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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 08-Mar-12 20:06:00
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Please suggest a new wireless router or review site


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I need a new wireless adsl router as my old netgear dg834g v2 seems to be dropping its connection a lot. It coincided with our net connection going down for a few days till bt came and fixed whatever was the problem. Now the router seems to constantly drop out. Meaning I have to turn it off and on each time to get it working.

Anyway, I've been trying to research a new one to buy but have been having difficulty finding decent review sites for the latest hardware.

Does anyone have any good links for review sites or can suggest a decent one for around the £50 mark?

Advice much appreciated.
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Fri 09-Mar-12 00:07:52
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Re: Please suggest a new wireless router or review site


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Which ISP? Some routers are better when compatible with ISP kit at exchange.

Broadcom chipset ones are often good with many ISPs. e.g. Netgear DG834G v4 but not v2.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Fri 09-Mar-12 18:36:06
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Thanks for the reply xrayspex.

I'm with NDO (Namesco). Which would you suggest for them?


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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Sat 10-Mar-12 21:37:04
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It may not be your router. Routers are likely to fail altogether, rather then work interminently.
Your best bet is to first borrow a known router to check your connection.
Regards,
M
Standard User TheLastMan
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 17-Apr-12 16:11:14
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In reply to a post by Anonymous:
It may not be your router. Routers are likely to fail altogether, rather then work interminently.
Your best bet is to first borrow a known router to check your connection.
Regards,
M

Not true at all! In fact my experience is that routers tend to fail in a piece-meal fashion and rarely fail totally all at once - unless struck by lighting!

I had a Netgear DG834G that started to regularly drop the internet connection needing frequent re-boots. I replaced the power supply which fixed the problem.

I replaced that with a DG834GT in order to run the DG Team customised firmware. The modem and router parts work fine, but the wireless would drop out randomly. I replaced the wireless function with a separate Buffalo access point that is much more reliable and all is now hunky dory.

I am now thinking of getting an "N" class access point to replace the Buffalo as I am still happy with the Netgear's modem and router functions.

Matthew
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