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Florida is the lightning capital of the world and unfortunately I live here. A recent thunderstorm resulted in our aparment complex getting a direct hit by a bolt of lighting that burned up my prized D-Link DIR 655 router which isnt even 8 months old yet... After getting the good ol, sucks to be you from DLINK tech support, i am in search of a new router. I will only be using this for my PS3 since I do not own a PC anymore so nothing too fancy here. However, I will be downloading and folding with my ps3 and of course gaming online so I need it to handle the load. Oh and it needs to be wireless since I do not want to run a CAT5 cable through 3 rooms. I really dont have a budget but the cheaper the better.
    
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Get something with Linux on it. You can flash it with DD-WRT or OpenWRT firmware to make it 100x more functional.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122223
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320023
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124190
Edited by Cordova - 6/30/08 at 7:00pm
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Originally Posted by sub_lime View Post
Get something with Linux on it. You can flash it with DD-WRT or OpenWRT firmware to make it 100x more functional.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122223
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320023
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124190
What's DD-WRT/OpenWRT?
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i just bought a netgear wireless g for 40 bucks at bestbuy and it works better than my old linksys g router, so i recommend it

sempron 1.8@2.4 ......yes i know its crap, i am building something new in a few days
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I second the wrt54gl + flashing it can be found a few bucks cheaper here.
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...65&dcaid=17873
 
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I thirdify!

Just look at the supported hardware page on dd-wrt and then find the cheapest one.. simple.
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Linksys WRT54G / GL V. 1-4 + DD-WRT. I'm glad i use it!
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post #8 of 11
Here is an explanation of the DD-WRT firmware, and just what it does.

Link

Very easy flash, and I second the recommendation of the WRT54GL, I have one overclocked, and with extra juice, and it beats the crap out of the old netgear I used to have.
    
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I also vote for a Linksys or Netgear router...

Furthermore, consider buying a decent surge protector and/or a UPS while you are at it to prevent losses like this in the future.
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I thirdify!

Just look at the supported hardware page on dd-wrt and then find the cheapest one.. simple.
Fourth-ify? Don't know if it's a word, but I do fourth-ify. DD-WRT works wonders.
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