Those Dynalink ones that orcon used to give out for free - i had 2 of them and they both failed
I have a RTA1335 sitting in my shelf. I got it for almost a year and then it started to fail, low speeds drop etc. Latency and ping was never good with it.
I now have a Linksys WAG200G coz i thought linksys is a good brand, it works alright but it freezes and drops adsl connection from time to time I also read that WAG series are crap modems. -_- .... godamn
So i wonder whats the best out there to get, in terms fo speed/latency/stability.
Woah, surely 3 modems can't die on you like that randomly? Are you putting them in a cupboard where they get hot? the RTA1320 is known for overheating. My dynalink RTA1025w has been working fine for several years, this is the one that gets ranked pretty well.
Just bought and installed a Dynalink RTA1025W . $127 from Ascent - delivered next day or $199 from Global PC if you are feeling flush...I still wonder how they do business with those markups..Cheapest on pricespy was $104 from some company in auckland.
Bought that model after asking on this very forum...So far so good.. Wireless appears fine. Mainly bought it for the PS3 which sits about 25 metres away through various stud walls... Signal strength on PS3 said it was 54%... Not sure how that compares but playing online ( PS3 ) is absolutely fine...
have also just set up the pc as a media server and have been watching jitter free streamed files..
Everything to date has been good.
Upgraded from an original Dlink 302g...The first ones xtra gave me when I signed up...5 years old and stilll going strong
Have a wireless Netgear DG834gt adsl modem/router. Cannot say if it is good or bad......because connection consistently breaks At a previous address had no such problems, and was "told" by my isp that netgear isn't very reliable/good. Not too sure about that
http://www.gpforums.co.nz/thread/318823/?s= http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=481841 http://www.dynalink.co.nz/cms/uploads/file/ACP%20reviews.pdf In that last link, the Netcomm NB6Plus4w is actually a RTA1025w's hardware with different branding (netcomm own dynalink). I'm running netcomm firmware on my dynalink since its a newer version.
I upgraded to a RTA1025W from a belkin router and also gained around 1mb of speed at the same time, its been great for me, wireless works good too. I read the broadcomm chipset in it works best with the alcatel dslams Telecom use also (told by a network planner who works for telecom a while ago)
Broadcom chipsets are definitely the go, the Dynalinks use them also, any reliablity issues with them are often the internal supplies but not the chip itself. I have had good success with the current bunch of DSE modems, which also use the Broadcom chipsets, the basic XH9949 (seems to be a TP-Link rebadge) I have installed in several sites and sofar none have missed a beat, no continual disconnection issues and at $69 is a bargin with a 4port switch to boot.
I also have used the XH9950 ($128) which has 4port switch plus WiFi, once again sofar has worked as advertised and has pretty decent AP coverage to boot.