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Old 01-01-2013, 01:53 PM
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Default Need a new router

My old Linksys WRT160N running DD-WRT is beginning to fail after over 6 years of use. The N radio no longer works and the G radio is running in a degraded state. YouTube videos take forever to buffer in HD and Netflix won't play anything in HD. But I'm able to browse the web without any problems.

I picked up a WD My Net N750 the other day, but the range on it is worse than my old Linksys, so I'm going to take it back. The range on the 5 GHz band is even worse, but still I expected the 2.4 GHz band to be at least equal to my old Linksys; it isn't.

My house is small, only 1200 sq ft with 2 floors. I have 2 laptops, 2 iPhone's, 1 iPad, 1 iPod touch, 1 printer, 1 Wii, and 1 Sony Media Streamer, so a total of 9 devices on the WiFi.

I'm open to pretty much every brand. This Linksys WRT160N is my third Linksys device, so I decided to try another brand. But like I said, I really don't care what brand I get as long as it works well with good range.

DD-WRT is nice, but it's not a must for me.

Any help or ideas will be greatly appreciated
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:03 PM
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read the reviews on this web site?
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For now the best one Asus RT-N16... Dlink 605l is best deal for that price.

If you got more money you can buy Netgear R6300, in my country it was 30$ cheaper than any other AE router.

RT-N16 and R6300 are compatible with alternative Firmware.


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Im sure he did, and he is confuse about that and don't forget he asked about DD-WRT

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read the reviews on this web site?
Yes, but I was looking for real world experiences from different users in the forum. My experience with the WD My Net N750 hasn't been all that good, so I thought that maybe someone knew of one that was better.
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Before you replace the router - try doing the 30/30/30 reset and perhaps erase NVRAM as well...

Note down your settings for your network...

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php...et_or_30/30/30
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