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# 22335 24-May-2008 12:53
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Hi

I'm about to move to a house thats got cable so need to replace my current wireless ADSL router. From trawling through this forum I see that most people recommend the Linksys WRT54GL with DD-WRT installed for best results with Telstra Cable. Has anyone tried one of the wireless n routers? I'm particularly interested in the WRT160N and WRT310N.

Cheers,
Matt

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  # 133202 25-May-2008 22:05
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I'll just add that I DON'T recommend getting an Airport Extreme - I have one and need to restart it at least twice a day to keep it working.

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  # 133252 26-May-2008 09:45
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I have an Airport Extreeme and have had almost no issues.

The only issues I had was it locking up when accessing an attached USB disk, but changing the HD enclosure has seemed to fix that!

 
 
 
 


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  # 133262 26-May-2008 10:39
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amanzi: I'll just add that I DON'T recommend getting an Airport Extreme - I have one and need to restart it at least twice a day to keep it working.


Set ipv6 to local-link only in your airport manager.  had this issue for ages, had a replacement unit that did the same thing.  this was the only thing that stopped it - turning ipv6 off in the router and on the computer.  Aside from that the Airport Extreme is a great router but I've had too many bad experiences with it.

I have used a Linksys WRT300N for a couple of years and it's never failed me. I believe they have a brand new version of the same model so maybe give that a go?

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  # 133263 26-May-2008 10:50
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gehenna: Set ipv6 to local-link only in your airport manager. had this issue for ages, had a replacement unit that did the same thing. this was the only thing that stopped it - turning ipv6 off in the router and on the computer.


Thanks for the tip - I'll see if it makes a difference. 

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  # 133277 26-May-2008 11:54
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I'm running the new WAG160N at home and I'm liking it, opps forgot to add have been trying the WRT160N as well and it's pretty good as well imho.




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  # 133280 26-May-2008 12:09
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I've been trying out a Linksys WAG160N also (the DSL version of the WRT160N) and haven't had any problems with it yet - but it's only been a few days. My only comment would be that it seems to run quite hot.




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  # 133282 26-May-2008 12:14
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Yes I would also make that comment, it does appear to run hot on the underneath side of the unit.




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  # 133557 27-May-2008 13:26
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Thanks everyone - I've ordered the WRT310N.

Cheers,
Matt



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