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So yeah I bought this router on the strength of this blog post. Should have read the comments in more detail first :) My initial requirement was more power; our old wrt54g didn't cover the whole house. Additionally I liked the idea of sharing a USB disk and upnp. In practice (using the Buffalo ddwrt default firmware) - Wifi is less reliable (connections drop) and the same or perhaps slightly less range than the Linksys. Note that on Atheros the power isn't tunable in the firmware; there is a separate hardware amplifier. - USB mounts OK but there is no Samba support, only FTP So it is essentially worse than the 54g. What is most disappointing is that the product claims (e.g. sharing) are not for the DDWRT firmware but for the terrible looking alternative "Easy to use" firmware - which is actually what I'm running at the moment (which does work provide disk sharing etc). Might try OpenWRT at some point.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2011 on Because Everyone Needs a Router at Coding Horror
can't live without it on my android phone, and it's pretty decent on windows 7 too. "whatever happened"? - it got good, and people use it as their preferred option every day.
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