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Originally Posted by axizor View Post

x86 chips in a router? That would be going backwards. Not to mention the big difference in power consumption.

seems to me you're equating x86 with a full blown desktop CPU when there are plenty of lower power chips available these days, Intel even has a line of Atom processors specifically targeting communications: http://ark.intel.com/products/codename/60191/Rangeley?wapkw=rangeley

Sure, its more power than an ARM CPU (albeit, more power consumption results in a more powerful product), but not enough to be concerned about unless you're running dozens of routers tongue.gif

And while it seems clear its not targeting consumers, its not that big of a step beyond dual core ARM...
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You can preorder at the low low price of $249.99

http://store.linksys.com/Linksys-WRT1900AC-App-Enabled-AC1900-Dual-Band-Wireless-Router_stcVVproductId158014980VVcatId553965VVviewprod.htm
 
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post #73 of 91

Considering I bought my old WRT54G for ~$70 many years ago I guess I will be keeping it a bit longer.

I personally have no use for a new router that cost's more than what I gave for my old one - which still works great.

That price is a real bummer.... mad.gif
 
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post #74 of 91
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Considering I bought my old WRT54G for ~$70 many years ago I guess I will be keeping it a bit longer.

I personally have no use for a new router that cost's more than what I gave for my old one - which still works great.

That price is a real bummer.... mad.gif

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post #75 of 91
I've been looking at new routers since I'm wanting to upgrade from my current Asus WL-520GU.

I saw this post and pulled the trigger, pre-ordering one on the Linksys website.

I suppose I'll see how it goes whenever it arrives. thumb.gif
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post #76 of 91

Ah man if i had the money this month I totally would! biggrin.gif
Edited by Ddreder - 4/11/14 at 1:26pm
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Never had a single problem with the (non L) versions. One of the best pieces of hardware I ever owned, to be honest.

Try a WRT54G V8. it blows.

2 differrent V8s with both stock and DDWRT always froze up.
 
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post #78 of 91
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Try a WRT54G V8. it blows.

2 differrent V8s with both stock and DDWRT always froze up.

I had a v4 same thing.

Never was stable for anything but light traffic.

Had a v2 and thing was a tank.

Both ended up dying.


My TL-WR1043ND and WNR3500L are solid with dd-wrt. Especially the newer builds. With the newer builds my TL-WR1043ND can handle 65535 connections. tongue.gif
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Why is WRT so much better than a proprietary standard? It's just a router.
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Why is WRT so much better than a proprietary standard? It's just a router.

Let's say, theoretically, that you buy a router that has 'issues'. These 'issues', are continually reported to the manufacturer of said router. The manufacturer fails to update the firmware in a timely fashion, so you're essentially stuck with a half-baked router for $299.

If you had open source firmware, anyone can fix these problems or add functionality much quicker than the manufacturer. The only problem with open source is that they cannot use proprietary drivers, meaning you lose a little bit of performance. They must use public drivers, often supplied by the SoC manufacturer (Broadcom, Atheros, etc).
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