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Windows 7: Best Router for high traffic?

09 Jul 2009   #11
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
I have a question waht kind of volume to you consider heavy? I do torrents all the time and cant max out my router (also a linksys) you lan should be running at least at 100Mb and your download slower than that . could you give us some mors info

Ken
Its not the download throughput that most routers have issues with, its the shear number of open and "half-open" TCP connections.


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09 Jul 2009   #12
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
The best SOHO router for high traffic would be a Linksys WRT54G-TM (tmobile hotspot edition) and flash it with DD-WRT. Also most home routers come with a barely adaquate power supply (brick), by going with a brick that has more capacity (amps) you will see more stability.
Note: If you go with the WRT54G-TM make sure to read the per model instructions on putting DD-WRT on there, see WRT54G-TM - DD-WRT Wiki. And get the v2. The v1 only had 32 MB of RAM.
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09 Jul 2009   #13
ccatlett1984

 

T-Mobile Edition Model: WRTU54G-TM. This version has two RJ-11 telephone ports and two SIM card slots. The WRTU54G-TM is not supported by DD-WRT. It cannot be flashed http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WRTU54G-TM.
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09 Jul 2009   #14
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
I didn't know they made a v2 of the 54G-TM , do you have a link handy?
Ignore me. The v2 (WRTU54G-TM) can't be flashed WRTU54G-TM - DD-WRT Wiki. v1 it is. I only looked at the specs (64 MB vs 32 MB) without checking DD-WRT compatibility list.

I'm a big fan of DD-WRT but the speeds and stability I'm getting from my pfSense blows it away.
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09 Jul 2009   #15
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
T-Mobile Edition Model: WRTU54G-TM. This version has two RJ-11 telephone ports and two SIM card slots. The WRTU54G-TM is not supported by DD-WRT. It cannot be flashed WRTU54G-TM - DD-WRT Wiki.
You beat me to it.
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10 Jul 2009   #16
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

There is a reason why you are having problems with that BESFR41 v2. I have the same one here, was my first router ever actually. Problem is, the wan port is only a 10MB port, not 10/100. I am lucky to reach speeds of 5-6MB down. There is no upgrade for this at all, no firmware will make it a 100MB wan port.

Since i ran into this and realized the problem i have had it on the sidelines lately, waiting to piggyback it to see if the other ports that are supposed 10/100 will work in "daisychain" mode.

[edit] sorry, that should be BEFSR41 instead
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14 Jul 2009   #17
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well I got a 2nd hand WRT54G v2 (OEM 4.21.1 FW)...but no PSU, so I used my D-Link's PSU - 12v DC @ 500mah. It works, but worried if I am underpowering it. Been Google'ing regulated 12v DC 1000mah PSUs. Got any recommendations?
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14 Jul 2009   #18
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
There is a reason why you are having problems with that BESFR41 v2. I have the same one here, was my first router ever actually. Problem is, the wan port is only a 10MB port, not 10/100. I am lucky to reach speeds of 5-6MB down. There is no upgrade for this at all, no firmware will make it a 100MB wan port.

Since i ran into this and realized the problem i have had it on the sidelines lately, waiting to piggyback it to see if the other ports that are supposed 10/100 will work in "daisychain" mode.

[edit] sorry, that should be BEFSR41 instead
My 1st router was the BEFSR41 v2 too! But now I had the D-Link DI-624 Rev E. And right now I am on a Linksys WRT54G v2 (FW v4.21.1)
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15 Jul 2009   #19
mikinho
Microsoft MVP

6x W2K8 R2 (x64), 6x W7 7600 (x64), 2x Gentoo (x64), 1x Ubuntu 9.04 (x64), 1x pfSense (FreeBSD)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joshatdot View Post
Well I got a 2nd hand WRT54G v2 (OEM 4.21.1 FW)...but no PSU, so I used my D-Link's PSU - 12v DC @ 500mah. It works, but worried if I am underpowering it. Been Google'ing regulated 12v DC 1000mah PSUs. Got any recommendations?
Too bad, I just threw away 4 Linksys power brickers

The v2 is an older model that will run pretty hot, make sure not to give it too much or it will fry itself eventually and too little can actually be worse so I'd definitely look for a 12VDC 1000 mA. You can normally get a v2 power supply for around $12-$16 w/ shipping. If you feel like messing with it you can take a look at Linksys WRT54G Ultimate Hacking - Google Books has some hacks for using alternative power sources.

And if you haven't already install DD-WRT but do NOT overclock the v2. The CPU is rated for 200 MHz.
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15 Jul 2009   #20
mushroomboy

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

WRT54GS (V4 lower) or go to the DD-WRT site and find some of the higher ram supported routers. Personally D-LINKs have a huge problem with network traffic and locking up, I've seen 2 of them killed by home users with either 2-6pc's on it. KILLED!? They locked up, had to do a hard-restart, 30/30/30, if that applies to them? (one of them won't even restart/reset it is dead) I really used to like the Linksys, but Cisco screwed them up lowering the RAM/FLASH for consumer use. Anyways that's my input, I think the old WRT54G V4 or lower supports some decent stuff, they are a lot better than the new V5.
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