There's a list of supported N devices. The rest of your questions are personal preference/budget decisions.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices_802.11n _________________ Read the forum announcements thoroughly! Be cautious if you're inexperienced.
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Looking for bricks and spare routers to expand my collection. (not interested in G spec models)
Linksys 160N is good cheap router. I would not go dual band unless you have lot of older G wireless clients and prefer your N on different frequency separate from G (that's my setup) _________________ My DD-WRT Routers:
Netgear WNDR3300, Linksys WRT54G2, Asus WL-520GU, Dell TrueMobile 2300, Belkin F5D7230-4 v1444
I don't want to create new topic and my question is similar to OP.
First of all supported devices does not reflect recent changes for example Asus RT-N16 is supported now in recent Eko build.
I was using wl-500w for over 2 years with dd-wrt.
I had it bricked few times mostly after 40+ days uptime. After two short pinning restores i set up reset every 24h. I had to restore router once again few days ago. Today i found it broken again.
It all spoils down to thermal performance and design of routers. Does anyone of you use router 24/7 with 50+ connections 802.11n with mimo and lan clients without problems for more then 40d?
What company/model has best build quality and can sustain 24/7 traffic, mimo, lan and can run dd-wrt?
Changeable antennas are welcome as well ;)
I have SFF pc as linux server for proxy ssh tunnels remote desktop etc. it is too noisy though to work as router and is working headless with mimo 802.11n card.
That's what I have. It was dirt cheap - like $30 refurbished. It's been up for a little over a week now, not a single hiccup other than some weirdness getting one of my laptops to connect. No dropped connections, it was easy to put DD-WRT on, and gives good performance.
I would not go dual band unless you have lot of older G wireless clients and prefer your N on different frequency separate from G (that's my setup)
That's what I wish I had. I DO have some G clients and some N clients. I'm sure sooner or later I'll just upgrade the G clients.