WiFi router recommendation with shared usb hdd capability.

shadowlord

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I'm looking to replace my linksys E3000.

My apartment is 70m² and the router is located in the middle.

The replacement should have at least 2 ethenet ports plus decent Wifi coverage.
Additionally i'd like to directly connect a portable usb hdd ( WD elemtents 3tb) and access a shared folder from my win10 pc and firetvstick with kodi.
Write speeds on this share should be decent.

Not sure on a budget for a device like this.

thank you in advance for any recommendations.
 

ng4ever

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First off don't get Wifi 6 yet. Highly unreliable. Wait for Wi-Fi 6E if you can.

If not just get a Wifi 5 router.
 
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Additionally i'd like to directly connect a portable usb hdd ( WD elemtents 3tb) and access a shared folder from my win10 pc and firetvstick with kodi.

USB mass storage on a router is at best an afterthought, and the performance is usually crap. Also, it's generally not a good idea to put your data directly on a border device.

Get/build a small NAS instead.


First off don't get Wifi 6 yet. Highly unreliable. Wait for Wi-Fi 6E if you can.

There's nothing inherently unreliable about the WiFi 6 routers, but yeah, if you can wait for a 6e device do so. The increased spectrum availability will almost certainly be worth it.
 
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