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Yep, everybody has to make their purchasing decisions based upon their experiences. You've had nothing but good experiences with Linksys so you're loyal to the brand. I can understand that. I've had nothing but bad experiences with Linksys so I avoid the brand like the plague.

Older Linksys hardware (like the WRT54G) is usually solid on third party firmware like DD-WRT. Linksys stock firmware wasn't good, which is what led to the creation of DD-WRT.
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That is very thought provoking. I wish I had a better understanding of waves.

2.4G band has long waves so penetrating walls and what not don't really cause much of an issue or distortion/noise in the signal, 5G-5.8G has very short waves so hitting objects causes more interferance, and AC is less tolerant of spikes than N is, An example is i can get 5G N 3 rooms down, But if i hold a pillow between my laptops 7260AC and the router 3 feet away, It drops sync from 866.7mbit (35megabyte/second sustained transfer) to 433.3Mbit (10Megabyte/second sustained transfer) until i pull the pillow away.
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damm it bought a nighthawk 2 weeks ago
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2.4G band has long waves so penetrating walls and what not don't really cause much of an issue or distortion/noise in the signal, 5G-5.8G has very short waves so hitting objects causes more interferance, and AC is less tolerant of spikes than N is, An example is i can get 5G N 3 rooms down, But if i hold a pillow between my laptops 7260AC and the router 3 feet away, It drops sync from 866.7mbit (35megabyte/second sustained transfer) to 433.3Mbit (10Megabyte/second sustained transfer) until i pull the pillow away.

Ah, that's why.

I figured as much about the higher frequency wave having more interference.
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post #65 of 91
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Older Linksys hardware (like the WRT54G) is usually solid on third party firmware like DD-WRT. Linksys stock firmware wasn't good, which is what led to the creation of DD-WRT.

My problems were never firmware related. Every failure was related to hardware component failures.
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My problems were never firmware related. Every failure was related to hardware component failures.
Ah, that's right. (I remember seeing your post too, lol)
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How did I miss this?!

I still use my WRT54G to this day. I will deff be picking one of these up. This is awesome.
 
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only previous linksys router worth its weight was the WRT54GL

none of the later external antenna less models were that great.

Nearly every other router they have, namely the later versions of the WRT54G(non L) were terrible. I have experience with all 3 models.
 
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only previous linksys router worth its weight was the WRT54GL

none of the later external antenna less models were that great.

Nearly every other router they have, namely the later versions of the WRT54G(non L) were terrible. I have experience with all 3 models.

Never had a single problem with the (non L) versions. One of the best pieces of hardware I ever owned, to be honest.
 
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Lol these routers seem to be so hit or miss for some people.
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