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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Wed 08-Feb-12 15:16:36
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Suitable replacement ADSL router/modem?


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My Netgear DG834GT suffers from intermittent failure to power up. The LAN light to my PC comes on but the main power light doesn't. I have to turn the power off and back on and that usually kicks it into life. This morning it took 3 or 4 power off/on sequences to get it to come up.

Apart from this little issue I've quite happy with it, but clearly I'm wondering if it is indicative of it starting to die. I had a non-wireless Netgear (DG834) before (still got it I think) and that was a solid performer.

So I'm starting to wonder what might be a suitable replacement. My line stats are:

ADSL Link 		Downstream 	Upstream
Connection Speed 	9841 kbps 	1112 kbps
Line Attenuation 	43.5 db 	21.1 db
Noise Margin 		6.3 db 		5.6 db


My only requirements are that it be wireless as well as having 4 LAN ports; and have a built in firewall.

I have no need for any customisation capabilities.

Any suggestions?

Tony
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Wed 08-Feb-12 15:26:28
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Re: Suitable replacement ADSL router/modem?


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Have you looked at your ISP-supplied options? Might be a cheap way to get a router, and if you don't like it, it hasn't cost much.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Wed 08-Feb-12 15:44:36
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Re: Suitable replacement ADSL router/modem?


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Good question. I got an email from them this morning saying they are changing their hardware offering and should be launching on 9th February (tomorrow).

For 'normal' ADSL they'll be offering the
ZyXEL AMG1202-T10A or the
Netgear N300 DGN2200M or the
D-Link DSL-2740R or the
Draytek Vigor 2830n.

I really know nothing about the good or bad of these. Nor have they yet given any price details.

Guess it's worth waiting for prices on these items. I'd still be interested on views on these, or other, routers.

Tony


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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Thu 09-Feb-12 16:33:50
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They've now published the details, especially the prices.

The ZyXEL AMG1202-T10A is £35.00 (£30 on Amazon)
The Netgear N300 DGN2200M is £85.00 (£66 on Amazon)
The D-Link DSL-2740R is £60.00 (£50 on Amazon)
The Draytek Vigor 2830n is £194.00 (£189 on Amazon).

So the prices are a bit high. Be that as it may, and views on a possible suitable router for me, whether or not from my ISP?

Tony
Standard User MHC
(legend) Thu 09-Feb-12 17:00:20
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Is wireless G enough? Or do you want N and Gigabit ports?

If G is OK, the get a new 2700 off ebay - around £10. You will find it will sync at 3dB on a good line and hold sync down to 0dB and give you some additional speed. A decent User Interface and flexibility with easy access to connection stats and other data.





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Standard User shaneosborne
(experienced) Thu 09-Feb-12 17:50:05
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I would highly recommend the Billion 7800n after my recent purchase, the best purchase I have made in relation to my broadband ever. Yes, it's expensive and I know you are not bothered about tweaks but this is ideal for long lines and tweaking is made very simple. It also has some great features to improve your connection, especially on long lines...

I admit it looks and feels like a brick but that's all I can fault with it!

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Standard User iand
(experienced) Thu 09-Feb-12 18:19:20
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one of these

£30
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TD-W8961ND-300Mbps-W...


or if you need VPN into the router from somewhere else then

£38
http://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TD-W8960N-300MBPS-Wi...

IanD
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 09-Feb-12 19:03:49
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out of the two tp-links, the 8960n is better - it has the same broadcom chipset as the billion 7800n. also, it's not that dear as the billion. we're looking at the 100 quid price difference. ok, you'll not get the snr tweaks through the gui interface, but this can be done, together with the phyrex (new impulse protection technology) via the telnet.
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