Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by EastCoasthandle, Feb 18, 2011.
Is there a popular router out there? It would be interesting to know what people are actually using?
For a corporation / business or for personal use?
Linksys E3000 here, E1000 at home, I have a WRT54G spare, and a netgear somethin or other as well.
D Link http://www.dlink.ca/products/?pid=WBR-1310 I rock it a lil old school
all nice and fine to give your models names, but the question maybe was Is there a router that RULEZ and ROCKS at the moment?
(Still using an ages old linksis blue G whatever...)
The Linksys WRT54GL reigned on high as the top dog for years, in the pre-wireless N times. Today it is still a good, stable router that can be OC'd (I think), but having N is a good feature that is lacks.
I've got a Linksys WRT160N V3 router running DD-WRT (build 13309M). My only gripe with it is that if you hold down the reset button for a while, it resets the firmware, losing your settings. Other than that it seems to be pretty good.
I've used dlink, belkin, linksys, trendnet and others. I've got a Buffalo Airstation gigabit router now and it is the best so far in terms of easy setup. I'm also impressed with the wireless speeds and range.
Buffalo has always been a good brand but a little more expensive than the competition. I would check out their offerings before succumbing to the knee-jerk response of getting a dlink or linksys (cisco) router.
You are forgetting to ask what firmware people are using on their router's also
Airport extreme. got the latest one cheap so I was like wth.
I have used belkin, dlink, linksys, netgear, and dd-wrt software.
Oh wow, is that APE sexy or what? But I guess for the price it should be.
I think the USB port on it is a pretty sweet feature.
You said you got it for cheap, how much was that?
I have a WRT54Gv2, and two v3's. They are extremely popular, everyone has them! All are flashed to DD-WRT.
I also have a DIR-655 currently. I still like the old linksys black and purple so much!
Recently upgraded to a Netgear WNR3500L-100NAS. Pretty solid router. It supports 3rd party firmware, but the stock firmware is pretty solid.
i use dlink just about a year
WRT54GL + Tomato
Still one of the best routers available.
I solved that by adding a Wireless N access point(well actually, a second wireless N router with DHCP disabled).
Actually, the OP cleary stated in thread title "what routers are ppl using? I see nothing of your statement in there. If thats the question you wish to ask, then by all means ask it.
I'm currently running 4 routers
Netgear WGT624 - old, not very sophisticated, but reliable and stable, no VPN
Netgear FVL328 - very old, superb features for age, very reliable and stable, with VPN
Netgear FVS328 - very old, poor cousin to FVL328, needs monthly reboots, with VPN
SFR Neufbox4 - new, horrible, unstable, no remote admin, no VPN. RUBBISH
*router based VPN is great, makes VPN transparent to the network bridge, no VPN client software needed, which is very useful when joining network devices like scanners, printers, NAS etc.
Netgear WNR3500L with DD-WRT. USB port, Gigabit WAN + LAN, 64MB of RAM, 8MB of flash and a 453MHz Broadcom at your disposal, all for less than 80 dollars. Had it for a month and wouldn't use any router with stock firmware ever again.
Telstra Thomson ST536v6 gateway connected by 40m ethernet cable to a 4 port D-Link switch
Large black box on floor is my router. Old IBM IntelliStation E Pro with DD-WRT on it.
I'm using a hacked BT HomeHub 2.0a with another ISP here in the uk. I moved away from BT recently over terrible customer service, which would have turned the router into a useless paperweight that BT don't want back.
This way, I get to keep using it and it's saved me the cost of buying a new router.
i am using a Netgear WNDR 3700. i am happy with it
Same here DD-WRT is awesome with it Gigabit wired and 300N ip v6 solid as a rock with every feature i could conceivably want what more could i ask for.
Whats really nice is N speed is unaffected by other g/b devices a few of the other routers i looked at couldn't do independent rate mixed modes.
Interesting, thanks for the replies. The type of routers being used hasn't really changed over the years. I assume that 1gig wan (not just lan) and ipv6 isn't so much an issue yet. Which is why I was asking what people are using. I read that some of those routers may get a firmware update to support it but I've not read to much about who and when though.
Cisco Valet m20
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