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  1. HammerON

    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    I have never had a need for a router, but now that I am going to add a new i7 rig to help crunch for WCG I guess I need one.

    I do not want to spend a lot but do want one that will meet my needs. I am not interested in a wireless router and there will only be two rigs hooked-up to it.
    My needs are pretty simple: crunching on 2 computers (WCG), some on-line gaming (very infrequent), web browsing, use STEAM frequently to play games. I currenlt have a high speed broadband connection and would prefer not to see a decrease in performance.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks ~ router noob I am
     
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    Linksys WRT54G, nuff said.
     
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    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    A little expesive. Don't have need for wireless, but maybe in the future might have a need.

    Thanks

    Yeah - that is the one I was thinking about. However reading the reviews makes me skeptical. People talk a lot about packet drops, connection issues, etc..
    It may be their provider, I am just not sure.
    Have you used this router erocker?
    Oh, and one more thing. I love the Egg, but the free shipping never applies to Alaska:(
     
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    +1 For the linksys listed above.
     
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    Definatelly WRT54GX

    I used the linksys WRT54GX for 2 years, i can say i only have good things to say about it, very stable, no decrease in performance at all, when i first brought it i didnt have any wireless devices but i thought one day ill buy a laptop so ill need it might as well take it.

    I dunno about the prices in the US i paid #35 for mine as one of the antennas was broken but wireless still worked great as the cable was still in tact.

    I could go back to that router as i have a problem with mine atm, but im looking for a N router so probs not.


    If you havent got enough money, try to find some my friend and get it, its a great buy i would recommend it for sure.

    Regards

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    edit: Linksys firmware can be easily updated aswell, if thats a plus, im running tomato firmware
     
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    HammerON The Watchful Moderator Staff Member

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    Free is always nice:)
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    Fixed that for you. The current WRT54G it utter crap, the WRT54GL(which uses the pre-v5 WRT54G hardware) is probably one of the best consumer routers you can get once you throw some third party firmware on it.
     
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    thats what I ment, but I do have the WRT54G ver. 3 and it seems fine, been connected for over 100 days straight, only reset it because i thought it was having issues, but it turned out to be vista changing stuff on me
     

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