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  Reply # 150001 21-Jul-2008 20:30
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I have tried Linksys AM300 and Dlink 302G. The Dlinks are cr*p.

The AM300 was more reliable but synched at lower speeds.

I have heard a lot of good things about the Drayteks, and even tried one once, but it synchd at the same speed as the existing modem.

You can get Draytek from Snappernet in Albany.

-Al

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  Reply # 150401 22-Jul-2008 17:05
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Just my opinion but:
Dlink have always been crap.
While some Linksys gear is ok (ATA Adapters, SPA phones) dsl routers have been crap for awhile mainly due to heat issues and dodgy firmware one good thing however is alot of the linksys models have unofficial firmware support out there.
Dynalink while having good australian support (better than all the others generally) are crap ADSL routers good dialup modems about it.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 150422 22-Jul-2008 18:03
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i just ordered a RTA1025W. Cant wait till i get the hands of it.
It better not disappoint me after all the previous crap dynalink modems

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  Reply # 150525 23-Jul-2008 00:45
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The best setup for a home network imho, is:

1: Dynalink RTA1320 DSL modem

You can get them off trademe new for like $20, lots of ISP's give them out as the free moden when they connect hence there are usually heaps for sale on trademe.  They support ADSL2+, ppoa half bridge and generally sync a strong high speed.  They are cheap and if it breaks just buy another one for $20 off trademe.

2:  Linksys WRT5GL with custom firmware (Tomato or DDWRT)

Half bridged from the RTA1320 so you only go through NAT once and offload all the smarts (DHCP, Access restriction, QoS etc) to the WRT54 which with custom firmware is much better suited to the job. then any consumer DSL modem/router.






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  Reply # 150536 23-Jul-2008 08:08
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I had two RTA1320 and they both broke. I smashed both of them when they stopped working.. lol

so na.. why spend any money on it when i know they gonna break in a few months


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  Reply # 150690 23-Jul-2008 16:48
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Ragnor: The best setup for a home network imho, is:

1: Dynalink RTA1320 DSL modem

You can get them off trademe new for like $20, lots of ISP's give them out as the free moden when they connect hence there are usually heaps for sale on trademe.  They support ADSL2+, ppoa half bridge and generally sync a strong high speed.  They are cheap and if it breaks just buy another one for $20 off trademe.

2:  Linksys WRT5GL with custom firmware (Tomato or DDWRT)

Half bridged from the RTA1320 so you only go through NAT once and offload all the smarts (DHCP, Access restriction, QoS etc) to the WRT54 which with custom firmware is much better suited to the job. then any consumer DSL modem/router.




Agreed except as mentioned the RTA1320 isn't made well (overheats and dies), but people have had success by removing the outer plastic shell to give it a bit more ventilation. Also this is a rather expensive method just for a router, and doesn't have wifi N or gigabit.



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  Reply # 150692 23-Jul-2008 16:53
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I must say RTA1320's performance wasnt bad, pretty good latency/speed with it. Problem is that it just dies and make me mad enough to smash it.

Well, removing the plastic covering sounds quite smart actually - as long as it works then its ok.



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  Reply # 151624 26-Jul-2008 17:02
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After using 2 days of the new Dynalink RTA1025W i must say i am impressed.


When you P2P and have lots of connection and the speeds are going well >50k, the first sign that a weak modem will show is slowing down in browsing/response time from the ADSL modem itself. 


This modem handles P2P like a piece of cake, there is no slowing down in browsing/gaming, even if you run 2 torrents going at >50kbs each, it just doesnt break.  It's latency was comparable as the linksys WAG200G (which i thought was real fast latency), plus it doesnt freeze and drop ADSL connetion like the linksys does.


Only critisism is that this modem gets a little hot and the dynalink web interface isnt the best out there. But hey its all about the performance. I certainly hope this one will not overheat like the other dynalink ones


Why wasnt other dynalinks made like this one????

Well done dynalinks on this one

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  Reply # 151667 26-Jul-2008 20:54
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Interestingly enough netcomm and dynalink actually have them made by some other random company in china or something, then just badge them. Apparently most of netcomm's ones are rubbish also.

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