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#143874 30-Apr-2014 10:20
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HI Everyone

Can anyone make a recommendation for a good ADSL router thats less than $500. It needs to have a good firewall and be reliable.


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  #1033805 30-Apr-2014 10:39
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The fritz is well known and supported. I would stick to them :)

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  #1033810 30-Apr-2014 10:41
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What features do you need, other than having an ADSL modem, and a firewall? Assuming you want an al-in-one device, I would go either Asus DSL-N66U or Draytek DV130. 

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  #1033840 30-Apr-2014 11:22
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ubergeeknz: How about http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MODAS0660&name=ASUS-DSL-N66U-ADSL2+-VDSL2+-Fiber-Ready-Wireless-N


That's meant to be quite a high performance router. It also has some kind of VPN support, so you can VPN your entire connection to Astrill or similar.

Fritzbox seems good, but Snap seem to be the main place that use them. They're fairly pricey.

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  #1033841 30-Apr-2014 11:29
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Zyxel have legendary reliability and good support.

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  #1033867 30-Apr-2014 11:39
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It depends what your requirements are. Your question is akin to asking what car under $50000 is best - there is no simple answer.





 
 
 
 


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  #1033896 30-Apr-2014 12:07
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get one that supports VDSL and fibre as well so you dont need to upgrade down the track

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  #1033897 30-Apr-2014 12:08
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Jase2985: get one that supports VDSL and fibre as well so you dont need to upgrade down the track


Zyxel have that :) 


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  #1033908 30-Apr-2014 12:12
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sbiddle: It depends what your requirements are. Your question is akin to asking what car under $50000 is best - there is no simple answer.



I think he has been specific enough to make some suggestions.

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  #1033915 30-Apr-2014 12:20
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  #1034080 30-Apr-2014 15:58

Being using Billion 7800N for a while now and recommended to family as well, solid as a rock . Ascent have them I believe....

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  #1034087 30-Apr-2014 16:14
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muppet: Cisco SRP527W



They have the worlds worst WiFi. We used to use them for UFB trial.

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  #1034138 30-Apr-2014 17:04
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The Fritz!Box that I'm selling on Geekzone :)

You could also buy a Draytek DV130 and an EdgeRouter Lite for under $500 and you've have a pretty bullet proof setup.  Not the easiest to set up though, the EdgeRouter Lite is not plug and play but not overly difficult.

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  #1034206 30-Apr-2014 19:13
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+1 - Found them very stable - only thing I don't like is no IPv6

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