Date Joined: 12/15/06
Pros: Works with DD-WRT. Cheap
Overall Review: This is a TP-Link WR941ND v4 clone in dd-wrt database.
Pros: These things work very well and are reliable.
Bought many and put tomato and dd-wrt on all of them.
Cons: They are old by last year's standards.
You should futureproof yourself for $20 extra.
The asus N-16 does require dd-wrt or tomato. (stock firmware is junk)
Overall Review: Asus RT-N16
480 mhz broadcom processor
128 mb of ram
32 mb of flash memory
2 usb ports
wireless N @ 300 Mbps
gigabit @ 1000 Mbps
Total Simultaneous Throughput @ 156 Mbps
dd-wrt and tomato support
200 mhz broadcom processor
16 mb of ram
4 mb of flash memory
no usb ports
wireless G @ 54 Mbps
fast ethernet @ 100 Mbps
Total Simultaneous Throughput @ 36 Mbps
dd-wrt and tomato support
Pros: Used Tomato on this router for version 2 and it performs well.
Better than dd-wrt on this router.
Overall Review: Tomato download for WRT-310n V2 ONLY!
(Rename tomato firmware from trx to bin)
Use internet explorer.
Disable any firewalls, antivirus programs.
See the "Flashing - DD-WRT" section to install dd-wrt
Then see the "Flashing - Upgrade" section to install tomato mentioned above.
Pros: Cheap. Broadcom chip, so I can install Tomato firmware.
Used Tomato's qos to fix voip problem in a small office, no more dropped calls.
Cons: Failures are due to heat. You need to add a heatsink on processor.
Overall Review: This is a netcore NW618 clone in dd-wrt database.
Pros: Had this for 7 months with no issues.
Tomato works great.
Cons: Add a heatsink, its added protection, but no overheating problems before it added it to this router.
Overall Review: I found Tomato RAF version which adds more features onto Tomato USB.
RAF features: Extended Sysinfo, QoS IP/Range BW Limiter, ARP Binding.
Cons: Don't be fooled by the low price. These are cheap Chinese knockoffs. I wish companies would start making quality products again. Once installed in my computer I got BSOD. These pan fried my computer.
Overall Review: Asus TA450g Motherboard
3 Egg Yoke Core (overclocked and overcooked.
8 gb Corsair Dominator
2 TB Hitachi Hard Drive
Pros: see below
Cons: see below
Overall Review: buy a wireless router and switch.
cheaper, more reliable, available wireless, 10 ports total (router + switch).
Zonet ZFS3018P 10/100Mbps 8-Port Switch
Item #: N82E16833130056
Linksys WRT54GL 802.11b/g Wireless Broadband Router
Item #: N82E16833124190
Pros: no problems after 4 months
Cons: backup your mac to install later, it gets erased when you flash.
Overall Review: to the person below Rosewill can help you regarding router flash problem. they have flashed these routers themselves with dd-wrt. call or email them at 800-575-9885 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pros: If you dont' need a repeater function and want a better QOS than dd-wrt, I recommend tomato.
Tomato firmware seems a little faster than dd-wrt also.
Cons: none. some people mentioned they could not get tomato to start the vlan. Try the following below.
Overall Review: To start the vlan in tomato or dd-wrt do the following:
using telnet, enter 192.168.1.1
nvram set vlan1ports="0 5"
Pros: i have had it for 3.5 months now. works fine. cheap price.
Overall Review: Works in Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.04 so it should work with other linux distributions.
Pros: bought this on 4/16/2009. still works fine.
Overall Review: At first I too had problems with the WII and this router. Make sure you update the Wii's and the router's firmware. They currently work fine now together. Not sure who's firmware was the problem.
Also, leave this router's wireless band settings at B/G/N. "G" only setting creates weird wireless problems.
Overall Review: to get DD-WRT , you need to uncheck wlan, apply settings, then check wlan, apply settings. this will start the lan.
Pros: Price dropped. Just ordered and planning to put DD-WRT on it.
Cons: will tell if any over time. Probably will be a great router.
Overall Review: Look for the model Netcore NW618 on dd-wrt web page.
Pros: they work. cheap.
Cons: don't install the software utility. your reception will be all over the place. it even crashed one computer. download new drivers from the gigabyte website. extract file to desktop. When "new hardware found" shows up tell it to look at the driver folder you downloaded.
Overall Review: none.
Pros: small usb receiver, small price, small mouse.
Overall Review: does what is says. the range is 15ft +
Pros: works fine. sb710 unlocks some processors.
Cons: wish it had a better integrated graphics. but it works.
Overall Review: WINTEC AMPX 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz (unlocked to x2 4400e)
Pros: works, its memory.
Overall Review: memory compatible with GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2
Pros: fast, 45 watt, 45 nm, cheap and unlocked to athlon x2 4400e.
Overall Review: i used the GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2. i went to advanced clock calibration, then auto.
Pros: get the AMD 240. item #N82E16819103688
Overall Review: the amd 240 is cheaper, 45nm, and is more future proof being AM3. only get this AMD 5200 AM2 if your motherboard won't support AM3 processors. check for a bios update.
Pros: works at full 54mbs constant in a garage 60ft away.
Cons: i had erratic spikes by installing the utility software. don't install it. i fixed it by telling the "new hardware found" wizard to check the cd for drivers, letting xp handle the configuration.
Overall Review: don't install the software. download the ralink drivers or install from cd. these both work better than the utility on the cd.
Pros: does anyone know where to get xp ati drivers for this. i tried the hp drivers to no avail and ati doesn't list mobility radeon 4200 as xp. thanks.
Cons: see above
Pros: works nice. cheap. customer likes it.
Overall Review: of course it works with xp. my default resolution was wrong though. i had to set resolution to 1400x900 under the graphics card program , then set the auto ajust in the monitor settings to move screen over. i didn't even install drivers.
Pros: works, cheap, simple install.
Overall Review: just doing an updated review. i had this card installed since 9/07 and it is constant full bars every day. it was installed on an xp 32 bit machine. just a reminder, don't install the software. when windows finds new hardware tell it to check the cd for drivers. the utility software is terrible.
Pros: fast, quieter than my previous card. pretty close to 4850 after overclock.
Cons: dual slot.
Overall Review: i upgraded from an 3850. not sure if its much faster. idles at 50c overclocked, but playing crysis my card got to 90c. i think it is because i have a cable card right next to this one, which is probably constricting air flow. i might have to move some things around or get another fan to cool it down
Pros: works, fast, small
Cons: some wii connectivity problems
Overall Review: i can't seem to connect my wireless connection with the wii.
the wii sees the wireless connnection but comes up with a error while trying to connect. i changed the channels on the wireless router like suggested, but no luck. im not sure if it is the wii or the wireless router. anybody with the wii connected to this, your help would be appreciated.