recommend a router

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  1. MR Yasir

    MR Yasir New Member

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    Since I couldn't get any answers in the main forum, I'll ask here. I currently have a Linksys WRT54g (V5, :hs: ) that replaced a Netgear WPN824. Both routers have the same issue, when using any P2P application for a period of time, they will crash/lock up. This can be anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 days. Normally, I'd have no issue with not using any P2P application but my wife uses bittorrent quite a bit. I've read of issues with the WTR54G V5 and most of the netgear wireless routers and bittorrent. What router do you guys recommend I use? I had a D-Link that worked fine but it was 802.11B and I need G because I transfer a lot between my computers at home.
     
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    How long have you had the WRT? If you can return it for a WRT54GS or WRT54GL(really its just a WRT54G v4) those models run on Linux and will take aftermarket firmware. My friend has been using a WRT54G v3 for a few years and uses BT constantly.
     
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    Until recently, I was just using it as an access point since I was provided a router through Vonage. I have cancelled Vonage and returned their router and was using the WRT. That's when I read about it and all the problems with the router. I've been using it for a few months now and it's well past the return period. I'm just gonna take the hit and get a new router because I can't have the damn thing lock up all the time.
     
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    Great, looks like the WRT54GS V5 is also Vx based.
     
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    D-Link, 3com, Linksys in that order ... for home use.

    Those are my recommendations.
     
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    any particular models?
     
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    I have the DI-514 from D-LINK, i run Azureus with about 200 gigs of DL'ing a month, mostly from Empornium :squint: It's only cut out on me once in 2 years of use. I honestly have no complaints on this router.

    As for 3com i just love the ease of use and simplicity of the setup. I've used the 3CR860-95 model extensively for clients. This has a price tag on it but also has the use of VPN connections (2). The router logs are easy to understand even for beginners. Highly recommended if you need VPN.
     
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    I wish my 2wire officeportal was still working. It never gave me any issues until the day it died.
     
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    I found a couple WRT54GS V3s at my local BB a few months back when I bought mine. I could check to see if they still have any V4s at least if you want.
     
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    I'll probably just end up getting a WRT54GL off of newegg. Thanks for the offer though
     
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    Thats a good choice too.
     
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    I have the Linksys WRT54GS ...LOVE it
     
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    Linksys v5 is a POS. Get a v4 or lower or the GL version.
     

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