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post #1 of 20
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My crappy WRT54G2 is starting to poop out on me. Need suggestions for a good router I don't care who makes it. I've heard people talking about dd-wrt for routers but I dont exactly know what that is. Help please
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What kind of budget do you have, buying an entry level cisco router (not linksys crap) will be the last router purchase you make for a long while, spendy but probably worth never hassling with it again they start at around $200 however http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124082

I personally have a wrt610n Which was the king of the linksys stuff a few years back, one of the first routers to offer dual band, NAS, and gigabit ethernet. Ironically enough, not a single of those features actually works, I can only use single band 2.4ghz, 100mbps, and no USB NAS or storage.

If you want to stay cheaper I would give buffalo a try
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100010076%2050001646&IsNodeId=1&name=Buffalo%20Technology

They have decent stuff for a cheap price, and built in dd-wrt support
    
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Used a D-Link DIR 655 for over 4 years. Just bought another one. Love this router.
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You generally get what you pay for. Linksys e3000 has been good to me. So far, very simple to set up, and very reliable. Avoid Netgear like the plague.
    
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I want something under 100 dollars. Most reviews of routers on newegg are giving atrocious reviews so I have no idea what to buy. Cisco seems too expensive for me
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post #6 of 20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124388

BOOSH

I have this router and it's treated me perfectly for over a year. Heavy gamer. Laptops, Android devices, PS3, Xbox, PC, etc.

Also, my friend has a D-Link and says it's perfect. I've never owned a D-Link router before.

If you're a heavy user, beware of overheating. Make sure to elevate your router a few inches off the surface it's on. You can use rubber pegs or, in my case, the inside edges of a couple stacks of CD cases.
Edited by pnoozi - 11/9/11 at 12:48am
    
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post #7 of 20
If you just require wireless G I seriously look into flashing with DD-WRT firmware first before buying new if your budget strapped.Unless your router is actually dying on you,all info on dd-wrt can be found here.
 
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post #8 of 20
The Asus routers have beefy hardware at a great price. You'll want to flash them with Tomato or DD-WRT though.
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post #9 of 20
I got this 1 a few months ago and its awesome. Its also $53.99 right now on NewEgg and is on the supported device list for flashing to DD-WRT( although I haven't done that)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704038
post #10 of 20
Another pull for the DIR 655. Its a beast router, is proven, has all the bugs worked out, tons of features etc. Couldn't be happier with mine!
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