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#1 9 years ago

I currently have a D-Link DGL4100. It's been working pretty good for the past 2 years or so but now it seems to be giving me problems. Randomly dropping my internet connections, whining that I don't pay enough attention to it =p

I have decided to get a new router, but I want one that gives me more options.

I want to be able to prioritize packets (similar to the GameFuel feature on the 4100) so that my gaming doesn't suffer when someone else is using the net.

I would prefer to be able to limit the amount of bandwidth a certain computer uses.

It will also need to have wired ports on it, though wireless also being there won't hurt since I plan on going wireless on at least one of these comps here soon.

I have looked into the new DGL-4500 but it seems to have similar Fireware (aka not all the control I want) plus it's rather expensive.

All in all I need suggestions for a good, reliable router that can give me the control I need.


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#2 9 years ago
I need a new router

Then go and get one ;)

Anyways, I've found this I hope it suits your needs: TP-Link TL-R488T 4 WAN ports + 1 LAN port Broadband Router at TigerDirect.com


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#3 9 years ago

computernerd;4924806Then go and get one ;)

Anyways, I've found this I hope it suits your needs: TP-Link TL-R488T 4 WAN ports + 1 LAN port Broadband Router at TigerDirect.com

....wtf?

Is that a joke?




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#4 9 years ago

No, honestly I don't have hardly any experience with finding the right router, so I just took a stab at it :clueless:


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#5 9 years ago

One, way too expensive. Two, only one LAN port (4 WAN ports WTF?)


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#7 9 years ago

computernerd;4924829How bout this one, it's today's newegg's shellshocker:

Newegg.com - Rosewill RNX-N4PS IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wireless-N 2.0 Router (2T3R) Up to 300Mbps Data Rates/ WPA/WPA2 (AES, 64,128-WEP with shared-key authentication)/ Power Saving Solution/ Hardware WPA button - Wir

Any idea what he firmware is like on this? How much control does it give you? What about QoS Packet prioritization?


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#8 9 years ago

Doesn't it give that info on the specs page?


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#9 9 years ago

I would say take a look at the netgear WPN824 V3. I've found it has alot of features and the ability to set things is very easy. Port forwarding is very easy with it and I haven't really messed around with limiting bandwidth but im pretty sure it has the options to do so. If you have a Frys in your area I would go and take a look for one there. Having gotten a refurb I would say that Netgear refurbs are top notch since this one much have just been one that someone returned not knowing how to use it. Not a bad router for $21.99 in the least ( considering they're around $89.99 new)




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#10 9 years ago

computernerd;4924806Then go and get one ;)

Anyways, I've found this I hope it suits your needs: TP-Link TL-R488T 4 WAN ports + 1 LAN port Broadband Router at TigerDirect.com[/QUOTE] It suites your needs if they're giving internet to about 100 people.

[quote=S.T.A.L.K.E.R.]One, way too expensive. Two, only one LAN port (4 WAN ports WTF?)

The WAN ports would work fine (sure they're be overqualified, but whatever) but no, that's not what you need.