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.
Buying anything on Amazon? Please use the Geekzone Amazon aff link.




290 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
1799 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 361

Trusted
Spark 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 Spark, but as always my views are my own.



290 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

1799 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 361

Trusted
Spark 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 Spark, but as always my views are my own.

1478 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 112

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



290 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

2747 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 423


  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.

1799 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 361

Trusted
Spark 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 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 tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Netflix officialy launching in NZ in March
Created by jarj, last reply by tdgeek on 21-Nov-2014 19:08 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Gull Employment Dispute.
Created by networkn, last reply by richms on 23-Nov-2014 23:05 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Which one is right for me? M8, Z3, S5 or other?
Created by makiomoto, last reply by makiomoto on 20-Nov-2014 13:52 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Click Monday Deals
Created by mrtoken, last reply by frankv on 24-Nov-2014 08:44 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Free 1gb data with $19 combo until end of Jan 2015 (1.5gb total)
Created by eXDee, last reply by Shoes2468 on 23-Nov-2014 23:01 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Slingshot line speed
Created by Frankiej45, last reply by Frankiej45 on 20-Nov-2014 14:38 (14 replies)

Little Wins labour Leadership
Created by MikeAqua, last reply by Aredwood on 21-Nov-2014 18:47 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Orcon: Why did you cancel my email account without telling me??
Created by old3eyes, last reply by old3eyes on 21-Nov-2014 17:03 (13 replies)


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.