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good nd cheap N router. can be updated with a full version of dd-wrt firmware

Chipset AR7240
RAM 32 MB
FLASH 4 MB
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#1
good price
#2
dd-wrt is brilliant so as a cheap way to it this is hot imo
#3
does this support QoS?

is this just a wire/wireless router ? or it is a mode wireless router?

Edited By: mulmul on Feb 21, 2011 22:02: asd
#4
If i buy this do i need to have an ADSL modem as well to connect to the internet? many thanks in advance
#5
mulmul
does this support QoS?

is this just a wire/wireless router ? or it is a mode wireless router?

Interface
4 10/100M LAN Ports
1 10/100M WAN Port

Specs are there http://www.tp-link.com/products/productDetails.asp?class=&content=spe&pmodel=TL-WR741ND

don't wanna do ctrl+c v job


weswart
If i buy this do i need to have an ADSL modem as well to connect to the internet? many thanks in advance

and yes, you need adsl modem
#6
Hey

I have been looking for a new router and have been pondering whether to spend a bit more for wireless n or whether this would suffice?

For downloading I tend to use my acer revo which is wired anyway, so the wireless would just be for laptops in the house, do I really need to spend more when this one would do the job?

Also I had a quick glance at DD-WRT firmware upgrade? Basically it changes the user interface for changing settings within the router? What other advantages does it offer?

Thanks for your help
#7
Can I configure these with DD-WRT to act as a wireless bridge between two houses?
#8
Noeldude
Can I configure these with DD-WRT to act as a wireless bridge between two houses?

only to the extent that it will receive a wireless signal and convert to LAN (eg to connect a DLNA TV)

Edited By: balluji on Feb 22, 2011 12:10: correction
#9
balluji
Noeldude
Can I configure these with DD-WRT to act as a wireless bridge between two houses?

only to the extent that it will receive a wireless signal and convert to LAN (eg to connect a DLNA TV)


Thats all I need I think. I'm just looking to extend my lan wirelessly to a mates house nearby.
#10
Noeldude
balluji
Noeldude
Can I configure these with DD-WRT to act as a wireless bridge between two houses?

only to the extent that it will receive a wireless signal and convert to LAN (eg to connect a DLNA TV)


Thats all I need I think. I'm just looking to extend my lan wirelessly to a mates house nearby.


You could setup a WDS if you wish (though I wouldn't recommend it for bandwidth halving issues). Client mode is good though :)
#11
can someone tell me what the benefits of DD WRT are. If i put it on this, will it make it stream better to wireless devices.

Thanks
#12
Would it be possible to just plug this into my current Sky wireless router to get an N connection? Looking to get the xbox 360 wireless N adaptor as homeplugs dont seem to be an option without having wires all over the place.
#13
kingjobbie
Would it be possible to just plug this into my current Sky wireless router to get an N connection? Looking to get the xbox 360 wireless N adaptor as homeplugs dont seem to be an option without having wires all over the place.

Should work fine, make sure you turn the DCHP server in this off and change its ip before you plug it into the SKY router though.
Probably best to plug the sky router into one of the four LAN ports on this rather than the WAN port to use this as an access point rather than a full router.

I have a similar setup but use my main router as N-only and the secondary router for B/G devices to connect to. The secondary router is just an old speedtouch I had lieing around.

Edited By: jacksonliam on Feb 22, 2011 12:54
#14
danandrews80
can someone tell me what the benefits of DD WRT are. If i put it on this, will it make it stream better to wireless devices.

Thanks


if you are looking to stream media, get the 814ND model
DDWRT is fully configurable firmware... I find it more reliable on my Dlink

kingjobbie
Would it be possible to just plug this into my current Sky wireless router to get an N connection? Looking to get the xbox 360 wireless N adaptor as homeplugs dont seem to be an option without having wires all over the place.

yes... bit messy tho! just get TP-Link TD-W8950ND to replace sky router
#15
danandrews80
can someone tell me what the benefits of DD WRT are. If i put it on this, will it make it stream better to wireless devices.

Thanks

Probably, DD-WRT gives cheap routers with bad software a full open-source business-class software. DD-WRT has the ability to setup wireless bridges, has QOS (e.g can stop your downloads from slowing down web access/streaming/gaming) and you can change broadcast power etc.

Has the option to run extra software (although limited ROM on this device wont be great for that) like torrent downloading.

All-in-all DD-WRT is probably a much better solution even if you just plan to set up your router and leave it, it'll probably crash less than the standard software.
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balluji

if you are looking to stream media, get the 814ND model

You mean the WR841ND :)

Thats only any good if your wireless adapter supports 300Mbit Wireless N :)
#17
balluji
danandrews80
can someone tell me what the benefits of DD WRT are. If i put it on this, will it make it stream better to wireless devices.

Thanks


if you are looking to stream media, get the 814ND model
DDWRT is fully configurable firmware... I find it more reliable on my Dlink

kingjobbie
Would it be possible to just plug this into my current Sky wireless router to get an N connection? Looking to get the xbox 360 wireless N adaptor as homeplugs dont seem to be an option without having wires all over the place.

yes... bit messy tho! just get TP-Link TD-W8950ND to replace sky router


I too would like to replace my Sky router with an N one but I read Sky don't like you doing it and won't provide you with passwords etc to setup a new router. So I was thinking of just getting an N router, connecting it to the Sky modem/router and turning off the wireless in the Sky router. Would this router do the trick? Is it easy to setup?

EDIT: Done a bit of searching, I guess I might be best just picking up an Apple Airport Express and connecting it to the Sky router. I wouldn't have a clue how to configure a new router.

Edited By: bunkum100 on Feb 23, 2011 16:56: update
#18
bunkum100
balluji
danandrews80
can someone tell me what the benefits of DD WRT are. If i put it on this, will it make it stream better to wireless devices.

Thanks


if you are looking to stream media, get the 814ND model
DDWRT is fully configurable firmware... I find it more reliable on my Dlink

kingjobbie
Would it be possible to just plug this into my current Sky wireless router to get an N connection? Looking to get the xbox 360 wireless N adaptor as homeplugs dont seem to be an option without having wires all over the place.

yes... bit messy tho! just get TP-Link TD-W8950ND to replace sky router


I too would like to replace my Sky router with an N one but I read Sky don't like you doing it and won't provide you with passwords etc to setup a new router. So I was thinking of just getting an N router, connecting it to the Sky modem/router and turning off the wireless in the Sky router. Would this router do the trick? Is it easy to setup?

EDIT: Done a bit of searching, I guess I might be best just picking up an Apple Airport Express and connecting it to the Sky router. I wouldn't have a clue how to configure a new router.


this site will get your settings for you-
https://www.cm9.net/skypass/

apple airport express is an excellent zero maintenance bridge, but 4 times the price
#19
balluji
bunkum100
balluji
danandrews80
can someone tell me what the benefits of DD WRT are. If i put it on this, will it make it stream better to wireless devices.

Thanks


if you are looking to stream media, get the 814ND model
DDWRT is fully configurable firmware... I find it more reliable on my Dlink

kingjobbie
Would it be possible to just plug this into my current Sky wireless router to get an N connection? Looking to get the xbox 360 wireless N adaptor as homeplugs dont seem to be an option without having wires all over the place.

yes... bit messy tho! just get TP-Link TD-W8950ND to replace sky router


I too would like to replace my Sky router with an N one but I read Sky don't like you doing it and won't provide you with passwords etc to setup a new router. So I was thinking of just getting an N router, connecting it to the Sky modem/router and turning off the wireless in the Sky router. Would this router do the trick? Is it easy to setup?

EDIT: Done a bit of searching, I guess I might be best just picking up an Apple Airport Express and connecting it to the Sky router. I wouldn't have a clue how to configure a new router.


this site will get your settings for you-
https://www.cm9.net/skypass/


apple airport express is an excellent zero maintenance bridge, but 4 times the price


So using that site I should be able to configure a new router (the TP-Link TD-W8950ND you suggested above). Is it an easy procedure, never done it before?

Edited By: bunkum100 on Feb 24, 2011 21:06: spelling
#20
v easy... just put in the info on the base of the router into the website.
feel free to PM me if u need help
#21
Hey Balluji

I have been a longtime lurker and not really posted much so I don't have the option of PM'ing you.

I bought this router and it arrived today. All is working well and so I thought I would take a look at this DDRT thing, and I must say it looks a little complicated.

I have fairly sound with computers etc, have uprgraded the rom on my android and understand most stuff, but this seemed a little complicated and I'm not entirely sure of the benefits of doing it? I regularly dl with utorrent and noticed there may be benefits here?

I began reading the thread called Peacock which gave me some knowledge but I would be grateful for a little help from you if ok?

Cheers mate
#22
ps240685
Hey Balluji

I have been a longtime lurker and not really posted much so I don't have the option of PM'ing you.

I bought this router and it arrived today. All is working well and so I thought I would take a look at this DDRT thing, and I must say it looks a little complicated.

I have fairly sound with computers etc, have uprgraded the rom on my android and understand most stuff, but this seemed a little complicated and I'm not entirely sure of the benefits of doing it? I regularly dl with utorrent and noticed there may be benefits here?

I began reading the thread called Peacock which gave me some knowledge but I would be grateful for a little help from you if ok?

Cheers mate


i doubt i am an expert, but flattered!! i use ddwrt as my router was unstable (virgin media rubbish).
the QoS feature of DDWRT is useful to prioritise traffic over your network to avoid congestion. (eg simultaneous gaming + torrenting + streaming)... go to
http://lifehacker.com/#!326543/ensure-a-fast-internet-connection-when-you-need-it
You can also fiddle with wireless power settings if u need to get more range etc.

if you dont need it and the router is working fine, dont touch it!!
#23
Does client mode work properly on this under wrt ?

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