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Topic # 22501 29-May-2008 20:15
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I have had a quick look around the various posts on this forum and just want to confirm/deny if the setup I have in mind is going to work.

Basically I already own a Dlink 502T ADSL Router, as far as i know this does not have QoS. And a DLink Wireless AP/Switch. I have just signed up to Xnets Fusion service and need to figure out my best hardware options to get everthing running smoothly.

If I purchased the SPA2102 and setup my network as follows, would it run smoothly in terms of QoS and the bandwidth issues I have read about the SPA2102.

Internet <> Dlink 502T (No QoS) <> Wan side SPA2102 Lan side <> Dlink AP/Switch <> Computers / Consoles etc

If the network is configured in this manner and data is leaving the network towards the internet. Can the SPA2102 do the QoS work and pass the packets to the 502T and work effectivly? Or will the DLink wipe the QoS functionality when it gets given the packets from the SPA2102, effectively making QoS non functional on the network?

If this setup is not going to work then will my best option be to just purchase a Modem that has QoS functionality and still run the SPA2102? Or would I be better off purchasing the all in one type solution like the WAG54GP2v2?

SPA2102 + new modem = getting close price wise to a WAG54GP2v2.

Also if the SPA2102 is going to have the bandwidth issues that I have read about in other posts when working as a router (CPU = too slow) then perhaps my best option overall is the WAG54GP2v2?

Any advice would be great on these issues.
Hope this makes some sence! Thanks.

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  Reply # 134266 29-May-2008 21:06
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Your suggested setup is the best option for that set of hardware. Better would be getting a WRP400:
Internet >>> 504T >>> (WAN) WRP400 >>> local network

Next step if you had issues with the 504T would be replace that with Dynalink RTA1320 or Linksys AM300 -- (setup in half-bridge mode)

Advantage with WRP400, is more future proofing: i.e. if you get fibre to home, or wireless broadband at some stage, then less devices to replace. The WRP400 also has greater throughput,  the SPA2102 seems to top out at about 7Mbps




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  Reply # 134401 30-May-2008 11:41
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Ok cool sounds like a good option. So I just want to confirm that QoS should work fine with the 502T running to either a SPA2102 or the WRP400?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 134416 30-May-2008 12:41
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varix:
Ok cool sounds like a good option. So I just want to confirm that QoS should work fine with the 502T running to either a SPA2102 or the WRP400?

Yes that's right. As long as everything else hangs of the LAN side of SPA2102 or WRP400, then QoS should be fine (subject of course to the quality of your Internet connection).




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