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post #1 of 10
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Hey guys! I currently have a WRT54G v6 it use to get the job done since I only had 2 devices using wifi but now since I have more when the connections start pouring in the router freezes and I lose connectivity to all of my devices and have to unplug it only for the same thing to happen 5 - 10 minutes later.

Forgot to mention it's the 8mb ram model and it eats it up quick, the cpu usage spikes to 100% and thats the end of it.

I'm looking for a router to run custom firmware;
Tomato
DD-WRT

Thanks in advance!
post #2 of 10
I run the netgear 3500L w/ dd-wrt and has been solid for several months now. However, might be moving up to the netgear wndr4500 to run 5ghz along side the 2.4ghz channel.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122435
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I second the WNDR4500 it's a great router with a good performance margin.

I have the WNDR3700v2 and it's been Rock Solid
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After much deliberation I got the Cisco E4200 over the Netgear offerings.

64MB ram and 16MB flash so custom firmware is easy!!
4 x Gigabit ports + 1 x WAN port
Dual radio with 2.4ghz/5ghz a/b/g/n support
3x3 antenna
1 x usb 2 port for printer or disk sharing

DD-WRT Wiki: Linksys E4200
DD-WRT Forum: Linksys E4200 Router)

Damn good looking for a wireless router as well

It has been very solid with both the Cisco firmware and DDWRT.

Check out all of the smallnetbuilder.com reviews for in depth testing and wireless performance charts etc.
Edited by zer0sum - 10/25/11 at 8:12pm
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I second the motion of the E4200. It's a GREAT router. Then again, it all depends on your needs OP. BTW Have you tried to install DD-WRT on your current WRT54G?
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Congrats on your buy. Especially the fact the they improved the problems ridden in the older E series and the WRT-XXX series
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with no budget? def the WNDR4500, best of the best right now, i have my WNDR3700 bridged to it
post #8 of 10
ASUS RT-N16. This is the best router hands down. Can also run Tomato or dd-wrt. I have one running TomatoUSB it is great.
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ASUS RT-N16. This is the best router hands down. Can also run Tomato or dd-wrt. I have one running TomatoUSB it is great.
Good router but isn't the best Theres newer versions of ASUS models that have topped it now hehe.
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post #10 of 10
Yeah the n16 has the most nvram at 32 with total ram at 128. It's beastly and it doesn't break a sweat with day to day stuff. I feel old with the router though. It has a 480 MHZ broadcom chip, which is faster than the 350 MHZ chip in my first computer, an apple ibook.

The only thing with n16 is there is a sweet spot with wireless, and it takes some tweaking.
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