How-To: Hack Your Router to Manage Network Traffic

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PhoneyVirus

I got my PC, 360, FTA Nfusion and network backup hooked up to my LINKSYS  flashing it and setting up IP's "AFTER" lol

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LVmonkey

I too now use a gamerlounge and have been loving the thing for around 2 years or so. The quallity of the linksys product has dropped like mad since the 'mecha-smurf' days and all you need to do is look around at router reviews (at least the reputable ones) to see it. The cisco forums like to rag on linksys products as well.

It's sad because they were quite good products back in the day but now, they may as well be a budget product, and even the GUI for the thing suggests it. Sad.

 In all fairness, the gamerlounge product line is crazy awesome, though. Well worth the extra expense, even over other DLink products. My roomy has a new DLink router thats the standard router, while i have a gamerlounge from before we moved in and mine totally thrashes his for quality, flexability and usability...evn 2 years older. 

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Comic Book Guy

So, why is there no mention of Tomato/MLPPP which is a fork of the Tomato firmware?

Comic Book Guy

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austin43

actually they are all pretty good.  the wrt54gl especially.  quite an incredible router that won't break the bank.  not sure where you got the idea it's the worst router ever, but i assure you there are MUCH worse out there.

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WFUJay

"not sure where you got the idea it's the worst router ever"

 

Experience?  I used one of these routers, the WRT54G to be exact, and it slowed my internet connection speeds to a crawl.  Ping times in the 200's?  Check.  Online gaming?  Good luck.  No matter what tweaks I used, nothing helped.  OpenDNS and level 3 servers didn't help either.  Ever since I trashed the piece of junk and started using the D-Link DGL 4300 Gamerlounge router.....not a single problem.  Ping times are back to a consistent normal level.  It's the best router I've ever used.

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austin43

odd...my ping times typically stay constantly low, running a looping ping on my pc to www.google.com gives me on average 30ms, and to closer servers it's even lower.  You may have gotten a bad router, or it wasn't configured right.  Hope this helps.

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horzo

Eh? I've been using a WRT54G for 3+ years now. No such issues.

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Caboose

 I'd chalk that up to a fluke, or out of date firmware. Heck, moving the same router to DD-WRT or Tomato im sure would have helped. I've had 2 of these routers now before moving on to the WRT310N and have been excellent pieces of hardware. All of that "gamer" stuff that companies put in to routers and whatnot is just a gimmick IMO.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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WFUJay

Pictured: worst router in existence.

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r7mr7m

Cost to performance/features (with third party firmware) is unbeatable.

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Pr0metheus

Have experience with WRT54GL and Tomato firmware, didn't have any issue with this router. I would recommend it...

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comptech08

agreed

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