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I need a router for my apartment next semester. I don't need it to be that strong since it's just an apt and will go through 1 wall max. Budget is an issue (college student ) and I DO NOT want a linksys. Any suggestions?
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whats your budget? i'm using this one right now with DI-624 firmware(stock firmware is ****ty) have not reseted it ever since i switched the firmware.
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Buy a linksys wrt54g and flash it with ddwrt. I think you can pick up the routers pretty damn cheap on ebay.

Both cheap and amazingly useful.
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just out of curiosity, why not a linksys?
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I personally HATE their customer support... but i still use thier products... None of mine have ever messed up.
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post #6 of 8
Try the NetGear WGR-614 and update it to the latest firmware:
http://www.netgear.com/Products/Rout...rs/WGR614.aspx

Haven't had any issues with it, and mine has had an uptime of up to 80 days.. using wireless heavily, as well as wired ethernet.
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Thanks for the suggestions - I'll start trolling ebay

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Originally Posted by stanrc View Post
just out of curiosity, why not a linksys?
I've had more problems with linksys at my house than I have ever had with any other company
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Actiontec MI424WR

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?Inv...p=MI424WR-PB-R

This is a slightly older version of the router Verizon gives out to FiOS customers. I have one that actually replaced my WRT54GS running Tomato because it did everything I needed and had a better interface. Probably the best "gimmie" product I've ever used.

It is technically a modem for FTH applications, but has a ethernet WAN as well that works fine.
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