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Need a new ADSL Router

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by Fergal1982, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Hi Guys,

    I've been having issues with my Netgear DG834 Wired router for well over a year now. It continuously drops the broadband connection (LCP Down). Upgrading the firmware hasnt helped, nor has a factory reset. Mostly I've just tolerated it, because I dont do a lot of streaming at the moment.

    However, my Wifi access point (Netgear WPN802) has now also started acting up. It will frequently drop wifi connections, and even when connected most often wont route through to the internet.

    I'm thinking it's time to splash out for a new ADSL router - and one with integrated WiFi this time. I'd also like the router to have Gigabit ports, so that I can begin to upgrade my network to Gigabit over time.

    I've been looking at the Linksys E3000 as a possible contender. It seems to review quite well, although I have heard that you should really fire one of the custom firmwares (DD-WRT or Tomato?) onto them, to get full benefit of all the features.

    Does anyone have any recommendations of particularly good routers?
     
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  2. billyr

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    You might have been put off by the Netgears a bit, but I really like the Rangemax WNDR3700. I've got the cable version and it hasn't let me down yet. It has been on constantly and I've not experienced one connection drop yet.
    It's a bit pricey but the dual band has come in handy. It supports the custom firmwares as well, but I've not been brave enough to try one yet.
     
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  3. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

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    Just incase you hadn't realised that doesn't have an ADSL port on it. You need a separate ADSL modem
     
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  4. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

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  5. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Dammit! Neither it does. And thats not even the first one I've done that with....

    I'm not against Netgear at all - these two models have served me pretty well for a number of years. I was just not seeing a lot on the market that seemed very good at the moment.
     
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  6. Fergal1982

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    this might be an option, although reviews indicate that the 2.4GHz WiFi can be a bit choppy in terms of speed. Still, anything else I have seen reviews worse, or would require the purchase of a separate Modem
     
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  7. THXbob

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    Can't go wrong with a Draytek, expensive but worth the money, check out Vigor 2830n.

    Robert
     
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  8. THXbob

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    Draytek Vigor 2820n has 1 gb port, the 2830n has 4 gb ports.

    Robert
     
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