Which N router?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by GfLGdog, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. GfLGdog

    GfLGdog Network Guru Member

    Any input on the best overall N router to purchase? Do some gaming, ect.....Do not want something like the POS WRT54GS that I now own....Let me know what you think.
  2. frenchy2k1

    frenchy2k1 LI Guru Member

    What is your problem with your 54GS? Which revision do you have? The early revisions could be upgraded using 3rd party (non-linksys) firmware, for added features and stability.
  3. daoswald

    daoswald Guest

    I'm convinced that Gigabit networks are going to become the de facto standard within a couple years. Thus, I've looked for routers and other equipment that will support this standard. My NAS drive, for example, supports gigabit speeds, as does my wired network card. So when it was time to upgrade routers, I followed the same plan and got one that is gigabit enabled. In the Linksys Wireless-N lineup your options that support gigabit networking are the WRT350N and WRT600N. I got the 600N because I thought that the dual-band feature seemed like a great idea.

    I think I made a good decision, and generally like the router. The StorageLink feature is pretty slow though, so if you're looking for a network storage server, you're better off with an independent solution such as the Buffalo Linkstation, plugged into your gigabit router. But that less-than-useful feature aside, the router seems to perform wonderfully, and I'm very happy with it.

    So there's my suggestion: The 350N or 600N, depending on if you feel you'll have a use for dual-band wifi.
  4. GfLGdog

    GfLGdog Network Guru Member

    Thanks, daoswald, had wondered about the storagelink. Have read either awesome reviews, or very poor reviews on both the 350 and 600. I am leaning to the 600N. Just a bit pricey. Also considering the mediacenter. Why change from my wrt54gs? Because my version 2 died, and my version 5 doesnt seem to be worth the effort to upgrade for what i would get. Also, think gigabit networks are gonna be the thing, I need the expanded range in our new house that N would offer, as well as speed. And have hated this v5 ever since I bought it. The V2 worked well for a long time.
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