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Topic # 23367 26-Jun-2008 18:12
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After weeks of problems with a phone drop off problem, with the help of the helpdesk staff, we have come to the conclusion that the problem lies with the present Dynalink wireless router being in conflict with the SPA2102 modem, so tomorrow I will go down to DSE and see what they have.    Can anyone please give me a reccomendation of a RELIABLE make and model of wireless router that I can look for.
Thanks in advance

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  Reply # 140754 26-Jun-2008 19:05
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Well I was going to recommend a Dynalink RTA1320 which is what I use and I love it [I have a seperate Wifi router]

Did you try firmware upgrades or downgrades ?

I'm somewhat concerned if VFX doesn't work with a popular modem ! [esp. with their recommended Linksys ATA]

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  Reply # 140762 26-Jun-2008 19:35
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This is a good recent discussion on the topic.

In keeping with my personal 'never buy a broadband modem starting with D' rule of thumb, I have recently added DSE modems to this list, which fits perfectly with the rule really doesn't it! Smile


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  Reply # 140765 26-Jun-2008 19:43
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Tried most everything so far,  probably includes the patience of the tech guys on helpdesk too.     But they have been great, and patient with my lack of technical knowledge.   No complaints there, but we need to try a replacement to see what happens.
Gets frustrating when the phone conversations drop off for 3 or 4 seconds every 20 seconds or so.

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  Reply # 140782 26-Jun-2008 21:02
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I assume you have a RTA1030W or RTA1025W ? surely someone must be using the same modem as yourself with VFX, maybe post a msg and see if someone else is and what setup/firmware they have

You could also call Dynalink NZ ytech support themselves

Buying a new router in my opinion would be my last resort and what if it does not fix the issue ?!

Maybe borrow someone elses router for testing ?

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  Reply # 140836 27-Jun-2008 09:21
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Never liked Dynalink since dialup days (they made ok 56k modems), Linksys arent what they used to be either although some of the unofficial firmwares like pluto for the WAG54Gv2 make things a bit better you cant polish a turd the one exception here being the WRT54GL which can be loaded with OpenWRT and for around $100 is a good router.

If I were to buy a new wireless router I would make sure whatever it is it supports OpenWRT even if you dont plan on using it, its nice to know if you have heaps of issues with the current router you can blow away its firmware and install OpenWRT and get added functionality and hopefully reliability.

The one Router brand I could recommend would be Buffalo (in NZ usually goes by the name of Uniden Buffalo as Uniden are the asia pacific distributors) choose the right model and it will be supported in OpenWRT I recommend the models starting with "WHR-HP" the HP stands for High Powered and includes a build in internal amplifier which really helps for distance and signal strength.

After using at least 2 or 3 "802G" wireless routers all with different quirks the Buffalo is the only one that just works month after month no restarts required I wont change it now till 802.11N is no-longer draft.

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  Reply # 140887 27-Jun-2008 12:30
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I have got a Belkin ADSL2+Modem with wireless 802.11g Router in conjunction with a PAP2T for my VFX phone service on fusion and it seems to work good and is reliable dont have any issues with it.

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  Reply # 141056 28-Jun-2008 17:06
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Many thanks for the replies, I did take on board the advice of each of you.   Due to the lack of choice in our area, ended up with a Linksys WAG200g.   The immediate choice was  D Link, Dynalink, (out as advised) WAG200g or WAG200g.
Anyway, everything is going OK now (touch wood ) thanks to Brian and Nicholas and the forum.

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