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Routers are the most frustrating thing,,,need a review

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May 13, 2010 7:37:24 AM

Hi guys,

I f*cking hate routers - especially now that they are wireless.

I have gone through a Netgear WGR614 and a Linksys WRT54G. Both are wireless G, and I'm fed up with their issues....so I figure lets move onto wireless-n

Does anyone know if there is a quality wireless-n router review out there? I am concerned that most of the stuff I have been reading is either written by the router companies, or is in some way biased.

I do a lot of gaming, have 3 hard lines, and 3 computers that connect wirelessly.

I'm also not a complete noob, and did load my WRT54G with DD-WRT a few months ago. Right now that router seems bricked (even though it worked for 6 months, and there was nothing changed...just poof dead)

I also have considerable Linux / web development experience if there is a more server-admin-friendly solution to my frustration with consumer-grade routers.

Price is definitely an issue, I'm not trying to break the bank.

Thanks for any help,
Alex
May 17, 2010 12:50:12 AM

thinking about getting the D-link dgl-4300

anyone know if it's worth while to make the jump to the dgl-4500? or should I save $100...
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August 30, 2010 6:41:02 AM

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September 17, 2010 7:26:20 PM

u didn't mention the version of WGR614..moreover with some N routers especially Netgear the wireless range and consistency become major issues and people end up reducing it G standard to get a better range and strength...
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September 19, 2010 6:47:35 PM

i personally prefer netgear. (not biased :p  )
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September 21, 2010 11:40:16 PM

I have the Netgear WNR3500. the first 1-2 weeks I had it liked to drop wireless connections and or not let anything connect via wireless. But now it is doing alot better, haven't had to mess with it, I don't know what change to make it work. it has been running for about 8-9 months now. I did turn off the DHCP server and now have a dedicated computer doing all of that. the netgear is now just an access point and a switch, seams to be doing fine.
I have the WRT54GS loved it I don't think I ever had a problem with it. it has been running for years. but it is sadly only a G router :( 
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September 24, 2010 2:29:43 AM

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