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Topic # 22614 2-Jun-2008 21:03
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Hello

I currently have a D-Link DSL 504-G router ( telecom supplied ) which is a terrible router with severe problems when it comes to NAT.

I am looking for a replacement which will have open NAT out of the box and have an easy installation process.

It doesn't matter to me if it is wireless or not.

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  Reply # 135759 5-Jun-2008 19:53
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Anything linksys is great.
I use a wag325n It was open nat out of the box.

You will be very happy with the difference over those horrible Dlink routers

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Reply # 135763 5-Jun-2008 20:07
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I can recommend Belkin. I had two routers in the last ten years - one wired, one wired/wireless. Each worked 24/7 for five years.

Last night I installed a brand new Linksys to replace the aging Belkin, simply for the gigabit features. It froze twice in the last twelve hours, while the old Belkin didn't freeze ever in five years.

I have since updated the firmware (yes, it is a new model, but there's a firmware update already) and found there was one port that wasn't being forwarded to my home server - SMTP, and we do get quite a few emails a day (about two thousand counting spam), so I wonder if that traffic without proper port forwarding was causing the router to get "confused".

So far so good - it's been seven hours since it was rebooted with the new firmware and no freezing - yet.




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  Reply # 135832 6-Jun-2008 00:15
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Sometimes it is luck of the draw no matter what you go with...

Have had a bunch of Linksys, Dlink and Netgear routers over the past few years, some good and some bad. Linksys aren't too bad, lots of support out there for them.

If you want to be sure you're getting something good, once you've narrowed down the model with the specs you want, search for comments in that brands forums to be sure the model isn't a lemon. For linksys http://forums.linksys.com/

Always good idea to check for firmware upgrades - seems they push them out so fast you can guarantee there will be a new firmware in the first few months.


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Reply # 135998 6-Jun-2008 15:10
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anyone m1122 apart from me? lolCool

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  Reply # 137725 12-Jun-2008 23:09
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Linksys routers i have used both had over heating issues and would reset periodicaly. I would not recommend Linksys.

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  Reply # 138171 15-Jun-2008 14:40
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D-Link modems / routers also have overheating problems with many of my customers here in hawkes bay over the summer months.




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  Reply # 138173 15-Jun-2008 15:14
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The Linksys is being returned. Not good a router freezing every twelve hours where the old Belkin run 24/7 with no problems. I am currently using the Top Global which is working fine.





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Reply # 138662 17-Jun-2008 11:16
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A nice one I choose is the D-Link DSL-G604T
Its great! :-D

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  Reply # 138666 17-Jun-2008 11:27
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jesso568667: A nice one I choose is the D-Link DSL-G604T
Its great! :-D

I have had four G604-T's. They were all dogs. Awful firmware - buggy, slow, and not compatible with all common browsers, I seem to recall having trouble applying any settings with Firefox and other non-IE browsers.




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  Reply # 138670 17-Jun-2008 11:45
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tonyhughes: I have had four G604-T's. They were all dogs.


What do *you* recommend?

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  Reply # 138674 17-Jun-2008 12:02
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I have the Linksys WRT54G. Good router, although like Freitasm I needed to firmware upgrade it in order to get things working well.

Best thing about that router is the ability to use one of the many custom firmwares, which give you the option to add many featurees usually reserved for more expensive routers.




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  Reply # 138687 17-Jun-2008 13:05
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NZtechfreak: I have the Linksys WRT54G. Good router, although like Freitasm I needed to firmware upgrade it in order to get things working well.

I have a Linksys BEFSX41 that I have never commissioned because it only supports PPPOE (not PPPOA that is required to connect to my ISP - I hope I do not have PPPOA/PPPOE around the wrong way). 

I had intended to configure my aging DLink 504 as a halfbridge but have failed. I am now wondering whether I should get a new ADSL modem for my BEFSX41, or just get a new modem/router. Does anyone have any experience with the Linksys BEFSX41 and make any recommendations for my best way forward?

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  Reply # 140621 26-Jun-2008 01:11
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Can you still buy US Robotics routers- i consider them the best. My one at home probably only needs resetting every couple of months - usually when slingshot or some part of the broadband network goes down. Also easily handles a connection limit of over 500 in p2p programs (i know its at least 500 which is the highest i have counted it during a test)

Stay away from anything dlink. Their consumer grade stuff isnt that good although their plain access points work well as they dont have to do much and are cheap.

Linksys would be what i recomend if you cant get a us robotics

I cant comment on the new belkins - i have only ever used ones that are about 4-5 years old and they are not easy to configure for a newbie, probably improved now though. The good part is i can think of 3 belkins that are 4 years old still running now, that havent been reset for quite some time.




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