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#23929 11-Jul-2008 12:22
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Hello,

I am going to upgrade my xnet Broadband to Fusion in the near future. I will likely buy a WAG54GP2v2 so that all my devices are in one unit (instead of having 1 x DSL modem, 1 x Wireless AP 1 x VOIP adaptor).

I notice that Linksys is rolling out some new products. Is the WAG54GP2v2  likely to be replaced by a better model in the near future? Perhaps one that suppoers draft n wifi?

Thanks,

Donald

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  #146716 11-Jul-2008 12:50
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Yes there is, it's not a wireless N product but it is a better unit. Sorry I can give no more details Wink but something is on the way. possibly 2 months away.




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  #146788 11-Jul-2008 14:27
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Is it worth waiting for?
ie new VOIP features or other features?

Or is it just a refresh of the current model?

Any idea of price? (ball park)

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  #146789 11-Jul-2008 14:29
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Personally I'd recommend the two unit setup, simply because there is a lot changing in broadband over the next few years, So if an alternative like fibre to home (who knows if when), or a wireless alternative comes along, then it is easier to migrate. The WRP-400 plus a suitable ADSL modem/router is a good setup. I have recently installed the following combination for a couple of my customers: WRP-400 plus Draytek DV2700E 
I will have some feedback on this setup next week. The advantage with the Draytek is it can operate in "modem" only mode, acting as a PPPoA to PPPoE bridge. So effectively the WRP-400 picks up the Internet IP info. This is much better than the half-bridge setup that seems to have a few issues.

Phil / Josh, if you would like one of these routers to play with, let me know or get one in yourselves. Would be very interested in your feedback on this setup. BTW Draytek are releasing a new model: Vigor 210 later this year, this is a single port unit, and should be a little cheaper too.




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  #146794 11-Jul-2008 14:34
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OK,I hadn't thought about the changes to DSL over the next few years.

Currently I have

DLink 504g DSL Router
Belkin 802.1b/g Wireless Access Point

So if I get a PAP2T to plug into the DLink, and forward the appropriate ports etc, then I'll be good to go?


One more question. The Dlink is ADSL 1 only. And does not suppoer Qos. Is this an issue? (I realise I will have to throttle any downloads so that they do not use 100% bandwidth)

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  #146800 11-Jul-2008 14:40
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Not quite: toss out the Belkin, keep the Dlink, buy a WRP400. The WRP400 can be feed by a DSL router, fibre to home GPON, WIFI/WIMAX, etc etc. So later on, you only need to toss out the DSL part, and replace with whatever other broadband feed that comes along.
If you then also have trouble with the Dlink, or you want to upgrade it anyway, get the Draytek I suggested. The WRP400 will handle all the QoS stuff.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  #146805 11-Jul-2008 14:48
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Why toss out the Belkin? Will it cause problems???

Would this config have problems or NOT work:

DLink 504G DSL Router
Belkin 802.1b/g Wireless Access Point
Linksys PAP2T

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  #146808 11-Jul-2008 14:56
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knightrider: Why toss out the Belkin? Will it cause problems???

Would this config have problems or NOT work:

DLink 504G DSL Router
Belkin 802.1b/g Wireless Access Point
Linksys PAP2T

Donald.

That setup may work ok, but would lack QoS for VFX, and you'd need to be carefully that you didn't end up with double NAT. My suggestion was based on your original post about reducing the number of boxes you have, and you considering the all in one unit. The WRP400 + Draytek I feel is a better option to the WAG54GP2v2. The WRP400 also has built in wireless, so it would supersede the Belkin.




Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  #146818 11-Jul-2008 15:11
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It is a good suggestion, we have had very good feedback about the draytek router's from a number of sources and the wrp400 is a better device than the PAP2T and will also give you wireless capability.




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  #147073 12-Jul-2008 11:55
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knightrider:
Would this config have problems or NOT work:

DLink 504G DSL Router
Belkin 802.1b/g Wireless Access Point
Linksys PAP2T


Hi Donald,

I ran this same setup from Dec through June without problems, except I had a DLink DWL-2000AP instead of the belkin.

I'm not a heavy downloader, or phone user.   I found downloads were fine while on the phone.   Only uploads caused the phone to breakup (www.speedtest.net did it every test)   

I've just replaced the two DLink devices with a Dlink DSL-G604T which has ADSL2+, QOS, and Wifi for $119. 

I tried several Linksys devices, the all in one I found overheated and dropped connection regularly (tried 2 of them).   Also tried an older Linksys AG241 which connected with similar speeds to the old ADSL modem.    The new Dlink I'm getting much better 15641 kbps download data rate.

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