"Jeff Liebermann" wrote in message news: firstname.lastname@example.org... | "NotMe" hath wroth: | | >I've been using the Buffalo WHR-HP-G54 with considerable success for SOHO | >wifi and small busienss hot spots. | >
| >Due to the legal problems the supply of the Buffalo equipment has dried up. | | Not really. I've been buying WHR-HP-G54 routers on eBay from various | vendors in Hong Kong. The problem is that the prices are somewhat on | the high side. When they were being sold in the USA, they were going | for about $80/ea. Now, I'm paying $130 plus about $20 shipping at | best. | | >First question is it possible or practical to purchase Buffalo equipment in Canada, Mexico or someplace else. | | Yes. You can get them from Germany with DD-WRT pre-installed. | | >Second what's the general consensus or recommendation on a replacement. | >Not critical but nice is the equipment supported DD-WRT | | | | Sorry, but I don't have any recommendations. I've been floundering | around with various failures and not really spending the time it would | take to find something that really works well. My latest exercise is | trying DD-WRT v24 RC6.2 on a Linksys WRT-600N. This should have been | the ideal unit, with 32MB of RAM, a USB flash drive (for storing web | pages and accounting data), a serial port for running a ticket | printer, 12VDC operation, and dual band 2.4/5.7GHz. However, at this | time, DD-WRT can only operate the 5Ghz radio. The 2.4GHz radio | doesn't work. There's no provision for selecting or controlling the | dual band features. There are also bugs, such as the power light | flashing for no obvious reason. If DD-WRT can be pounded into running | a dual band device, this should be a really fine wireless router, but | not quite yet. | | Linksys does make a single band version as the WRT-350N with similar | features. That will probably be my next fiasco. '
I'm ordering one and if the process of getting it here works I'll like order a six pack. Yes, a bit more expensive but if it works that will be worth not having to deal with a miss matched pack of hardware.
That said I need a general recommendation on hardware (three units) for a short time to fill in until the over the pond hardware is in hand.
I'm not particularly fond of Linksys but ...any port in a storm.
Any suggestions on what I might consider either Linksys or otherwise. Cheap and dirty works but the key word is works.