I get between 7 and 11 MBps (that's megabytes) transferring files wirelessly from my PogoPlug upstairs to a computer downstairs. I haven't tried streaming HD yet, but I'm sure if you're within decent range, it'll work well.
Just out of curiosity, did you put Arch Linux on the PogoPlug? I did that at first, but found that the NTFS-3g driver was causing a huge bottleneck on my Samba share throughput (It ate up cpu cycles horribly). I eventually just put optware on the original PogoPlug Linux distro. PogoPlug has a retail NTFS module (Paragon I think) built in that improved the Samba throughput by over 100%. I get 25MB/s read 18MB/s write on that thing now (I have the single core POGO-E02 model).
Actually, I would recommend getting an N56U or N66U over the N16 if you're going for an Asus. I just replaced my N16 (running Tomato) with this WDR4300. I'll admit it's been less than a week and I can't vouch for the long term stability of the WDR4300 (or my WDR3600 which had been repeating my N16 quite well for about 3 weeks now), but so far both devices have been working well for me and my family. The main reason I say to skip the N16 is that the throughput is not as good on it as other routers. See this chart:
Granted the WDR3600 and WDR4300 aren't on those charts, but you can see the performance of the TP-Link routers is about the same or slightly better than the N16.
At that price range, I think it would be smarter to spend a little more and get something with better performance and that is more future proof. The N16 is probably at least 2 or 3 years old already. For those still considering the N16, it's certainly a great router and Tomato firmware ran much better than stock did for me.
I am just fed up with the problems that I have faced with DD-WRT over the last month. It is a mess. Way too many devices are "supported" with far too little actual support. Updates come out and break some things wile fixing others. Setting up a repeater on an Atheros Chipset is very flaky too. I probably spent 25 hours trying to get two TP-Link routers to work as an access point and wireless bridge/repeater in the last month. Just look at the DD-WRT forums. There are endless complaints of bugs that don't get fixed. The factory firmware was not stable either.
It is possible that I just had bad hardware I suppose. I ended up picking up 2 RT-N16s and putting Tomato on them. I set them up in a couple of hours total and they have been rock solid for weeks so far. I will likely never touch TP-Link and/or DD-wrt again if I can help it.
Amazon is out of the n600 if that is what you are looking for. You can go to the n750 page though, clip the coupon there, then go back to the N600 and over to the right add to cart from amazon. It won't ship until 2 weeks into April though. I can wait so I ordered it.
I'm still using a decade-old Linksys WRT-54G with DD-WRT. What kind of performance difference should I see if I upgrade to this? I mainly use the wireless portion for my two Roku's, although I also have a laptop that uses wireless.
For the time being, I live in a small apartment so the Roku's are within 50 feet from the router. I'm moving into a hard-wired house in the summer though, so the Roku's will be wired with cat 5e.
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