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# 20466 27-Mar-2008 15:59
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Hi

We are currently being switched from iHug to Xnet, we are just signing up for broadband at the mo but in the near future we are looking at going with fusion (if all goes well).

In everyone's experience, what is a reliable router to purchase.  We currently have two computers (one desktop PC and one laptop with wifi).

Sorry I am new to all of this.  Exciting tho!  Only heard rave reviews about Xnet and their services.



Tara


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Master Geek

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  # 119084 27-Mar-2008 16:21
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Hello Tara,

From personal point of view i would steer you towards a Dynalink rta1320 in half-bridge mode to a Linksys WRP400.

Others here may have had better results, so some comments from our end users may provide a better picture.




Nicholas Cuc

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WorldxChange Communications
www.xnet.co.nz





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Wannabe Geek


  # 119092 27-Mar-2008 16:47
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Thanks for the input.  I look forward to hearing what everyone has to say.

Is there a way to find out how my switch is going so I can get an idea to where we are with being fully connected?  I guess I could call the helpdesk, but my 10 week old son is sprawled out asleep on my lap.


Tara Laughing

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek

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  # 119093 27-Mar-2008 16:48
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Hello Tara,

PM me your username or account # with us and i'll take a look for you.




Nicholas Cuc

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WorldxChange Communications
www.xnet.co.nz





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Wannabe Geek


  # 119139 27-Mar-2008 19:50
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Heya.

Did you get my PM?


Tara

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Master Geek

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  # 119284 28-Mar-2008 09:22
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Hello Tara,

Got it this morning, have PM'd you back




Nicholas Cuc

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Wannabe Geek


  # 119298 28-Mar-2008 10:11
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Have sent you another message.

Thanks :)


Tara

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  # 119424 28-Mar-2008 21:09
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mumtophoenix:

In everyone's experience, what is a reliable router to purchase.



IMHO, not Belkin Cry

 
 
 
 


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  # 120067 31-Mar-2008 22:05
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Anything that can be flashed to OpenWRT (I quite like "Buffalo" which is resold in NZ by Uniden) routers as they have very good openWRT support, and particular models have built in wireless amplifier then I would get an adsl modem or adsl router in half bridge mode.

I'm using an old Alcatel 510 with a sort of PPTP authentication for a modem but I would probably try and get a Draytek Vigor 100 or Draytek Vigor 110 ADSL Modem as they are one of the few "real" ADSL modems out there it does pppoa to pppoe conversion, so that your router can do the authentication.

Oneday there will be openwrt devices with decent ADSL2 and wireless support at the same time then Id get one of those instead of two devices!

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  # 120068 31-Mar-2008 22:08
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prisk:
mumtophoenix:

In everyone's experience, what is a reliable router to purchase.



IMHO, not Belkin Cry


Seconded :)

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