Solved Replacement for WRT54GL router

August 29, 2014 at 14:20:44
Specs: Windows 7, 16GB
Router still ok but wifi died so need replacement.
I have DD-WRT on it which is great.
New router needs to be able to connect my Note3 as high as possible,N and AC I think for note3?
I host games,TeamSpeak and other things so need to be able to open/assign lots of ports.

I was thinking WRT150N may be ok?
Although I read the WRT350N is a better option but I can't find one on ebay.

Budget is about £50 or $70

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August 29, 2014 at 15:20:44
Actually budget can go to £150 $250 area.

WRT54GL served me well many many years,it deserves a decent replacement.

tempted by the LINKSYS Smart WiFi Router EA6900........
Or maybe WRT1900 or the asus or the R7000

Dang all these reviews haha

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August 31, 2014 at 15:21:49
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I still have my WRT54GL running but added a Linksys E3000 a year or two back because the wireless on the 54GL got flakey.

The reason I went with the E3000 is it has dual radios (ie: 2.4 and 5.0 GHz. The radios run concurrently (this is an important feature and if you have devices that operate at only one of the two bands, you'll need to have both radios running at the same time).

So, regardless of make/model, I highly recommend you get something that has dual concurrent radios and is N.

If it were me, I'd do some price comparing. Don't forget to read reviews while deciding. Cheapest doesn't mean best.

As for DD-WRT, I was once given a 54GL that had it installed when I got it. I tried to get replace DD-WRT with my favorite 3'd party firmware and found I couldn't. I gave it away immediately and never used it in my home. I did so for two reasons:

One, I don't do firmware from people who hijack your router with their crap. If it were as good as they want you to think it is, they wouldn't do that because you would never want to remove it.

Two, Tomato is much better than DD-WRT and that is my favorite 3'd party firmware for Linux compatible SOHO routers.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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September 2, 2014 at 00:02:14
All the above have dual radios.

Not sure why you couldn't replace DD-WRT on the 54GL but I can on mine?
I'm reading all the reviews I can find but of course they all differ on which is best.

Apparently the Linksys have big holes in their firmware and Belkin are being knobs because they claimed they were 'open source' but they have not released vital codes/binaries etc at least that's how the story went,not up to date with it yet....

Just trying to find out which is best/worst at stock.

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October 28, 2014 at 19:11:22
went with the WRT1900AC

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