I'm simply looking for the best wireless router. Any suggestions?
asked Jun 25 '10 at 19:11
well most people use Netgear it seams it is good
answered Jun 25 '10 at 20:09
Anything that can be flashed to DDWRT should make an excellent (and feature-packed) router. I'd run though DDWRT's supported-router list and see which one you like the look of.
answered Jun 25 '10 at 21:02
The problem is there is no all in one device that makes the best router.
You need a mixture of devices and your own personal oil company in order to fund the needed hardware :)
For wireless, you will need an accesspoint (currently one of the best ones on the market in terms of range and performance) Ruckus ZoneFlex 7962 http://www.ruckuswireless.com/products/zoneflex-high-end/7962 (This AP uses a cluster of directional antennas arranged in order to provide 360 degree coverage, and to prevent interference between networks, if you have 2 of these AP,s it will control the transmit power of each antenna in order to prevent too much overlap.
For a router, you will need something a bit high end get an old PC and add an extra ethernet card to it. then on the pc, install smoothwall http://www.smoothwall.org/ (smoothwall will do every router function you would ever want)
after setting up smoothwall, connect the PC to the gigabit switch, then connect the ZoneFlex 7962 to the switch, then on the remaining ports, connect your computers.
Using a computer as a router will allow you to make many more connections (many standard/cheap routers will start crapping out when you make around 6 thousand+ connections (mainly due to limited memory and underpowered CPU) while a PC will have a much faster CPU and vastly more memory)
You can then increase the speed of your internet by using the remaining space as a cache and dns and QOS.
The problem is a setup like this will cost you close to $1500 just for a router.
Other than that, if you need a cheaper all in one device, get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833127215&cm_re=D-Link_Xtreme_N_Gigabit_Router-_-33-127-215-_-Product D-Link DIR-655 it is $86.34
I picked it because it benchmarks very high. It has many features and can handle 22172 connections at the same time.
The D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router.
Why it's best:
The D-Link DIR-655 is the best overall Wireless-N router because of its combination of performance and value. Though it’s one of the fastest routers on the market – its download throughput measured 257.3 Mbps in SmallNetBuilder's testing – it’s less expensive than many of its competitors. It’s also very easy to setup with both wired and wireless connections. This router has excellent range and the QoS technology works as advertised. While you’ll need Draft 802.11n wireless adapters to take full advantage of the increased throughput, it’s fully backward compatible with older 802.11b/g. Gigabit Ethernet ports are included for fast wired connections. With simple setup and excellent performance at an affordable price, this router is a winner.
answered Jun 26 '10 at 00:30
Maybe this article is useful for you: http://www.blogster.com/router3g/how-to-select-your-best-3g-broadband-router
answered Dec 30 '10 at 02:32