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Old November 6, 2011, 08:03 PM
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Hey guys, not sure if this is the place to post but if not, mods please move to correct section. Thanks!

So I'm currently looking for a router that gives me a stronger wireless signal and N compatible router. Currently using an Asus WL-520GU.

What do you guys suggest? The current router is running DD-WRT, forgot which build as it was done some time ago.

So I was looking at the Buffalo AirStation Highpower N450/N600 and the upcoming Asus RT-N66U. Would these be good picks or should I be looking at something else? Looking to purchase soon. If I replace my existing router, can I use my existing router to become an access point somehow in the basement? That's where I'm having wireless signal issues because my router is in the 2nd floor.

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Old November 6, 2011, 08:32 PM
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I went with the Asus RT-N16 and run DD-WRT.

It's good enough for a 100mbit connection.
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Old November 6, 2011, 09:16 PM
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asus rt-n16 with tomato
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Old November 7, 2011, 07:05 AM
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RT-N16 with Tomato USB. Absolute stability & performance.
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Old November 7, 2011, 08:00 PM
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Another vote for RT-N16 here. I run mine with TomatoUSB firmware which is great, but it also supports dd-wrt which is said to be pretty good too.

The only downside I know of is the lack of dual band support, but most users tend not to need that.
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Old November 7, 2011, 08:27 PM
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Another vote for RT-N16 here. I run mine with TomatoUSB firmware which is great, but it also supports dd-wrt which is said to be pretty good too.

The only downside I know of is the lack of dual band support, but most users tend not to need that.
How does the TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND v1 router compare?

I don't need a router yet but unless the hardware models released later on are significantly different down the line, that was the one I'd seriously consider.
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I upgraded all the heatsinks and antennas on mine as well. Nice and easy to take apart.
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Old November 7, 2011, 10:01 PM
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wow, seems quite a lot of Asus users here...I might go with Asus as that was the plan all along, the Buffalo N450/N600 models have some impressive specs =/
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Old November 8, 2011, 04:20 PM
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Does anyone have any thoughts on a router that is compatible with Tomato or OpenWRT or DD-WRT? I want to buy a wifi router in the future that can run any of those but also has inherent QOS that works properly.

I'm trying to confirm whether the TP-Link TL-WW1043ND router can do all that. If so, I think that will be my next router. I looked up the router on the TP-Link website and they have some mention of QOS but I was hoping someone who has looked into that router can confirm. Can anyone comment?

Maybe the OP might be interested in these? :)
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Old November 8, 2011, 08:19 PM
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Well as stated above the Asus RT-N16 can run either DD-WRT or Tomato. I hear QOS on Tomato is "better" for some reason.
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