Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



289 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


Topic # 112381 6-Dec-2012 15:21 Send private message

hi geekzoners,

looking at replacing my linksys wag120n .
Fed up with the wireless range and speeds.

Any recommendations on a good ADSL2+ with wireless N ?

i hear good things about Tp link ?

Cheers




iPhone 5
Nexus 4
Macbook Pro Retina
ADSL @ 20mbps sync

Create new topic
1611 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 265

Trusted
Telecom NZ

  Reply # 728120 6-Dec-2012 15:27 Send private message

The Telecom Router TG582N is pretty good.  And if you ring up 123 and signup to a 12 month broadband contract they normally give you one for free or at a discounted rate.

Otherwise the TP Link N one is pretty good.

Or a Draytek Vigor 120, and attach your own Wireless N router to that.




I work for Telecom Spark, but as always my views are my own.



289 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 728134 6-Dec-2012 15:48 Send private message

thanks Plamb , just turned interleaving on today aswell.:)




iPhone 5
Nexus 4
Macbook Pro Retina
ADSL @ 20mbps sync

1611 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 265

Trusted
Telecom NZ

  Reply # 728139 6-Dec-2012 16:00 Send private message

joutei: thanks Plamb , just turned interleaving on today aswell.:)


I assume you had it turned OFF.. Rather than ON..

Since normally interleaving is on and that impacts your ping times, but does improve line stability.

If you live close enough to the exchange and your wiring is good.. You can ask for it to be turned OFF.




I work for Telecom Spark, but as always my views are my own.

1386 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 66

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 728161 6-Dec-2012 17:02 Send private message

I recommend TP-Link, specifically this model http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=384106



289 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 728195 6-Dec-2012 18:26 Send private message

Just bought that router today!

Its awesome :) , one thing i cant get my head around is that it wont stay on LLC whenever I set it.
Always changes back to VC-MUX ?

Any ideas ? Oh and I believe interleaving is still turned off ?

Line Stats from router:

http://images.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/a39eaee1baff6c1e2238fe47be358062.jpg




iPhone 5
Nexus 4
Macbook Pro Retina
ADSL @ 20mbps sync

2314 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 240


  Reply # 728231 6-Dec-2012 19:50 Send private message

Looks like interleaving is on from that pic.

VC-MUX is probably what you need.

1611 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 265

Trusted
Telecom NZ

  Reply # 728234 6-Dec-2012 20:01 Send private message

joutei: Just bought that router today!

Its awesome :) , one thing i cant get my head around is that it wont stay on LLC whenever I set it.
Always changes back to VC-MUX ?

Any ideas ? Oh and I believe interleaving is still turned off ?

Line Stats from router:

http://images.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/a39eaee1baff6c1e2238fe47be358062.jpg


Yep interleaving is on, you'll need to call the broadband helpdesk on 0800 225 598 and get them to turn it off.

Also work getting them to check you line and make sure a master filter wouldn't improve things, but your sync and attainable rate are pretty good :)

There really isn't any user configurable settings on the DSL side, as long as your modem connects then it's working. So I wouldn't try messing with the LLC/VC-MUX settings.  That's just a waste of time as the DSLAM will connect and negotiate with the modem at the best speed it can.




I work for Telecom Spark, but as always my views are my own.

Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by KiwiNZ on 20-Apr-2014 18:55 (120 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Naked Broadband, who's made the switch.
Created by Presso, last reply by DrCheese on 20-Apr-2014 19:13 (28 replies)
Pages... 2


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by jeffnz on 20-Apr-2014 14:10 (59 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Whats the best wife friendly media centre?
Created by amorpeth, last reply by jonolynn on 19-Apr-2014 20:20 (14 replies)

Snap suffering Trans-Tasman congestion 18/04?
Created by Lias, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 19-Apr-2014 00:05 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Help ! Home business connection and VDSL dead. yikes.
Created by Scotsman, last reply by Scotsman on 17-Apr-2014 21:10 (26 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.