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What's a better router? The D-Link DIR-655 or the Linksys WRT54GS?

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I have in my possession BOTH routers, and I'd like to know which one is better for my home. The D-Link hardware revision is A3 and the Linksys one is hardware revision 6.

Help me decide which of the two to use
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Do you need 802.11n? Also, do you know if that Linksys is DD-WRT compatible?
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idk but i have the DIR-615 works fine

the d-links all support dd-wrt real good so just get that one
post #4 of 8
I used to have the GS and I have the 655 now. The GS has DD-WRT support (which I had on it), but it did not work out well for me. Lots of reboots, poor range even with increased transmit power, and it ran hot stock. The 655 is working out well for me. A lot better network throughput and its more reliable. It does not support WRT though.

In your case though I would test both out. Audition them each for a week or so and see what works best for you in your particular setup.
 
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Yeah the linksys can use dd-wrt but it's a paint to install.
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post #6 of 8
DIR-655 is a great router. The lack of support for DD-WRT brings it down a tad, it is still a solid performer right out of the box.

DIR-655 is better since you have gigabit and wireless N. Not to mention detachable antennas.
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post #7 of 8
I have a Dir-825. It's pretty much a Dir-625/655 but dual band.

Works great! Only have an issue with it broadcasting on channel 6.

I have a Cisco 1142,3502, and 1242 at my house. Plus some Aruba gear. I still have the Dir-825 on for the main wireless. It just works well, nothing more needed for a SOHO environment.

And remember, just cause Linksys says Cisco on it now does not mean there is one bit of Cisco hardware in it. The just acquired the business, they are not adding any tech to their hardware.
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So DIR-655 it is then. I figure it was a better performer.
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