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alright, I'll probably do the asus router you suggested and throw an hdmi cable in the cart to bring it to $100 and then use the newegg coupon for $25. Thanks, plus rep.
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I have the RT=N16 and I love it. Its more powerful than my first 3 computers combined
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Hello, rather then make a new topic on the same subject I think it would be more practical to use this one since the OP's situation has been resolved. I currently have a bargain barrel Netgear router that I despise with fervor. The Asus router looks very promising. I have a few questions about the custom "TomatoUSB" firmware though if anyone can help.

I'm well-versed in computer building, but oddly have very little experience with wireless devices soo...

1. How do you install TomatoUSB?

2. What are the primary benefits of installing TomatoUSB custom firmware over stock firmware?

3. How difficult is it to configure TomatoUSB in an optimal way?

4. I've heard of people overclocking their router's CPUs. Is this something that will net you tangible results with a modem, or is unsafe and frivolous? I have a couple low profile heatsinks for GPU RAM that I could probably stick on there if this is something worth doing.

5. How important is my wireless adapter? I have a cheapo one, but my router is only like 20 feet away, if I upgrade my router should I pick up a new adapter too? Also are the PCI slot adapters more adequate then USB adapter?

Thanks and + rep for anyone who can assist me. =)
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DGND3700 or any E2000+ series will be good. no droppage and power outs and good traffic movement
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Anyone know anything about

Read some good reviews on it.

This site showed it doing really well in throughput and simultaneous connects.

Sorry I'm totally retarded with networking gear. I'm like a mechanic that has no idea how transmissions work, but can strip an engine down with a screwdriver
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