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Topic # 112381 6-Dec-2012 15:21
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hi geekzoners,

looking at replacing my linksys wag120n .
Fed up with the wireless range and speeds.

Any recommendations on a good ADSL2+ with wireless N ?

i hear good things about Tp link ?

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  Reply # 728120 6-Dec-2012 15:27
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The Telecom Router TG582N is pretty good.  And if you ring up 123 and signup to a 12 month broadband contract they normally give you one for free or at a discounted rate.

Otherwise the TP Link N one is pretty good.

Or a Draytek Vigor 120, and attach your own Wireless N router to that.



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  Reply # 728134 6-Dec-2012 15:48
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thanks Plamb , just turned interleaving on today aswell.:)




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  Reply # 728139 6-Dec-2012 16:00
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joutei: thanks Plamb , just turned interleaving on today aswell.:)


I assume you had it turned OFF.. Rather than ON..

Since normally interleaving is on and that impacts your ping times, but does improve line stability.

If you live close enough to the exchange and your wiring is good.. You can ask for it to be turned OFF.

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  Reply # 728161 6-Dec-2012 17:02
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I recommend TP-Link, specifically this model http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=384106



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  Reply # 728195 6-Dec-2012 18:26
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Just bought that router today!

Its awesome :) , one thing i cant get my head around is that it wont stay on LLC whenever I set it.
Always changes back to VC-MUX ?

Any ideas ? Oh and I believe interleaving is still turned off ?

Line Stats from router:

https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/a39eaee1baff6c1e2238fe47be358062.jpg




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  Reply # 728231 6-Dec-2012 19:50
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Looks like interleaving is on from that pic.

VC-MUX is probably what you need.

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  Reply # 728234 6-Dec-2012 20:01
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joutei: Just bought that router today!

Its awesome :) , one thing i cant get my head around is that it wont stay on LLC whenever I set it.
Always changes back to VC-MUX ?

Any ideas ? Oh and I believe interleaving is still turned off ?

Line Stats from router:

https://cdn.geekzone.co.nz/imagessubs/a39eaee1baff6c1e2238fe47be358062.jpg


Yep interleaving is on, you'll need to call the broadband helpdesk on 0800 225 598 and get them to turn it off.

Also work getting them to check you line and make sure a master filter wouldn't improve things, but your sync and attainable rate are pretty good :)

There really isn't any user configurable settings on the DSL side, as long as your modem connects then it's working. So I wouldn't try messing with the LLC/VC-MUX settings.  That's just a waste of time as the DSLAM will connect and negotiate with the modem at the best speed it can.

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