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Topic # 136226 19-Nov-2013 17:50
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I'm in the market for a new modem/router.

I've been perusing pricespy looking at specs but I'm getting more confused, not less

My current one is a Huawei HG520s which came from Vodafone a few years ago. I want to relegate this to the sleepout where I can attach it to the existing LAN cable, to act as a wireless access point for visitors, and for when we are in the back yard.

My new one needs to work well with my VF Red zone broadband which is ADSL2+ (G.dmt.bisplus). I'm not interested in VDSL as it won't be put in before UFB.

I'm also not interested in attaching storage or a printer.

It needs to have dual channel wireless N.

It needs to have 4 or more LAN sockets.

I'm using an HD Homerun on the network, could it be clogging up the network? Would gigabit help?

I do a bit of FPS online gaming, so if there are features that help, then I'd pay a little bit more.

The question is: Which unit will do what I need? I don't want to spend $400 when I can get away with $100.

HTPC: Antec NSK2480B case, AMD A4-5300 CPU, Asus F2A85-M LE mobo, WD Caviar Green 64Mb 2TB HDD, HD Homerun, Win7 Home Premium, RAM 1600Mhz 4Gb.
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  Reply # 938053 20-Nov-2013 17:45
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All in one modem/router with dual band and gigabit for $100.. not likely I'm afraid, basically need to double that to $200

Anything cheaper is not likely to be simultaneous dual band (ie: separate 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands at the same time) and/or not gigabit lan.

Asus DSL-N55U

Netgear DGND 4000

Also for a tech savy geek/gamer I'd probably recommend you look into using a separate dsl modem and router, gives you a lot more router options.. and depending on the model the option to flash with 3rd party open source firmwares like Gargoyle Router/OpenWRT, TomatoUSB or DD-WRT which over time tend to be vastly better supported that what you get from the OEM.

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  Reply # 938306 21-Nov-2013 07:57
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That's great advice Ragnor - just what I was looking for, thanks!

HTPC: Antec NSK2480B case, AMD A4-5300 CPU, Asus F2A85-M LE mobo, WD Caviar Green 64Mb 2TB HDD, HD Homerun, Win7 Home Premium, RAM 1600Mhz 4Gb.
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