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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.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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