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Which one? Asus RT-N15 vs. Linksys WRT320N-RM

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Surface-wise, these two seem fairly similar. Though I have heard recommendations from Asus, but LinkSys-Cisco brand name has been known to hardly fail.

A few points...
1. Would be using 2.4Ghz band so unaffected by dual-band
2. I like to transfer many large files across the network wired
3. There is a regular usage of up to 10 clients wirelessly so whatever is needed for that would be needed.
4. High usage of torrents (yess, legal ) and gaming (not at the same time of course lol)

So which one would be a better option? After all, both (linksys is refurb) are about the same price. Or maybe another? Budget is about $70
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Originally Posted by shadman View Post
Surface-wise, these two seem fairly similar. Though I have heard recommendations from Asus, but LinkSys-Cisco brand name has been known to hardly fail.

A few points...
1. Would be using 2.4Ghz band so unaffected by dual-band
2. I like to transfer many large files across the network wired
3. There is a regular usage of up to 10 clients wirelessly so whatever is needed for that would be needed.
4. High usage of torrents (yess, legal ) and gaming (not at the same time of course lol)

So which one would be a better option? After all, both (linksys is refurb) are about the same price. Or maybe another? Budget is about $70
I'm not expert, but my grandpa recently got a linksys-cisco router and i was impressed with it. The Firmware for it had more than enough options for port forwarding, timed access, restrictive access, and stuff like that. I didn't know Asus made routers, so you should consider that as well.
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Their both decent units,

Linksys router has a 300mhz CPU w/ 32mb of ram w/ 4mb of flash ram source
While the ASUS router has a 266mhz CPU w/ 32mb of ram as well but with 8mb of flash ram. source

They'll perform around the same. If your comparing stock firmware, the linksys router will do the trick. The ASUS router has crappy stock firmware but extra flash ram for dd-wrt, oleg, etc.

However a lot of people are going for this router:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-038-_-Product

It's a beast 480mhz cpu and 128mb of memory. You should be able to torrent, game and have 10 other people using the router at the same time. Flashing to third party firmware on this router is a must though.
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Meh, spending a little more and getting the ASUS RT-N16
Thanks for the info guys
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I killed my last router by upgrading the firmware. Just felt like sharing lol. Still shake my head at myself.
    
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For the Asus router? Or a different one?
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hrm? Neither. Pretty sure it was my fault, just ignore me.
    
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I killed my last router by upgrading the firmware. Just felt like sharing lol. Still shake my head at myself.
If you call the support number they can usually walk you through unbricking your router by using a tftp server to flash the firmware onto the router.

I had a problem flashing one of my old routers firmware and bricked it. I called Linksys up and within 15mins had the new firmware on the router and had it up and running.
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Hmm, interesting. I figured there was a way to unbrick it, just never looked into it. (lazy)
    
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