Best router to get

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by voiajor, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. voiajor

    voiajor LI Guru Member

    Hello. I'm looking for a new router to do the following, and am not sure which model I should get. Any suggestions?

    -Must be able to run the standard version of DD-WRT.
    -Must have detachable antenna(s).
    -If POSSIBLE, I'd like it to support 802.11n draft.

    As much RAM and the fastest processor onboard are also in there, but I know I've already limited my options. If possible, is there a place I can go that tells me all the different router versions and their specifics?

  2. fastpakr

    fastpakr Network Guru Member

    If there's anything that DDWRT supports in N mode, it's only one or two devices.

    Outside of MIMO support, I'd look at the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 or the Linksys WRT54GL. Nothing else is worth it...
  3. voiajor

    voiajor LI Guru Member

    Thanks fastpakr. I was thinking about the WRT54GL too. I guess more routers will come along to support 802.11n once the standard is official. I'll stick with a b+g router for now.
  4. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Network Guru Member

    I purchased a very nice WRT54GS on ebay Version 2.1 that uses 216hz, for around 50 dollars. It is a great version for 3rd party firmwares.
  5. voiajor

    voiajor LI Guru Member

    I went to several stores today to find no WRT54GLs!! None at CompUSA, none at Best Buy... none at Radio Shack. They had the WRT54GS at places, but I was set on getting a GL. I guess either would have done. It's my plan to get a nice single omni-directional antenna and set up a wireless web server that stretches at least 0.8 miles from my router.

    I bought the Buffalo WHr-HP-G54. THIS router rocks. It's a small little thing too, compared to the WRT350N. I've traditionally stuck with Linksys for DD-WRT support, but this was surprisingly nice and easy for setting up DD-WRT. A single tftp line at the right time. :)

    Draft-N support can wait until it's finalized imo, and the prices come down on the routers. The signal strength on my WRT350N left a little to be desired.

    If I like this set up I currently have, I might just consider getting the WRT54GS for my next wireless router. Can never have too many spare servers running around town. :biggrin:
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    dont get a GS. the new ones now dont support 3rd party frimwares (limited hardware/software) except for the ddwrt micro firmware. best bet would have been the WRTSL54GS.
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