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I currently have some cheapo Netgear wireless G router. Looking to upgrade to something business-class.

The most important feature is reliability (need to have it up for months without needing a reset).

The second most important feature is unlimited (or near unlimited) port forwarding. My current router has an undefined limit of port forwards that fluctuates between 12 and 17, and I keep running in to that limitation. It's getting old.

The third most important feature is speed. I'd like a router that can handle up to 200 connections through it no-problem.

The fourth most important feature is power savings. In other words, don't suggest I use a linux box as a router.

It'd be nice to have Gigabit, but not a requirement.

It doesn't need to have wireless - I'll just set up my current router as an access point.

Budget is $50-$100.

EDIT: Business-class doesn't seem to fit in my budget. So good consumer class then?
Looking at this one...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127060

Traffic would mainly be for the minecraft server, so that's my biggest concern is that it stays reliable and fast.
Edited by SgtSpike - 4/6/11 at 11:50am
post #2 of 14
this might work a little better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833150086
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Thanks for the suggestion. From reading the reviews, it sounds like it's unreliable and the interface is pretty bad. I think I'll keep looking.
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if you had a better budget, I'd suggest a SSG w/wireless
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What kind of WAN speed and type do you have?

You really don't need gigabit on your border router, otherwise your budget would be much larger. You'd want gigabit at the switch level for LAN transfers if needed, though.
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WAN is just cable, 50/10 on DOCSIS 3.0.

Agreed I don't need gigabit on the router, but I don't have a switch, nor do I plan on running one. So if I get gigabit on the router, it's an added bonus.
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Looks like that little D-link might be the way to go for what you want.
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It certainly has good reviews. I'm just worried about a potentially heavy workload, but I guess you get what you pay for. If I can't find anything else, I'll go for it. And if it proves to be insufficient, I'll fork out the money for something enterprise related. It does seem to fit all the criteria though... reliable, fast, and 256 port forwards. And gigabit.
post #9 of 14
This Asus router is a BEAST it has 128MB of ram and a 533Mhz processor with full DDWRT support! I think its one of the most powerful "home" routers on the market, and won't break the bank. It could easily handle business use I'm pretty sure. Asus also says it can handle 300,000 connections!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833320038

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Asus_RT-N16
Edited by killeraxemannic - 4/6/11 at 1:29pm
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by bratas View Post
Thats just a Linksys TR71000 Business router with a different name. They are terrible and I had set a few up for clients and they kept crashing on them.

I seem to be having great luck with this lately:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833162031

However, if you're willing to go over $100 to $130, I have not been disappointed with this, and personally use it myself. I love it and can take some really harsh loads (try 3 ftp servers, a mail server, and a VPN server with constant traffic running through it), and virtual server/portforwarding are amazing. Not to mention the QoS works great.:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ear%20wndr3700
Edited by Kaiga - 4/6/11 at 1:42pm
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