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Topic # 128699 20-Aug-2013 16:52
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Elviswosere: Hi. I have the Thomson modem/router that came with telecom subscription. I have recently bought a denon avr2313 and am having no luck with AirPlay. Keeps dropping out. Am thinking its the modem and am keen to replace it but......it's a bit mind boggling all the choice. + there's always someone recommending a modem another person bags.

Appreciate some help.

We've a laptop, a couple of iPhones, iPad, Samsung tablet, skype camera and Internet tv as well as the denon avr network receiver. I also have the house networked with cat cable so will want to plug these in to the back of the modem (probably use some form of splitter for extra connections than the standard 4 ports)

Really want a stable connection - and airplay to work!

Any suggestions on modem/router.

Thanks

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  Reply # 881670 20-Aug-2013 17:31
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We are big fans of MikroTic Routers with Ubiquiti Unifi UAP's, excellent router and enterprise class wireless access points.  If your DSL modem does not drop the DSL service, keep that as your "internet" connection and use the MikroTik and Unifi as your "local network", Rock Solid performance.  Everyone has their "go-to" products and these are ours for a quality service....  Good luck.




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  Reply # 881675 20-Aug-2013 17:34
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I had problems with the Telecom supplied Thomson modem too. The first one got killed (kept dropping to dial up speed) by a lightning strike on a tree next door. The replacement they provided started rebooting itself and dropping speed after about 12 months. I searched for a replacement and came up with a Netcomm NB6Plus which PBTech advertised as a no nonsense replacement for the Thomson Telecom supplied rubbish. Had it for 2+ years now without any trouble. Far superior Wireless range compared to the Thomson. They have one left at Penrose on clearance at $91.10. Thats a real bargain.
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MODNCM1065&name=NETCOMM-NB6PLUS4Wn-ADSL2+-11n-Fully-featured-300Mb




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  Reply # 881678 20-Aug-2013 17:42
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I bought the Netgear DGND3700v2 due to us having WiFi issues, it syncs really high and works well with our devices, I'd recommend it.




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  Reply # 881697 20-Aug-2013 18:23
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I also recommend Netgear DGND3700/4000.

The modem works really well and I'm also currently using it for UFB





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  Reply # 881721 20-Aug-2013 19:08
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ADSL, VDSL, UFB - what sort of connection?




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  Reply # 881740 20-Aug-2013 19:30
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Thanks for this I will do some research of them both.

The modem does seem to drop out too. Telecom told me they think its because the house security alarm was pinging the security firm. It was quite routine - every 30 mins or so (but can be more frequent ). Just not sure if its the modem playing ?



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  Reply # 881760 20-Aug-2013 19:56
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Sorry all. I'm new on this forum and on the iPad - I can't see how to respond to each response above

I like the price of the netcomm - but is it kind of old now? Or still worth a purchase. Wasn't sure whether a dual band would be in order?

I am on adsl.


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  Reply # 881859 20-Aug-2013 21:55
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Elviswosere: Sorry all. I'm new on this forum and on the iPad - I can't see how to respond to each response above

I like the price of the netcomm - but is it kind of old now? Or still worth a purchase. Wasn't sure whether a dual band would be in order?

I am on adsl.


It may be getting old now but it is ADSL2+ and I'm getting around 13mb/s down speed at about 2km from the exchange.



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  Reply # 882465 21-Aug-2013 22:16
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Hey everyone. I plummed for the netgear 3700. Early days at the mo. just connected it up. Will let you know how I get on. A further question If you can help me. I have a USB drive with movies on it that I want to play via the router on the tv. Haven't been able to point the tv to the hard drive. Any tips? Thanks.

Ps - so far I have airplay working! Will see if it's still there in the morning.

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  Reply # 882473 21-Aug-2013 22:32
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Elviswosere: Thanks for this I will do some research of them both.

The modem does seem to drop out too. Telecom told me they think its because the house security alarm was pinging the security firm. It was quite routine - every 30 mins or so (but can be more frequent ). Just not sure if its the modem playing ?

You need a master filter to fix the alarm issue.




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