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Topic # 160556 11-Jan-2015 19:30
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So I'm clueless with modems/routers but I have come to the conclusion my Telecom supplied Thomson TG585 V8 may not be too flash.
Its not extremely fast and doesn't have spectacular range.
I'm not streaming heaps of video or gaming hard core.
Also I have a Noel Leeming voucher burning a hole in my pocket so would like to buy through them.
And would rather not have to pay much above $200.

Would either of these options be a significant improvement in the Geekzones community expert opinion?

Netgear DGN2200 N300 https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/computer-accessories/computer-networking/netgear-dgn2200-100aus-dgn2200-n300-wireless-adsl2-modem-router/prod122223.html

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etgear N600 https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers/computer-accessories/computer-networking/netgear-dgnd3700-100aus-dgnd3700-n600-wireless-dual-band-gigabit-adsl2-modem-router/prod122243.html

Thoughts anyone?

Thanks in advance




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  Reply # 1212108 11-Jan-2015 20:54
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I used a Netgear N600 before I changed to cable - worked well with ADSL2.




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  Reply # 1212116 11-Jan-2015 21:10
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Do you plan to move to VDSL or UFB at all?



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  Reply # 1212119 11-Jan-2015 21:18
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No VDSL or UFB isnt on the cards for us. Live in a smallish town with no word of them been an option.




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  Reply # 1212120 11-Jan-2015 21:18
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And thanks Sideface - good to know.

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  Reply # 1212151 11-Jan-2015 22:31
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In the same boat as Rustee.
Awaiting more posts/feedbaack.

Another option is to ask Telecom for one of their new ones after sigining up for another 12 months.
I am on ADSL2  and currently no plans to upgrade the service to VDSL or fibre.
Currently download speeds (speedtest)  12Mb/s on a wireless connection using my laptop.

Reason for not doing anything is :  if it aint broken why fix it?,  and just laziness.

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  Reply # 1212166 11-Jan-2015 23:49
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If you're shopping at Noel Leeming then the DGND3700-100AUS is the best router in the $200 pricerange - go buy it from a store and ask the sales guy if they can get it down to $200 for you, they'll normally do it, just say that PB-Tech have it for $195.

If you're free to roam then the NetComm NF4V is the best one I could recommend in the sub-$200 pricerange, has everything you could want in a rock solid router and doesn't look bad either.

These 2 routers beat anything a provider can give you for free.




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  Reply # 1212194 12-Jan-2015 08:01
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You could almost get the Netcomm NF8AC for under 200, its currently $215 at PB tech



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  Reply # 1213290 13-Jan-2015 16:42
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Thanks for the advice Michael and Jase.
Think I'll haggle with Mr Leeming and use my vouchers on the Netgear N600.
Appreciate the tips!

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