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Help with Router Choice

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  1. Karen

    Karen New Member

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    I am posting this question here since I can't seem to get help anywhere else:

    I just switched my wifi service from the local phone company to 4G WiMax. I want to move my modem away from my pc to a more central location in the house, and I need a router.

    Any advice on which/who/what kind to buy? We are looking at probably seven or so wifi devices, if that matters.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. alphawave7

    alphawave7 Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd gravitate towards Linksys, Broadcom chipsets only, and particularly ones that support flashing to 3rd-party firmwares, which significantly improve functionality and reliability. My preferred routers I install: Linksys WRT54G series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Here is a list of DD-WRT compatible models you can shop for..some are N if you chose, but I've never found a need (you can bump up the radio output in DD-WRT):Router Database | www.dd-wrt.com {search for Linksys}. HTH! :)

    You *could* also buy a Buffalo which already runs DD-WRT by default: http://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-Technology-Wireless-N-Essential-WHR-HP-G300N/dp/B002WBV2T8
    :D (I didn't know about this until I Googled it!)
     
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  3. Karen

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    Thanks, alpha. Appreciate the assist.
     

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