dd-wrt router.. Asus?

From: Mike Harrison 

What's the best hardare out there for runnnig dd-wrt for a home 
firewall/router? Are the ASUS (RT-N16) still considered the best choice?

The RT-N66U's look nice, but reviews say the older frmware was crap.

Anyone got something with GigE jacks, USB file share and printer support
and N/G/B networks that they think is better than the RT-N16 ?

Running DD-WRT (Linux) is a plus, but not required if things work.. I've 
just had good results with it in the past.


=============================================================== From: Jason Brown ------------------------------------------------------ I got one of these recently: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833162047 Buffalo N600 (It was cheaper then, I think $75). Actual gigabit ports (hated wireless N routers with 100Mbit ports). It's a decent router so far, the antennas are a bit weak so the range is not what I had hoped. I am planning to play with that some. Bonus: It already comes with dd-wrt installed. I reflashed to Open-WRT just to test things and left it there. There is a nice chart in the middle of those specs that shows the various features of the different models, 5 out of 7 come with dd-wrt installed. Over all I am happy with it. --Jason

=============================================================== From: "Daniel L. Appleget" ------------------------------------------------------ DIR-655 is gig on all ports very reliable and can toss packets well.

=============================================================== From: Jason Brown ------------------------------------------------------ Antennas look much better than the ones on the N600

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ I have had a Buffalo N600 and two AG300Hs all running DDWRT (not the version shipped with them). They are made of good stuff. One was taken out by lightning completely with another just losing a single LAN port from the strike. Turns out they weren't grounded at all so it is amazing any survived. Phil was talking about a nice (tiny) wifi router a few months back that was a different make that impressed him.

=============================================================== From: Adam Jimerson ------------------------------------------------------ Agreed on the DIR-655, I was going to ask if the antennas on the N600 was swapable, I am currently running a Netgear at home and it is horrible performance wise even after setting up QoS rules it gets to the point where I have to reboot the router to do anything, and the most bandwidth intensive thing I do is stream HD videos from Netflix or Amazon.

=============================================================== From: John Aldrich ------------------------------------------------------ Quoting Jason Brown : Jason, have you tried using a coke can to make a reflector on the antennae? I'd try it, but my router doesn't have an external antennae. Theoretically it sounds like it might help things if you have a bit more directional signal.

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ I connected multiple routers together to cover all areas of my house by leveraging AP mode on the devices in the remote areas. Works a charm.