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Standard User pollensa
(regular) Wed 29-Aug-12 11:40:53
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Dual radio, dual band, Gigabit N cable router


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A (long) while since I visited this site.

I am looking for recommendations for a new wireless router to go with my Virgin cable service.
Brief requirements:

No ADSL modem, just a WAN port
Supports wireless N
Two radios so it can support both frequencies simultaneously
Gigabit Ethernet (preferably both WAN and LAN)
at least 1 wired LAN port, 4+ preferred

The last review I can find on the main site is from 1st November 2010.

A USB port for a SAMBA HDD would be nice but not essential
Ditto for printer support.

Thanks

Dave R

Virgin Media 20Mb
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Wed 29-Aug-12 12:18:21
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Re: Dual radio, dual band, Gigabit N cable router


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Perhaps?

http://www.buffalo-technology.com/en/wzr-d1800h-buff...

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Standard User ukhardy07
(experienced) Wed 29-Aug-12 12:32:51
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Re: Dual radio, dual band, Gigabit N cable router


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Bear in mind that 5ghz doesn't have good wifi range.

Through just 2 walls my speeds are worse on 5ghz than 2.4ghz
I actually switched back to my 2.4ghz router and didn't keep my dual band router as I saw no big benefit


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Standard User pollensa
(member) Wed 29-Aug-12 16:14:31
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Re: Dual radio, dual band, Gigabit N cable router


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The Buffalo seems to fit the requirements.
Also even newer network standards smile

Any other contenders?

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Wed 29-Aug-12 16:52:25
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Re: Dual radio, dual band, Gigabit N cable router


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Perhaps the Linksys EA4500?

Not sure if it has 'WAN' as opposed to 'Internet'.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Wed 29-Aug-12 17:29:12
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Re: Dual radio, dual band, Gigabit N cable router


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Perfect timing

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5405-avm-fritz-bo...

Also playing with an Asus RT-N66U which is a dedicated Ethernet router, which had a pretty awesome WAN to LAN throughput when I measured it, i.e. above 500 Mbps

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Standard User pmb00cs
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 29-Aug-12 21:28:38
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Re: Dual radio, dual band, Gigabit N cable router


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In this case 'WAN' and 'internet' are essentially the same thing.

happily chugging along on plusnet and Virginmedia (yes I am greedy)
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Standard User pollensa
(member) Sat 01-Sep-12 16:05:02
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Re: Dual radio, dual band, Gigabit N cable router


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In reply to a post by MrSaffron:
Perfect timing

http://www.thinkbroadband.com/news/5405-avm-fritz-bo...

Also playing with an Asus RT-N66U which is a dedicated Ethernet router, which had a pretty awesome WAN to LAN throughput when I measured it, i.e. above 500 Mbps


It is tempting to get a bit of kit with far more capabilities than I am currently using (or possibly need).
However £200 may be a little over budget.
Does it screen incoming calls?
That might be an advantage with all the Mumbai scammers/cold callers we are getting.

The Buffalo is still leading the pack on price and latest networking standards.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 01-Sep-12 21:31:07
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Can't say I tried to set it up to block individual calls.

Certainly there was options to turn off phones according to a weekly calendar, handy to avoid night time pestering.

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Sun 02-Sep-12 10:19:29
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It does support it, but it seems to be one feature which depends on setup and/or firmware. Perhaps it's a connection (technology used) type issue. See this thread:

http://www.fritzforum.com/showthread.php?1051-Fritz!...

Also scroll halfway down page 3 for screenshot:

http://www.fritzforum.com/showthread.php?1051-Fritz!...

Some struggle with it, it seems.

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