"Works really well with dd-wrt"3.5 starson by TheSaw_alter
Pros: - affordable
- supported by dd-wrt
- working :)
Cons: It has cons, but not worth mentioning, because it's a budget router. If you want more, spend more.
Summary: I've read all the bad reviews on this router, but decided to buy it anyways. I switched its firmware right after plugging it in, and set up some basic settings. Can't say my opinion on the default firmware because I haven't used it. However dd-wrt installation was really easy, no hassle at all. Since then (almost 2 weeks), it ran continuously without any problems at all, nor dropping the connection even once.
Firmware: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (11/21/10) std
Time: 11:27:18 up 12 days
Connection Type: PPPoE
Login Status: Connected
Connection Uptime: 12 days, 1:00:27
We have 3 wired and 2 wireless users in our house, and they all experienced no problems. Signal strength is not that good, about 60% two rooms away, with 2 doors closed, but the antenna power is on 40%. Ping is pretty okay, and constant. Download from torrent is also good, 5 MB/s constant on most seeded torrents. The thing that surprised me is that p2p down/uploading doesn't affect the bandwidth at all. With my old router we always had these kind of problems; when someone was p2p-ing, the others had a hard time, but not with this one, it's not even noticeable.
All in all it's a good router for its price. I know I've been using it only for 2 weeks, but so far I'm satisfied with it.