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September 4, 2005 7:44:58 PM

Need a reccomendation for a good wireless ADSL router which doesn't cost too much

Currently looking at <A HREF="http://www.pcplus.co.uk/reviews/default.asp?pagetypeid=..." target="_new">this one</A>

Has anybody got any experience with said router or any other suitable one?

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September 6, 2005 3:36:03 PM

i have no experience with that brand name, ive had good luck with many linksys products though, i would get them.

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September 7, 2005 4:00:21 PM

Got my brother a <A HREF="http://www.dabs.com/uk/channels/hardware/modemsandadslh..." target="_new">Netgear 834G</A>. Easy and quick to configure.

He's had it for a few months with no problems so far, and it's ~£73 from dabs.

Got a couple of customers who use them too. Was going to get one for work before a few replies here convinced me it probably isn't up to the task in a small business environment.

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September 7, 2005 6:36:18 PM

Haha, that's the router I have too!

^^ I forgot to mention the router is for a friend not me.

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September 7, 2005 6:37:03 PM

I'm having problems with my router port forwarding so I can run a ventrilo server though! :( 

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September 8, 2005 8:35:00 AM

What problems? The only problems we've ever had with them (work-wise) were because some stuff didn't work if they were blocking PING requests. Maybe try allowing them, if you have that set?

Just guessing...

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September 8, 2005 8:36:22 AM

Does your friend not want a netgear because of your problems with them? Just curious why you're looking at the higher-priced range is all...

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September 9, 2005 3:14:07 AM

No, he doesn't know about my problem. Anyway, that router I posted was one he was looking at, and is cheaper than my netgear.

All he needs is a good wireless adsl modem router for 6-8 people.

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September 9, 2005 10:59:21 AM

Cheaper? It's listed as £106 on that site, but the 834G I bought for my bro was <£80... :eek: 

What's his budget? 6-8 people is a fairly reasonable load. Maybe want to consider something a bit more small-office oriented? I've heard people say those netgears can melt if too much is expected of them....

We just picked up a <A HREF="http://www.broadbandstuff.co.uk/product_info.php?produc..." target="_new">Dray Tek Vigor 2600G</A> at work, which is packed with features and seems quite good. at ~£140 it does cost quite a bit more though. We've only had it a day or two now, but we have a large customer who has loads of them(which is where we got the recommendation from originally), fairly heavily used, with no reported problems.

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September 9, 2005 11:25:28 PM

Yeah, sorry - he can pick up that router for £50ish quid from another retailer he says.

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September 14, 2005 2:56:25 PM

Hmm.. like I said, a number of people said the netgear tends to melt if used too heavily, but he wants a cheapo one to cope with 6-8 people... could be risky.

I guess it depends on exactly what sort of net surfing they're doing - I've found cheaper routers choke really badly if you download a few torrents :evil:  . I had an ActionTec single-port ADSL modem/router which I ended up having to replace with a Decent 3Com one due to that problem. Granted, it wasn't wireless but the principle is the same. I would recommend one of those (3com) but I have no idea how much they are, as I... ahem... 'Borrowed' it from work.. :lol:  And the port forwarding setup is a PITA (can't define a range, only single ports)

Anyway, Just found <A HREF="http://www.adslguide.org.uk/hardware/reviews/2005/q2/sp..." target="_new">this</A> review of the thomson router he was looking at, and they seem to like it, and think it works well under load. The only problem they seem to have (after a quick scan of said review) is that the firewall configuration is <i>missing</i> from the web interface, and instead you have to use some weird command-line tools to configure it. Seems like a pretty good buy if he can get it for £50.

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September 22, 2005 5:59:16 PM

How's that Dray Tek Vigor 2600G holding up ChipDeath? I might need one if my netgear melts again ;) 

It's been 8 days since I posted my DG834GT to Netgear and their support told me this afternoon that they only just received it today, my arse!!!! Another 3-5 working days before I get it.....zzzzzzzz

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October 4, 2005 7:03:29 AM

So far it's fine. Haven't even needed to reboot it or anything. :smile:

It's web interface isn't the most intuitive IMO, but it's certainly comprehensive. Gets used pretty heavily all the time for general web stuff, as a DHCP server, a heavily used VPN, and even some P2P stuff (at work? naughty me.. :evil:  )

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