Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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.

share|improve this question

closed as off topic by slhck Aug 4 '12 at 23:08

Questions on Super User are expected to relate to computer software or computer hardware within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

1  
Thanks for asking this; I'm in the market myself. –  hyperslug Aug 22 '09 at 12:17
2  
I'd like to see this get updated now that N is a standard. –  Jeff Martin Apr 12 '10 at 6:15
    
This may be a good starting point: gazaro.com/deals?q=dd-wrt –  hyperslug Aug 22 '10 at 13:33
add comment

6 Answers

up vote 5 down vote accepted

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%5Fchart/Itemid,189/. If throughput is important, remember that DD-WRT does not increase speed, just adds a lot more functionality.

share|improve this answer
    
I'll keep this list updated w/ links and more info as I find it. –  hyperslug Aug 22 '09 at 12:16
    
Buffalo WHR-G300N, USD 42 @ newegg, dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/WHR-G300N –  hyperslug Sep 1 '09 at 15:22
    
AirLink 101 AR670W 150Mbps 802.11n Wireless LAN/Firewall 4-Port Router , USD 30 @ buy.com, buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=210801876&listingid=38482777 –  hyperslug Sep 18 '09 at 21:43
    
Up and coming -> Netgear WNDR3700 USD 160. dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/… –  hyperslug Sep 30 '09 at 18:39
1  
Netgear WNR3500L now supported, USD 95 @ newegg. 64MB RAM, 8MB flash -> supports DD-WRT Mega! Also a USB port (Mega install should automatically support this) –  hyperslug Apr 19 '10 at 2:40
show 3 more comments

I realize this question was asked quite a while ago...

I've had very good luck with a pair of WRT320N routers running DD-WRT. Got them refurbished & I've been punishing both of them ever since I brought them home & loaded them with DD-WRT.

There is a very good thread regarding DD-WRT & the WRT320N, if you go this route be sure to read it.

Also, I've noticed significant speed increases due to the 802.11n and the gigabit switch. Sorry, I haven't done any quantitative measurements.

share|improve this answer
add comment

There's a complete list of dd-wrt supported 802.11n devices here:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices_802.11n

share|improve this answer
add comment

Although I do think N is a waste of time the WRT54GL suffers from mediocre throughput (max 30 Mbit wan-lan). If you got a 100Mbit Internet connection you need newer gear.

I decided to go with the linksys wrt320n. It isn't supported by dd-wrt yet, but I think support will be here soon.

The reason I picked it is because it got a gigabit ethernet switch and around 100Mbit wan-lan throughput. Also the fact that I expect dd-wrt to work on it real soon now is important :)

The latest US firmware is supposedly quite good, but EU firmware is behind and there is a bug in the old (and current EU) versions that forces you to disable upnp, or your throughput will tank in a day or two.

share|improve this answer
add comment

The Linksys WRT350Nv1 (which I think is the US model) is supported, but the v2 (sold in EU and Australia) is not, as I found out when I bought one a few years ago. OpenWRT support for v2 is just about there, read this thread for more details. It's pretty old now, so you might have trouble finding it though.

share|improve this answer
add comment

wrt320n is now supported and seems to be a good choice.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.