Linksys brings back the WRT54G design into WRT1900AC WIFI router

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I was happy when I heard the news, then my wallet said F U when it saw the $300 price tag.

    I'm still using a classic WRT54GL so I've been out of the loop on prices, jeeze, since when has $300 been a price tag for a freakin' router?
     
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    Pretty much all the AC routers are going to be $200+
     
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    Exactly the same as you mate! Even running the same router lol. I'm going to be in the market for a new router at some point and saw this article and thought **** yeah! Then I saw that price tag and thought ffs! lol
     

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    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Actually prices are getting better if you know what to look for. I just picked up the D-Link DIR-868L which was 120 EUR / 145 USD. Really good, I'm seeing 600/700 MBit connections over AC. Not the most flashy firmware, but extremely secure, very fast and affordable.
     
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    The on and only Linksys Router i owned was instantly bricked after a Firmware Update.

    I went with the D-Link DIR-855 back then. And it seen many updates without any problems.
     
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    I had 2 Linksys routers in my life, one of them after 2 years dropped on range a lot, second after 2 years started to make wifi signal unstable. 2 TP-Link routers one of them after 2 years had something messed up with firmware some settings couldn't be saved, second one worked whole 2 days and crashed then i got replacement and that one crashed after 3 days the next replacement was sold very quickly unpacked. I got one Edimax which was biblically slow. Now im using cheapo D-Link for couple of months and its good apart from the range which barely meets the other room.
     
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    Lol Belkin. Meh.

    Do Linksys branded routers still have that horrible cloud firmware non-sense?
     
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    Leave Porygon and a WRT54G at the daycare and you get this?
     

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    Oh great, if I buy this router, I can be reminded constantly of the mandatory rebooting at least twice a week as well as the super flakey wireless that came with the proud ownership of the WRT54G. This happened on a couple different onen of that model that I had. We still have one where I work, and it flakes out every once in a while even though it has been converted to DD-WRT.

    Pieces of junk is what they were.
     

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