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Guide on Upgrading Wireless Router

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Hey guys. My WRT54G ver.8 router well... sucks. I struggle everyday with keeping a solid connection to my laptop. I have called support and they agree that yes, it is the router having the problems. So, would it make it more stable to upgrade the firmware to Tomato or some other 3rd party? Otherwise, it's out of warranty and I will have to buy a new router cause it's driving me crazy.
 
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Buy yourself a new one. I would get a Dlink - They are so cheap these days
 

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Hey guys. My WRT54G ver.8 router well... sucks. I struggle everyday with keeping a solid connection to my laptop. I have called support and they agree that yes, it is the router having the problems. So, would it make it more stable to upgrade the firmware to Tomato or some other 3rd party? Otherwise, it's out of warranty and I will have to buy a new router cause it's driving me crazy.
The problem is that there are very few firmwares that will actually work with your router. I think there is a very small version of dd-wrt that might support the new WRT54G routers.

Personally, I would just buy a WRT54GL and use one of the proper 3rd party firmwares(Actually, I personally use tomato and love it).
 
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If you want use the firmware, but I would just go ahead and buy a new router. And make sure you buy the right one and get it future proof!
 
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In the tech world, there's no such thing as furture proof.. sad. Anyway, which should I get, then? I would like to stay with Linksys, but I don't want to spend $100, either.
 

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WRT54GL $60 Shipped, and simply amazing with 3rd party firmware.
 
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I own the WRT54G2 V1 and it simply rocks! I always have a stable connection and have never had one issue it is about 1 year old now I highly recomend it and it was about 80 bucks when I bought it
 
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I own the WRT54G2 V1 and it simply rocks! I always have a stable connection and have never had one issue it is about 1 year old now I highly recomend it and it was about 80 bucks when I bought it
Did you put any third-party firmware on it or does it actually work out of the box?