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    Good wireless routers?

    I'm using Comcast xfinity blast plus (stupid name...) to get 35 down/15 up. After fighting with Comcast after they screwed up the firmware on my modem for 2 years, I now get those speeds on my wired connection.

    On my wifi connection though, I can barely break 10/5. I know wifi is slower than wired, but I'm using a Linksys WRT-54G2 router that I've had since probably about 2007 or 2008.

    I think it might be time for an upgrade to see if I can make better use of my wifi, but I've been out of the router game for a long, long time.

    Any recommendations, massassi?

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    You can try and flash your current router with DD-WRT and see if you get better performance that way. All WRT-54G2 routers are supported except revision 1.5 (should be listed somewhere in tiny print on the router).

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    If you want to stick with Cisco/Linksys, the E4200 is probably your best bet right now. Can be found for $100 pretty easily, and it'll provide you with more than enough bandwidth to utilize those speeds (assuming you don't go too far out of range of course and have N adapters on your computers). Steer clear of the newer ones like the E4500 and their "Cisco Connect Cloud" crap though.

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    Child's Play CharityRibberium Mempyre!

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    Linksys WRT310G, WRT310GL. That's what I have, and it's absolutely rocksolid. Only does wireless G though, but I've never found that a problem.

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    Buying a Wireless-G router today is pants-on-head retarded. 5ghz Wireless N is way less crowded, it can pull off better range despite lower penetration, and it's quite a bit faster.

    Anyway, if you don't want to stick with what you have now, I recommend looking at ASUS routers. They have been making names for themselves in the wake of Linksys going down the tubes.

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    Be cautious about Linksys. Rumors are that Cisco may sell it off.

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    No they aren't!
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    http://www.amazon.com/BUFFALO-AirSta...buffalo+router
    I'm pretty happy with my Buffalo router. It comes with DD-WRT stock too.

    o.0

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    Admiral of Awesome
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    Netgear WNDR3800 here. Replaced a WRT54G that didn't support custom firmwares which had a design flaw (the router did not properly collect stale connections).
    Last edited by Jon`C; 12-18-2012 at 02:54 AM.

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    I'm confused, is that spambot being helpful? I find the idea of Carson being a legitimate new user even more far fetched. I guess time will tell. Welcome.

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