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I'm looking for a router that doesn't suck balls...
Currently I have an Ovislink WT-2000R and it's pretty bad... I'm fairly sure it's configured right and I've got the PC directly hooked to it and a Macbook on wireless... And I basically just HAVE to use the DMZ option, if the Mac doesn't use it, it can't do p2p and if the PC doesn't use it, I can't even browse...

So, I'm looking for a new router... Do you have any recommendations? Is the D-Link DIR-655 any good?

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I swear by my WRT54G, it's got great default firmware, and theres several open-source firmwares like the rock-solid DD-WRT.
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^ This.

Linksys makes pretty decent home networking equipment. It's a little more expensive, but I've only had minimal problems with it, and it is pretty customizable right out of the box, even without changing the firmware.
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Hmm... I think I'm gonna end up buying an Airport Extreme... N router is sounding tasty.

Any comments on it?

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I'm personally not getting a Wireless N router/card till the N standard officially comes out.
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Yeah, N routers are practically useless right now, it is like buying a 1080p tv. I mean you will experience some minor enjoyment but why bother when there are much more stable routers out there. I have heard a lot of people tell me N is unstable.
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It just can't be worse than this Ovislink. Plus the fact it is backwards compatible should N suck...
Also, I'm not waiting another year...

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An N router isn't going to make your connection to the internet any speedier (because in that case the router is not the bottleneck), but it will make moving things around on  your own LAN faster. Maybe you already know that, but I just want to make sure you've factored that into your decision.
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Oh certainly. But this router's port forwarding and stuff sucks so it DOES interfere with my connection in mysterious ways.

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Yeah, N routers are practically useless right now, it is like buying a 1080p tv.
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Because nothing uses 1080p, highest that current consoles and most HD DVD/HDTV goes is 1080i.
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Since so many products are already based off of the 802.11n standard, I most sincerely doubt they're going to make any incompatible changes to it. You can safely buy one.

I also need a new router. It needs to be a quality product. One that doesn't require a restart the minute I turn on more than three torrents. But it also needs to support 802.11n. Anyone have good 802.11n tips?