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Standard User mr2gti
(member) Fri 25-May-12 17:21:39
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DG834G may be dead... Replacement?


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As the title. I'm on LLU and I could be looking at a dreaded router. If so... what grandly takes the crown from the Netgear?

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Standard User john2007
(legend) Fri 25-May-12 17:37:55
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Re: DG834G may be dead... Replacement?


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Unless you have additional requirements why not the same again? Say second hand from ebay?
Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Fri 25-May-12 18:00:52
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I would say at least make the jump to wireless N

Don't bother with the 5 ghz stuff the range is shocking. Stick to a good solid 2.4 ghz N router.
Make sure the reviews are good for what you are buying! There's some shocking networking products out there

Something like this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Netgear-Wireless-N-300-Route...

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Standard User mr2gti
(member) Sat 26-May-12 09:17:01
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Re: DG834G may be dead... Replacement?


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Well I'll certainly be looking for a new model... as surely a modern day router has to be technically better than one from 6 years ago or so... or are they?

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 26-May-12 09:49:46
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Re: DG834G may be dead... Replacement?


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I got myself a Ex-sky netgear DG834GT from ebay for £20 and stuck the DGteam firmware on it and it been really good, far better than the new Dg 2200 or something like that I paid £60 for last year

My old thomson 585 is old and util it went pop was a good router, it sems the older ones are far better than the newer ones.

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Standard User MHC
(legend) Sat 26-May-12 10:16:07
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In reply to a post by mr2gti:
Well I'll certainly be looking for a new model... as surely a modern day router has to be technically better than one from 6 years ago or so... or are they?


Not necessarily.

Originally there was a lot of effort went into the designs to make sure they worked and worked consistently and they were tested and tested. The design engineers were going into a new field and would have spent a long time trying to find the best design and configuration. And cost was not really an issue.

Now, you will find that they are classed as consumables, with corners cut in design and production, components are not to the same high spec/tolerance and overall they are cheap.

I have pulled apart devices from 10 years back and those from last year and the difference in quality is easily visible.

I have seen 5 year old modem/routers that will connect and hold a good sync and speed whilst a range of new designs cannot even sync on the line. So which is technically better?


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Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Sat 26-May-12 12:02:36
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It's a real mix out there

Newer isn't always better but wireless N obviously beats wireless G etc
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Sat 26-May-12 17:26:30
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Wireless and IPv6 support is better in some of the latest routers but not necessarily ADSL support as others are saying smile

Standard User epyon
(experienced) Tue 29-May-12 00:47:53
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TD-W8960ND By far the best router i've used for adsl2+

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