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On a slow month, I internet roughly 300GB; on a heavy month, I can hit 1TB. I know that internet speeds depend mostly on your ISP, but I know the router plays a part as well.

1. Regardless of the router, I'll be flashing it with DD-WRT, just like my current Linksys WRT54G.

2. I also don't need anything fancy in terms of wireless capabilities since I'm mostly connected through ethernet anyways.

Now, do those two points I just mentioned pretty much make ANY router okay for me? Or does the router's RAM and CPU speed make a difference in its ability to handle many simultaneous connections?

I would just stick with the WRT54G, but I'm moving out and the router's not mine.
     
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CAT6 Ethernet. /thread.

Any router should be fine. If your using wireless make sure it is N, and has 5ghz support.
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INB4 Piracy discussion.

For the sake of convenience I'll assume you're a linux distribution enthusiast.

To be honest, most current routers can handle internet fine. I occasionally download a Linux Distro or a copy of FreeBSD or something, but nowhere near that volume so I might not be the best person to ask. I have a friend who internets constantly, and he uses the WRT54G, so I think it should be good.

Also, starbucks has free Wifi. Just sayin'.
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The router isn't really important for internet. Just make sure your program's port is open. If you use ddwrt, and if the program has UpnP then its super as it opens the port on start up and shutdown of the program. It's internet heavily dependent on your ISP. Some ISP's may block you entirely or throttle your speeds and peers if detected.
Edited by SkippyDogg - 7/26/11 at 3:11pm
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I have found that if you have cable, the modem seems to be the bottleneck.
When I had Comcast, the modem would always just drop out and you'd have to wait for a while for it to come back.
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I have found that if you have cable, the modem seems to be the bottleneck.
When I had Comcast, the modem would always just drop out and you'd have to wait for a while for it to come back.
You're right, cable sucks for what I do. but unfortunately Bonded DSL /w MLPPP isn't available in the place I'm moving into.
     
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Anything non-bottom-of-the-barrel should be fine.

Most of the modern ones have plenty of RAM and enough CPU to support routing a decent number of packets.
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Anything non-bottom-of-the-barrel should be fine.

Most of the modern ones have plenty of RAM and enough CPU to support routing a decent number of packets.
thanks beers! and thanks for the cleanup as well.
     
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CAT6 Ethernet. /thread.

Any router should be fine. If your using wireless make sure it is N, and has 5ghz support.
What?
    
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