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As the title says. It's for a 1 bedroom apartment.
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Linksys WRT310N is a pretty good choice and well under your budget. Does well with DD-WRT if that is something you want to use now or later on.

I personally have a Negear WNR-3500L but it's about $10 or so out of your range.
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good for the price
ASUS RT-N12/B SuperSpeedN Wireless Router and flash it with dd-wrt if you want
http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/RTN12/
but the switchports are only upto fast ethernet (100Mbps)

also have alook here
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/finders/router/products thumb.gif
Edited by stubass - 1/26/12 at 10:53pm
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whats dd-wrt?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by quesoblanco View Post

whats dd-wrt?

dd-wrt is an opensource firmware for certian routers that have IIRC broadcom chipsets..
it supports a great number of functionalities within the framework of the respective hardware platform used. it can turn a crappy router into a better for the most part smile.gif

for further reading have a look here
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index
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post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

dd-wrt is an opensource firmware for certian routers that have IIRC broadcom chipsets..
it supports a great number of functionalities within the framework of the respective hardware platform used. it can turn a crappy router into a better for the most part smile.gif
for further reading have a look here
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/index

So like faster speeds? or what lol. There's only gonna be 1 desktop, 1 laptop, and 1 ps3 connected to the router. What will i notice and improvement in?
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post #7 of 19
WNR-3500L with DD-WRT and nothing less. Spend the extra $ for it, its well worth the cost.
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post #8 of 19
its more like extending what features your router can do, for example setting VPNs, supports enhanced frequencies for WLAN which can extend signal range, easier to configure GUI but you will notice more performance in wireless devices including througput and range..

some more info as there is so much features dd-wrt offers
http://www.howtogeek.com/56612/turn-your-home-router-into-a-super-powered-router-with-dd-wrt/
http://lifehacker.com/178132/hack-attack-turn-your-60-router-into-a-600-router

hope that sheads some light smile.gif
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post #9 of 19
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does the asus one u linked me have it?
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Originally Posted by quesoblanco View Post

does the asus one u linked me have it?

it supports dd-wrt, thus you will have to flash the routers firmware.. thumb.gif

use this
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database and enter the routers name
Edited by stubass - 1/28/12 at 1:59am
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