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Old January 10, 2009, 06:12 AM
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Hi im looking to buy a new Linksys Router my current 5 year old Linksys slowly is breathing its last few breaths its a Wireless B router quite old So if anyone has suggestion or experiences with the New G routers or N routers let me know thanx.
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Old January 10, 2009, 06:51 AM
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NCIX.com - Buy Cisco WRT54GL 4 Port Wireless G Broadband Router Linux Version 54MBPS 802.11G 802.11B - WRT54GL In Canada.

Best damn router I have ever owned. Excellent reliability. I have internet phone service so I would be lost without a quality router. I have owned the other brands and this has been the best. Cisco owns Linksys. Mine is branded Linksys, but I guess Cisco now is branding them.
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Old January 10, 2009, 06:51 AM
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Does it have to be a Linksys router? If not, I've always loved the DGL series by DLink, take a look at the DGL-4300 G router(an oldie but a goodie, love mine), or the DGL-4500 N router. They have a powerful chip in them, so they don't randomly drop connections when under heavy load(torrenting or otherwise), and they have a gigabit switch built into them, which is great for internal(home LAN) file transfers.

As for the WRT54GL, its a good, hackable router, but its performance, even while running Linux, leaves a lot to be desired. With Tomato installed it is quite versatile though.

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Old January 10, 2009, 06:58 AM
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llol B1lk1 thats so funny i was just gonna post the link of that router because that was what i was looking at buying myself but i have a couple questions about this.


First of i have Teksavvy and reading thru the net found out there are ways of hacking this router to get away from the Throttling something about Tomato i was reading thru Enaberifs posts. This is the one department i know only the basic. But basically if this will help my cause then go ma router is about to die soon.

And yes chilly it has to be a Linksys its one of those brands i have always used i have set up Dlink before their easy to set up but have had problems connecting stuff to it. I kinda trust Linksys but guess personal taste.
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llol B1lk1 thats so funny i was just gonna post the link of that router because that was what i was looking at buying myself but i have a couple questions about this.


First of i have Teksavvy and reading thru the net found out there are ways of hacking this router to get away from the Throttling something about Tomato i was reading thru Enaberifs posts. This is the one department i know only the basic. But basically if this will help my cause then go ma router is about to die soon.

And yes chilly it has to be a Linksys its one of those brands i have always used i have set up Dlink before their easy to set up but have had problems connecting stuff to it. I kinda trust Linksys but guess personal taste.
Dlink, just like Linksys has their weak routers with under performing chips(I refuse to call them CPU's ) in them, which typically cause random disconnections durring medium to heavy loads.

That being said, your on Teksavvy so disregard my previous advice entirely, the WRT54GL is the one you want no questions asked. Once you get Tomato installed, set that up with some mlpp(sp?) links with Teksavvy and you'll be blazing down that super information highway lovingly called the interwebs.
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Do i need two seperate connections to hook up to the router to set up that mlpp. I only have 1 connection with Teksavvy and dont plan on playing 40 bucks more for another.
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Do i need two seperate connections to hook up to the router to set up that mlpp. I only have 1 connection with Teksavvy and dont plan on playing 40 bucks more for another.
Nope, you only need one connection to do mlpp, its just as easy to set up single link mlpp as it is to set up multi mlpp. If you were to get 2 connections all that would happen is it would be *slightly* easier to set up the mlpp AND your downlink and uplink speeds would double(mlpp is additive).

I don't know HOW to set up mlpp, as I've never done it before. Hopefully someone else here can help you out, if not I'll read into it for you and figure it out.
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Thanx bud alright if no one else has any objections im going for this router tonight. I know theres the N routers but i hear some have problems so wanna stick with something more tankish.
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Well an update didnt wanna wait any longer and made the order thanx for the advice guys.
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A bit late but I'll confirm that choice for you. It's the one to get.
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