Blue Flower

Last 5 to 6 years I have been using DD-WRT and didn't even try Tomato. But from now on, Tomato it is.

Tomato = all feature of DD-WRT + all factory firmware feature + extra stuff.

Just give it a try.

Some links:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Asus_RT-N16

http://tomatousb.org/forum/t-251656/installing-on-rt-n16

http://tomatousb.org/forum/t-304930

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=388920#388920

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-features/30396-thinking-of-upgrading-to-draft-11n-heres-what-id-do

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-basics/30664-5-ways-to-fix-slow-80211n-speed

 

debwrt: Full debian on the rt-n16 http://dev.debwrt.net/wiki/AsusRT-N16

 

My word of advice: just get a cheap gigabit switch if you want to save money and just need home networking.

Max speed I got from usd storage = 10MBps (with tomato), 8MBps (with dd-wrt), 2.5MBps (with asus firmware). Talking about read and write average here.

On other hand:

Wireless N doesn't seem work great with combination of wireless G devices. So, at the end 300Mbps goes down to 54Mbps.

 

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