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Hey guys I have a crap Netgear WGR614 router. I think its the cause of many problems. I was wondering what router I should get that supports DD-WRT Firmware.

I was looking at the D-Link DGL-4500 but IDK if it supports this DD-WRT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833127243

*NOTE* What is DD-WRT Really and how can it benefit your router if it supports it.
    
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You can't go wrong with the WRT54GL. It's one of the best and most reliable routers out there, and capable of running a huge variety of firmwares, like Tomato (my favorite that I've used), HyperWRT, DD-WRT, and a few others. Wireless G is good enough for most people. If you actually need Wireless N then I'm not up to snuff with what's good.

Custom firmwares like DD-WDRT replace the stock firmware, like what you see when you navigate to the router (192.168.1.1 or whatever). They come with a different UI and add a lot more features. You can Google search the different firmwares to see exactly what features they add.
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Netgear 3500L and the 3700 version are some very good routers that are flashable with 3rd party firmware. I personally use the 3500L version flashed with dd-wrt and has been running like a beast for 3 months now without a hitch. I also like the fact that it supports usb for network storage.
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You can't go wrong with the WRT54GL. It's one of the best and most reliable routers out there, and capable of running a huge variety of firmwares, like Tomato (my favorite that I've used), HyperWRT, DD-WRT, and a few others. Wireless G is good enough for most people. If you actually need Wireless N then I'm not up to snuff with what's good.

Custom firmwares like DD-WDRT replace the stock firmware, like what you see when you navigate to the router (192.168.1.1 or whatever). They come with a different UI and add a lot more features. You can Google search the different firmwares to see exactly what features they add.
Oh wow ty. I might have to pick one up then.. Even though you have 864 Rep you can't go wrong with +1 anyways aye! ^_^

BTW... Would this router benefit me even more in my network setup... I have Armstrong 10MB Down/3MB UP and a Killer 2100 Network Card. I use a crap router like I stated....
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I think its the cause of many problems. I was wondering what router I should get that supports DD-WRT Firmware.
What kind of problems are we talking about?

Personally if you didn't need dual band (5 Ghz + 2.4 Ghz) I'd go with an Asus RT-N16. Mine's been solid for a year and a half with DD-WRT.

In short, DD-WRT adds a bit of functionality to your device.
This page may help you to grasp what it can do:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php...Build_Features
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