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Something that is of the following if possible

- Has Great Firmware(Stock or Upgrade, doesn't matter)

- WPA2 is a must

- b/g/n

- Gigabit

- Great functionality with port forwarding(guess that would be in the firmware lol)

- Under $100 if possible(Ideally as close to $50 as possible)

- Anything else you guys could suggest would be awesome

- please recommend something with Cisco.

Won't be home until 11 hours from the ported time of this post, so If I don't respond I'm not ignoring, I'm just not here.

Thank you for all your Suggestions(If any)
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post #2 of 19
The NetGear WNR3500L would suit those needs quite well IMO
its $70 at staples.

it does N300
Has NAS capability
Gigabit ethernet
pretty sure it has WPA2 and higher
can put Open source DD-WRT, Open-WRT or Tomato Firmware on it. I havent had any issues with the stock firmware.
ive got two of them in repeater mode to facilitate a wireless bridge to my PC and i can stream HD video from our DirecTV DVR

Hope this helps thumb.gif
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[quote name="Nemesis158" url="/t/1224108/looking-for-a-router#post_16618575"]The NetGear WNR3500L would suit those needs quite well IMO its $70 at staples. it does N300 Has NAS capability Gigabit ethernet pretty sure it has WPA2 and higher can put Open source DD-WRT, Open-WRT or Tomato Firmware on it. I havent had any issues with the stock firmware. ive got two of them in repeater mode to facilitate a wireless bridge to my PC and i can stream HD video from our DirecTV DVR Hope this helps :thumb:[/quote] Rep worthy answer :) I completely forgot to ask about NAS too lol but thx :)
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well all routers have NAS capabilty as long as it has a switchport, a true NAS uses switchport/s

these USB so called NAS setups are good for a budget.. they work well but cannnot support much space.. they are ideal for the average user thumb.gif
For a true NAS solutiuon look at a NAS server which supports alot more space, RAID and alot more features...
Synology, Qnaps and thecrus and good brands to look at, build one yourself out of an older machine with some HDDs and freeNAS installed on a USB key is another good solution. JFYI smile.gif
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Cant beat the $50 price tag and quality of a WRT54G I got one going strong 4+ years running DD-WRT. Its got around a 100-150 foot radius for wireless so basically anywhere in your house if you set it up somewhere central in your home. I prefer Cisco stuff myself as well.
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Originally Posted by Warmonger View Post

Cant beat the $50 price tag and quality of a WRT54G I got one going strong 4+ years running DD-WRT. Its got around a 100-150 foot radius for wireless so basically anywhere in your house if you set it up somewhere central in your home. I prefer Cisco stuff myself as well.

this is a beast of a router and the wrt54g is where dd-wrt evolved from thumb.gif
i love Cisco myself but real Cisco over 3rd party linksys tho i do use linksys routers for my home network and the new E4200v2 is such a beast it doesnt need open source firmware. biggrin.gif

True Cisco for my Lab enviroment thumb.gif
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post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Warmonger View Post

Cant beat the $50 price tag and quality of a WRT54G I got one going strong 4+ years running DD-WRT. Its got around a 100-150 foot radius for wireless so basically anywhere in your house if you set it up somewhere central in your home. I prefer Cisco stuff myself as well.

its only b/g... you dont see a problem with that?
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maybe something like the ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320038

and flash that with dd-wrt

or

ASUS RT-N12/B1 SuperSpeedN Wireless Router
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320076

again flash it with dd-wrt thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryko View Post

its only b/g... you dont see a problem with that?

If your internet line wont exceed 54 Mbps then I see no problem. Unless your network adapters only support Wireless N, which I doubt. My cousin plays Black Ops on his PS3, my brother plays SAMP on his PC, and I play MW2 on my PC all at the same time with no lags on a 1/20 line. Running v24 SP1 Special of DD-WRT so I doubt you would ever see any difference between a G and N connection. It lacks Wireless N and Gigabyte ethernet, which is only useful for network sharing (not a big deal unless you network share 24/7 large files). So to me its the best bang for the buck regardless of the two lacking features. The router has had over 10 revisions and has not changed a single bit, I think that explains itself. I only recommend it because I am Cisco Certified and run a WRT54G Revision 3.0.
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