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.




510 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 29


Topic # 106334 22-Jul-2012 18:44
Send private message

Currently we are using the telecom supplied thomson 585, but as we are now wanting something to replace it.
Ideally one that allows for wireless devices to work properly over the network, as the current one doesn't let different wireless devices to talk to each other over the network (ie. the remote app on my iphone for our WD media player doesn't connect, nor splashtop streamer on my ipad to my PC).
Something that allows the above to occur and doesn't require a networking genius to setup would be ideal,.. 
I was considering either 
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=/ID=13502/SID=550902604/productdetails.html

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=78/ID=13620/SID=949233868/productdetails.html

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=78/ID=18071/SID=690444152/productdetails.html

http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=78/ID=14075/SID=673062334/productdetails.html

Prices vary across those selections but they all appear to be fairly reasonable for what I want.... does anybody have any reccomendations? Or alternatively know of a better option?

cheers

Create new topic
8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 660134 22-Jul-2012 22:46
Send private message

The TP Link is great bang for buck if you don't need dual band wireless or gigabit LAN.



510 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  Reply # 660547 23-Jul-2012 18:14
Send private message

The tp-link has fairly good reviews from what I've read on here and elsewhere on the web. Is dual-band that big a deal or not really? As our landline is a 5.8ghz I'm assuming the std 2.4ghz band would be fine (we've never had issues with the current wifi setup andinterference).

 
 
 
 


511 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 73

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 660598 23-Jul-2012 19:50
Send private message

I have the TP-Link TD-W8960N as in your link. I bought it on recommendation from GZers and independant reviews.
I have had no trouble with it. It has, and frequently connects android phones, iphones, son's laptop and mates laptops for gaming LAN's and connects my Panasonic DVD recorder to my PC to stream music over the TV sound system. Sometimes Phone, laptop and PC all at once
It just works



510 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  Reply # 660637 23-Jul-2012 21:25
Send private message

ubernoob: I have the TP-Link TD-W8960N as in your link. I bought it on recommendation from GZers and independant reviews.
I have had no trouble with it. It has, and frequently connects android phones, iphones, son's laptop and mates laptops for gaming LAN's and connects my Panasonic DVD recorder to my PC to stream music over the TV sound system. Sometimes Phone, laptop and PC all at once
It just works


awesome, thanks for that.
Pretty much sounds the same sort of setup as I have (and currently doesn't work with the thomsen).

8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 386

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 660686 23-Jul-2012 23:28
Send private message

Loismustdye: Is dual-band that big a deal or not really?


Not a big deal unless you have lots of competing nearby wifi networks or want maximum throughput from N devices by having N devices on 5Ghz and B/G devices on 2.4Ghz.



510 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 29


  Reply # 661215 24-Jul-2012 19:26
Send private message

Awesome, thanks for that ragnor,  that's perhaps the best explanation I've had someone give as to the merits of single or dual band.

Think I will be getting that tp-link one.
Thanksa you guys for the feedback.

1982 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 664860 31-Jul-2012 19:19
Send private message

I've just replaced the TP link with an ASUS DSL-N55U, the TP was failing to reconnect to the aDSL when connection lost, others have not reported this issue, I must have had an odd one, but ASUS gives me GB.

1982 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 664942 31-Jul-2012 20:49
Send private message

If you are in Auckland you're welcome to borrow my TP-link and test before you buy one

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:





News »

UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31


Nest launches in New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 12:31


Active wholesale as Chorus tackles wireless challenge
Posted 3-Nov-2017 10:55



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.