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Standard User mrnelster
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 16-Nov-11 23:27:23
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Naughty Netgear


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My 2 year old daughter recently took a dislike to my netgear router, placing it on the floor, stamping on it's little blue flashing led and shouting naughty. She wasn't wrong. For 100 odd quid it was a bad router and deserved everything it got.

I'm currently running on my 15 quid in the sales Linksys emergency router. The model number escapes me at present but it is fairly low budget and the wifi signal is terrible.

I'm looking for something economically priced, simple, reliable and seem to remember the Buffalo Airstation being recommended in the past. Anybody know the best price to be had and which model exactly, or has opinion since shifted to something else?
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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 16-Nov-11 23:34:36
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Use one of those netgears and not too bad, doesn't like a lot of users though.

Run a Netgear DGN2200 as a slightly dodgy line (star wiring under eaves) and run www.farina1.com behind it.
The wireless of lots of kit if going beyond G still seems hit and miss.

If buying now I would recommend getting something with both ADSL2+ WAN port, and Ethernet WAN port, add a little future proofing.

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Standard User Embraer
(member) Wed 16-Nov-11 23:36:52
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Love the Buffalo NAS drives but had issues with one of their routers. Could I recommend these little beauties as an alternative. I've a Time Capsule version which plays nice with MACs for backup purposes but doesn't work for that purpose on PCs. They both have a wifi signal to die for and are easily extended with the inexpensive Airport Express

If god had meant man to fly he would have given him more understanding bank managers!

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 16-Nov-11 23:39:39
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Any router will be at the mercy of your daughter, so cannot recommend one to withstand her grin

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(Unregistered)Wed 16-Nov-11 23:44:34
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I use this one

http://www.dabs.com/products/buffalo-wireless-n-nfin...

Which is £26 and Robertos uses the previous model.

It has a nice wireless N range over 2.4 GHz but it only as 10/100 ethernet, but hey what do you expect for under £30
Standard User mrnelster
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 17-Nov-11 00:17:47
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Tempting, but I was looking at something cheaper until Bratfink is a little bit older.
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Standard User mrnelster
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 17-Nov-11 00:24:51
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Perhaps I was expecting too much, "but 8 internal antennae for unbeatable wireless range" is not how it played out for mine!

Bathroom is at top the of the stairs, router is by lounge door at the bottom of the stairs. Both doors open, 15-20 ft as the crow flies and continually dropped back to 3G from the mast on the roundabout half a mile away.

Must be all the lead paint on the walls. wink
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Standard User MHC
(legend) Thu 17-Nov-11 01:03:48
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Perhaps I was expecting too much, "but 8 internal antennae for unbeatable wireless range" is not how it played out for mine!



8 antennae are the problem - stolen from insects. It would be better if they had used 8 antennas!





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Standard User mrnelster
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 17-Nov-11 06:18:19
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Any router will be at the mercy of your daughter, so cannot recommend one to withstand her grin

One without a Belisha Beacon on the top would be a start, lol!

I didn't think that one through too well when I bought it. Something wall mounted is probably the way to go, which I seem to recall the Buffalo is.
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Standard User mrnelster
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 17-Nov-11 06:22:48
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In reply to a post by mrnelster:
Perhaps I was expecting too much, "but 8 internal antennae for unbeatable wireless range" is not how it played out for mine!



8 antennae are the problem - stolen from insects. It would be better if they had used 8 antennas!

Perhaps mine had a "bug" in the firmware? grin
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