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Well just quick backstory. Had a storm. Lightning struck our yard. Killed the modem and 1 ethernet port on my comp x.x. Ever since the network has always been very non-reliable and randomly get crap bandwidth. I've reset it updated firmware and what not, still has issues.

Really just looking for a replacement. My dad will pay it's for his house, he hates computers so he won't pay much haha. Has to have wireless and 4 plugins. Also I'd love it if was a gigabit wireless-N at least in the ports.

This router is placed on the 2nd floor and needs to cover the 1st floor and basement. Our current wrt45gs has no issues covering the house.

Are there any good deals? Also any good deals you feel are in the OCN marketplace? Thanks homies.
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post #2 of 18
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Also... Security isn't really concern as we never even secure the network.
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post #3 of 18
What's your budget?

I could suggest this router if your budget is a bit low. Otherwise, you can get this one.
Edited by Icekilla - 11/1/11 at 4:24pm
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post #4 of 18
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I'm afraid I can't afford your luxuries miss rarity. A wrt54gs is like, $25 on ebay. Sooo, around that price. Maybe up to $40. Used is fine.
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post #5 of 18
Get a DD-WRT router and flash the firmware, call it a day
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post #6 of 18
What about $54?

I found this one. Honestly, it's the cheapest I could find with Gigabit Ethernet and WiFi N.

On the other hand... you could just get a used WRT54G and flash it with DD-WRT.
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post #7 of 18
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Honestly i'm just going to run whatever it is with the router. Whenever I do some kind of software mods on anything there is always an issue one way or another.

Nothing in the for sale section that's good? Btw the wireless doesn't need to be gigabit, just the wired.
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post #8 of 18
ASUS RT-N16 if it is within your budget. To me it is the best router (unless you need 5 GHz band).
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post #9 of 18
You can also flash WRT54GS with dd-wrt or TomatoUSB to see if that improves the network.
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post #10 of 18
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Would I need a gigabit router to get full speed from a fiber optic isp? Assuming the bandwidth is much higher.. Right now I get typically 900kb/s downloads.
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