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    Recommend me a home router?

    My parents venerable WRT54GL has died so i need to replace it. What's good these days? They are on cable btw, so there's no requirement for an ADSL modem in the router.

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    I'd just get another one. They're great routers (I have a WRT45GS). Mine's been on for years without a hiccup.
    Last edited by jinnantonnixx; 23rd September 2011 at 11:13 AM.

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    Have things not moved on? I'd prefer something with USB and 802.11n?

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    I get on very well with my netgear wndr3700 - bit pricey though

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    I would have a look at te Dreytek Range.. :-) I have one at home very good routers! :-)

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    Get an other one and install DD-WRT

    www.dd-wrt.com | Unleash Your Router

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    whats dd-wrt? there website doesnt really explain what it is and never heard of it before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsmartie View Post
    whats dd-wrt? there website doesnt really explain what it is and never heard of it before
    essentially a linux distribution designed for a wrt45 - it can do bags of stuff, since you get root access you can treat it as a computer rather than an applicance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itsmartie View Post
    whats dd-wrt? there website doesnt really explain what it is and never heard of it before
    Check out the wiki: Main Page - DD-WRT Wiki

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    I've installed many Netgears, both cable and DSL. You can get wireless 'N' as an option too, unless you're happy with 'G'.

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    For the past few years I've used a second hand Netgear DG834G (possibly a V3) that I bought on eBay for about 12. Why? Because I bought a Belkin Wireless N+ router which had USB and obivously 802.11n but my PS3 didn't like it. The routers I have mentioned are ADSL rather than cable but there are cable versions available.

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    dont touch thomson too many holes, dont touch anything BT loads of holes, stick with Linksys / Cisco they seem to have some really good security - also many a Belkin have lots of holes!

    I agree with CyberNerd go the DD-WRT root or get A Netgear.

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    In the event of a power cut, does the WRT54GL turn itself on when the power comes back on?
    Last edited by greenk; 23rd September 2011 at 06:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenk View Post
    In the event of a power cut, does the WRT54GL turn itself on when the power comes back on?
    I can't comment on that router specifically. But my WRT54GS with DD-WRT firmware required me to manually reset it. Although I'm not sure whether that was down to having to use a replacement power adapter for it, as I'd lost mine.

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