Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Help with router purchase
Author Message
Odin Offline
Banned

Posts: 1,331
Joined: Nov 2010
Thanks: 1
Given 23 thanks in 20 posts
 
Post: #1
Help with router purchase
Well after listening to Defiant bitch non-stop about my random pings and to be honest im tired of it too. This linksys WRT54G is the biggest piece of garbage I've ever owned. I wish I could find the power plug for my D-link because that thing handled my 30mbps connection fine while torrenting, streaming video through the network and several wireless connections.

So does anyone have any options for a router with good throughput on the wired side aswell as a half decent short range wireless setup. doesnt need to be long range, as soon as we move out of the apartment it'll be to a house thats going to be wired for gigabit ethernet.

Cheap as possible that still does the job
11-10-2011 11:08 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Steven S Offline
Forum Helper
*****

Posts: 1,069
Joined: Dec 2010
Reputation: 10
Thanks: 8
Given 84 thanks in 70 posts
 
Post: #2
RE: Help with router purchase
TL-WR1043ND
ASUS RT-N16
Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH

you'll probably have to load DD-WRT on the tp-link to get good QoS though.

Intel i7 2600K @ 4.5Ghz
16GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z 1600Mhz
Asrock P67 Fatal1ty Professional
MSI HD 7970 Lightning @ 1125/1600 MHz
Crucial M4 256GB SSD
3x Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.12 HDDs (RAID0)
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB HDD
Silverstone Fortress FT02
11-10-2011 11:16 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Odin Offline
Banned

Posts: 1,331
Joined: Nov 2010
Thanks: 1
Given 23 thanks in 20 posts
 
Post: #3
RE: Help with router purchase
Which one is the TP-link? And the TL-WR1043ND is a linksys isnt it? I dont want to deal with that garbage again.

Edit: nvm I see it. 69.99 isn't too bad really.

So both those 69.99 options are stable then? They wont mind being used for long periods at 20+mbps outgoing and constant streaming inside the network?
(This post was last modified: 11-10-2011 11:26 AM by Odin.)
11-10-2011 11:21 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Mark Offline
Posts Leader
*****

Posts: 2,832
Joined: Dec 2010
Reputation: 11
Thanks: 56
Given 177 thanks in 144 posts
 
Post: #4
RE: Help with router purchase
I fing love TP link. DDWRT is amazing, although I've never had good luck with it outside Buffalo routers.

I even forget you can see sigs.

heh.
11-10-2011 11:26 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Odin Offline
Banned

Posts: 1,331
Joined: Nov 2010
Thanks: 1
Given 23 thanks in 20 posts
 
Post: #5
RE: Help with router purchase
yeah but 100$ is out of the range I wanted to pay. if im going that high id go a little higher and grab a bad ass router.

60-70 max is mine.
11-10-2011 11:33 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Steven S Offline
Forum Helper
*****

Posts: 1,069
Joined: Dec 2010
Reputation: 10
Thanks: 8
Given 84 thanks in 70 posts
 
Post: #6
RE: Help with router purchase
i've been running that tp-link with DD-WRT with no issues. granted, i haven't taxed it that heavily before. what i can say is that its default firmware's built-in QoS places streaming media ahead of gaming, so if somebody on your network fires up PPStream, your latency will skyrocket... though that might just be PPStream.

i've also never really tested its gigabit ethernet performance, since most of the computers in my house (including my main system) are running on wireless. what i can say is that its wireless performance is quite good, since i can play online with no ping issues, at least until someone fires up PPStream, then it all goes to hell in a handbasket. DD-WRT's QoS features can mitigate that somewhat.

Intel i7 2600K @ 4.5Ghz
16GB G.Skill Ripjaws Z 1600Mhz
Asrock P67 Fatal1ty Professional
MSI HD 7970 Lightning @ 1125/1600 MHz
Crucial M4 256GB SSD
3x Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.12 HDDs (RAID0)
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB HDD
Silverstone Fortress FT02
11-10-2011 11:45 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Mark Offline
Posts Leader
*****

Posts: 2,832
Joined: Dec 2010
Reputation: 11
Thanks: 56
Given 177 thanks in 144 posts
 
Post: #7
RE: Help with router purchase
I can attest to the gigabyte ethernet. I have a similiar one back at home, only lag we ever got is when dad would game downstairs, I'd game upstairs, and the women would watch movies and things on NAS.

I even forget you can see sigs.

heh.
11-10-2011 11:58 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Odin Offline
Banned

Posts: 1,331
Joined: Nov 2010
Thanks: 1
Given 23 thanks in 20 posts
 
Post: #8
RE: Help with router purchase
Ok so would the Buffalo one be fine to flash to the DD-WRT firmware and run similarly?
11-10-2011 12:31 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Mark Offline
Posts Leader
*****

Posts: 2,832
Joined: Dec 2010
Reputation: 11
Thanks: 56
Given 177 thanks in 144 posts
 
Post: #9
RE: Help with router purchase
(11-10-2011 12:31 PM)OttawaXJ Wrote:  Ok so would the Buffalo one be fine to flash to the DD-WRT firmware and run similarly?

Yup. And if you want to ever make it into a pirate box you can do so easily.

I even forget you can see sigs.

heh.
11-10-2011 12:35 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Odin Offline
Banned

Posts: 1,331
Joined: Nov 2010
Thanks: 1
Given 23 thanks in 20 posts
 
Post: #10
RE: Help with router purchase
pirate box?

Thats what i call my server lol
11-10-2011 12:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply