So I have been using a DG834GT for some years now, originally from Sky but has been unlocked and was fine with O2, anyway it stopped syncing to O2 Broadband one day, not sure why, but It was an old router hitting nearly 7 years so if the ADSL port has stopped working that is fine.
I plugged in the Supplied O2 and that was able to sync howeve it seems to restart the whole router aroudn 3 to 4 times a day. That router is 4 years old, when I ran O2 the guy said the router is faulty so you need a new router.
This got me thinking though I wouldn't expect something like a router to have lifetime, in essence its a small computer and computer have a fairly long lifetime, you do get blown motherboard etc but generally its PSU problems that you have. So what is the expectancy of a router??
Also an recommendations for a router??? I hate the firmware that O2 have on thiers mainly because the Setup page is soooo slow. Most the equipment that I have is wireless N(Ive been buying new things just not updated my router for a long time) and only ever use one ethernet port ever. I suppose something with good wireless latency would be good. I like netgear products but Im not really loyal to a brand especially if there is somethng better from someone else.