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Ol' faithful D-link 4300 passed away...

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Tis a very sad day indeed. Just other night I was happily playing RIFT on my gaming rig on my new upgraded cable connection I basically got upgraded to free as a result of my cable company being bought out. Im now rocking 30mbps down and 5mpbs and life was VERY good.

Until in the middle of a large boss fight, I loss all connection utterly and my lights on my Dlink 4300 were going crazy. Lost connection to Xbox 360, HTPC and work laptop as well. Did the usual power cycle, unplug cable connection blah blah. After a bit of tinker, got it to work after a full reset on the 4300 and everything was happy again.... until it crashed again.

Needless to say, after having the cable company out, trying new drivers with my POS Atheros gigabit NIC card, firmware changes and even beating the thing, my 4300 refuses to even hand out IP's to anything anymore, it just sits and blinks at me. It usually runs very warm but now its cold on the outside, so I know its gone for good. So sad, got this expensive bad boy in early 05' and it has been a rocking, stable gaming router with nary a problem all these years.

Now, regretfully, I have to replace it with something and im not sure what's good as I haven't done much router research, didn't need to.

I would really like to keep my gigabit LAN connections as my apt is Cat5E wired, so no, I don't want the Linksys WRT54GL please. I also don't need the highest end wireless as I just use it for my Droid X, so no need for a 5 antenna robot looking thing. Anyone had good luck with the 4500 dlink model? Neweggs reviews on it are pretty hit and miss. I work my network hard with alot of Bittorrent and some file transfers, but alot of gaming between PC and Xbox 360.

Any suggestions? I don't really wanna spend more then a $100.



Edited by 1ceTr0n - 5/20/11 at 11:09am
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if you dont need 5Ghz then this i hear is good.
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I have a D-Link DIR-825. Works great, does everything I need.

If you don't need Dual Band, then there is the DIR-655.

But, if you want a lot of options, the above router is great.
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Originally Posted by Anthony360 View Post
if you dont need 5Ghz then this i hear is good.
+1 great router, even compatible with DD-WRT and Tomato firmware if you want even more features.
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Picked up a E3000 at my local costco for $120. I can easily return it if it breaks down for reason or doesn't work well, costco is awesome for late returns
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So far so good on the E3000 after hours of bittorent and general usage.
Edited by 1ceTr0n - 5/23/11 at 1:04pm
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