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Standard User decebal
(newbie) Mon 12-Sep-11 19:16:59
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O2 ADSL replacement router?


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I intend to change my O2 router as it offers me limited options to setup and portforwarding as NAT is almost inexistent if you have static IP. The routers I look for is something based on Broadcom chipset as someone advised me on O2 forum but I cannot decide which one is better and most compatible with O2 broadband.

Thank you
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 12-Sep-11 19:42:30
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Have a look at this for a start, a lot depends on how much you want to spend and your requirements etc.

This is more expensive and you might not need all it's specs link

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Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 12-Sep-11 19:44:06
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Re: O2 ADSL replacement router?


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The Netgear DG834GT (with the DGTeam firmware) seems to be a popular choice - they often crop up on ebay.

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Standard User decebal
(newbie) Mon 12-Sep-11 20:09:21
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Re: O2 ADSL replacement router?


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I would like one with Gigabit Ethernet,something powerful to manage P2P very well without any struggle and to support IPv6. I want something like this: http://www.asus.com/Networks/Wireless_Routers/RTN56U/

but with ADSL

Edited by decebal (Mon 12-Sep-11 20:42:10)

Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 12-Sep-11 21:53:41
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Have a look through the DrayTek range as there is bound to be one suitable for your requirements, e.g. maybe the 2830n?

They are quite good too tongue smile

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Standard User epyon
(member) Mon 12-Sep-11 22:21:10
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Re: O2 ADSL replacement router?


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Billion 7800N

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Mon 12-Sep-11 22:42:08
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Worth reading the thread from January this year

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Standard User decebal
(newbie) Mon 12-Sep-11 22:58:51
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Thank you! I was thinking as well of Billion 7800Nor Draytek Vigor 2830 series but what about a modem ADSL2+ and attached to it an Gigabit router or a switch ? Which one will you recommend?
Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Tue 13-Sep-11 15:22:30
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In reply to a post by adebov:
The Netgear DG834GT (with the DGTeam firmware) seems to be a popular choice - they often crop up on ebay.

But one has to wonder how long these museum pieces can continue to provide a reliable service, given their age.

Oliver.
Standard User b4dger
(knowledge is power) Tue 13-Sep-11 17:51:34
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As long as they are 'healthy' it could be years tongue
IPv6 will/could eventually have an impact on legacy routers...

For interest what router are you currently using? smile

EDIT: FWIW I have a brand new DG834GT sitting in a cupboard - just as a backup, backup wink

Edited by b4dger (Tue 13-Sep-11 17:52:52)

Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Wed 14-Sep-11 14:50:24
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In reply to a post by b4dger:
For interest what router are you currently using? smile

DG834 v4.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Wed 14-Sep-11 15:08:13
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I am using a 10 year old Belkin router and it gives better performance than the awful ones the ISP's supply.

But as already said IPv6 may well see the end of all those legacy routers in the next few years.
Standard User nredwood
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Sep-11 18:55:06
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You could just put the O2 Box in bridge mode and use it as a modem only
You really need to havea static IP to do this and something to do the routing, NAT etc

I too would recommend the Billion 7800N - haven't used it myself, but good reports from those who have on BE

What NAT issues are you having?

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Standard User decebal
(newbie) Thu 15-Sep-11 02:45:16
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I tried to see if I have the options to put it in the bridge mode and doesn`t appear as the power user account is locked because I have static IP.

The problem with the NAT is doesn`t let me to open some ports or the firewall stops me to access my hdd remotely.
Standard User nredwood
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 15-Sep-11 07:48:12
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This may help
http://beusergroup.co.uk/technotes/index.php?title=P...

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Fri 16-Sep-11 20:57:23
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In reply to a post by decebal:
I tried to see if I have the options to put it in the bridge mode and doesn`t appear as the power user account is locked because I have static IP.


Odd. Very odd.

The problem with the NAT is doesn`t let me to open some ports or the firewall stops me to access my hdd remotely.


If you get good speeds on your O2 connection, don't go for a Draytek ADSL box. I'm on BE (so same DSLAMs) and I use my BeBox (TG585v7) in Bridge mode to a Draytek 2820vn. This way I get 16mbps sync, and 20+ days uptime stability. If I use the Draytek I get resync'd every few hours :-/

James - be* pro - on THFB - sync about 17.2mbps - BQM
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