pick p07r0457's router

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  1. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    My linksys wrt54g w/dd::wrt is crapping out on me, it seems. I'm gonna fiddle with some settings, but it's dropping my connection down to 7Mbps when it should be 10Mbps. Plugging the modem directly into my computer brings back the proper speeds.

    In preparation for it's total failure, I need to purchase a new router.

    What do you recommend? I am looking for something with a very high sustainable throughput on the WAN interface. I have a 10Mbps connection, currently, and I can only imagine that being upgraded in the future.

    Requirements:
    • Sustained WAN throughput > 20Mbps
    • QoS by MAC/IP *and* by LAN port
    • VLAN support with both having WAN connectivity
    • SPI+NAT firewall
    • Cost must be less than $100
     
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    I had a DGL-4300, and I really liked it. A bit of a pain to configure, but once it was all set up, the range and speeds were excellent.
     
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    I looked at the 4300 but I figure if I go the dlink route I'd either go big with the 4500, or just get the 4100 and use one of the many APs I have lying around.

    I kinda want an all-in-one solution, but I think I'm over-working all my routers, and I think I need the fastest processor, and I don't neccessarily want to burden it with unneccessary functions. That's why I am not requiring a VPN endpoint (which I currently have) or wireless. I will run those seperately as clients on the network.
     
  5. CodeX

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    I use this linksys wireless and it works fine, enough bandwidth to stream HD video from one computer to another (dont ask me why but our mass storage machine is across the room from the home theater PC connected to the HDTV) with enough left over to allow 4 other machines to play online games simultaneously. Spent exactly $100 on it, $80 now on newegg
     
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    why not another linksys?
    it's still more solid than d-link imo

    QoS = Tomato > DD:WRT
     
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    it's a moot point because it can't sustain the traffic that I need... So getting QoS to work is pointless.
     
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    several reviews of that router critisize it for very poor throughput.
     
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    the netgear WNR854T seems to be well-reviewed... I don't know.
     
  10. CodeX

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    Well thats odd... I know I have pushed 100mb+ a second through it plenty of times... I must not be as demanding as the reviewers, though I don't know what's more demanding than streaming HD movies while hosting an online game /shrug
     
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    through the LAN ports... sure.

    But actually doing NAT over the WAN is a different matter. My WRT54G will easily sustain 80Mbps+ on the LAN... But it's taking a crap with WAN traffic. I'm maxing out at 7Mbps.
     
  12. CodeX

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    Oh ok Ill be honest I don't even know what that means lol
     
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    I'm actually considering just building a simple µATX based system and running linux/bsd... But the downside to that is cost, size, noise, and power consumption.
     
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    I have no complaints about the DGL-4300. Picked it up on clearance last november at Best Buy for $49.
     
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    D-Link is crap. I can't tell you how many of them I have to send back. Get a Linksys or don't bother buying one at all. Noob.

    /P07r0457
     
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    diaf, i have a linksys and (since you have not read the thread) it sucks. kthxbye
     
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    R-Type The Bydo Empire must die!

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    If you don't want to use ATX x86 I think you're gonna have to roll your own (and pay up for a $100+ model) if you want more power than those little boxes can offer... or pay obscene prices for low end pro stuff.

    http://www.routerboard.com/comparison.html
    Perhaps one of these will suit your needs and budget. They come with 'routerOS' which appears to be a linux distro, or can be booted with other linux/bsd flavors if you're up to rolling your own. Some come with pcmcia slots you could use with a wireless card.

    Info on microtik and routerOS
    http://www.mikrotik.com/
    http://www.mikrotik.com/documentation.html

    Another option is soekris, but I don't think they don't ship with OS.
    http://www.soekris.com/
     
  20. eideteker

    eideteker Who jarked off in my frakkin' coffee? OT Supporter

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    Ask for advice, then flame almost all of the responses...classic P07r0457 thread, I give it 10/10.
     
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    404 flaming not found
     
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127215&Tpk=DIR-655

    it is out of your price range but it is a hell of a router. I have had several linksys routers and all of them would have to be reset ever few weeks to keep them working. This router has only been shut off 2 times since I bought it last august, 1 time the power was out, the other I was rewiring my room and needed to move it. I also have the d-link extended antenna's on it and they work great as well.

    Honestly I can't recommend it enough.

    oh also I have 7 computers, 2 Xboxs, and 1 360 running on this router.
     
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    You obviously don't know what you're talking about. You should take your computer to a reputable shop near you and have them do the work for you before you break something.

    /P07r0457
     
  25. CodeX

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    :rofl:
     

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