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Master Geek

# 173393 21-May-2015 14:41
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Hey geeks,

Looking for a new router for a house that is UFB eligible, after a lengthy consents process which may take months and may not pass.
In the mean time, I'll be on ADSL. 

I spent a bit of time on helpdesks and experienced all the brands and models of the prior decade or so. Wondering what people are recommending today though, at a higher end.

  • My past experiences with TP Link were fairly good. They seem medium range and reliable.

  • Netcomm were cheap and solid but died quickly.

  • Dlink were terrible for port forwarding, and lately got hard to set up and manage.

  • Linksys was good but then went bad, and then were bought by Belkin who were terrible for port forwarding and compatibility with other devices.

  • I hear good things about Fritzbox but they're pricey.

  • Netgear were solid, but I had a few issues with later models. 

I've seen some models offer nice displays with data transfer rates and the like. This would be nice to have.

What's your favourite, and why? :D

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  # 1309332 21-May-2015 15:13
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Please have a look at the other 1/2 dozen threads asking the same question, they are there and they do have a good lot of recommendations. but try looking in the UFB/LAN/ISP forums, not the Gadgets/home automation one.

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Master Geek

  # 1309368 21-May-2015 15:39
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I used to mod a forum once. 
It made me mean. I didn't like that, so I stopped. 
Don't let people like me make you mean.


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  # 1309409 21-May-2015 16:55
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Really depends on your requirements. Probably the best all round device for it's price is the Netcomm NF8AC

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Master Geek

  # 1309410 21-May-2015 17:00
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Thanks, it looks decent enough.
I've got a technical background, but at home I generally don't want to spend time in my router. I'd rather spend it playing games, streaming media, downloading porn, the usual things people do with their internet.
But I would still like some cool features if I find any.

Mr Snotty
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  # 1309458 21-May-2015 18:41
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I've got a Linksys WRT1900AC sitting around. Yours for $200 if you want it.

Pair with a Draytek or your regular router for ADSL.

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