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What is the best, DIR-615 Router With DDWRT or a New DIR-636L or 657?

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#1 Pubudu Kodikara

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 12:59

I just have an old Dlink DIR-615 Wireless router. I have some problems with it and need to improve it... So, what is the best option... buy a new DIR-636L or 657 router or install the latest ddwrt firmware on the existing one?


#2 Javik

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:01

Depends what precisely your problems are? When I was with Virgin I installed DD-WRT on my 615 and it performed perfectly after that, but if you're looking for better wifi performance, DD-WRT probably isn't going to do that. However the 2 routers you have selected as alternatives are also single band so whether you'd get much improvement from them is debatable

#3 OP Pubudu Kodikara

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 13:34

The problem is (as I posted in here "http://superuser.com...a-wimax-adsl-co"), I have a Wimax ADSL connection. The router connects to the net through a modem (IDU). I just read about dual band routers. It seems to be they are useful when the router is connecting to the net through internet. In my home, only about 1 to 2 devices connect through Wifi. Other devices use cables. So my question is, will it be pointless to have a dual band router in my setup?

I did have some Wifi range issues which were fixed by the ddwrt firmware. Also had internet disconnection issues which pointed to a faulty modem which was replaced by the ISP. But recently, I read some reviews on this router (http://reviews.cnet....7-32435592.html) and they are not good at all. So, can the DDWRT firmware fix all these issues?

#4 OP Pubudu Kodikara

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 17:18

Any more help?

#5 pes2013

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 17:21

Well I think the obvious thing would be install first DD-WRT on your router, see if it fixes things and if it doesn't, get a new one that DD-WRT can be installed on....

#6 Crisp

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 16:37

D-Link just make bad products anyway. As above, try DD-WRT on your 615 and see if any improvements.



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