most rock-solid Linux-based router firmware. We can't recommend DD-WRT enough, as it turns any compatible consumer router into a nearly bulletproof networking machine. If you don't want to go to the trouble of flashing your router's firmware, the TL-WR1043ND still isn't too shabby for its price, but we'd really recommend you step up the ASUS RT-N56U.
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