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Hi guys,
just bought myself a whr hp g300n from Buffalo. This router had great reviews and seemed good for me. Was DDWRT compatible, etc.

It has great range, great signal, flashed to DDWRT easily..

But it keeps cutting out periodically. 1-3 times a day easily. The wireless adapters can't even detect the router's network signal at all anymore. Its apparently a known problem with no solutions. If you contact buffalo they either give you the cold shoulder or offer another as a replacement. I will probably do that but can't wait for the router to be returned from RMA/replacement...

I'm looking for a good router. >$50 but < $150. Any recommendations?
post #2 of 11
I woud look into Cisco routers. They are great!
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post #3 of 11
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I woud look into Cisco routers. They are great!
Yeah what he said, you can get a Linksys or a Netgear for like 80bucks anywhere!
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post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MClouse;13389639 
I woud look into Cisco routers. They are great!
Quote:
Originally Posted by PROBN4LYFE;13389660 
Yeah what he said, you can get a Linksys or a Netgear for like 80bucks anywhere;)!

Any specific models to recommend?
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post #6 of 11
I picked up the D-Link wireless N 300, mainly because I HATE routers that cut out. I have used their "gaming" branded routers which NEVER cut out, unlike Linksys which end up needing power cycling alot.

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=565

Microcenter has them for $39 after rebate.

I'm very happy so far, no drops, no power cycling, good signal and better performance than my last wireless Linksys node. But I disabled the routing since I have an expensive Cisco router as a firewall.
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche;13389780 
I picked up the D-Link wireless N 300, mainly because I HATE routers that cut out. I have used their "gaming" branded routers which NEVER cut out, unlike Linksys which end up needing power cycling alot.

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=565

Microcenter has them for $39 after rebate.

I'm very happy so far, no drops, no power cycling, good signal and better performance than my last wireless Linksys node. But I disabled the routing since I have an expensive Cisco router as a firewall.

thats a great one too!
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post #8 of 11
You can't say 'Cisco' and then come back with consumer grade devices

Also to consider would be an Asus RT-N16.
Had mine for about a year and a half now with no real problems on DD-WRT.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...320038&Tpk=n16
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post #9 of 11
did you tried updating the firmware with the latest one? V24-SP2 build 14998 or the V24SP2 16753 Alpha
http://www.buffalotech.com/support/g...6753-eu-us.zip
http://www.buffalotech.com/support/g...4998-eu-us.zip
if it's not working, try the non-ddwrt firmware
http://www.buffalotech.com/support/g...300n_fw182.zip
    
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post #10 of 11
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Late response but I tried stock firmware, latest buffalo firmware, and latest DDWRT. Signal drops at least once a day....

I might go with the Rt-N16
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