Originally Posted by McSteel
What do you really need? The two routers you named are based on very similar (and pretty powerful) hardware, a Broadcom 47xx LAN controller and a Broadcom 600 MHz CPU. In terms of using a Linux-based router-OS (DD-WRT, OpenWRT, etc.), the Asus is much more prone to bricking, whereas the Linksys uses small internal antennae, thus having inferior range/penetration. Is dual-band wireless essential to you? Are USB ports for storage/print sharing truly necessary? Do you plan on using complicated QoS or SPI Firewalling rules? HTTP/Keywords filtering? If not, perhaps you don't need that much CPU power.
How big is the area you'd like to cover with wi-fi signal? Do you have any special, actual needs, such as DLNA streaming, USB sharing and the like? Are there any thick walls for the signal to go through? How many concurrent clients do you expect? Do you need high speed for HD streaming?
Perhaps a nice AP/WRouter such as the TP-Link TL-WR843ND would do the trick, and not require robbing a bank...
Wow, that's a great reply.
Well, I primarily use 2 pcs to game. I use another strictly for 24/7 security purposes which log video.
I also use another pc for business applications using MS Live Meeting Conference software and MS Office 2010 , uploading and downloading files a lot, multitasking, etc. and such.
I also have a Sony Playstation3 that the kids use and I want to be able to stream movies from that to a tv.
As far as the home it is 2200 square feet, 2 story, typical wood frame construction. Walls are 2" x 4" interior drywalled 1/2" thick as usual..
Is dual-band wireless essential to you?
Not sure... I just want no lag issues or speed issues?
Are USB ports for storage/print sharing truly necessary?
Do you plan on using complicated QoS or SPI Firewalling rules?
I don't know...what do you think?
I don't think so...
I don't mind spending good money if I get good satisfaction and not many problems.