Networking – Recommended gigabit 802.11n routers that work with DD-WRT

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I've read this question, and checked out the supported devices list, but am looking specifically for a gigabit 802.11n router that is easy to find and fully supported by DD-WRT.

It seems like some of the Linksys WRT300N-series are a good idea, but I'm not sure which of these are easily available and fully supported.

If you think 802.11n is a waste of time, that's also an acceptable answer. Just let me know why. In that case, I'm perfectly happy to go with the standard Linksys WRT54GL.

Best Answer

It seems like N is still up and coming. Possible candidates, all Linksys:

  • WRT350N seems decent but a few people have had to buy a RAM heatsink to stick on the processor to prevent overheating
  • WRT600N looks good but I think it's discontinued
  • WRT150N is seems to have the least issues and is stable but I think it's discontinued. This is perhaps the cheapest N router I could find. $60?
  • WRT610N is a work in progress. The DD-WRT team is picking one apart right now to stabilize the firmware.

Finally, here's a chart just to show you what the stock firmware/hardware is capable of: http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/component/option,com_chart/Itemid,189/. If throughput is important, remember that DD-WRT does not increase speed, just adds a lot more functionality.