Router for a Series 3

Discussion in 'TiVo Series3 HDTV DVRs' started by Thos19, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. Thos19

    Thos19 Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm in the market for a new router. I'm giving up on my Belkin which has never allowed me to connect via the ethernet connection. So I'm hoping for a recommendation(s) from people with Series 3's and routers where they had no problems like I had. If they are excellent routers for other reasons as well, I would like to hear that, too.

    Any help is appreciated,

    Thos.
     
  2. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    I have a Linksys WRT54G. Good stable product, been around for a while...
     
  3. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

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    I would recommend the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 for best 802.11g range. A cheaper alternative with somewhat less range is the Buffalo WHR-G125.

    If you have a >20Mbps connection with FiOS, then I would look at the D-Link DIR-655.
     
  4. greg_burns

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    I like the WRT54GL a little pricey but easily flashed to 3rd party software like DD-WRT.
     
  5. TiVoter123

    TiVoter123 New Member

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    +1 definitely want to go with DD-WRT if you can... I've had great success with my WHR-HP-G54.
     
  6. megazone

    megazone Hardcore TiVo Geek

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    Yeah, I have the WRT54GL flashed with HyperWRT+Thibor. It has been rock solid so I haven't looked at DD-WRT since I set it up, but I'd look at that today too.
     
  7. Thos19

    Thos19 Member

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    Great advice...thanks.

    Thos.
     
  8. Carsten

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    +1

    DD-WRT is a great firmware. Alot of extra features/etc
     
  9. windracer

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    Same config I'm using. Actually bought the WHR-HP-G54 because of the recommendation on the DD-WRT site (after I bricked my old Linksys). :)

    Very happy with the combo ...
     
  10. Hogues92

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    I couldn't use wifi in my house so I went with Sling link Turbo. I have to say, I'm very happy with it.
     
  11. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Routers should be plug-and-play. WiFi is the hard side of it -- wired is easy. It's bizarre that your Belkin wouldn't work wired.

    Currently I'm using a Verizon-supplied Actiontec; before that, an old Linksys BEFW11S4, IIRC. But the connection also runs through one (upstairs) or two (downstairs) switches on the way. No problems with any of this, although I did have some trouble with a Netgear WPN824 that I tried briefly (not Tivo-related -- it wouldn't talk to one of the switches, and the WiFi never worked properly).
     
  12. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

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    I would definitely get a newer router than that. While you can hack it with 3rd party software, newer routers come with most of the hacks DD-WRT provides right out of the box now. Currently, I'm using a D-link DIR-625 and it has much better performance than my WRT54G ever had. Also, it supports dhcp reservations which makes port forwarding much easier.
     
  13. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    My DLink DGL-4300 works great for wireless and wired plus it has 4 gigabit ports.
     
  14. greg_burns

    greg_burns Now in HD

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    Good point.
     
  15. phecksel

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    I'll add my vote for DD-WRT on a buffalo router. I have a wrt-54GL router and LOVE what DD-WRT did for it. If you get sucked into the Linksys router, do not buy the wrt-54G {non L}. They are unstable pieces of crap.
     
  16. rodalpho

    rodalpho New Member

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    Agreed, DD-WRT on a $30 buffalo whr-g54s.
     
  17. Thos19

    Thos19 Member

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    So you can flash the WRT54GL, but not the WRT54G ?

    Thos.
     
  18. rodalpho

    rodalpho New Member

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    You can flash both these days, but the GL has much more storage, so the flashed OS has more features.

    The buffalo whr-g54s is functionally identical to the linksys GL for 1/2 the price.
     
  19. Thos19

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    Can't seem to find a vendor with the WHR-G54 S. Is the WHRHPG54 a replacement model, or a step up (that can be flashed) ?

    Thos.
     
  20. windracer

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    Yeah, the HP is the "high power" version and yes, it can be flashed (with DD-WRT at least).
     

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