Wireless Router

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  1. Clarity

    Clarity New Member

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    I'm going to buy a new wireless router, since my current one is a piece of junk. What should I get? I was thinking the WRT54GL or the WRT54GS, but I then saw the Netgear WNR854T. What should I get?
     
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    What do you normally use your network for? Browsing webpages? Gaming? For most purposes, you should be fine with the WRT54GS. You can easily reflash the router to add more features. The Netgear would only be useful if you plan to stream movies or do other activities that require lots of bandwidth.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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  4. Clarity

    Clarity New Member

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    I use the internet for webpages, gaming, torrents, streaming video, etc.

    EDIT - Would the Netgear have a significant advantage over the Linksys for gaming, torrents, etc.?
     
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    rsxm5 OT Supporter

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    If it is strictly Internet access, I can't imagine you would notice a difference between any of them. Your internet is not going to be faster than the wireless connection no matter which one you go with. I would personally go with the WRT54GL from a reliability standpoint.
     
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  7. Clarity

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    I'm sorry 7960. Thank you for the link. I've decided on the Linksys WRT54GL.
     
  8. jmechy

    jmechy Calmer then you are.

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    Now go put DD-WRT on it and you will have a really powerful router for a decent price.
     
  9. soundmaster2.0

    soundmaster2.0 Toasted OT Supporter

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    if only dd-wrt worked with version 6
     

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