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#58700 17-Mar-2010 13:11
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Hi there,

I am planning on purchasing a wireless router to connect to my Telstraclear Cable Boradband and was hoping I could get some recommendations from fellow geeks as to the most suitable wireless router?

I have found some topics suggesting the WRT54GL is the go but as these suggestions were back in 2008 I was wondering if this is still the case or are there new models on the market that are more suitable?

Any help would be appreciated,

Thanks
Simon

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  #308286 17-Mar-2010 13:55
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I've had a WRT54GL installed for over a year now and have never rebooted it. They just work. I max out my connection with torrent traffic on a regular basis so it gets a good workout.

 
 
 

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  #308293 17-Mar-2010 14:08
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If you don't need 802.11n wireless networking, then the WRT54GL is still probably the best router to get. Also, you can install the DD-WRT firmware which has lots of good features, including a very handy bandwidth monitor so you can compare your monthly bandwidth with TCL's usage metres.

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  #308306 17-Mar-2010 14:38
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amanzi: If you don't need 802.11n wireless networking, then the WRT54GL is still probably the best router to get. Also, you can install the DD-WRT firmware which has lots of good features, including a very handy bandwidth monitor so you can compare your monthly bandwidth with TCL's usage metres.


+1. Replaced my old ageing Belkin with a WRT54GL, installed DD-WRT and I am very happy with it.




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  #308318 17-Mar-2010 14:55
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Why not try the Linksys WRP400 Router with a Wireless-G access point as well as up to 4 wired connections. Advantage is it comes with 2 Voip phone lines so you save on telephone call costs. I've used it for over 2 years now with Xnet/Vfx with few issues. You can then dump your POTS line.

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  #308327 17-Mar-2010 15:13
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The Linksys WRT54GL is still good but the Asus WL-520GU ~$80-90 is a better choice now.

It can also be flashed with DD-WRT, Tomoto or OpenWRT just like the Linksys.  The benefits are the Asus is cheaper and has slightly better specs than the WRT54GL.

Note: You want the GU not the the G or the GC as they only have 2MB flash memory

http://www.gearbot.co.nz/store_products/search/Asus%20WL%20520%20GU/

If you're willing to spend a bit more for wireless N and gigabit LAN you could look at the Asus RT-N16.

Asus RT-N16 vs Asus WL-520GU vs WRT54GL 

Cpu: 533mhz vs 240mhz vs 200mhz 
Ram: 128MB vs 16MB vs 16MB 
Flash: 32MB vs 4MB vs 4MB 
Lan: 1000Mbit vs 100Mbit vs 100Mbit 
Wireless: 802.11n Draft (300Mbit) vs 802.11g (54Mbit) vs 802.11g (54Mbit) 
Price: ~$200 vs ~$90 vs ~$115



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  #309206 19-Mar-2010 16:24
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Just make sure you steer clear of anything D-LINK!

I'm not sure other people's experiences, but mine have been terrible.

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  #309240 19-Mar-2010 18:55
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Thanks for all your help folks, much appreciated.



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  #309249 19-Mar-2010 19:36
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for my part, I've got a belkin F5D8236-4 that I'm quite happy with...

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