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Hey Experts!

I've got a good question for you this time. I've had a Linksys WRT54GS for a long time. It has been a good router. Now it is getting old and finicky and it is time to find a new one.

With the Linksys one I have now, I have some beef with it. Specifically this:   I can't limit the bandwidth for people connected to the modem, and I can't see throughput in any way using the firmware onboard. I've looked into other firmwares such as Tomato, but they don't work for my version of the Linksys Router.

I know there are numerous other functionalities I could ask for in a Router, and I want one with the above functionality, Gigabit ethernet (at least 4 jacks), and wireless b, g, and n. A rediculous amount of other functionalities would be a plus as well.

I have a Motorola SURFboard Extreme modem that I will be using this with. I do a lot of gaming, and other stuff.

So, please tell me what would be the absolute BEST COOLEST router for this stuff is. A discussion on alternate firmwares for specific routers is acceptable also. The more nerdy, and in-depth the better.

Thanks Experts!

-Jeff
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My opinion...
Get a Linksys WRT54GL ($50 on newegg.com) and put DD-WRT firmware on it.
You'll have all the functionality you'll ever want.
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If you want B, G, and N, do you want dual radios so that N will operate on 5 ghz while B, G can still operate concurrently on 2.4 ghz?  
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yes
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OK, then you need to make sure you select a router that is set up that way.  My personal favorite (listed on IT Crowd's list above) is the Netgear Rangemax 3700.  It has dual radios, a guest access portal that isolates guests from your LAN, but lets them access the Internet, and other cool features.  Highly recommended.  It hasn't missed a beat for me, although it is a bit pricey.
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I totally agree with profgeek - I've read some really good reviews on it. 9/10 times you get what you pay for. I have no problem paying a little more for quality.  :)
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