Need New Router ... EA2700 or old WRT54Gv2 ?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by SMR619, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. SMR619

    SMR619 Network Guru Member

    I cant take it any longer. My WRT120N sucks and wish I had seen all the horror stories before buying it.
    This router not only drops wi-fi connections constantly, but it also drops MY connection (main PC) every so often. I'm sick of hearing my kids yell from across the house ... 'INTERNETS DOWN' ...
    Even wired connections are sketchy. I have an HP 3000DN that is ONLY connected via RJ45 and it's IP gets changed rendering it 'offline'.
    I notice that most drops are when anything networked is shut down/off.

    So. Now that we know this router is junk, what about the EA2700 ?
    Cisco online has a referb for $39 free shipping on one.
    I haven't seen too many posts or reviews about this particular router so wondering what people here think. I really dont want to get into another router with connections problems.

    I also mention the WRT54gv2 because I have 2 of them ... well one is a V5 (Dad's old one)
    Only thing is I may not want them as full use routers, but repeaters ... right ?
  2. SMR619

    SMR619 Network Guru Member

    Bueller ... Bueller ... Bueller ...

    Forum not too busy or just nobody has any suggestions ... ?
  3. mito

    mito Network Guru Member

    Hi, i am not familiar with EA2700 and don't like refurbished units.
    You can go with the "old" wrt54gl this is rock solid and Tomato full developed firmware to use with a family net, or you can go with the Asus rt-n16 with N speeds very sturdy unit that is the Asus "work horse" also supports Tomato, for sure some one is going to tell you to go for a last model full power router, but for a family home net with any of those you are not going to hear your kids yelling any more:D
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