Linksys WRT54G v7 vs D Link Di 624

dingdongbubble

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OK Now I am kinda confused. I have constantly heard that the Linksys is much better as Linksys has a reputation. On the other hand the D Link is easier to use.

I have a 512 kBits/sec connection. I will use one desktop via Ethernet and a laptop and phone via wifi. Apart from this I might use one or two extra computers occasionally.

The WRT54G v7 does not support 3rd party firmware. Is that a problem with bittorrent?

I want the router to reach almost everywhere in my house. Basicaly go thru two concrete walls, maybe more but not too far off. I will not be transferring files over the network so throughput wouldnt be a big problem.

I will be using bittorrent so I dont want the NAT tables to go full. But as I have a 512 kbit connection maybe that wont be a big problem.

Can someone help me decide. I cant get the WRTR54GL but I CAN get the WRT54GS.
 

MacBlackBook22

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I previously had the linksys model that you are looking at. I had no trouble using bittorrent with it. Before getting my Airport Extreme I had always had a linksys so I can say I was happy with it. I changed to the extreme because my new blackbooks used "N" so I felt it was time to upgrade.:apple:
 

dingdongbubble

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Range?

I want a long range and dont mind low throughtput for it. So which router is going to be ebtter in my casE?
 

MacBlackBook22

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I am in a 3 level townhouse and I didn't have any dead zones with the linksys I was even able to be out on the balcony which is on the other side of the house from the router and I had full level in the macbook.
 

dingdongbubble

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Umm hmmm

So u r satisfied with the range of the Linksys. And is it a WRT54G VErsion 7? Does the version 7 have any problems with bittorrent?

The Dlink is known for its long range. If I have problems with range, I plan to put in hi gain antennas. But for the Linksys they cost too much.

Because of this I still cant decide between the two.:confused:
 

ErikCLDR

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I have the Linksys and its range is great- my house is roughly 4000sq ft and its located in the basement. I get wireless signal everywhere in the house and on the deck outside.

I am having issues with the internet cutting out though- both wired and wireless networking connected to the Linksys router. I don't know if it is the router, the router's firmware, the ISP, the cable modem, or what but its a huge hassle. You have to go all the way downstairs and reset the router.

Everyone i know in the networking business recommends Linksys.

I might also looking into Belkin, I believe they have a lifetime guaranty on their products.
 

dingdongbubble

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Hhmmm

Well my guess is tht ur router messes up because of the nat tables filling up with too many connections. cant u go to the routers config or something from ur browser and do it? i can with my current crappy router. thanks for the fedback.