Need help picking a router

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by kumquat, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. kumquat

    kumquat [H]ardness Supreme

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    I currently have a Linksys E2000. I'll be giving it to a friend who is moving to a new apartment. I want to replace it with something else.

    I like the idea of DD-WRT and would like something that is well-supported. The Buffalo routers like the WHR-HP-G300n looks like a nice unit but there are a lot of very negative reviews on the unit. Also doesn't have gigabit, which is kind of a necessity.

    The Asus routers look good. Thinking about maybe the N16 but I don't need the USB and print server nonsense.

    I'm also looking at the Netgear WNR3500L.

    I have a 15/1 cable connection with up to 3-4 wireless clients and another 4-5 wired (I have a separate gigabit switch so number of ports isn't an issue).

    I'd like to spend no more than $80.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. dashpuppy

    dashpuppy [H]ardness Supreme

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    here we go again...
     
  3. /usr/home

    /usr/home [H]ardness Supreme

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    Search the forum dude.

    Hint, check the sticky at the top of this section.
     
  4. koolaidkitten

    koolaidkitten Gawd

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    There is a sticky at the top of this forum covering this topic.
    My personal opinion
    Build one yourself with Untangle. Simple easy to use yet powerful.
    If you get bored with that try using PFSense.
     
  5. dashpuppy

    dashpuppy [H]ardness Supreme

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    and if he gets bored with that, he can re-read the thread ! LOL
     
  6. Bl4ckM0onk3y

    Bl4ckM0onk3y n00b

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    Netgear WNR3500L With Tomato USB or dd-wrt
    TP-Link WR1043ND with OpenWRT, or Gargoyle 1.5.4 or never.