A better router for torrent? Budget: $100-130

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Resourze, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. Resourze

    Resourze Network Newbie Member


    First off, I know that routers aren't really made (in terms of hardware) for downloading and sharing torrents, especially larger files.

    However, I'm a student with a little bit of savings that would like to setup a 1TB external hard drive with a router, preferably with Tomato.

    I have a Netgear WNR3400Lv2 today that is having a hard time to deal with just 4-5 torrents. Transmission GUI looses connection and the speeds are at 1Mb/s (Have 10Mb/s WAN in/output).

    I'm not necessarily looking for a higher download/upload speed, I guess a more stable setup really that can handle this a bit better.

    I also use the router to stream to my TV and it does so almost perfectly @ 720p quality.

    So, what I'm asking is, what should I be looking for in a new router, CPU and RAM I assume? USB 3.0 port for the external or is 2.0 enough still?

    My budget is around 100-130 US Dollars, however I would purchase in Europe which increases the price a bit (compared to US to my knowledge) and all makes and models might not be here. I would suggest using amazon.co.uk or amazon.de or similar if you want to link, that way I know it's available in Europe.

    Also, while I have the chance, big thanks to Shibby for Tomato, you have no idea how many networks I've setup using your firmware. I'd vote Nobel Prize in medicine for curing headaches since.. Well, yeah since when? :)

    Best regards!
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