What's agood router to buy?

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  1. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    I have a netgear and it's ok.

    I need wired and wi-fi. I'd hope to spend less than $100.
     
  2. eideteker

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

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    What are your requirements? What is the model number of the Netgear router you have? If 802.11g is enough, the tried and true WRT54G series is a safe bet, and you can gain access to a lot of powerful features by flashing the firmware to a custom one like Tomato, DD-WRT, HyperWRT, etc.
     
  3. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    if your router is okay, why do you want another one?

    Well, I have a linksys wrt54gl with tomato firmware loaded and it works 100% of the time. No issues what so ever.
     
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    does the netgear still drop connections with the tomato firmware?
     
  6. eideteker

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

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    His Netgear router might support an open-source firmware; there's no telling if he never replies to his own thread...
     
  7. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    I was mistaken, I have a Belkin Model # F5D7230-4
     
  8. Swerve

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    plus juan, great router.
     
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    anything that runs dd-wrt
     
  10. trouphaz

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    i wouldn't go that far. i have a newer linksys router that is such a piece of shit. the fucking thing overheats all the time because it is such a horrible design and i'm not really pushing it all that hard.
     
  11. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    get a d-link

    old linksys routers were fantastic. new ones are garbage.
    netgear routers are god damned retarded.
     
  12. ge0

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    running tomato right now, seems pretty good.
     
  13. trouphaz

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    yeah, i had the old WRT54G for quite a while. i ended up having problems with it, so i went with a new Linksys router, one that supported the DD-WRT firmware because it was good in the past. the new ones just seem like they are poorly made.
     
  14. Cock Diesel

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    No experience with Netgear routers (had a Netgear wireless card that was decent though).

    I have a Buffalo Airstation router that is running fucking flawlessly, especially since its got DD-WRT flashed on it. Only paid $35 for it new.

    If you haven't tried DD-WRT with the Belkin, then go do so. If it's still not what you want, then go try D-Link (or Buffalo, if you can find them in stores).
     
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    The WRT300N is a retarded piece of crap. Half the range and speed of a WRT54G and none of the reliability. :ugh2:
     
  16. cmsurfer

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    My WRT54G has been very good to me. I have no need for 3rd party firmware, so I can't comment on that.

    I just upgraded to a WRT610N. Working pretty well so far.
     
  17. trouphaz

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    yeah, i don't know which i have. i think it might be the wrt160n. when it works, it is fine because all of my wireless devices are pretty close anyway (i just don't want to run wiring all around my condo). but, i can't lay it flat because it overheats so quickly.
     
  18. dissonance

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    If you don't flash a WRT then I'd recommend a ZyXel. I've had mine for 1.5 years and have been happy with it. All the settings/options I need and no wireless drops.
     

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