New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Good gaming router? - Page 3

post #21 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
Wait, they make a Gaming Router?

Wow, I guess people will try anything to market their products nowadays.
Hehe. My thoughts exactly.... You can get your Gaming router and your SLI ready RAM XD
Quote:
Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
Ok, so I don't know anything about routers... but I have the 6mb DSL from AT&T. And right now I am using the crappy router that comes free with the service. The model is 2wire 2701HG-B. So, what I assume it is pretty bad. What would be a router to replace it that would be alot better but not too hard on the wallet?
Look for a Linksys WRT54G on ebay (version 5 or older) for around $50.00, flash it to DD-WRT, and have fun with more options than you can shake a stick at (if you like to tinker ). Using DD-WRT is "like turning your $60.00 router into a $600.00 router". That's an exageration (cause of things like processing power) but it really is nice firmware, and the 54G's work really well with it installed.
Edited by HatesFury - 7/7/08 at 4:19pm
Furian II
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Pheon X4 955 MSI 870A-G46 Saphire 4870 1GB GSkill Ripjaw 2x4 DDR3 1600 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home - 32 kernel cracked for more RAM Spectre 32" Acer 22" Logitech G15 V1 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G9 Xact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
Furian II
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Pheon X4 955 MSI 870A-G46 Saphire 4870 1GB GSkill Ripjaw 2x4 DDR3 1600 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home - 32 kernel cracked for more RAM Spectre 32" Acer 22" Logitech G15 V1 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G9 Xact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22 of 34
I would recommend Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 w/ DD-WRT.
I has been working for almost 2 years. Forwarding traffic to a web server, CS 1.6 server and 2 laptops playing DotA at the same time. There are many other features, on of them is the RX amplifier, which should be able to receive signal from a laptop from 666 meters.

The only problem is that hardware is old (2,5 years) and it
s only b/g.
Ferberite
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 AMD Radeon HD 6630M 6GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSOS
Samsung 850EVO HITACHI HTS727550A9E364 7.2krpm Debian 7.0 Win7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win8 15.6 Zoll 16:9, 1366x768 Pixel, AUO23EC, spiege... 24" Dell U2412M, 1920x1200 Integrated + External 
PowerCase
20V, 4.5A Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 
  hide details  
Reply
Ferberite
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 AMD Radeon HD 6630M 6GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSOS
Samsung 850EVO HITACHI HTS727550A9E364 7.2krpm Debian 7.0 Win7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win8 15.6 Zoll 16:9, 1366x768 Pixel, AUO23EC, spiege... 24" Dell U2412M, 1920x1200 Integrated + External 
PowerCase
20V, 4.5A Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by metala View Post
I would recommend Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 w/ DD-WRT.
I has been working for almost 2 years. Forwarding traffic to a web server, CS 1.6 server and 2 laptops playing DotA at the same time. There are many other features, on of them is the RX amplifier, which should be able to receive signal from a laptop from 666 meters.

The only problem is that hardware is old (2,5 years) and it
s only b/g.
Buffalo is banned from selling in the US right now cause of a copyright lawsuit ....... You might find a used one on ebay. buffalo is the best brand IMO.
Furian II
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Pheon X4 955 MSI 870A-G46 Saphire 4870 1GB GSkill Ripjaw 2x4 DDR3 1600 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home - 32 kernel cracked for more RAM Spectre 32" Acer 22" Logitech G15 V1 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G9 Xact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
Furian II
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Pheon X4 955 MSI 870A-G46 Saphire 4870 1GB GSkill Ripjaw 2x4 DDR3 1600 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home - 32 kernel cracked for more RAM Spectre 32" Acer 22" Logitech G15 V1 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G9 Xact Mat 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 34
So, how would you flash the firmware of a router?
post #25 of 34
Distance between the two? when you are close does it still lag? This is a nice gaming router http://games.dlink.com/products/?pid=370&#DGL-4300
Boot Scootin'
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8120 GA-990FXA-UD3 MSI R9 390X Corsair  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair  ocz vertex 3 seagate Samsung 
Optical DriveCoolingOSPower
LG bluray Cooler Master 612 Windows 7 xfx 
Case
Antec Dark Fleet 
  hide details  
Reply
Boot Scootin'
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8120 GA-990FXA-UD3 MSI R9 390X Corsair  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Corsair  ocz vertex 3 seagate Samsung 
Optical DriveCoolingOSPower
LG bluray Cooler Master 612 Windows 7 xfx 
Case
Antec Dark Fleet 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 34
Oh, and also... there are 2 different pictures for the same router. Which one is better?

This one:


This one: (looks newer)



And Buy.com has 4 for under $50

http://www.buy.com/retail/usersearch...me&display=col

EDIT: There are also ones with, and without "SpeedBooster." Does that make a difference?
post #27 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
Oh, and also... there are 2 different pictures for the same router. Which one is better?

This one:


This one: (looks newer)



And Buy.com has 4 for under $50

http://www.buy.com/retail/usersearch...me&display=col

EDIT: There are also ones with, and without "SpeedBooster." Does that make a difference?
The first is probably WRT54GL/WRT54GS/WRT54GL.
WRT54GL has 4MB Flash and 16MB RAM and has Linux in it but you have no access to the OS inside. You have to flash it.
WRT54Gv4 == WRT54GL (rebranded)
WRT54Gv5 - 2MB Flash, 8 MB RAM (Linux flashable)
The same for WRT54Gv5 and v6
v7 is Atheros based and it is hard locked somehow and cannot be flashed to Linux, yet.

WRT54GSv1-3 - 8MB FLASH, 32MB RAM (Linux flashable)
WRT54GSv4 - 4MB Flash, 16MB RAM (Linux flashable)
WRT54GSv5 - 2MB Flash, 8MB RAM (Linux flashable)
WRT54GSv7 (I think it was 7, is not Linux flashable)

Linux firmwares for there routers: Tomato, DD-WRT, OpenWRT (These are the most powerful firmwares for now, I use Tomato, because I has the best signal of all three.. dunno why.)

SpeedBooster is also called Afterburner and it is advertised as 125M, -> 125Mbit, but it's not true. It can be activated on any of these routers with third-party firmware or buying the GS series. It works only between 2 Broadcom wifi's, that means if your laptop has a broadcom wifi and the router. If you enable afterburner on both of them you should have better connection, longer distance and higher speed. But I haven't noticed any of there improvements.
Ferberite
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 AMD Radeon HD 6630M 6GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSOS
Samsung 850EVO HITACHI HTS727550A9E364 7.2krpm Debian 7.0 Win7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win8 15.6 Zoll 16:9, 1366x768 Pixel, AUO23EC, spiege... 24" Dell U2412M, 1920x1200 Integrated + External 
PowerCase
20V, 4.5A Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 
  hide details  
Reply
Ferberite
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 AMD Radeon HD 6630M 6GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSOS
Samsung 850EVO HITACHI HTS727550A9E364 7.2krpm Debian 7.0 Win7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win8 15.6 Zoll 16:9, 1366x768 Pixel, AUO23EC, spiege... 24" Dell U2412M, 1920x1200 Integrated + External 
PowerCase
20V, 4.5A Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 
  hide details  
Reply
post #28 of 34
Whatever router you get (I suggest the WRT-54GL line myself), make sure it's compatible with DD-WRT (free, open source firmware for lots of linksys routers, you have to flash it on though).

Mostly because DD-WRT comes with packet priority. Which means that if your buddy in the same house is running bit-torrent, you can set up the router to let your gaming packets through when they're jostling for bandwidth with those nasty peer-to-peer programs. In short, peer to peer while gaming online is possible with dd-wrt.
Forge
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L 8800GT 512 Meg 4(2x2)gig DDR2-800 Mushkin 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 7200RPM 750gigs Samsung 20x Windows Vista 64-bit Acer p223w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec 550Watts Antec 900 mid-tower Logitech mx518 
Mouse Pad
Generic 
  hide details  
Reply
Forge
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q6600 Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L 8800GT 512 Meg 4(2x2)gig DDR2-800 Mushkin 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 7200RPM 750gigs Samsung 20x Windows Vista 64-bit Acer p223w 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Antec 550Watts Antec 900 mid-tower Logitech mx518 
Mouse Pad
Generic 
  hide details  
Reply
post #29 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by metala View Post
The first is probably WRT54GL/WRT54GS/WRT54GL.
WRT54GL has 4MB Flash and 16MB RAM and has Linux in it but you have no access to the OS inside. You have to flash it.
WRT54Gv4 == WRT54GL (rebranded)
WRT54Gv5 - 2MB Flash, 8 MB RAM (Linux flashable)
The same for WRT54Gv5 and v6
v7 is Atheros based and it is hard locked somehow and cannot be flashed to Linux, yet.

WRT54GSv1-3 - 8MB FLASH, 32MB RAM (Linux flashable)
WRT54GSv4 - 4MB Flash, 16MB RAM (Linux flashable)
WRT54GSv5 - 2MB Flash, 8MB RAM (Linux flashable)
WRT54GSv7 (I think it was 7, is not Linux flashable)

Linux firmwares for there routers: Tomato, DD-WRT, OpenWRT (These are the most powerful firmwares for now, I use Tomato, because I has the best signal of all three.. dunno why.)

SpeedBooster is also called Afterburner and it is advertised as 125M, -> 125Mbit, but it's not true. It can be activated on any of these routers with third-party firmware or buying the GS series. It works only between 2 Broadcom wifi's, that means if your laptop has a broadcom wifi and the router. If you enable afterburner on both of them you should have better connection, longer distance and higher speed. But I haven't noticed any of there improvements.
Ok, so like I said, I know nothing about routers... so I didn't understand anything you just said. Lol.

There is 4 of those routers on Buy.com, all pretty cheap. So which one of those 4 is the best?
post #30 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
Ok, so like I said, I know nothing about routers... so I didn't understand anything you just said. Lol.

There is 4 of those routers on Buy.com, all pretty cheap. So which one of those 4 is the best?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series
Read here.
WRT54GL was my choice, but I regret buying it because there was a Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 which has the same electronics/internals, but in addition has RX amplifier. If you cannot get that Buffalo, get Linksys WRT54GL.

SpeedBooster boosts your speed/range only when both/all of the devices support it, otherwise it slows down.
Example:

WRT54GS(SpeedBooster enabled) <-WIFI-> Laptop (Broadcom SpeedBooster enabled wifi adapter)
Ferberite
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 AMD Radeon HD 6630M 6GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSOS
Samsung 850EVO HITACHI HTS727550A9E364 7.2krpm Debian 7.0 Win7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win8 15.6 Zoll 16:9, 1366x768 Pixel, AUO23EC, spiege... 24" Dell U2412M, 1920x1200 Integrated + External 
PowerCase
20V, 4.5A Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 
  hide details  
Reply
Ferberite
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E520 AMD Radeon HD 6630M 6GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOSOS
Samsung 850EVO HITACHI HTS727550A9E364 7.2krpm Debian 7.0 Win7 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Win8 15.6 Zoll 16:9, 1366x768 Pixel, AUO23EC, spiege... 24" Dell U2412M, 1920x1200 Integrated + External 
PowerCase
20V, 4.5A Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Networking & Security