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Topic # 114476 20-Feb-2013 20:48 Send private message

Hi Guys,

Does anyone have recommendations for an integrated ADSL2 router with 300Mbps 802.11n support, Gb LAN and multiple SSID support.

The multiple SSID support will be used to set up a guest SSID, as well as a private SSID. The ability to firewall the guest SSID off from the LAN interface is an essential feature.

I've considered getting a decent ADSL2 modem, a WiFi unit and a Gb switch and use DD-WRT however this is for an older user and I want to keep the setup as simple as possible.

There's a few Netgear units (e.g. DGN2200) that appear to fit the bill but are quite old IMO, and the TP-Link which is my current brand of choice only seem to have straight wifi AP's the meet the bulk of the requirements (e.g. TL-WR842ND).

Any recommendations?

Thanks guys.

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  Reply # 766716 20-Feb-2013 21:03 Send private message

Fritz!box 7390




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  Reply # 766805 21-Feb-2013 08:06 Send private message

Fritzbox 7390 has the ability to set up a guest network which isolates guests.

Has a great telephony platform.

And it costs $390. But is worth every single dollar.

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  Reply # 766806 21-Feb-2013 08:18 Send private message

Don't get an ASUS dsl-n55u. I made the mistake of getting one on specs, a couple of reviews and the salesperson's recommendation. It fulfills all your requirements, but at the moment is driving me insane because its 2.4GHz wifi is completely unstable with constant disconnects and authentication faults. It's not a signal strength problem because it even does it while standing right in front of the unit. The 5GHz wifi works as advertised. After investigating it appears it has major firmware problems (I have updated to the latest, but still the same problem).
It's going back to the retailer today as unfit for the purpose.




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  Reply # 767432 22-Feb-2013 09:39 Send private message

Dingbatt: Don't get an ASUS dsl-n55u. I made the mistake of getting one on specs, a couple of reviews and the salesperson's recommendation. It fulfills all your requirements, but at the moment is driving me insane because its 2.4GHz wifi is completely unstable with constant disconnects and authentication faults. It's not a signal strength problem because it even does it while standing right in front of the unit. The 5GHz wifi works as advertised. After investigating it appears it has major firmware problems (I have updated to the latest, but still the same problem).
It's going back to the retailer today as unfit for the purpose.


Thanks for the heads-up. I've found a couple of devices that meet all the specs but have turned out the have flaky firmware implementation that don't seem to be any more stable even if you update them :( It's a real pity when it's a manufacturer like ASUS that otherwise makes excellent equipment.



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  Reply # 767436 22-Feb-2013 09:45 Send private message

Thanks for the feedback guys. Fritzbox it is. Any recommendations on a retailer for this? I think SNAP were retailing these buy unsure whether they were bundled with a connection.

Just trying to do a search on the forum but it's timing out. Oh dear, why is nothing easy?

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  Reply # 767446 22-Feb-2013 09:51 Send private message

Snap! are the official distributors in NZ and I'm not aware of them offering these for resale by anybody else.




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  Reply # 768707 25-Feb-2013 08:19 Send private message

Great, thanks guys. SNAP responded promptly to my query and are happy to do a cash sale. Perfect :)

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