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Topic # 112193 29-Nov-2012 18:03 Send private message

Hey guys,

Not really asking to buy this router at this stage for the next few weeks, however I have read so much about these amazing routers, and I have decided to look into where I can get a decent one for the cheapest.

So that I know when I do want to obtain this, which will be most likely round Christmas time.

How much would the cheapest one be, and is anybody selling one?

It has to be capable of running DD-WRT.

Also, these devices at the moment, only one listed on Trademe at the moment.

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  Reply # 724799 29-Nov-2012 18:04 Send private message

There are plenty of routers that run DD-WRT.

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  Reply # 724857 29-Nov-2012 20:03 Send private message

I wouldn't go near a WRT54G now. They're all are now ~7+ years old and they're all cooking themselves by the truckload and failing.

You may be able to get a GL cheaply second hand but once again I've come across a few of them failing as well as they're essentially the same spec but you're still typically going to get a 3+ yr old device.

There are plenty of vastly better spec DD-WRT capable routers out there. The 54G/GL were great kit in their day but that was ~5 years ago.



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  Reply # 724868 29-Nov-2012 20:23 Send private message

Hmm, I bought a WRT54GL last year from DSE for $130 I believe, I still have a few of these in use :)

But like Steve said, might be worth looking at a newer router for DD-WRT / OpenWRT




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  Reply # 724886 29-Nov-2012 21:08 Send private message

GL's are still available new for ~$100

They are very low spec performance wise though since the design is a good 8 or so years old. There is better hardware with faster processors and better specs.

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