Help me buy a wireless router!


#1

well im about to buy a wireless router tomorrow or so,so which kind should I get? whats the best?:sweat:


#2

Is this for a laptop or a PC?


#3

PC basically im getting one so I can get on GGPO.


#4

This one here is pretty good and inexpensive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320107


#5

oops I meant wireless router,but that is nice though


#6

linksys


#7

I’m not familiar with the latest trends but back in april when I bought a router the Linksys WRT54GL was the router to get. I think it’s still the best router that you can get for your buck, plus it’s also open source so you can install DD-WRT on there which is much better than the default firmware. I personally have a Buffalo WHR-G54S because it was on sale at the time for 25 buck so it was the cheapest open source capable router at the time. It performs great but I think the linksys is your best bet.

EDIT: I’d also like to stress there’s a difference between the WRT54G and the WRT54GL. They cost about the same but the WRT54G is not open source compatible. You want the WRT54GL.


#8

ok thanks!


#9

heh listen to Monte its what i intended to post if i wasnt so lazy.

i own the WRT54GL and its wonderful.

DD-WRT is sweet not only can you pimp out your router
if you’re feeling really frisky you can usethird party software and go apeshit but possibly brick it


#10

yeah im gonna go with the WRT54GL,lets just say I like to experiment with things.:rofl:

edit:that avatar is tight


#11

same here.
but yea that lifehacker guide is the one i used (i just got the router on friday) to upgrade and tinker with my WRT54GL so its all good :smiley:

ps: all my access machines and access points are metal gear themed :stuck_out_tongue:

thanks btw.


#12

So can you still flash the latest version of the wrt54g with the open source firmware?


#13

^^ according to DD-WRT’s website of supported devices (clicky), it’s possible but with a few extra steps, I think. I’ve never flashed a newer WRT54G, though. I’ve mostly messed with the oollllllderrrrrrr versions, those were easier, obviously. =P