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My Linksys WRT54G has finally lost it's wireless strength.
I had it originally on the Linksys firmware, but connections weren't as great. So I went to Tomato. It was good for a while, then started dropping connections and lack of signal. Then I went to DD-WRT which made it good for a day or two, and now it drops and doesn't work well. The LAN ports still work though, so I suspect the wireless.

I also had the WRT54G for around 7+ years. It has been used well for the cost that I bought it back then.

I feel like changing to another wireless router and these two have caught my eyes.

TP-Link's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833704039

and

Buffalo's http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833162033

Which do you guys prefer or think is better?
    
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I would go with the Buffalo
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Any particular reasons for choosing Buffalo, your experience with it?
    
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I havent personaly owned it but my friend does
-I installed it for him and I've used my laptop at his house
-Very good signal strength
-you can install custom firmware easily and raise output(DD-WRT)
-looks nice
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These both seem to be strong with signal and that's what I need. My walls here are pretty thick... I wish I can get more input though, thanks for your input. Hopefully these two get use Tomato soon... DD-WRT is good too, but so much less intuitive compared to Tomato.
    
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worse comes to worse, you can always buy aftermarket attennas, 9dbi's would work great.
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Sveasoft Firmware FTW. I'm using Talisman Basic and its great. You do have to know what you're doing though.
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post #8 of 10
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Thanks for everyone's suggestion! I apologize for late replies. I ended up goign through a whole load of crap. TP-Link is actually really great standalone without any firmware upgrade not like the one i bougth could be upgraded to Tomato firmware. Buffalo... had too many problems. With original firmware, with the DD-WRT, and even with the DD-WRT powered by Buffalo, which is even worse. It's a stripped down version of DD-WRT. I always had trouble connecting to it. It was slow and sluggy. The range was the only good thing about it besides pretty good looking, but compared to the TP-Link, I think Buffalo can do better, could be just the model I was looking it. I lost $10 for the restocking fee on that, but I felt like I did great with TP-Link...
    
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Cool man. I have the Buffalo and agree the firmware needs work. It'd crap out on me with several hours of heavy use. This is with the stock DD WRT that came it with. I know some have reported the latest DD WRT non official works well but I'd rather not futz with it right now. I've got it as an access point right now extending my wireless range through ethernet and set to reboot every 5 hours, and it's working great. My Tomato'd Asus WL-520gU does all the heavy lifting now and does it flawlessly I might add. Amazing buy that one is
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post #10 of 10
Sorry to bump an old thread but I'm thinking of getting TL-WR841N as well since my old WRT54GX seems on its last leg. You mention that you have thick walls, how good is the wireless signal?
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