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  • Choosing a new router.

    Ok, need some opinions on a new wireless router (wireless to my wifes laptop, wired to my gaming machine).

    Her Dell laptop has a wireless-N nic built in, so I'm shooting for a wireless-N router - granted it'll be the draft-N, but...

    Needs a hardware firewall, easy setup and reliable. My last WRT54G from Linksys was great, but I went through 3 of them before I found one that wouldn't die or need daily reboots to run well.

    I would love one that has a USB port for a USB hard drive hookup so I can have a networked harddrive for or itunes databases and pictures, etc..

    Anyone have any good ideas?

    Oh, and I'm thinking QoS would be nice since my wife loves to download **** while I'm gaming online which throws my ping through the roof.

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    Re: Choosing a new router.

    Great thread from back in the day (see below). I'm still using the router I referenced in those posts, and I'm most pleased daily.

    http://www.tacticalgamer.com/hardwar...osing-one.html
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    • #3
      Re: Choosing a new router.

      Here's a review for a fancy pants router. :madsmile: It won't do N though. :row__536:

      http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/oth...g-premium.html

      2 usb ports for hard drives/printers/webcams. You can install those open source WRT based firmwares which would let you setup QoS.

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      • #4
        Re: Choosing a new router.

        Go for this one. http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/...103/index.html

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        • #5
          Re: Choosing a new router.

          I have a netgear WNR834 draft n router. works great with my draft n MIMO card.

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          • #6
            Re: Choosing a new router.

            Funny man! See, I don't need to compensate for certain, "shortcomings", that you may so i don't need to spend thousands on a router :)

            Originally posted by shakeyjake View Post

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            • #7
              Re: Choosing a new router.

              Thanks for the replies eveyone (except Shakey). I'm thinking of one of the following:


              Netgear WNR834 Gigabit Edition

              Linksys N Gigabit
              Linksys N Gigabit Gaming

              D-Link Xtreme N

              And possibly, if I can find it:

              Asus

              Which, pretty much hits all of the major brands. Now, to narrow it down within those choices.

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              • #8
                Re: Choosing a new router.

                Linksys WRT54G with dd-wrt installed = router pwnage.

                Not draft N, but sooo damn good with everything else.

                check out http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/index.php

                edit: you can more than likely flash the non-gaming linksys-N with the gaming firmware. probably just a google search away...

                edit2: people like the Buffalo WHR-G54S too for dd-wrt...

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                • #9
                  Re: Choosing a new router.

                  Originally posted by jaymind View Post
                  Ok, need some opinions on a new wireless router (wireless to my wifes laptop, wired to my gaming machine).

                  Her Dell laptop has a wireless-N nic built in, so I'm shooting for a wireless-N router - granted it'll be the draft-N, but...

                  Needs a hardware firewall, easy setup and reliable. My last WRT54G from Linksys was great, but I went through 3 of them before I found one that wouldn't die or need daily reboots to run well.

                  I would love one that has a USB port for a USB hard drive hookup so I can have a networked harddrive for or itunes databases and pictures, etc..

                  Anyone have any good ideas?

                  Oh, and I'm thinking QoS would be nice since my wife loves to download **** while I'm gaming online which throws my ping through the roof.
                  I just went through the same process and settled on the Linksys WRT350N. It has everything you are looking for and all internal switch ports are gigabit rather than 100MB.

                  I've been very happy with it.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Choosing a new router.

                    Originally posted by Apophis View Post
                    I just went through the same process and settled on the Linksys WRT350N. It has everything you are looking for and all internal switch ports are gigabit rather than 100MB.

                    I've been very happy with it.
                    Thanks Apophis. I think I am going to go with this one. I was looking at the 330, but for $10 more I think this is a better deal.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Choosing a new router.

                      I just got a D-Link DIR655 Extreme N, has the gaming QOS optimization, gig Ethernet ports all around. Liking it very much so far. Much fewer dropped connections to server at least for now.

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