Today I bought a new router, it’s the Buffalo WHR-G54S Wireless Broadband Router
Not a particularly special router really, but not only is it cheaper then most routers, you can also easily upgrade this router run linux-based opensource firmware.
When I got the router, I downloaded DD-WRT well, the firmware at least and flashed my router with it. Took me only 2 tries, since the process is a little tricky. It has to be done using TFTP, and right at the moment the router is starting up.
Anyway, it’s great, it has loads of features and you customize each and every one of them. One of the better features if QOS, and how you can set priorities for certain applications. My VOIP quality from Vonage has improved tremendously and overall speed is up too. This firmware can also be easily used for Hotspot use and monitor or sell internet time.
DD-WRT support was just great and really help me get this set-up!
My old router a DI-524 had a lot of issues, it would lag ever so often on heavy traffic. I tried to improve it with a QOS device the DI-102. But it just didn’t work. Sure, it did improve the order of packets a bit, however it has this annoying speed determination page that interupts your internet.
I’m very glad with my new router, it’s cheap, easy to set up and works great!