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Topic # 14413 2-Jul-2007 17:08
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Hi

I'm running infamous DSL-302G and wireless/4port 802.11g router, mixed with WRT54G clients running custom OS to act as AP.

Recently my modem and router both frequently hangs and I think its time to upgrade.

I would like to buy all-in-one adsl modem / router package also considering future adsl 2/2+ features.

Also I'm looking for somewhat strong signal wireless cause some of my clients bit away from the router and got bad signal levels. (WRT54G clients are running stronger signal output setting)

Any recommendations and price suggestions?

Thanks

Shin

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  Reply # 76634 2-Jul-2007 18:47
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Netgear DG834G

I have one, best modem I've ever owned. Leaves the Belkins and Dynalinks behind. Easy to use and set up and lots of advanced features and settings if you need them.

We sell them at work for around $160



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  Reply # 76642 2-Jul-2007 19:26
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bradstewart: Netgear DG834G

I have one, best modem I've ever owned. Leaves the Belkins and Dynalinks behind. Easy to use and set up and lots of advanced features and settings if you need them.

We sell them at work for around $160


Web pages shows its got entry level of coverage, would it be enough?

Some corner of my house got very weak signal only around 8~11% level currently


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  Reply # 76666 2-Jul-2007 21:54
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I've found signal strength to be excellent. I can pick it up from around 35+ metres away.

That site shows it as being a standard G wireless device, the super G devices etc are somewhat dodgy in my opinion.

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  Reply # 77873 12-Jul-2007 18:16
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I have this modem, V2. It seems to have gone over to Adsl 2, well it connects at 7.5mbs at the moment.
Wireless coverage isn't bad when using the internet on a wireless computer about 5-10 metres away, however using a wireless network doesn't really work that well and drops during file sharing.

The router used to drop out every 15 minutes around the start of the year. Now it runs for 10 days straight.



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  Reply # 77874 12-Jul-2007 18:22
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What is major difference between v2 and v3? could v2 upgraded to v3 by user?


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  Reply # 77876 12-Jul-2007 18:55
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I have a Netcomm NB9W, its pretty good. Its an ADSL2+ modem, wireless, 4 port router and its got a VoIP gateway all in the one device Laughing



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  Reply # 77878 12-Jul-2007 19:21
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Can't find NB9W from trademe or pricespy, is it available in NZ?

what about NB6plus4w?


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  Reply # 77879 12-Jul-2007 19:25
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The v3 is the only one available new now. Its had quite a few improvements in stability over the v2. Its very very good. Never have any dropouts, wireless is very solid and reliable

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  Reply # 77895 12-Jul-2007 20:36
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Shin: Can't find NB9W from trademe or pricespy, is it available in NZ?

what about NB6plus4w?



Im not sure if u can get them in NZ.. I got mine from Harvey Norman in Australia late last year just before i moved here. If you wanted one though they sell them on ebay.com.au, there selling for just under AUD$200

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Reply # 77922 12-Jul-2007 22:18
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hi i have never had a single problem with the netgear dg834m and it is the best router ever. the weireles i fantastic as we live in a brick house and it can go aprox 35m away and still get good signal however around 50m it get a bit patchy. i have never haed a single drop or problem with this router is is pur perfection



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  Reply # 77941 12-Jul-2007 23:37
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AllNightNerding: hi i have never had a single problem with the netgear dg834m and it is the best router ever. the weireles i fantastic as we live in a brick house and it can go aprox 35m away and still get good signal however around 50m it get a bit patchy. i have never haed a single drop or problem with this router is is pur perfection


Are those extended-coverage features could used without using specific WiFi interfaces?

I'm using 3 WRT54G with custom firmware to feeding internet to other rooms, if these extended-coverage works on my existing APs would great


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