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post #11 of 14
If you want to save a bit of cash, go for a Asus 520GU over a WRT54GL.

newer chipset, same amount of flash and RAM. maybe ever so slightly less range, but it's negligible. Asus also has a USB port which can be used for a number of things. With DDWRT (this is a must on the Asus) it's unbeatable.

Its only a 5 buck difference, but you get better hardware. In the past newegg also had mail in rebates making it 34 bucks. I havent seen them lately though, might be because there's too much demand.

I own both routers. There's no reason why you should pick the linksys over the Asus.
 
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Buffalo all the way man... Especially if you are in a larger house. I went through four routers in two days (thank God the people at MicroCenter know me). Either of the 300mb/s routers would be highly recommended.
post #13 of 14
Just a warning, if you have a fast connection, you'll want to go with an N router, at least for wireless anyway. I am currently using an ASUS 520gU flashed with DDWRT. It used to be great -- when I had a 3 Mbps DSL connection.

Now I have a 64 Mbps cable connection, and since then the 520gU puts out less than a Catholic nun. The DDWRT version I flashed to has a default transmit power of 71 mW (a good amount considering the average default is approximately 40 mW) -- this means the signal I get should be theoretically better than factory default. But this still isn't enough to get me a stable, consistent connection. I lose packets over wireless and my connection dies out while p2p'ing. But this could just be due to a high amount of noise in my house and from my neighbors.

If you have a fast connection and want to use as much bandwidth as you can, you'll want an N router.
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I would go for the Buffalo VPN router. From what I've been reading some Buffalo routers have DD-WRT preinstalled. But only get wireless-N if EVERY device that you use supports it.
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