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moocow January 2, 2012 07:18 PM

Thinking about leaving Linksys
 
I got a 1.5 year old E3000 and it's starting to act funny. It would drop connections or slow to crawl on wired connections. I got 400 kb/s transferring 1 GB between my PC and my server until I gave it a hard reboot. D-Link is kind of ass so what other choice do I have? Asus? Buffalo?

martin_metal_88 January 2, 2012 07:27 PM

buffalo...lol...Netgear is probably your ebst choice.

enaberif January 2, 2012 08:38 PM

asus routers are awesome

JMCD January 2, 2012 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 585722)
asus routers are awesome

x2

ASUS N16 here, love it with Tomato.

Whatever you buy, make sure it supports WRT or Tomato!

martin_metal_88 January 2, 2012 09:23 PM

JM, is your N16 overheating? I don't have one but some mate do and the router can be so hot you can almost cook egg's on it sometime?

enaberif January 2, 2012 09:28 PM

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Originally Posted by martin_metal_88 (Post 585741)
JM, is your N16 overheating? I don't have one but some mate do and the router can be so hot you can almost cook egg's on it sometime?

my n16 is fine with no heat problems

KaptCrunch January 2, 2012 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by martin_metal_88 (Post 585741)
JM, is your N16 overheating? I don't have one but some mate do and the router can be so hot you can almost cook egg's on it sometime?

bring out the drill and spare fan to ventilate router

JD January 2, 2012 09:42 PM

I have an ASUS RT-N16 (acting as router-only) and a Netgear WNDR3700 (acting as AP-only).

I found the wireless performance on the N16 to be pretty lacking, but it runs Tomato beautifully which I love. The DD-WRT team has become far too arrogant for my liking and basically refuse to fix things it seems. As such, I ended up reverting the WNDR3700 to stock and use it as my AP only. I had originally ran it as my AP+Router (like any normal person would) but DD-WRT's QoS is lacking. Likewise, Netgear's firmware is far too clunky and slow for me to rely upon it.

No date/price yet for it, but this looks like to be the champion of consumer routers: Exclusive Preview of Asus RT-N66U Dark Knight Dual-Band Router by VR-Zone.com

JMCD January 3, 2012 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by martin_metal_88 (Post 585741)
JM, is your N16 overheating? I don't have one but some mate do and the router can be so hot you can almost cook egg's on it sometime?

No, but it is pretty warm. You could try to get some more air on it or mod the file on it to downclock the cpu a bit.

martin_metal_88 January 3, 2012 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by JMCD (Post 585777)
No, but it is pretty warm. You could try to get some more air on it or mod the file on it to downclock the cpu a bit.

Saw some people adding an extra fan on it and wanted to do it but you know how non-techy person are :P they don't want to touch it just in case it goes wrong XD


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