Posted on 2011-02-11
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.