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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Sun 12-Jun-16 19:55:50
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Budget modem/router for use as a spare


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My trusty Netgear DG834N is becoming pretty flaky and is in need of some TLC. I intend to replace the electrolytic capacitors (the usual cause of instability) but before I do, I need another modem/router. It doesn't need to be anything fancy, just ADSL2+ and 802.11n. Wireless range is not an issue. Cheap is good. I could trawl through the forum but some of you may have good suggestions at the tips of your digital fingers. wink

Many thanks.

Edit: Line stats are as follows:

Connection Speed: 13103/1176 kbps
Line Attenuation: 32.5/16.5 dB
Noise Margin: 5.9/5.8 dB

The noise margin has been lower and the connection speed higher in the past but this is not an issue right now. The instability that I am having is definitely caused by the router. I am sure about that.

Edited by micksharpe (Sun 12-Jun-16 20:02:14)

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 12-Jun-16 20:09:44
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Re: Budget modem/router for use as a spare


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TP-Link W8968 at £19.99 cheap enough?

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Sun 12-Jun-16 20:50:50
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Re: Budget modem/router for use as a spare


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Sounds just the job, Andrew. Thanks.


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Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Mon 13-Jun-16 19:39:29
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Re: Budget modem/router for use as a spare


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I can confirm that this particular router works well. I'm connecting via one at the moment. Wifi range is surprisingly good.

The downstream sync speed here (Abingdon) is 19701kbps and upstream 1216kbps. The router is on the ground floor and on the second floor at the other side of the house I can still download at 15.37 Mb/s and upload at 0.80 Mb/s.

Sarah

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Mon 13-Jun-16 20:40:57
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Phew! I was wondering if someone was going to say "don't buy that." I ordered one this afternoon. Maybe the Netgear can become the spare. laugh

Edited by micksharpe (Mon 13-Jun-16 20:41:30)

Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Tue 14-Jun-16 12:18:41
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The router is up and running. No problems whatsoever. The sync speed is down slightly but everything seems to be a lot quicker. smile
Standard User caffn8me
(knowledge is power) Tue 14-Jun-16 13:04:52
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I'd call that a result smile Excellent.

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Standard User Banger
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 14-Jun-16 22:42:22
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Can you tweak the SNR ?

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Wed 15-Jun-16 00:08:11
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I don't think so. It's not a big issue, anyway.
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