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# 94743 18-Dec-2011 08:21
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I'm a US expat living in Tokyo.

When I moved to Japan I didn't realize I could get cheap 100mbps internet connections. (approx $25/month). I brought a couple of Asus WL520gus with me loaded with Tomato.

I really don't care much about the wireless speeds but the WAN speeds are terrible. Worked great on the 12/15mbps connection in the states but the most throughput I can get is around 23/25mbps.

Can you guys suggest a router with either good firmware or ddwrt/tomato compatible that can handle 100mbps?

Thanks in advance.


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  # 559150 18-Dec-2011 09:09
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As per the other discussion, you seen to have read about the Mikrotik RB751. I personally use a Cisco SRP 521W, great if you have VoIP services. I have it connected to a DOCSIS3 service 100 Mbps and it performs well, with 802.11b/g/n but no gigabit ports :(

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  # 559152 18-Dec-2011 09:13
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Thanks, I will keep that in mind also.

As for the Mikrotik...  In the states, the only place I could find that has them will only sell in quantities of 10 or more, so too much of a hassle.


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  # 559156 18-Dec-2011 09:30
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Any old PC + something like Monowall, PFsense, Smoothwall, IPcop etc. will be able to handle 100mbps (probably need at least a pentium 2). Personally I use PFsense, its good but has no IPv6 support in stable atm

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  # 559159 18-Dec-2011 09:47
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Thanks guys.

I was debating whether to set up an old machine for that, I've used IPCop in the past...  Seems like too much trouble.

I found this list with throughputs listed:
These are TESTED throughputs also.

So I considered the Asus (I've had good luck with them, esp flashing them with Tomato/ddwrt).

And then it struck me. I am an idiot.

We recently switched from OCN to KDDI. KDDI gave us a router and they allow access to it. I totally forgot! This router already handles 100mbps. They have a really crappy interface in Japanese (I don't speak Japanese almost at all, but all the labels are in Kana and I speak geek). They have NAT, PAT, ETC...  and those are the only features I'm really interested in. I don't do any VOIP so I don't need QoS.

I can just turn my existing router into a wireless hub.

Thanks for your advice guys.

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  # 559172 18-Dec-2011 10:17
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So I plugged into the KDDI router and did some testing and just on some random downloads hit 60mbps. So I think I'm good.

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