I'm currently rocking the Cisco Lynsys e1000, which was the nice price but leaves a lot to be desired in terms of speed/reliability. I'm ready to delve into the dual band routers, but not sure which way to go. I was looking at the airport extreme - 5th generation on Amazon, which has good ratings and would play well with my iDevices (iPad 2, iPhone 5, 13" Retina Macbook Pro (2012), but I've also read that Asus are pretty good as well. I'll be getting Comcast 50mbps Blast! internet and am also looking to invest in a Motorola Surfboard SB6141 modem (white) as well. Sidenote: would my Synology NAS device be able to hook up to the router strictly via USB rather than an ethernet port? Anyways, if anyone can provide feedback and/or links to a great deal (hoping to keep it around $80/each-don't mind used/refurbished-and to grab a great deal this week on both), that'd be awesome. Thanks!