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I had recently posted in the forums about getting horrendous connection lag; constant ping fluctuations, network disconnects, download/upload speed fluctuations, etc., and in an attempt to fix the lag, I had bought a new Motorola SB6120 modem to replace the old SB5101 we had. When everything was all installed, the Time Warner tech had doubled our speeds for $5 more (10 megabit download to 20 megabit download, 1 megabit upload to 2 megabit upload); unfortunately, I was very disappointed to go into Team Fortress 2 and notice my horrible ping fluctuations and lag in general was still there. The modem wasn't the problem I guess.

I was reading online, and I have had some people claim that the D-Link DIR 655 routers with hardware revision A4 have hardware issues; that sucks, considering that is the revision I have. So, I now believe that the router may be the cause of this lag, and as such, I need a recommendation for a new router to replace my current garbage heap with.

I have looked at several routers, and I just can't decide. I have looked at the ASUS RT-N56U, NETGEAR WNDR4000, Amped Wireless R10000G, and the Linksys E4200. Can anyone recommend a router to me; any router matching my specifications will do.

My Specifications :
The router must cost up to $130, however, I can go higher, if need be.
The router must be ridiculously fast; dual band is a necessity.
The router must be wireless-N.
The router must have excellent range.
The router must be reliable; no getting furious at the router for disconnecting clients, fluctuating in speed, fluctuating the ping to as high as 400 ms to SERVERS 150 MILES AWAY, etc.

I also plan on upgrading my D-Link DWA 142 to an Intel 6300N with a mini pci-e to normal pci-e adapter in my desktop PC.

I absolutely cannot stand this lag anymore; I am about to bring the DIR-655 outside and take a few shots at it with my rifle, and then possibly smash it with the sledgehammer that rests against the wall in my garage.
    
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Linksys E4200 v2

I must say though, 2 megabit upload is not fast and may be the cause of your lag spikes.
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i would recomend the ASUS RT-N56U
good reviews
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31436-asus-rt-n56u-black-diamond-dual-band-gigabit-wireless-n-router-reviewed

or NETGEAR WNDR4500 N900
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-reviews/31603-netgear-wndr4500-n900-wireless-dual-band-gigabit-router-reviewed

have alook at the reviews and see what you think thumb.gif

BTW the Linksys E4200v2 has the fastest CPU and i have one which is a beast, brillaint wireless all over my 2 story house smile.gif
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Both also good routers.

The RT-N56U looks sexy too.
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Totally trolling, but you could by the one I'm selling in the FS section! tongue.gif
    
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if your still around post back. i had the same issue and found a fix for mine if you'd like to try it.
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if your still around post back. i had the same issue and found a fix for mine if you'd like to try it.

Yes, I am willing to try ANYTHING at this point! I went to bed last night after I made this thread; like I said, I would love to try this fix.
    
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glad to see ya came back. you need to log into your router. go to advanced settings,then qos. then under wan traffic shapping try theses setings.....

enable traffic shaping...(checked)
automatic upload speed...(unchecked)
manual uplink speed....(type in 3500)
connection type.....(leave set to auto detect)

next box...qos engine setup
enable qos engine.....(check)
automatic classification...(check)
dynamic fragmentation...(check)

then go to save settings and reboot the router. when i let the router configure theses setting i would have lag on everything in the house except the main pc. it also accured after a new firmware update. i work second shift,but ill check back to see how you made out.
Edited by toyz72 - 3/1/12 at 9:50am
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glad to see ya came back. you need to log into your router. go to advanced settings,then qos. then under wan traffic shapping try theses setings.....
enable traffic shaping...(checked)
automatic upload speed...(unchecked)
manual uplink speed....(type in 3500)
connection type.....(leave set to auto detect)
next box...qos engine setup
enable qos engine.....(check)
automatic classification...(check)
dynamic fragmentation...(check)
then go to save settings and reboot the router. when i let the router configure theses setting i would have lag on everything in the house except the main pc. it also accured after a new firmware update. i work second shift,but ill check back to see how you made out.

I tried all of those fixes in the router settings; unfortunately, when I went into a game, I was sad to see that I was still lagging like hell, and I still saw my connection go to crap, then back to a decent connection, horrible again, etc. I guess I have no other choice than to get a new router now. frown.gif

I am heavily thinking of getting an ASUS RT-N56U, and hopefully I will be able to acquire one soon.
    
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I tried all of those fixes in the router settings; unfortunately, when I went into a game, I was sad to see that I was still lagging like hell, and I still saw my connection go to crap, then back to a decent connection, horrible again, etc. I guess I have no other choice than to get a new router now. frown.gif
I am heavily thinking of getting an ASUS RT-N56U, and hopefully I will be able to acquire one soon.

i good choice well i recomended it as well biggrin.gif
the ASUS RT-N56U has some of the best LAN switching throughput whilest its big brother ASUS RT-N66U has some of the best wireless capabilties but cost more thumb.gif
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