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I currently have a D-Link DI-524. My family has owned it since 2003 I believe(everyone else seems to think it's from 2001!!). I am not able to obtain Gigabit speeds through LAN(100Mbps max, usually get about 40Mbps though?), and wireless obviously tops out around 10Mbps.

We have 3 PS3's(2 powerlined to router with 200Mbps adapters) going, 3 smartphones(iphones/galaxy's), 2 Laptops(wireless), 2 Desktops(both wired, 1 through powerline with same 200Mbps adapter), and a B210 HP Printer on this network.

The router we have now needs to be restarted once a week, sometimes twice during the weekend.. Which is pretty lame. I would like to see faster speeds(more than 40Mbps) wired because we are upgrading to a 50Mbps connection on Friday. I don't really care about Wireless speeds, will likely be staying with the G format for laptop adapters.

I've checked out the Asus RT-N16 for use with TomatoUSB or DD-WRT. And I've also looked into the NETGEAR WNDR3700 and NETGEAR WNR3500L(on sale for 70 dollars =)).

Are there any other suggestions? I don't really want to spend more than $100 dollars before shipping but will do so if it means the best wired/wireless connection for me. Has anyone had bad experiences with any of these 3 routers I am looking into?

Thanks!!
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No point in spending that much. This is an excellent router with superb range, and can be flashed with 3rd party firmware.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833122273
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id use this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833704038

looks fairly easy to flash with dd-wrt
has 4x 1000 lan ports, and 1000 wan $55


and this if you need more 1000 ports
5port 1000 hub, $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833704042

or 8 port 1000, $28
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833118144

ps3 uses wireless b/g or wired 1000
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Originally Posted by ejams View Post
I am not able to obtain Gigabit speeds through LAN(100Mbps max, usually get about 40Mbps though?), and wireless obviously tops out around 10Mbps.
I'm not sure if you're confusing bits with bytes.
I would certainly hope you're getting more than 40 mbps on a 10/100 link, as ~12.5 MB/sec transfer speed, the speed of 100 megabit, is not difficult to saturate.

I'd +1 for the RT-N16.
Has been solid for over a year, using DD-WRT works like a charm.
My LAN generally has ~10 devices that route to the internet, for reference.
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I've got the Netgear WNR3500L and have been extremely happy with it
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In case anyone cared..

I bought the ASUS N-16. It is huge compared to my DI-524.

But the good news is that it was very very easily flashed to TomatoUSB no problems at all, I have a constant max connection on my powerline adapters, and there is no connection drops whatsoever. Signal strength is way better as well. Nat 2 was easily achieved on PS3 without putting into DMZ and everything.

Had 3 PS3s(2 wired, 1 wireless), 1 360(wireless), 1 laptop(wireless), 3 computers(1 wireless, 2 wired), 2 iPhones, 1 Samsung Galaxy S, and my wireless printer all hooked up and being active through the whole weekend, no drops or lag experienced at all.

Also, choke on CSS went from an average of 59(this is wired) to 0-1 all the time.

So I would definitely recommend this router.
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