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Topic # 24305 20-Jul-2008 23:29
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So i hear Dynalink RTA1025W is the most recommended adsl moden/router/wireless out there? It's quite cheap too. I thought dynalink modems are quite horrible

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  Reply # 149728 20-Jul-2008 23:40
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Its recommended for its price for features, and line stabilty. Wireless is average on it, but works fine.

Which dynalink modems are you talking about?



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  Reply # 149747 21-Jul-2008 08:33
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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.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 149805 21-Jul-2008 10:59
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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.



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  Reply # 149809 21-Jul-2008 11:14
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No i always leave the modems on the table, no reason that it should overheat.

1st RTA1320 i got worked for a few months then died, it had this funny high pitched sound
same for the 2nd one, a little longer this time. funny enough


So i got the RTA1335, it worked fine for a year ( speed was never good with it) then it got faulty, had problems with syncs and stuff....

So i was ready to spend some big bucks to get a reliable and fast modem, went to pc shop and they recommended linksys coz its a branch of cisco etc bla bla blah

until i see it's got adsl connection drop problems even with the newest firmware....

godamn im sick of crap modems...

do you know any sites/forum posts that describes the best modem out there?
i also wonder if i should get RTA1025W since ive lost my faith in dynalink modems before.

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  Reply # 149856 21-Jul-2008 13:03
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Easy: Cisco SOHO series (the 800).

I do have, however, a Dynalink RTA1320 and it seems to be doing fine, albeit hot as expected. Brand new, though, so I don't know how long it will last.




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  Reply # 149892 21-Jul-2008 14:32
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I have a WAG32N and it's a pos, so stick away from them.

Import a draytek or something

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Reply # 149898 21-Jul-2008 15:01
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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

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  Reply # 149900 21-Jul-2008 15:03

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

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  Reply # 149906 21-Jul-2008 15:31
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newbiejam: i also wonder if i should get RTA1025W since ive lost my faith in dynalink modems before.

Its better quality than the others it would seem, in another thread i posted a whole bunch of links to people who recommended it.



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  Reply # 149920 21-Jul-2008 15:59
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can ya give me the link, so i can check it out

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  Reply # 149937 21-Jul-2008 17:07
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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.

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Reply # 149941 21-Jul-2008 17:15
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and it was eXDEE's reccomendations that led me to it

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  Reply # 149952 21-Jul-2008 17:40
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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)

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  Reply # 149958 21-Jul-2008 17:52
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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.

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  Reply # 149995 21-Jul-2008 20:12
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Is there a list of modems that uses broadcom chipsets?

Also, does one brand of modems uses broadcom chips for all their modems, or is it the matter of how each model is made?

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