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Topic # 114315 15-Feb-2013 13:21
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Currently have a draytek vigor 120 as my modem, and an old netgear wgr614 acting as a wireless router. Have recently moved in to a flat, and the old netgear isn't standing up to the 5 (reasonably) heavy users we have here. Constantly needs reboots an so forth.

Have been looking over the internet for a decent router for ~$200 but haven't come across one that seems robust. Only need something on 2.4ghz with most if not all devices operating on g network.

Have considered the Belkin n600 db & netgear WNDR4000. Could anyone provide some better suggestions/advice please?

Thank you!

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  Reply # 763076 15-Feb-2013 14:06
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I use a $39 TP-Link WR841ND along side my Vigor120 and it's easily the best router I have ever had.

I run DD-WRT on it which gives me so much flexability. It's 2.4ghz 802.11N at either 150 or 300mbps (I forget)




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  Reply # 763077 15-Feb-2013 14:06
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Sorry, that's $39 Australian




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  Reply # 763191 15-Feb-2013 18:19
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Ah cheers. I looked in to TP-link routers a bit more and ended up getting a TP Link TL-WR1043ND for about $100nz. They seem to do exceptionally good routers for such low prices

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  Reply # 763631 17-Feb-2013 00:19
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Yep amazing for the price. Especially if you run DD-WRT




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  Reply # 763653 17-Feb-2013 07:24
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+1 for the TL-WR1043ND. I'm back running mine with the stock firmware but I've used DD-WRT and Gargoyle on it. The stock firmware does seem a little more stable - a month or two between reboots rather than once every couple of weeks.

Excellent value router for what it does.

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  Reply # 763768 17-Feb-2013 14:06
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My WR841ND goes for months on DD-WRT without reboots. In fact I don't think I have ever had to reboot it for anything other than config change, power outage etc. It's never crashed.




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  Reply # 763781 17-Feb-2013 14:46
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From what I've read, the WR1043ND has pretty decent features without installing DD-WRT. I don't think with my requirements I'll need DD-WRT considering what the router offers already. Though I could be wrong :<

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  Reply # 763854 17-Feb-2013 18:23
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For any of you guys with the TL-WR1043ND router with DD-WRT, have any of you used the muti SSID feature to create a separate SSID for guest internet access alongside another SSID with full network access?

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