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Hey guys I am moving soon (into an apartment) and I am going to be needing a good router. It needs to be gigabit as I will have pretty much everything on a wired connection. What would you recommend? I can buy this router at costco for about 130 and I like that idea because of their return policy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...4388&Tpk=e3000
can this use ddwrt though?

Anything else you guys would recommend over this?
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Or there is this which seems like a pretty good deal:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-215-_-Product
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If you don't need dual band I would pick up one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...038&Tpk=rt-n16

Mine's been going strong for about a year and a half without issues on DD-WRT.
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If you don't need dual band I would pick up one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...038&Tpk=rt-n16

Mine's been going strong for about a year and a half without issues on DD-WRT.
is there a reason for that one over the second one I posted? It is cheaper.
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DIR-655 doesn't have DD-WRT support based on it's Ubicom chipset.
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This, or the 3500L model. I run the 3500L version flashed with dd-wrt and it's a beast!
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Do you need 802.11N? I have one of these bad boys flashed with Tomato and I have no complaints.
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Do you need 802.11N? I have one of these bad boys flashed with Tomato and I have no complaints.
No I don't but I do need gigabit ethernet.

So what is the difference between dd-wrt and tomato?
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I also use the ASUS RT-N16. Its a great router, if you use DD-WRT. ASUS' Firmware for their routers is terrible.
It won't disappoint.
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