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Ok my router is gone. :mad:help

 

so im on a temp low qulity modem.

 

I wana buy a good fast but reasonably priced modem or a router.

 

i need you all's help. what do you use and what is the best to get ?

 

thankx :thanks

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hmm i prefer firmware over router. Any router which supports DDR-WRT or Tomato firmware should be good to go.

 

http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv3/index.php

 

I used tomato firmware with WHR-G54S

http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato

 

But then again i also have linksys linux based router. They both work perfectly. But then again best thing is neighbors internet which i use LOL..

 

This are linksys routers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linksys_WRT54G_series

 

Pick up linux series and they also have 3 years of warranty like Buffalo routers.

 

PS I hate d-link and netgear routers because their firmware sucks imo.

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Hmm, while I'm not as technologically proficient as Dare, I have to disagree with his opinion here. I've owned Linksys, Netgear and DLink routers in the past. All were good, but the netgear was easier to get setup, the Linksys was easiest to get around on and probably had the best features for the money, but it died an untimely death ( no idea why..it just up and died while I was at school, and it was only a few weeks old). My current Dlink dir-655 i'm really liking, the wifi signal on it is way better (granted it is wireless N where the other two were wireless G) and it boasts better security features.

 

I do agree that Dlink's firmware is somewhat crap. I actually rolled back my firmware due to the fact it just seems to run better than the most current option. Plus I ran into a weird problem with ET, where I would port forward for ET, and it would automatically connect my 2.55 game to a 2.56 serverlist. Let me tell you. 2.56 is freakin dead, lol.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... pk=dir-655

http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=530

 

 

My netgear was a $30-40 router, WGR-614. Very simple and easy to use. Probably not the most secure, but I never experienced any problems or noticed any unusual activity while running Ethereal/Wireshark network analyzer. I never sandboxed the router so if there was something going on with it, it got past me which in all honestly probably isn't that hard to do ;) . Heres some info on the netgear

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... pk=WGR-614

http://www.netgear.com/Products/Routers ... GR614.aspx

 

While I really like the WRT54G router Dare mentioned, some Linksys routers have been prone to exploits. If your geeky and dont cringe at the thought of upgrading your routers firmware, using a router that supports Tomato or DDR-WRT or Open-WRT is the only way to go with these routers. Plus it enhances the usability of them by miles.

http://cyberinsecure.com/new-zlob-troja ... jacks-dns/

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-136422.html (really old article, but still has some validity)

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/security ... ele_1.html (from a year ago)

 

 

Anyway, that's my 2 cents worth. Hope it helps. I think either way you'd be pretty well set. Just dont' buy a referb model and try to save a few bucks. As far as routers are concerned, referbs are usually that way for a reason.

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The only major problem with Netgear/d-link is the default maximum connections 4096. The default established timeout value is the infamous "5 day" value. You can change these values in open firmwares which gives more stability for router over time and hence way less up to none router hang/restart problems.

 

+ You can monitor your router in real time while netgear and dlink doesn't support it.

 

Here is the simulator link for tomato.

http://lampiweb.com/virtual/Tomato_RAF/ ... index.html

 

If u are little bit geek open firmwares all the way :P If you are avg customers who just like to use wifi then i got to agree with NoGood netgear is good. But then again if you will use p2p, p2p based games, etc on netgear and d-link routers.. u got to restart as soon as u will reach 4096 connections..

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The only major problem with Netgear/d-link is the default maximum connections 4096. The default established timeout value is the infamous "5 day" value. You can change these values in open firmwares which gives more stability for router over time and hence way less up to none router hang/restart problems.

 

Hmm. Maybe I got lucky dare. I've only experienced one hang problem in 2 years of ownership with the netgear WGR 614. I've had the DLink dir-655 since November/December, and have had no problems with it at all, granted my home network is modest with 2 laptops, 1 desktop, wireless printer and wired external network drive.

 

I have looked on the forums for all of these routers, and you will find your fair share of people with problems with any of these routers, including the linksys ones. I agree with Dare for certain, if you go linksys, go with something you can modify the firmware to the ones he suggested.

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lol. What are you talking about Phan, it takes at least a full 30 seconds to crack WEP with the right tools, lol. Really though, good suggestion. After all the talk Dare and I are hashing about routers, we didn't even mention the basics. WPA or WPA2 :rockon

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lol. What are you talking about Phan, it takes at least a full 30 seconds to crack WEP with the right tools, lol. Really though, good suggestion. After all the talk Dare and I are hashing about routers, we didn't even mention the basics. WPA or WPA2 :rockon

 

Because I wanted even Lancer neighbor should be happy with his new router like I am haha..

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