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Looking for a new wireless router, any recommendations?

My 2 year old Linksys is crapping out on me, it loses connection every 5 minutes if i'm downloading or uploading too fast. This sucks because with Black Ops on the 360, it'll disconnect me.

I've looked around a bit and noticed that Trendnet makes "gaming routers" that prioritizes gaming connections first. How are these routers? I'm still under the impression that Trendnet is a low end budget brand from a few years back.

I'd like to find something that has a USB print server so i can connect my dad's laser printer to it and use it whenever so i don't always have to turn his computer on just to print one page.

I plan on getting Verizon FIOS in a few months, but that they're picky about which routers you're able to use if at all too.

My budget is around $50 but if i have to pay a little more to get something better, i would'nt mind.
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My 2 year old Linksys is crapping out on me, it loses connection every 5 minutes if i'm downloading or uploading too fast. This sucks because with Black Ops on the 360, it'll disconnect me.

I've looked around a bit and noticed that Trendnet makes "gaming routers" that prioritizes gaming connections first. How are these routers? I'm still under the impression that Trendnet is a low end budget brand from a few years back.

I'd like to find something that has a USB print server so i can connect my dad's laser printer to it and use it whenever so i don't always have to turn his computer on just to print one page.

I plan on getting Verizon FIOS in a few months, but that they're picky about which routers you're able to use if at all too.

My budget is around $50 but if i have to pay a little more to get something better, i would'nt mind.
You can't use any routers with Verizon as their modem IS a router.

now you will find hacks out there to change the config, so yes you can use a third party router. That said, if you're not tecnically savy I would not recommend it.

Also another good point is, if you are NOT getting TV then you can have the FiOS directly hooked up to Ethernet. But only if you are not doing TV, and you'll still have to request it as all their techs install RG6 only. The modem/router does ethernet over RG6 conversions for the ONT and set-top.
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I've been looking into getting a new router as well, and although I'm not on Verizon I think I've settled on the ASUS WL-500GP-V2. One can stick DD-Wrt on it.

It has two USB 2.0 plugs, so mass storage and a printer. It is only 10/100, but I think I'd rather just get a cheap gigabit switch in the future and use both.
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i'm sure there are step by step guides out there to hook up a third party router to FIOS or just use it along with the FIOS router. I'll only be gettin gthe internet.

Someone is selling an ASUS WL-520GU for $30 nearby and I might pcik that up, it's similar spec to the one listed above. It has one USB port and supports DD-WRT as well.

Are these marketing terms of "gaming router" basically something that DD-WRT can take over and do?
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I just picked up a Belkin router for $50, but changed the config so it's only an Access Point. I tried a super pricey linksys and a netgear a few weeks ago, but neither allowed it to only be an access point, so I returned them both.

Here's a link to the one I got:
http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPa...duct_Id=522108
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asus rt-n16

Damn. I might have to spring for that instead of what I posted above. Also, as a sales pitch, one can stick sanzbd on both of them.
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do gigabit routers work over wireless or wired connections?
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Will this thing support external hard drives >1TB with dd-wrt/tomato? I've read the stock firmware can't.
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Will this thing support external hard drives >1TB with dd-wrt/tomato? I've read the stock firmware can't.

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This is what I have been using recently.
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Since it took a bit of work to get it working to my satisfaction, I'll post this here.

One can install sabnzbdplus using ipkg onto Tomato USB running on the RT-N16, providing they install a variety of dependencies that I don't remember off the top of my head that it will complain about. You can google / ipkg search for them based on what the script spits out.

You can run the python script and complete the setup wizard using your browser. After this point sabnzbd crashes with a segmentation fault if you try to use the web interface. However, if you use something that controls the script using the http api (e.g. /sabnzbd/queue/ will work) then you can use it to your heart's desire. I use the Firefox plug-in sabnzbdfox which is good enough for my purposes. I tweaked the ini to use /mnt for logs, temporary files and disabled some 64-bit flag that might have helped.

The next thing is doing something else with the router while sabnzbd is running. I use samba for xbmc to be able to play my media collection over the network and at normal priority the network share is useless. Likewise for my automatic onenote backup. I use nice to change the priority of the script to -19 and XBMC has been able to play anything I throw at it off the hard drive that sabnzbd is saving downloads to without any real hit in speed (~600kb/sec might fluctuate a bit, drop ~50kb/sec):

Code:
nice -19 python /opt/share/SABnzbd/SABnzbd.py -f /root/.sabnzbd/sabnzbd.ini -s rattus:8080 -d
I played around with writing an xbmc script that pauses downloads but this actually works better since xbmc has to buffer enough to start playing before the script would kick in.
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