[TriLUG] New WiFi router needed: TriLUG opinions wanted
Neil L. Little
nllittle at embarqmail.com
Tue Jun 14 13:43:08 EDT 2011
First thing I do with these embedded devices, is chuck the wall wart and
hook it up to a clean stable and isolated dc source.
That has resolved most of my "flakey" issues (WRT54GL).
Brian Henning wrote:
> Just to add some color to the white walls of Cisco/Linksys:
> I have three WRT54gs. I have found them all to be slightly flaky. They are
> all different revisions.
> One runs openWRT and bridges two physically separate wired networks in my
> apartment so that I don't have to run long cables across the floor. It runs
> fairly reliably but occasionally needs a power-cycle for I don't know what.
> I'd say dirty power, but I haven't noticed any correlation with the recent
> spate of electrical storms.
> The other two, configured identically, run stock firmware and get
> alternating usage as each one randomly decides to quit every few months.
> The bonus here is that they've got a nicely stackable design, so when one
> quits, I just move the cables to the other one and carry on till it quits.
> These are on an aging BackUPS (with a recently-replaced battery). When they
> quit, it's something that isn't fixed by a quick power-cycle (which is why I
> have two there in the first place...the first one quit, so I bought a new
> one...then it quit and I tried the old one and hey, it works!...)
> I have also heard stories of set-and-forget installations that've run for
> years. Clearly a YMMV situation.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org] On Behalf
> Of Igor Partola
> Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 11:34 AM
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] New WiFi router needed: TriLUG opinions wanted
> I am a big fan of Linksys as well. My WRT54G (v5 with limited RAM), has been
> working for 5 years now without a hitch. I put DD-WRT on it to get some nice
> features. Since DD-WRT more or less has support for IPv6 and even the HE
> tunnels, I'd recommend it. Here is their router support database:
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 11:24 AM, David Both <
> dboth at millennium-technology.com> wrote:
>> Cisco/Linksys routers are always good. I have an old unmodded WRT54G at
>> home that has worked well for several years. I just bought a newer E-1200
>> for my mother's network for about $59. The entire E series runs from $49
>> about $179 and they are having a $20 off fathers' day sale.
>> I have always had good luck with these.
>> David P. Both, RHCE
>> Millennium Technology Consulting LLC
>> dboth at millennium-technology.com
>> www.databook.bz - Home of the DataBook for Linux
>> DataBook is a Registered Trademark of David Both
>> On Tuesday, June 14, 2011 10:59:18 Carl Crider wrote:
>>> Hello all.
>>> I'd like to replace my current WiFi router with something (hopefully)
>>> stronger, and with USB.
>>> Suggestions from the group would be great. Yes, if it runs an alternate
>>> I would like that. I know
>>> I could google "wifi router shootout:, etc. But the LUG always comes
>>> through. Budget-wise, I'd like
>>> to keep it under the $150 mark, if possible.
>>> My setup is 2-4 laptops, netflix streaming, work VPN, personal VPN, USB
>>> and a file server that will be going wireless next week.
>>> Thanks everyone.
>>> - Carl
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