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Buying a new router

Discussion in 'HyperWRT Firmware' started by windage, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. windage

    windage Network Guru Member

    Can't decide on which router to get. Either the Linksys WRT350n or DIR-655 from Dlink. The dlink one seems to have more features and better reviews. 3x3 antenna's that are removable, USB port (which I hope can be used for file sharing in the future) and smart QOS. The linksys I suppose would be supported by 3rd party firmware since its a linux box but for now the official firmware has made it very buggy. I doubt the dlink will ever have the source code released to the public. Would like from you guys what your take on all of this would be.

    thanks
     
  2. petch01

    petch01 LI Guru Member

    I think you know the answer already:)

    That's why you are here!:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    Petch01
     
  3. kman79

    kman79 LI Guru Member

    So is it confirmed the 350n is linux based and that custom firmwares can support it?
     
  4. windage

    windage Network Guru Member

    Yes, I went ahead and bought the 350n and I don't regret it. I had put beta v24 dd-wrt on it and it is almost fully functional except for the /jffs partition won't mount so I can add the usb drivers to it. I reverted back to linksys firmware until problem is solved.
     
  5. kman79

    kman79 LI Guru Member

    I received my WRT350N yesterday. The Storage Link functionality is a welcomed feature. I'm also waiting until this feature is implemented before I switch over to a third party firmware, I'm definately looking forward to it.
     
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Is this the reason you posted it in the HyperWRT Firmware forums?

    Unless you buy one for Thibor and other developers, i doubt they will do it. they make little if any money for these projects and do it mainly for their own interest. Thibor doesn't have one so I doubt he will be buying one just to develope firmware for everyone else to use.
     
  7. kman79

    kman79 LI Guru Member

    I would be more than happy to donate money both to hyperWRT and DD-WRT developers to help develop the firmware for the 350N. Unfortunately I am not able to lend/donate a WRT350N router since this is now my only router (gave me WRT54GX2 to my sister) and it did cost a good bit of cash.
     
  8. windage

    windage Network Guru Member

    I am thinking about donating to Thibor. The price of these routers are bit too high yet. The reason for being so high is limited amount of stock. I got the only one left in the province. Linksys is slow on replenishing their stock. It has been over a month and I still cannot seem to locate another router in stores. Even online with ordering most places say "out of stock".
     
  9. Turbe

    Turbe LI Guru Member

    Don't think, DONATE!!! :)

    I Donated to Thibor (on his website) when I made the switch to his firmware earlier last year. It only took a couple of weeks using his firmware on my 3 router WDS config to convince me to donate.

    I am sure glad I decided to check this forum as I was only checking his other site for updates. BTW, 16b and the SL, best combo yet....

    Thanks again Thibor for all your work and Happy New Year!!!!

    Shawn

    Hmm, my linksysinfo.org forum tag of "Network Newbie" sucks... lol :(
     
  10. grcore

    grcore Network Guru Member

    How about "neither". Wait till the final standard is ratified, or buy a product from a manufactuer who guarantee's that the device will be compliant when the standard is ratified.
     
  11. gopherhockey

    gopherhockey LI Guru Member

    Sounds like Thibor does have a WRT350N coming...
     
  12. ka9yhd

    ka9yhd LI Guru Member

    And here is a link to Thibor's site, which you forgot to include................ So he can click on the "donate" button at the top of the page if he so chooses to.

    http://www.thibor.co.uk
     
  13. rtoledo

    rtoledo Network Guru Member

    I'm sticking with the 3 WRT54G's I have until, routers get faster CPU's and more ram in them, oh yes and more GIGABIT ports, I need 8 ports, besides when FIOS gets finished in a couple of months here you get a free ActionTech that is not bad.

    but i do like what I read about the Dlink dir-655 specially the CPU and Os in it

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2blmr5

    no it's not Linux and not customizable from what i can see but it sure is fast !

    http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,156/

    I might just get one of these, in the meantime I will have to pick up a cheapie gigabit switch for all 6 machines in this house
     
  14. windage

    windage Network Guru Member

    On that table I don't even see the WRT350N router. I believe throughput is about on par with the 655.
     

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