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I'm in the market for a HIGH PERFORMANCE (fast) router and was looking at a couple (feel free to also make other suggestions and state why)

1. D-link GamerLounge DGL-4300 Wireless Router
-some reviews say the wireless is VERY slow, some say its VERY fast, i don't know which to pick. Wireless isn't that important as my mom will be using the wireless (only her) and all she does is check e-mail and browse the web
-I like the idea of GameFuel technology for my gaming, however, i don't want it to slow down my parents too much

2. D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router
-Based off the "new" N technology, some say it was rushed to the market however, this router has performed well
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I have #1 and it rocks. You can upload/download/torrent uncapped and ping times barely change at all. Without the router they shoot up to 2000+.
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what kinda download and torrent speeds you get WHILE gaming?

EDIT: and hows the wireless strength?
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Originally Posted by TrAncE XD View Post
what kinda download and torrent speeds you get WHILE gaming?
Same as while not.
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wireless strength ?
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I just ordered this DLink router the other day. It will be delivered tomorrow. Same one you mentioned.

Im planning on making a thread comparing it to my current MS wireless router. Should be pretty good. If you want to wait until tomorrow afternoon, you'll get some real results.
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sweet!
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post #8 of 10
i have #1 and it's awesome. but don't expect to have a ping of 40 in your game if you download 20 things at the same time.

i did play some BF2 and CSS with one or 2 torrent download, and the ping didn't suffer much.

wireless seem decent, but i've never tried it. my roommate never complained, as she only do email and chat, while a do heavy download. maybe she was shy.

i'm moving in 2 weeks and i'm gonna have to go wireless with 2 or 3 rigs, so i'll know better then.

i don't know anything about #2

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Hey Trance...Got the D-Link router in.

Highly recommending it would be an understatement.
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anyone ever try to have 2 or more people playing a STEAM game over either of those wireless routers? My current belkin POS likes to pingout A LOT when more than one person on my wifi net is trying to connect to STEAM (or torrent, or play BF2, or browse image-intensive webpages)

I need a ROBUST wifi router - 802.11b/g is enough - 54mbps is more than fast enough anyways - I just need something with a BIG packet buffer and a decent processor speed since my home-net is pretty saturated. (also I can not find any real useful specs on either of those routers... that's why I ask for anecdotal evidence of the performance of these 2 routers, many companies like to skew they REAL performance of their wireless technology )
    
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