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I have a Linksys WRT54GL Wireless Broadband Router 802.11b/g, but only one of my LAN port works which is why I am typing this up as we speak. The wireless connection is very finicky. I can't configure my wireless router no matter how I tried to change the settings. I came to a conclusion that this is dead and am now looking for a replacement.

I don't have any expertise in Wireless Router, so any help in recommending me one is appreciated.

Thanks!
post #2 of 10
these are some nice ones with 802.11n standard which means speeds from 150Mbps, 300Mbps up to 450Mbps wierless and Gbe ports
ASUS RT-N16 nice so expensive and can be flashed with dd-wrt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320038

getiing higher up with asus into what they call dual band
ASUS RT-N56U
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320062

ASUS RT-N66U cream of the crop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320091

Linksys WRT310N on n draft
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124276

LINKSYS E3000 great value
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124388

Linksys E4200V2 fastest CPU IIRC, i personally have this one and it is amazing, i get good wireless coverage all over my brick walled 2 story home smile.gif
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124444

and a range of netgear to look through
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&N=-1&isNodeId=1&Description=netgear+wireless+n

things to look for are Gbe/1000Mbps ports wireless N at 150Mbps or more, dual band (dual band is only effective it the end devices are the same as well as end devices must support wireless N and Gbe[which 99% of modern devices do])) smile.gif many choices that you could go on and on

alot of good reviews and advice on this site too
http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/ thumb.gif
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Thanks Stubass! I chose the Linksys E3000.
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Originally Posted by raisethe3 View Post

Thanks Stubass! I chose the Linksys E3000.

nice choice smile.gif... sorry i forgot to mention this, theese flat router like the e3000 and even mine the e4200v2 can get very hot due to the cooling coming from the bottom.. dont worry its not an issue as it is easily combative by using a $10 laptop cooler or what i did whit mine is used some my sons blocks to raise it of the desk and instance success.. it is very cool now. just something you should do with yours IMO smile.gif
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post #5 of 10
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nice choice smile.gif... sorry i forgot to mention this, theese flat router like the e3000 and even mine the e4200v2 can get very hot due to the cooling coming from the bottom.. dont worry its not an issue as it is easily combative by using a $10 laptop cooler or what i did whit mine is used some my sons blocks to raise it of the desk and instance success.. it is very cool now. just something you should do with yours IMO smile.gif

Hmm...I don't have any cooling. But what I do know is that the place where I put my router isn't hot at all. Should I be worried with the upcoming summer weather looming ahead?
post #6 of 10
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Hmm...I don't have any cooling. But what I do know is that the place where I put my router isn't hot at all. Should I be worried with the upcoming summer weather looming ahead?

no, just do like i did and raise it with something also as you said a nice cool place will help too but still raise with something lying arrond that will allow for extra air to get underneath.. i live in a very hot/humid country and it works for me smile.gif
its 30*C here now at 2.30am lol
Edited by stubass - 4/7/12 at 12:34pm
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post #7 of 10

My thread might help you

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/1236842/months-of-wireless-router-madness-finally-resolved-with-new-toy-from-newegg/0_20

 

And yes, my E3000 and E4200 ran pretty warm to hot under loads, so elevate the bottoms to help prevent themselves cooking to death like mine did

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I got a refurbished E3000, but for the price of a new one why shouldn't one get the WNDR3700?
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post #9 of 10
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So by reading through this thread, the outcome is the E3000. Guess I'll give it a shot. Thanks and rep to everyone!
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So by reading through this thread, the outcome is the E3000. Guess I'll give it a shot. Thanks and rep to everyone!

your welcome and good luck smile.gif
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Plextor M5p 128GB 2 x WD 500GB Blues LG Prolimatech Megahalems Rev C 
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Arctic F12 CO PWM x 2 Push/Pull Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate LG IPS235V Corsair AX850 
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Coolermaster HAF 912 advanced (Asia version) 
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I5-3570K Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Inno3D Ichill GTX660 8GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 
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Samsung 830 128GB WD black 500GB Liteon Coolermaster Hyper 212+ EVO 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 7 ultimate Samsung Syncmaster 932gwe+ OCZ ZT series 550W Coolermaster 410 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
1.67Ghz Atom stock 1GB DDR2 2 x 500GB Western Digital Cavier Blacks [RAID 1] 
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