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Does the router I want exist?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Jedis, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Jedis

    Jedis LI Guru Member

    I would like something that supports G & N connectivity, but without a G device slowing down the N speeds.

    I think I need a dual band router? If so, are there any that can run Tomato? I want to gradually update my network with N capable devices, but some of them will be stuck on G. I don't want that slowing down the rest of the network.

    What are the top three choices?
  2. Isildur

    Isildur Addicted to LI Member

    I have Asus RT-N16 (1 band) and Linksys e3000 (2 band) and n + g clients, and I haven't any issues with reaching 10MByte/sec speeds on N client while there are connected G clients.
    These routers perfectly runs tomato firmware. But I will recommend e3000 over RT-N16, because my Asus is strongly hotter over huge load and reboots sometimes (with fan cooling it stopped rebooting).
  3. Jedis

    Jedis LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply.

    How is the reception/signal on the E3000? It doesn't have any physical antennae and I do not see a spot to hook them up on the back.
  4. Toastman

    Toastman Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I've compared the RT-N16 with ext. antenna and the E3000 - it does a surprisingly good job with the internal antenna, there wasn't much difference at all.
  5. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    I use a tomato router to connect G & a dual band running stock in AP mode for N (2.4 and 5GHz). works great.

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