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BEFSR81 or 2 Bridged WRT54GL?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Flop, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. Flop

    Flop Guest

    First, I am not a networking expert, so if my terms are wrong, please correct me.

    Background: My small business office uses VOIP, but our router doesn't have QoS support. We currently use 7 of the 8 LAN ports. It's a Linksys RV082. We need a router with good QoS capabilities.
    I have a WRT54G v4 at home, and just found these additional firmwares while trying to get my TiVo to work with it correctly. The TiVo couldn't see the music/photo server on the computer using Linksys formware. I tried DD-WRT, but no dice. Thor HyperWRT solved the problem.

    Anyways, back to the business issue... Is the BEFSR81 a good choice? I have read the the 3rd party firmware QoS features on the WRT54G are better than the standard Linksys. How is QoS on the BEFSR81?

    Would I be better getting two WRT54GL routers and loading HyperWRT or DD-WRT on them? Then bridging them to get the number of connections needed. Does bridging like this cause problems sharing data between computers connected to different routers?

    Any other options? Maybe we can just connect the RV082 to a WRT54GL with Hyper/DD? Will QoS work in this manner? Basically, the WRT54GL would just be acting as a QoS link between the WAN and the RV082...

    Any other routers you would suggest?

    Any advice is appreciated.

    Edit: I should also mention that wireless access is not important at the office. It would be useful on occasion, but not a requirement.
     

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