Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › Linksys E4200 or Netgear WNDR4000?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Linksys E4200 or Netgear WNDR4000?

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
my has been going strong for years (I think I bought it in 2007) Dir-655 RevA

but I believe its time for an upgrade

So I have been looking at these to replace it:

Linksys E4200 (heard the first firmware sucked on it, but the new one fixed the problems it had)

Netgear WNDR4000 (really new, but reviews say its neck and neck with the Linksys)

all my network is 2.4ghz, so thats a concern for me, I plan on upgrading it to 5ghz though and reaping the benefits of the faster speeds. I just cant decide on which router to get.

my router has become less stable lately so I believe its time to upgrade from it, theres the newer revisions of the same router out with completely different insides but I dont think its worth just upgrading to that though. I just want a router that will making my DIR-655 look obsolete, and better in every way, with a better signal than my current router, and more reliable.
Edited by gooface - 5/19/11 at 8:43pm
Hasy-E
(19 items)
 
Westy-EP
(14 items)
 
NP8153
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel® HM170 Express Chipset NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1070 GPU with 8GB GDDR5 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 500GB M2 HGST Travelstar 1TB 7200RPM  Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 15.6" 1080P IPS with G-SYNC Technology 
Keyboard
Color illuminated keyboard 
  hide details  
Reply
Hasy-E
(19 items)
 
Westy-EP
(14 items)
 
NP8153
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel® HM170 Express Chipset NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1070 GPU with 8GB GDDR5 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 500GB M2 HGST Travelstar 1TB 7200RPM  Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 15.6" 1080P IPS with G-SYNC Technology 
Keyboard
Color illuminated keyboard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 13
Thread Starter 
anyone with experience with either of these routers?
Hasy-E
(19 items)
 
Westy-EP
(14 items)
 
NP8153
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel® HM170 Express Chipset NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1070 GPU with 8GB GDDR5 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 500GB M2 HGST Travelstar 1TB 7200RPM  Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 15.6" 1080P IPS with G-SYNC Technology 
Keyboard
Color illuminated keyboard 
  hide details  
Reply
Hasy-E
(19 items)
 
Westy-EP
(14 items)
 
NP8153
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel® HM170 Express Chipset NVIDIA® GeForce™ GTX 1070 GPU with 8GB GDDR5 16GB Dual Channel DDR4 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 500GB M2 HGST Travelstar 1TB 7200RPM  Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 15.6" 1080P IPS with G-SYNC Technology 
Keyboard
Color illuminated keyboard 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 13
neither are supported by dd-wrt yet. E4200 might be closer seeing as its older and they'v had more time to work on it.

but according to this they both have the same 5Ghz chip so you'll be getting about the same performance with both.

but IMO id get the E4200 cuz its so damn sexxxy biggrin.gif
Edited by Anthony360 - 5/20/11 at 10:29am
Operation GoBroke
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6600k Gigabyte G1 Gaming 7 Gigabyte 1070  CORSAIR Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 EK Supremacy EVO 10 T240HD 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic 750 Fractal Define R5 Razer Deathadder Chroma SoundBlaster z 
  hide details  
Reply
Operation GoBroke
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6600k Gigabyte G1 Gaming 7 Gigabyte 1070  CORSAIR Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 EK Supremacy EVO 10 T240HD 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic 750 Fractal Define R5 Razer Deathadder Chroma SoundBlaster z 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anthony360;13571070 
neither are supported by dd-wrt yet. E4200 might be closer seeing as its older and they'v had more time to work on it.

but according to this they both have the same 5Ghz chip so you'll be getting about the same performance with both.

but IMO id get the E4200 cuz its so damn sexxxy biggrin.gif

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices#Cisco_Linksys_.28Wireless_a.2Fb.2Fg.2Fn.29

actually do they support E4200 biggrin.gif and the netgear isn't yet... I'd say get the 4200 cause it is a more reputable brand IMO
Epic Rig
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) Radeon HD 5670 G. Skill 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G. Skill WD Green Seagate Samsung Blu Ray reader 
Monitor
i inc 28 inch monitor 
  hide details  
Reply
Epic Rig
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) Radeon HD 5670 G. Skill 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G. Skill WD Green Seagate Samsung Blu Ray reader 
Monitor
i inc 28 inch monitor 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 13
I had the WNDR3700 for a day. I was having issues with wireless dropping out on my WRT320N with DD-WRT. I tried the WNDR3700 and I really liked the stock firmware on it, but it turned out that it was a wireless card in one of my laptops that was freaking out causing issues in any router it connected to in N 2.4ghz mode.

I really liked the options the router has and wish I could have kept it versus my WRT320N with DD-WRT.
So personally, I would go with the WNDR4000.
post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thedark1337;13576812 
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices#Cisco_Linksys_.28Wireless_a.2Fb.2Fg.2Fn.29

actually do they support E4200 biggrin.gif and the netgear isn't yet... I'd say get the 4200 cause it is a more reputable brand IMO

doh.gif I was thinkin e3200 since ime eyeing it at work.

but still, the 4200 is only beta and i wouldn't try a beta on that expensive a router.
Edited by Anthony360 - 5/20/11 at 8:07pm
Operation GoBroke
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6600k Gigabyte G1 Gaming 7 Gigabyte 1070  CORSAIR Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 EK Supremacy EVO 10 T240HD 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic 750 Fractal Define R5 Razer Deathadder Chroma SoundBlaster z 
  hide details  
Reply
Operation GoBroke
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
6600k Gigabyte G1 Gaming 7 Gigabyte 1070  CORSAIR Vengeance 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 EK Supremacy EVO 10 T240HD 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic 750 Fractal Define R5 Razer Deathadder Chroma SoundBlaster z 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 13
Fine sir I am in the same pickle as you. I have the DIR-655 and absolutely love it. However, it is my roommates and I am moving in with my girlfriend in about 2 weeks. So, I need to buy a brand new spanking wireless router. I narrowed it down to these two as well, and was able to find some sellers on Amazon for $130-$140. I based it on a few factors:
  1. It's much sexier
  2. I'm a Linksys/Cisco fanboy and veered away when buying the D-Link
  3. More and more support by DD-WRT is coming.. seems legit

The only downfall is there aren't any wall mount holes on the router. I believe they both have USB ports - but that's not a main selling point anyway.

I just want to make use of N cards in my wireless devices. I will be wiring everything for the most part anyway. I have a gigabit 8 port switch that will be connected to it.

What kinds of things are you connecting to the network?

Wired:
  • Xbox 360
  • RCN TiVo
  • HP Printer
  • Panasonic TV (Viera)
  • Main gaming rig
  • Laptock dock (running synergy with the main rig)
  • Media center TV that is has 10TB of storage.. used to deliver media to TV and devices connected internally

Wireless:
  • 3 Laptops roaming around the apartment
  • Blackberry
  • myTouch 4G
  • Wii
  • iPhone we use as an alarm clock to play Pandora in the morning

And I'm using Cat6 for everything. I mean, you still have to optimize and properly wire your network to get the advantage. Plus, I'm not too concerned about wireless range and what not - we have a 1 bedroom apartment in Chicago, about 1000 sq ft.
650 Dominator
(15 items)
 
Bumblebee
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k ASUS Sabertooth Z77 eVGA GTX 680 2GB eVGA GTX 680 2GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600 Intel 520 Intel 520 CM Hyper Evo+ 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 8 Pro Das Keyboard Ultimate Corsair HX850 Corsair 650D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic SteelSeries Qck+ Fnatic SteelSeries 7H Fnatic 
  hide details  
Reply
650 Dominator
(15 items)
 
Bumblebee
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k ASUS Sabertooth Z77 eVGA GTX 680 2GB eVGA GTX 680 2GB 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Crucial Ballistix DDR3 1600 Intel 520 Intel 520 CM Hyper Evo+ 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 8 Pro Das Keyboard Ultimate Corsair HX850 Corsair 650D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic SteelSeries Qck+ Fnatic SteelSeries 7H Fnatic 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 13
I am a massive fan of the high end Netgear routers. The WNDR3700 has been long known as the dominate home router with some of the best hardware. Now that the 4000 has came out and switched to a broadcom chipset I would have no hesitation going with this model.

DDWRT has always been an awesome option but would be the one factor for me to NOT get a netgear router. It was horrible on the 3700 and is going to be a while before it gets to the 4000 (NVRAM is complicated on these new 450mbps models).

But if you are looking for the best stock software the Netgear software is configurable enough for me to not really miss DD-WRT much.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 480 3x 2 GB Corsair DDR1600 Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 160 GB X25-M SSD, 2x 1.0 TB 7200RPM RAID 1 Lite-on DVD-RW Win 7 64-bit 23" Samsung PX2370 LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycos Corsair 750TX Corsair 800D Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus CE 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 970 Asus Rampage III Extreme Evga GTX 480 3x 2 GB Corsair DDR1600 Dominator 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Intel 160 GB X25-M SSD, 2x 1.0 TB 7200RPM RAID 1 Lite-on DVD-RW Win 7 64-bit 23" Samsung PX2370 LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycos Corsair 750TX Corsair 800D Logitech MX518 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus CE 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 13
I like Linksys, so my vote goes for the E4200. Netgear is garbage for me. I have an E2000, albeit the stock firmware sucks the hardware is very good. I wanted to try DD-WRT on it, but I'm not sure if it's supported.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 6100  ASUS M5A78L-M LX  Integrated grapgics ATM. HD 6850 soon 8GB DDR3-1333 Kingston HyperX Blu 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250GB Samsung Windows 7 Pro 64bit SyncMaster 203B SteelSeries Shift 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec TP3-650 Crappy black ATX case Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX 6100  ASUS M5A78L-M LX  Integrated grapgics ATM. HD 6850 soon 8GB DDR3-1333 Kingston HyperX Blu 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
250GB Samsung Windows 7 Pro 64bit SyncMaster 203B SteelSeries Shift 
PowerCaseMouse
Antec TP3-650 Crappy black ATX case Razer DeathAdder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by iKhan;13757132 
I like Linksys, so my vote goes for the E4200. Netgear is garbage for me. I have an E2000, albeit the stock firmware sucks the hardware is very good. I wanted to try DD-WRT on it, but I'm not sure if it's supported.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linksys_E2000

Here you go. DD WRT on my friend!
Epic Rig
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) Radeon HD 5670 G. Skill 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G. Skill WD Green Seagate Samsung Blu Ray reader 
Monitor
i inc 28 inch monitor 
  hide details  
Reply
Epic Rig
(9 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) Radeon HD 5670 G. Skill 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
G. Skill WD Green Seagate Samsung Blu Ray reader 
Monitor
i inc 28 inch monitor 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Networking & Security
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › Linksys E4200 or Netgear WNDR4000?