Alright Tech Heads time for a new router

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  1. dawg

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    I just got a 30 mbit connection :cheer:

    I have been using Linksys for ten years and am pretty sick of them. Give me a good router :jumpclap:
     
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    Apple
     
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    BOO!!! :slap:
     
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    Don't even think of using an Apple model. The damn things don't even have web interfaces!
     
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    what do you need the web interface for? the native client interface is free and they have versions for the iphone
     
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    Tell us a little more. Is this just for home use? Wireless? How many users? Any servers? VoIP? Torrenting? How many ports?
     
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    A need an advanced interface.

    1. Mac address clone
    2. Mac filter
    3. Ability to not broadcast SSID
     
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    lemme message mutt and ask him:facepalm:
     
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    Of course Wireless. Keep in mind I am an advanced user so i dont want some kids toy.
     
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    I've had linksys, Airlink, Dlink and were crappy. I bought a cheapy Fry's label router and it's been running for 2 years without a crash.
     
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    Aren't you a techie? How can you in good conscience recommend a piece of hardware that requires specific software be installed, when EVERY competing brand and model has a platform agnostic interface for all configuration? (Even higher end Ciscos and HPs and Junipers et al. have telnet access at the very least.)

    It's incredible hubris of them to require this of their customers. (And of course it's part of the overall effort to enforce an Apple-only ecosystem.)
     
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    I'm a slow adult
     
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    I'm leaning towards the Asus Dark Knight.

    [video=youtube;8P2BA2_TopQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P2BA2_TopQ[/video]
     
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    id recomend an asus n66u. though i am waiting until they add usb 3.0 before i upgrade.
     
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    you think they don't have that? I do all that on mine and more. its not as good as DD-WRT on a WRT54G but its not bad.
     
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    You might be happy with a model that's OpenWRT/DD-WRT compatible, as that firmware is very tweakable. The Buffalos and Trendnets are pretty popular for this.

    But frankly, as others indicated, even generic crapola routers can do fine and will probably meet your needs. I've gotten by with Netgears, and the DLinks are surprisingly good machines.
     
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    I would definitely wait and get Schmoopy's opinion on this. He is quite the techie