ok my router died help me pick another one.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by VenomXt, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    Titles says it all my wirless on my old LINKSYS has given up on me. Time to buy another one and as much as i use the computers in the house id like some flexibility.

    Ok i Run 2 desktops and a Win 2003 server Off of hardwire.

    I have two laptops that use wirless.( I use cisco aironet 350 series wirless cards for them. )

    Id like some flexibility with the server side of things. I Run alot of port forwarding for p2p on the server. And i want to set up some fancy stuff with the server in the future. I reguarly RMT connect two the server too from laptop and desktops.

    Ok thats what i do. Any ideas on what i would want? i can only spend tops 125 right now. Oh and i have Time warner Cable. Id kinda like to stick with LINKSYS but this death has made me a bit edgy of them. But coming from the fact that petabytes of info have moved through it. ID imagine its just old age.

    Reps for your time.

    Edit oh and 2 more things.
    1. Iv used WEP on the old one (128 bit) & MAc filtering but the more secure the better in the city in my opinion. So im open to some new stuff there too.

    2. I relize the best idea would be to take a old machine and put linux on it then hub it but a router is just so much easier. hehe

    EDIT

    OK because of you guys i have decided to get the WRT54G

    But newegg has two of them and the more expensize one seems to be not as good What you guys think should i go with the second link or am i missing something?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833124136

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16833124010
     
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  2. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Linksys WRT54G, if you want to run the Linux firmware, you have to get the Linksys WRT54GL (Special Linux edition).

    That is the only router worth buying in my opinion, I have tried many other routers, and have always found them lacking, while Linksys has it's weak points, it is one of the best routers I have tried, and it still does a great service for me and my family. In total count, since I moved a server in place to count traffic from the local subnet through my server out to the router, I have counted over 10000 GB has been transferred to and from the router. This is however not a wireless router, it is one of the older BEFS models.
     
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  3. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Use the Linksys 54g series, w/wo the speed boost it's been a great router for me handles everything I throw at it, wired and wireless plus the interface. It has WPA for more security....yada yada yada, but you know all this. Of course this is my preference, I'm sure everybody else will chime in with their own.
     
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  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    got a link to the one your talking about. i found this.

    Looks exactly what i have im too lazy to crawl up there and look what model it is. hehe

    Any other ideas guys?>

    ok i crawled up there my old one was a Wirless B BEFW1154 ver 2

    Repped both of you i want as much input from all of you guys as yo will give me then i will make a few choices and od my own research hehe.
     
  5. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX OSNN Senior Addict

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    Linksys WRT54G with speedbooster, it works awsome.
     
  6. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    I agree on the model... but why without speedbooster?

    I did a google, and found very few complaints about speedbooster messing peeps up...
     
  7. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Just remember that you need a Linksys Speedbooster card to get the full effect. If you are using integrated wifi on a laptop and dont want to use a PCMCIA card (like me) then it's not worth it.

    Also, a friend has the speedbooster version and he said its not worth it. All comes down to preference and price.
     
  8. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i love my linksys wag54g, but is for ADSL. presume you can get one with a cable modem in stead of an adsl modem in it.

    it just works all in one, and works well. :D
     
  9. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Bah, WRT54G or bust!
     
  10. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    LINKSYS! LINKSYS! LINKSYS! :p
     
  11. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    The WRT54G is a good router, been using it for a while. I've tried D-Link but always found them to be lacking when it came to basic thinks like port forwards (on older models)

    There is also a fairly large firmware community out there designing new firmware for the router to give you even more options. http://www.sveasoft.com/

    You can read more about it here http://www.sveasoft.com/modules/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=49
     
  12. Xenoboar

    Xenoboar OSNN One Post Wonder

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    A few good links to help you with your decision

    Technical Autopsy of the WRT54G/Sxxx Series(www.linksysinfo.org)
    Opensource/3rd party firmware(www.linksysinfo.org)

    If you decide to get one and use unofficial firmware (highly recommended), be sure to read carefully into the flashing methods or else you can end up bricking the router (there are some debricking tools).

    I havent personally got one of these myself, but should be getting one soon :) . Good price for an abundance of features and a large opensource community. I like.
     
  13. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    I was getting really crappy wireless with the WRT54G (lots of packet loss). Now I have a Netgear WPN824. Been a lot smoother since.

    But I didn't have a problem with the WRT54G until I moved. It had been working really well for 3 and a half years.

    You can't really go wrong with either of these.
     
  14. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    I have:
    7 year old linksys running my network
    2 year old dlink sitting in the closet collecting dust.
    1 year old netgear sitting in the closet collecting dust.

    That pretty much says it all.
     
  15. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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  16. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    Remember you will not be able to take advantage of the speed boost without a speedboost card, like Admiral Michael said. So if, you are not looking to put more money out, than the cheaper one should suffice.

    If I may say so, excellent choice!
     
  17. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    If you want free - I have a WRT54G and it would only cost you shipping! I'd swap it for something like a couple of audio CDs or a DVD I do not have....

    Only reason for swap is Lord does not like these, prefers our Dlink and also is itching to get a new one anyway (but he has forgotten why and until he remembers I am not parting with any £'s for replacement to our Dlink!)

    So - this is a serious offer - just you may be in States and in a hurry is only problem I guess :(
     
  18. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    yah i will trade. I get back later today (going to work) We can figure out what to trade then.
     
  19. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    :mad:

    check the time you posted this and read your PMs and check the time I sent you the PM...


    AHEM.... **taps foot impatiently** :rolleyes:
     
  20. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    PMed you.


    I dont have alot of CD's DVD's anymore id be happy to trade for something else. I have alot of crap lol. Have to make a list.
     
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