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Topic # 111186 26-Oct-2012 17:59 Send private message

The Dynalink is a piece of unreliable junk. For no apparent reason, it drops internet connectivity almost every day now.

Model number: RTA1025WV6

Purchased in Aug 2011 when we got broadband.

What do you guys recommend as a middle of the range ADSL modem?

I'd prefer one with eight Ethernet ports. We don't use the wireless feature, so that's not important.

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  Reply # 707088 26-Oct-2012 18:08 Send private message

I am in the same position. I have been reading good things about Draytek on Geekzone and other sites. http://www.draytek.net.nz/draytek/home/ I don't think they have an 8 connection one though.

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  Reply # 707091 26-Oct-2012 18:17 Send private message

draytek




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  Reply # 707107 26-Oct-2012 18:33 Send private message

DrayTek Vigor120 sitting right in front of me on the desk.

Had a very interesting chat with Dale from GoWifi about terminating the PPP session directly on a router rather than using the unit to do PPP termination. He commented they dropped ~15ms latency just pushing it into their router.

I'm going to connect it to one of these... http://www.gowifi.co.nz/ethernet-adsl/mikrotik-routerboard-rb2011l-in.html





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  Reply # 707218 26-Oct-2012 22:14 Send private message

But don't rule out wifi capability. It's a darn nuisance if/when you need it later.

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  Reply # 707247 27-Oct-2012 00:05 Send private message

I'm a big fan of the Netgear DG series or Bob2 modems. Plonk some custom firmware on either and you can tweak the settings to get a little extra juice out of that copper wire. Don't think it fills your criteria though.





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  Reply # 707361 27-Oct-2012 10:26 Send private message

And you have at least CAT5 cabling and a VDSL2 splitter in the path to you modem?




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  Reply # 707389 27-Oct-2012 11:29 Send private message

DrStrangelove: And you have at least CAT5 cabling and a VDSL2 splitter in the path to you modem?





If you run VoIP and ditch the land line you don't need to waste time and energy on a splitter.

Just disconnect the rest of the building wiring from the lead in and run directly to the modem.






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  Reply # 707723 28-Oct-2012 08:19 Send private message

DrStrangelove: And you have at least CAT5 cabling and a VDSL2 splitter in the path to your modem?


I installed CAT 5e from the modem to all the RJ45 ports around our house. I haven't installed a master splitter yet. I don't know if the lack of one would have anything to do with the Dlink's issues?



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  Reply # 707726 28-Oct-2012 08:26 Send private message

DonGould:
DrStrangelove: And you have at least CAT5 cabling and a VDSL2 splitter in the path to you modem?





If you run VoIP and ditch the land line you don't need to waste time and energy on a splitter.

Just disconnect the rest of the building wiring from the lead in and run directly to the modem.




I don't really know anything about VoIP and what potential disadvantages switching to it might entail. Can you still keep your old land line number with it?

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  Reply # 708498 29-Oct-2012 15:58 Send private message

mattRSK: I am in the same position. I have been reading good things about Draytek on Geekzone and other sites. http://www.draytek.net.nz/draytek/home/ I don't think they have an 8 connection one though.


Nope, 4 ports on everything but the single-port Vigor120.

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  Reply # 708620 29-Oct-2012 19:06 Send private message

Vigor120 - replaced a SMC ADSL2+ modem today, sync jumped from 15/? to 17.2/1.2... what's 2.2 mbits worth?


Seem like good value to me. Also problem with VoIP seemed to go away.

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