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# 142443 13-Mar-2014 11:21
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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 :)

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  # 1004785 13-Mar-2014 11:28
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  # 1004790 13-Mar-2014 11:35
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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.


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  # 1004794 13-Mar-2014 11:41
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Use dedicated access points, e.g., Ubiquiti Unifi, for wireless and data cable your house for these and the TV.



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