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i am about to order a wireless router for my home, and i have decided on this one: Linksys WRT54GL and i was just wondering if this is a good router for the money or if there is something else that would be better in the same price range. i need responses because i am ordering right now!!!
post #2 of 8
Get this.
Well I have this Netgear router, the WPN824. It has excellent connection and excellent range. The setup wizard is simple and easy to use. Installing was a snap! The quality on the connection is very fast for my DSL connection. I'm able to play on Xbox Live and CS:S at the same time with no lag. Plus, my uncle asked us for a reliable router because his was messing up so we got him 1 of those. He is very satisfied with his router and so am I
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get the linksys... flash it with DD-WRT and your golden...

THe broadcom chipsets are far better than others atm..
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post #4 of 8
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@pablo: looks pretty good. i'll take it into consideration... anyone have any experience with the router i linked or have any other ideas?

@joblo: sorry im pretty noob... what does that mean?
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I had the router you linked a few years ago, it worked great for about 9 months then died, first the wireless crapped out, then the wired ports went. I couldn't RMA it because it was a gift from a friend, so it was really annoying.

However, LinkSys is a great product, my experience was likely a fluke, and besides, they have the best warranty in the business. In fact, I just went out and bought the WRT350N.

I would highly recommend getting the one you linked.......
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ok it's good to hear another recommendation for it because i ordered it 2 hours ago
post #7 of 8
the stock firmware on the wrt's tends to be really flaky. needing restarts and resets every few days for a high percentage of them, but once you get DD-WRT or some other 3rd party firmware on it they are golden
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that is what i've heard from everyone who has mentioned the router... what exactly is DD-WRT?
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