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Old 07-20-10, 07:55 AM   #1
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Default A good wireless router

Doc's switch thread reminded me...

I was thinking about this one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16833162031

I hear Buffalo tech is good. My needs are pretty simple.
<$100
10/100/1000
b/g/n which any newer router should have I think.

Also, can someone explain the significance of DDWRT to me? Feedback on this Buffalo says it's fantastic after DDWRT is in place.

Any good suggestions?

Thanks guys!
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Old 07-20-10, 12:35 PM   #2
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DDWRT is a custom firmware derived from an open-source Linksys.
It has evolved over the years as a full featured firmware (it's based on Linux) with professional-type features usually found in $300+ routers (like prioritization, wireless networks, routing...). It also let you control lots of parameters hidden in retail routers (transmission power, running software...).

So, if you have a bit of knowledge or are ready to spend the time to learn (they have a great forum), it can be very powerful. As it is free, it's a nice upgrade if available on your hardware.
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Old 07-20-10, 01:34 PM   #3
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Ah, understood. Thanks for the explanation. I can obviously use some more knowledge about how to configure a router properly, I may give this a go.

Thanks again!
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Old 07-20-10, 02:07 PM   #4
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Bro, i use Buffalo for all my private customers, and have zero issues with them.
I use buffalo Nas Boxes at work and zero issues with them also.

However if you want to pay more , then i recommend this

http://www.transparent.uk.com/acatal...igor2820n.html

sorry it's a uk site. You will likely be able to purchase this at better price than i can.

My company only uses these for corporate clients.

And .........I know how to work them
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Drol, that Draytek looks nice...a little pricey as you said though

Good to hear another endorsement for Buffalo though. I think I may go with that unless someone presents a better option.

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Old 07-21-10, 03:50 PM   #7
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I use the Linksys WRT-320N with dd-wrt. I'm no networking wiz, but it wasn't terribly difficult to configure. Had it not been for a power outage last month, my router would be close to 6 months of uptime. I never had that with my old D-Link.
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Old 07-21-10, 04:18 PM   #8
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I use the Linksys WRT-320N with dd-wrt. I'm no networking wiz, but it wasn't terribly difficult to configure. Had it not been for a power outage last month, my router would be close to 6 months of uptime. I never had that with my old D-Link.
I'd love to have a full week of uptime, can't remember what it's like lol.

Is this the one sat?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-332-_-Product

I was just sitting down to order the Buffalo when I saw your post, now I have to make a decision...
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Old 07-21-10, 04:32 PM   #9
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Got my parents a Netgear RangeMax MIMO about a year and a half ago- maybe even 2 years ago. Works great, and they have yet to call me complaining of *any* downtime. Also super easy to configure. Blocking MySpace, LimeWire, etc (as per my parents request) so lil' sis didn't get into trouble was a breeze.

Looking to get their Wireless-N RangeMax router once I'm settled here at my new home.
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Old 07-21-10, 04:52 PM   #10
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Thanks Redeemed - not a huge fan of netgear though. I've heard a few too many complaints from clients about them.

So far the Linksys by Cisco or Buffalo seem to be the best choice for me.
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Oh- I'm a Cisco/Linksys man by default. Netgear is just my second choice- and it was on sale uber cheap at the time I bought it.

First Netgear I've owned to be honest, just sharing my experience with it. If I can get a Cisco or Linksys around the same price then I'd get one. Otherwise Netgear is 2nd option. They're usually cheaper which is why I'm planning on getting their N router once I'm all moved in and settled at the new place.
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Old 07-21-10, 04:59 PM   #12
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Understood. I'm obviously no I.T. or anything close, but I do work with them frequently and quite a few have mentioned exactly what you just said. Tight Budget = Netgear, but for a bit more the Linksys is better. Thing is the Buffalo I linked isn't shabby looking at all for $79 usd and have heard them highly recommended.

My guess is either/or would be just fine...I just like to know what I'm getting.
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