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Topic # 138717 14-Jan-2014 16:44 Send private message

Hi guys,
Would love some help on recommending a good wireless modem.
Currently I'm using the Telecom distributed TG582n wireless modem but find that its started to drop connection intermittently.
I've already got a Master Filter installed & am considering jumping ship to Vodafone (only for the pricing)

I'm pretty much a noob in this area so I might need to be stepped through this.

Currently I have two PS3's and one PC running off ethernet from my modem so will need at least 3 ethernet ports.

I've taken a look at Noel Leeming, DSE & Mighty Ape but not really sure what I should be looking at.

I've heard TP Link is good & Mighty Ape stocks them but would love some recommendations

Cheers guys!

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  Reply # 966983 14-Jan-2014 17:17 Send private message

Assuming you want an ADSL2+ Modem with a wireless router built in, these are pretty good.

this one is much the same but also has a USB port

Or this one which has gigabit Ethernet ports

I've used these and find them pretty good.

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  Reply # 966985 14-Jan-2014 17:22 Send private message

You probably want a "Wireless Modem/Router" (or just a "wireless router") not a "wireless modem." :)




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  Reply # 966993 14-Jan-2014 17:32 Send private message

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  Reply # 967001 14-Jan-2014 17:50 Send private message

How tech savy are you?

Because if you are moderately tech savy I'd recommend you decouple the modem from the router and get separate devices.

You get far more choice in routers without dsl modems inbuilt and you can flash with awesome third party open source firmware like Tomato, DD-WRT or Gargoyle with gives you nice QoS.

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  Reply # 967003 14-Jan-2014 17:52 Send private message

Ragnor: How tech savy are you?

Because if you are moderately tech savy I'd recommend you decouple the modem from the router and get separate devices.

You get far more choice in routers without dsl modems inbuilt and you can flash with awesome third party open source firmware like Tomato, DD-WRT or Gargoyle with gives you nice QoS.


Judging by the OP it seems like they would like a simple one that gets the job done quick and easy. Could be wrong though.. they may like to tinker with stuff! :)






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  Reply # 967811 15-Jan-2014 21:35 Send private message

Thanks for the replies guys and sorry for my incorrect terminology ;)

I do like tinkering around with my gadgets but I have absolutely no idea where to begin with my own modem/router eg. I'd need to learn the setup & info I'd need to input to make it function

Any other good recommendations I should look at before making a decision?

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