Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




4 posts

Wannabe Geek


# 142443 13-Mar-2014 11:21
Send private message

Hi all,

I have a few devices connected on my home office wireless and want to get a decent VDSL modem/router.

I used to have a tp-link td-w8960n, which worked pretty well until I bought a Panasonic Smart TV last month, the TV would only stay connected for about 5 minutes and would totally lose all wireless and could only get it back by turning the TV on and off.  I did a bit of a Google and the generally feeling I got was it was more to do with the router than the TV.  Whether it's the TV or the Router, made it pointless even paying the extra few hundred for it.

We hooked up with Ultra Fast Broadband the other day, and were given a Telecom Huawai VDSL Modem/Router.  The TV has had no issues I've noticed, but other devices are, mainly IOS devices, somebody here has an iPhone 4s which won't connect to it at all.  So I want to get something good to replace it, and mainly handle online streaming.

The devices I have to support is:

3 wired desktops
1 wireless desktop (plex media box for online streaming)
3 laptops
2 ipads
1 iphone
1 galaxy tab
3 android phones
1 windows phone
1 apple tv
1 panasonic tv
2 ipods

of them, the galaxy tab, 1 of the ipads and the iphone are having issues.

pretty large house but on the tp-link you could connect from anywhere in the home with a pretty strong signal, the signal doesn't seem so strong on the Telecom Huawai.

Budget maybe up to $400

Thanks in advance :)

Create new topic
6615 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  # 1004785 13-Mar-2014 11:28
Send private message

Fritz
Box

28128 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1004790 13-Mar-2014 11:35
Send private message

Fritz!box wireless is regarded as nothing fantastic coverage wise. It does have dual band which is handy since 2.4Ghz can be a lost cause in many urban environments these days.

Ultimately devices like a TV should be connected via Ethernet if you want the best performance.

 
 
 
 


2288 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1004794 13-Mar-2014 11:41
Send private message

Use dedicated access points, e.g., Ubiquiti Unifi, for wireless and data cable your house for these and the TV.




Ross

 

Spark FibreMAX using Mikrotik CCR1009-8G-1S-1S+

 


Speed Test


25 posts

Geek


  # 1004816 13-Mar-2014 12:19

! INNBOX !

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel expands 10th Gen Intel Core Mobile processor family
Posted 23-Aug-2019 10:22


Digital innovation drives new investment provider
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:29


Catalyst Cloud becomes a Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP)
Posted 23-Aug-2019 08:21


New AI legaltech product launched in New Zealand
Posted 21-Aug-2019 17:01


Yubico launches first Lightning-compatible security key, the YubiKey 5Ci
Posted 21-Aug-2019 16:46


Disney+ streaming service confirmed launch in New Zealand
Posted 20-Aug-2019 09:29


Industry plan could create a billion dollar interactive games sector
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:41


Personal cyber insurance a New Zealand first
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:26


University of Waikato launches space for esports
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:20


D-Link ANZ expands mydlink ecosystem with new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:14


Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47


Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41


Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27


Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20


Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.