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Standard User stevejm
(member) Sat 07-Jul-12 15:57:32
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NetGear Fibre Router


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I hope to upgrade to fibre soon. Having had a lot of trouble in the past with Technicolor routers, I am thinking of buying the NetGear WNR2200 router. Zen's Fibre Broadband Hardware page says that the maximum number of users is 4. What exactly would this mean in practice? I can't see any reference to this anywhere on the net.

It can't be referring to the 4 LAN ports as the Technicolor has the same number of ports but has unlimited number of users.
Standard User stevejm
(member) Sun 08-Jul-12 17:24:16
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Re: NetGear Fibre Router


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I have just had a reply from Zen which confirms the inconsistency:
Please accept my apologies for any ambiguity, this refers to the number of wired LAN ports, you could then have a number of wireless users in addition to this.
Standard User JonRennie
(knowledge is power) Sun 08-Jul-12 17:26:52
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Which means impressively the others have an infinite number of wired ports.

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Standard User pwhodges
(committed) Sun 08-Jul-12 19:54:10
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Re: NetGear Fibre Router


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Well, there's nothing to prevent you adding more switches...

Paul
Standard User JonRennie
(knowledge is power) Sun 08-Jul-12 19:55:53
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Re: NetGear Fibre Router


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Surely the same applies to the Netgear...the point being that the Netgear is shown as 4 and the others are shown as unlimited when there is no difference.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 09-Jul-12 10:28:04
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Re: NetGear Fibre Router


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If we are being pedants, then surely the limit is the size of the IP Block that exists on the LAN side?

Most consumer grade routers will die well before then if you got more than 20 simultaneous users, as the NAT table is likely to fill up.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
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