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Should I Buy a New Router (for Tomato)

Last response: in Wireless Networking
October 3, 2012 1:08:03 AM

Hi all, I am wondering if I should buy a new router since my WRT54GS v6. does not support Tomato, it does support DD-WRT though, but most places that I have read recommend Tomato. I am primarily interested in the WiFi boosting, Bandwidth Monitoring and Bandwidth Allocation.

My main questions are (so far):

1. Is it worth buying a new relatively cheap router (around $60) that will support Tomato?
2. Do any newer (relatively cheap) routers that have any of these features built-in?

I also just switched my ISP and they are sending me a new modem, it's a Technicolor DCM476 DOCSIS 3. Would my WRT54GS v6 be fine with the new modem if I don 't get a new router?

Let me know if you need any other info, thanks :) 

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October 3, 2012 4:22:35 PM

Run DD-wrt on it. I have it running on everything. Don't buy a router until .ac gigabit is available at a good price, that's going to be the ticket. There's nothing wrong with that wrt54 for most uses.
October 4, 2012 3:07:00 PM

Ok thanks, I'll give that a try =)
October 11, 2012 10:12:11 AM

Best answer selected by sparda1.