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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833124081

id go with this one. good range and upto date!
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I posted earlier about me having used 3 Linksys routers. I thought I'd not which routers we had.

The first was one of the B routers (rather than G or N). The second was the WRT54GS. Well, I'm pretty sure it was the S version (rather than a WRT54G or WRT54GL), but I'm not really that sure. The newest one, the one at our house, is one of the newer ones. They look totally different. They are flat without the antennae that sticks up and are very sleek. And they are black rather than blue & black. I'm not sure which one exactly is the one we have, but I'm pretty sure it's a wireless G router (I don't think it has wireless N capabilities).

Anyways, they've all worked great and I would recommend Linksys.
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The one I linked is one of the new linksys. Like I said, it has been great. Some people have mentioned heat issues with it but after a couple weeks of monitoring it I have had no problems.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
So, I then I guess my question really is: how much better can I do than the WRT54GL for the simple setup that I have? Or, should I just get it? I don't wanna get it and then find out I could've gotten something much better at a somewhat comparable price. lol
Usually, an Asus WL-500g Premium can be found only a tad cheaper than the aging 54GL. The router is MUCH better when in need of custom firmware, is about 30% faster (if your connection is rated above 30mbps you'll need this) and also has USB for you to play with.
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post #35 of 41
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Hmm, the prices must've changed. Newegg has the WRT54GL for $57.99, but regularly $64.99. The WL-500G is $84.99, and regularly $89.99. It's all good, though. I don't think my connection is capable of going above 20Mb/sec. In fact, I think the fastest download I have ever seen so far is 1.6MB/sec, which makes sense because the fastest speedtest.net results I've seen were like 16,000 or something.
Edited by TwoCables - 12/24/08 at 11:59am
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post #36 of 41
This is easy. Get the WRT54GL and flash it with Tomato. DD-WRT is good as well, but Tomato is more "open" with it's code and will never charge you (DD-WRT seems to be heading towards pay only).

Some of the other routers mentioned are good hardware wise, but I am not sure if they can be flashed with third party firmware (that's a deal breaker for me, and trust me, you WANT third party firmware).
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post #37 of 41
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This is easy. Get the WRT54GL and flash it with Tomato. DD-WRT is good as well, but Tomato is more "open" with it's code and will never charge you (DD-WRT seems to be heading towards pay only).

Some of the other routers mentioned are good hardware wise, but I am not sure if they can be flashed with third party firmware (that's a deal breaker for me, and trust me, you WANT third party firmware).
Well, I went ahead and ordered the WRT54GL. It looks like that's my best choice after all. I mean, for one, Tomato is known to work on it, and Tomato looks like it's the best option since it seems like it will always be free. Other than that, everything else looks like it will cost more money than this one. And three, it looks like with the way I use it, I guess I really don't need to worry about this as much as I thought. But I wouldn't have been able to truly figure all that out if it were not for each and every person who replied. Thank you!

Thanks to Christmas, I suspect I will have it next week sometime. Until then, I'd like to learn more about Tomato. What can Tomato do or give me that the stock firmware won't?
Edited by TwoCables - 12/24/08 at 11:59am
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update? i'm in the market for a new router as well.
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Oh. Good idea in asking for an update. Oops. hehe

I ended up getting the WRT54GL after all.

Now, I don't have enough expertise or experience to put any weight on my opinion of this router, but regardless, I'm really impressed with it. I can clearly see why it's currently a "19x Winner of Customer Choice Award - Wireless Routers" at Newegg. But, I think a big part of that is because I went from that old Wireless-B to this new Wireless-G. Not only that, but Linksys did an excellent job at making setup extremely easy. I installed it and secured the network with WPA using the AES type of WPA Algorithms. I had to manually choose AES, though. But it was very easy. I was initially frightened that securing it would be very difficult!

Finally, I haven't flashed it with Tomato yet. But after using the stock firmware, I'm not so sure I really want to or need to. Yeah, I may not know what I am missing, but with the kind of user I am, I don't need to go that far.

I guess that wraps up the update. Bishop, if you want to ask OCN what you should get, make a new thread. You will get the best results that way. Not only that, but you'll be far more visible or something.

Happy shopping! Oh, and for whatever router you decide upon, I recommend searching for it in Google Shopping. I'm addicted to it, and I think you'll see why.
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thx for the update! i think you've made my decision easier. gonna place the order now.
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