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It would be the asus wl-520GU router. Since I play quakelive, anytime I try to prioiritize with their built-in QoS - it just breaks the connection. I go from spiking 50-60 ping to 999 constantly. I'm assuming it's just a modem thing (in addition from going from 15mb/s to 7mb/s when connected directly to the asus).
Makes a lot of sense. ASUS routers are infamous for their crappy firmware, but the hardware is amazing for the price.

You should be flashing with tomato or dd-wrt to get the most out of your router, its actually really easy:
http://www.society9.com/an-easy-guid...he-asus-520gu/
post #12 of 33
Cisco E4200 is what I mean't sorry I got it confused with something else lol..

http://home.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/linksys/
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Older legacy Linksys routers are easy to set-up and junk.
    
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Pretty much anything just works out of the box.
You'll want something with a reasonable CPU and RAM quantity.

Personally I would suggest the Asus RT-N16, but it would come with the stipulation of flashing it to DD-WRT to really 'get the most' out of the platform.

Keep in mind that general youtube browsing doesn't use a hellacious amount of bandwidth. You could even stream 720p MKV rips over a ~6.5 mbit connection. With a lot of clients using a reasonable amount of connections, an older or router with a less capable CPU will generally choke up between trying to route packets, maintain a NAT routing table AND facilitating extra features such as QoS and SPI firewall.
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So is it recommended that I flash the router, or just get something like the netgear wnr2000?

Our connections been much better lately, and I noticed last night when he was streaming netflix that I was going from 30 ping to 90 (anyone who's played quake, knows how sensitive that game is to ping - spikes like that make it unplayeable). With those spikes, is it the router that's slowing it up (slower cpu?) or the connect?

I apologize for the questions, I really am networking "slow"
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Could I also just upgrade us to the 20mb/connect and have no problems at that level? Currently on 12 (15mb burst), and not sure how netflix works if it takes the max bandwith and downloads all at once, or it just needs like 1.1mb to stream constantly.
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post #17 of 33
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So is it recommended that I flash the router, or just get something like the netgear wnr2000?

Our connections been much better lately, and I noticed last night when he was streaming netflix that I was going from 30 ping to 90 (anyone who's played quake, knows how sensitive that game is to ping - spikes like that make it unplayeable). With those spikes, is it the router that's slowing it up (slower cpu?) or the connect?

I apologize for the questions, I really am networking "slow"
If you have an old wireless g tomato capable router now, it does not hurt to flash it. QOS is way more better on third party firmwares too, especially w/ tomato. A new modern router should handle more connections better, be a lot more responsive and QOS should work even better since the router will have better hardware to work with. WNR2000 is a decent router for the price, ASUS RT-N12 is another good one for the money. Although normal asus firmware is terrible, flashing it with DD-WRT solves that problem and it has equivalent hardware to the WNR2000.

A more future proof router is the RT-N16, it has beastly specs for the price, you can check it out here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asus_routers

Since good pings are what your looking for, upgrading your internet speed won't help much. I'm pretty sure netflix only streams at 3-7ish mbps. 20mbps is no problem on your old router though.
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Aren't most consumer level routers retard proof nowadays?
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Aren't most consumer level routers retard proof nowadays?
nope... For everything you make "Retard Proof" someone will make a better retard.
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nope... For everything you make "Retard Proof" someone will make a better retard.
That is hard to say. I think what really matters is your definition of a "retard".
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