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My Router Finally Died...Please Recommend New Replacement.

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Hello my netgear(WGR614) router i purchased in the year 2000 about 11 years ago has finally died and gave me excuse to replace.

I run my desktop wired/ and have a imac in my sisters room using wireless, and about 3 laptops in the apartment.

what do you guys think about this router:
D-Link DIR-655 802.11b/g/n Xtreme N Gigabit Wireless Broadband Router up to 300Mbps/ USB port x1/ Intelligent QoS Technology for Gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127215

I am not looking to spend more than 100 bucks unless the router does something warranting the price tag. The people the use wireless not that important but i prefer routers that are stable/easy to set up ports for gaming and won't let me down when i am playing computer games.

any suggestions is appreciated.
post #2 of 7
From another thread with someone with the same requirements you got.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackhawk4 View Post
I'd definitely go with the Asus RT-N16 over the D-link 655 any day of the week. Has the power handle what you're going to be throwing at it, better hardware than the 655 (combine it with DD-WRT and you'll definitely be able to get the most out of the router) and it does also come with gigabit ports like you are looking for. Been running mine with DD-WRT for about 7 months now and couldn't be any happier.
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Buy a decent router that supports DD-WRT or Tomato
Flash
Add heat sinks to the CPU and other major chips side and a small silent fan
Overclock it
???
Profit
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
Buy a decent router that supports DD-WRT or Tomato
Flash
Add heat sinks to the CPU and other major chips side and a small silent fan
Overclock it
???
Profit
This.
This.
This.
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Quote:
I'd definitely go with the Asus RT-N16 over the D-link 655 any day of the week.
^ That.
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Food for thought:
Asus RT-N16, Netgear 3500L or the Netgear 3700.
All three are flashable and preform very well with the 3rd party firmware.
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post #7 of 7
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first of all thank you very much for input i appreciate it. Next of all:

1) what the hell is this tomato i keep reading about whats so special about it and this router to warrant the 100 buck price tag. To be honest I personally don't use wireless and we live in a apartment so the range doesn't have to be that high in general, specially since i game on wired connection and only people using wireless is my sisters/roomates who use it for facebook/etc that barely needs bandwith.

2) Ill be honest I am a semi-retard when it comes to 2 things 1-audio 2-networking. Besides the typical port foward ( i need something that makes port forwarding a breeze specially) i don't know much so a noob friendly router is appreciated. Back when i purchased my router and final fantasy 11 for pc and my ps2 I went though many weekends raging at my router for disconnecting me until i figured out port foward lol. I am looking to avoid this int he future.
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