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Topic # 26687 30-Sep-2008 18:07
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Im looking fora wireless router for a computer and a ps3. It needs to be fast and have good feactures and functions to allow lag free games, and to allow a steady connection to severs., and needs to have features like UPnP, DMZ and port forwarding.
Any recommendations of a good wireless router? Thanks.

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  Reply # 168075 30-Sep-2008 18:13
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RTA1025W.




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  Reply # 168080 30-Sep-2008 18:24
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Linksys WAG160N...

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  Reply # 168082 30-Sep-2008 18:30
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  Reply # 168086 30-Sep-2008 18:42
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scottjpalmer: DrayTek Vigor2820n


costs a fortune....might as well import a Buffalo-WHR-G54 and load it with Tomato....will do all those functions for NZ$100 incl shipping and perform a lot better....

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  Reply # 168090 30-Sep-2008 18:49
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along with bill gates I also have a wag160n
it's a 4 port linksys adsl2+ router with draft 2.0 wireless n. It's one of the few routers with draft 2.0n
Unfortunately... I don't have a wireless N card in my desktop pc so i've never used the wireless feature but my brother uses it with his laptop which only has wireless G and he says it's OK but nothing great.
So in conclusion we've never really used the wireless N capability on the router but it should be decent if reviews / discussion on 2.0n is anything to go by
but incidentally i actually loaded geekzone.co.nz now to see if anyone had created a "tell me a good router to buy" thread and just found this!
good luck and yeah if you want the current top of the line I'd say linksys wag160n.

look around though, another good brand would be netgear I think

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  Reply # 168092 30-Sep-2008 18:57
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billgates: costs a fortune....might as well import a Buffalo-WHR-G54 and load it with Tomato....will do all those functions for NZ$100 incl shipping and perform a lot better....


An ADSL modem may be a handy feature, although the OP didn't specify that was required I see your initial recommendation has one of those.

No mention of Draft N on the Buffalo specs I found either.

And price isn't everything, I note price wasn't even mentioned in the original post. What was asked for was recommendations and I haven't got a bad thing to say about my DrayTek.



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  Reply # 168099 30-Sep-2008 19:12
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Linksys WAG160N Wireless-N ADSL2+ Router for around $181 will there be much speed differnece with a Dynalink RTA1025W only for $100. Whats the differnce?

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  Reply # 168101 30-Sep-2008 19:19
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BackNBlack: Linksys WAG160N Wireless-N ADSL2+ Router for around $181 will there be much speed differnece with a Dynalink RTA1025W only for $100. Whats the differnce?


WAG160N is wireless N whereas RTA1025W is wireless G. Wireless G can trasnfer up to 54mbps whereas wireless N can transfer up to 300mbps taking into account that the wireless client (laptop for eg) has also got a wireless N card built inside (high end laptops do). Good news is Wireless N routers are backwards compatible with Wireless G clients so they will work with each other. Wireless N also gives you a greater range than wireless G, so even if your laptop has wireless G card then buying a wireless N router will be benifical interms of range. Internet speeds will not be affected whether you buy the RTA1025W or the WAG160N...

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  Reply # 168104 30-Sep-2008 19:27
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'course, wireless N is still new, and no wireless performs at the rates which they claim...




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  Reply # 168159 30-Sep-2008 21:31
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+1 for the DrayTek.



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  Reply # 168630 2-Oct-2008 14:13
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isnt the RTA1025W quite old i read some posts about it in aug 06 so must of came out in early 06. almost 3 years old. Wouldnt there be some thing better by now?

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  Reply # 168634 2-Oct-2008 14:20
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BackNBlack: isnt the RTA1025W quite old i read some posts about it in aug 06 so must of came out in early 06. almost 3 years old. Wouldnt there be some thing better by now?

Yes it is old. However all that age seems to have done is drop the price, its still the best bang for buck. Pretty much the main two things it doesnt have is Wireless N and Gigabit, otherwise it does pretty much everything else a router should do. The main reason why its recommended is because some people can run them for months without a reset at all - ie its meant to be very stable.



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  Reply # 168637 2-Oct-2008 14:26
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And one more question. Can the RTA1025W still be used to a computer that doesnt surport a wireless connection, but the router could still be used to connect a ps3 to the internert wiressely?


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  Reply # 168648 2-Oct-2008 15:10
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So you're asking if you can run wireless clients at the same time as wired clients? Of course. I'm running 4 wired computers (4 ports), with 3 wireless clients are various times (wii, 2 laptops).



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  Reply # 168668 2-Oct-2008 17:27
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heaps of people recommend the RTA1025W which doesnt look flash but WAG200G which looks flash as is only about $5 more. Can u help me decide on the two? thanks 

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