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Old 09-04-07, 07:27 AM   #13
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Default Re: What's a good wired router for under $80?

Originally Posted by Redshirt #24
While they're not strictly wired, routers like the Buffalo wireless-G model that everybody likes to stick DD-WRT on and the ZyXel X-550 are pretty damn solid wired routers. I'll personally cast my vote for the X-550, which has been astonishingly rock-solid for me for well over a year.

(D-Link isn't bad, but they're not ultra-kickass either. They're functional, and that's about it.)
I wanted to chime in with regard to DD-WRT. DD-WRT is based off OpenWRT and is in GPL violation for failure to distribute the source code. DD-WRT also uses several money making schemes such as feature suppression in the 'free' version.

Read more about it at, but basically, if you're using DD-WRT I'd look at using Tomato or OpenWRT with Webif^2 from X-WRT, something in the spirit of F/OSS and not a self-proclaimed developer selling other's code.

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