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Old August 6, 2009, 08:42 PM
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Angry Router destroyed...help please with new choice

seems that the son decided that you didnt have to push the little tab on the network cable to get the cables out. relut was that it wont hold any cables in, so router is being replaced.

i HAD the dgl-4300.

am trying to decide between

dlink- dir825
dlink- dir655

the "son" plays warcraft online but the rest of us only do downloading or just surfing.

cant seem to find a dg;-4500 in my area or i'd get that one.

thx in advance for replies

rob123

forgot to mention: we also have 2 laptops with wireless capabilities. the 4300 was a G router, so i am hoping that the laptops wont have much problems connecting to the new router. seems they are listed as ""n" routers.

thx again
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Old August 6, 2009, 11:25 PM
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I have a DIR-655 around. I have nothing to compare it with however since my other routers have been computers...
I can say that it has not given me any issues and I do not regret buying it. But then I am not really sure of it's limitations.
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Old August 7, 2009, 07:06 AM
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The wireless n standard is sort of the next step from g. It's based on using multiple signals to increase the usable range and signal strength. If your laptops don't support the new standard, which is possible, the dlink routers can be set to operate in the previous g mode.

Dir-655 management console emulator (no password)
Recent versions of dlink firmware bundle in the ability to enable "securespot" stuff for "extra security" (for a fee) you may want to look at. (Secrurespot 2.0 Emulator)
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The wireless n standard is sort of the next step from g. It's based on using multiple signals to increase the usable range and signal strength. If your laptops don't support the new standard, which is possible, the dlink routers can be set to operate in the previous g mode.

Dir-655 management console emulator (no password)
Recent versions of dlink firmware bundle in the ability to enable "securespot" stuff for extra security (for a fee) you may want to look at. (Secrurespot 2.0 Emulator)
Do not, and I repeat, do NOT, use SecureSpot. That shyt is so terribly implemented. Unless you have absolutely no idea how to configure your router via the normal 192.168.0.1 site, and you have no idea what network management is, then it may be of use. Though it's still slow (was for me) and just absolutely annoying. Also most of the features you need to pay a monthly fee to have.

If you get a DIR-655, your best bet is probably to not go past firmware 1.21. That's the golden one by many people. Anything 1.3x is non-downgradable, and has quite few issues. I'm running 1.32NA though and it's been alright after tweaking some things. For example, I can't have DNS Relay enabled otherwise the router locks up after a couple hours. If you don't believe me, look here: DIR-655

And I had a DGL-4300 as well before, this seems the same after I figured out how to configure it so it wouldn't lock up all the time.

If you aren't using "N", then the DIR-825 isn't really worth it. All it adds is 5GHz "N" capabilities. You're "G" laptops will work fine with either though.

Though if you have no use for "N" or Gigabit, then neither of these routers are necessary for you. You'd be fine with something like the ASUS WL-500G Premium v2 or Linksys WRT54GL and install DD-WRT on it (rather simple to do). Probably the most powerful combination, assuming you're fine with "G" and 100Mbps.
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Old August 7, 2009, 03:51 PM
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forgot to mention that i also need something to "torrent" with. i used to have a dl603 that was dropping the connection because ( i was told) it was basically overwhelmed by all the torrent connection as well as everything else.

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Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 or ASUS WL-520GU with DD-WRT firmware.
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My DIR-655 is fine with torrents too. Just don't rely on UPnP to do the forwarding, do it manually.

Though a DD-WRT-compatible router is probably your best bet.
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Old August 8, 2009, 09:51 AM
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Default thx for the help

the one who damaged the router offered to pay for it . to me it was free so i got the dir825.

thx for the advice

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Linksys WRT 54GL its cheap it works.
Even with their firmware it just plain works.
I have used a few dlinks in my time and they just never seem to work as well as Linksys here anyway
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