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Just wondering if technologies have changed enough to where wired speeds are enhanced enough to warrant an upgrade. I've a D-Link DIR 625 that I'm looking into upgrading. I only have the wireless radio turned on when I've company come over, otherwise I only have wired devices (2-4 wired + 2 wireless at max).

I'm looking for the fastest gigabit router that offers at least basic wireless G - and my focus is on gaming and the occasional download of anime. I've heard the Asus rt-n16 is quite the fast router, but I'm looking for any other recommendations. I'd like to keep it below $225 if possible. Thanks in advance for any help!
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post #2 of 16
Not sure about the "fastest" but the dir 655 is awesomesauce. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127215&Tpk=dir%20655

Still gets huge reviews for its age and its cheap.
    
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As long as it's a gigabit, HDD's would be the bottleneck

But if you're dead set on upgrading, I love my 655 =P
post #4 of 16
Using discrete gigabit NICs you can get >100MB/s transfer speeds.

Using discrete 10GBe NICs you can get >1GB/s transfer speeds.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iamwardicus;12176650 
I'm looking for the fastest gigabit router

Gigabit (1000 megabit) is the rated theoretical speed. If there are any differences in speed between gigabit switches they will be very minimal.

Actual network speed depends much more on the speed of the source and destination storage.

DIR655 is a nice router but lacks support for DD-WRT and other third-party firmware which is a deal-breaker for me. If you are happy with the stock firmware then it is a great unit.
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post #6 of 16
plug it straight into the internetz and cut out the middle man... wink.gif

ahaha the 655 is epic my gran has one, and has a faster internet speed than the lan lounge down the road.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Manyak;12176689 
Using discrete gigabit NICs you can get >100MB/s transfer speeds.

Using discrete 10GBe NICs you can get >1GB/s transfer speeds.

EEK! I just looked up the pricing on those nics...... wow.
    
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post #8 of 16
you could always part together a untangle server. but as said above as long as you have gigabyte speeds its mostly going to be limited to the sender and receiver hdd's.
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post #9 of 16
Good Netgear WNR3500L FUll DD-WRT support 79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122334

Better
Asus RT-N56U 129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320062

Best
Netgear WNDR3700 139.99 I have one speeds are excellent w 8 wired and 11 wireless devices
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833122326
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Mostly I would like gigabit speeds as all the wired computers I get on the network support gigabit and I prefer to use stuff to their maximum potential when I can. Primarily trying to find the fastest possible without getting into the "corporate" level of routers. The Netgear WNDR3700 looks pretty good and supports DD-WRT which I've missed having
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