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# 146784 29-May-2014 08:59
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Hi

Got a friend needing to upgrade his home ADSL ROuter which has failed.

 

Said Id hunt around for something for him and would be good to know what people recommend with the following:

* 2 x USB (one for printer sharing and 1 for USB External drive)
* Wireless
* up to 4 ETH ports (really only needs one)

WHat he would like to do is be able to share their USB printer without having to turn the PC on, hae the laptop connected via ETH, and then all the kids connect via Wireless for phones and laptops.

Something like the TP-Link TD-W8980 might be OK... but would like to know what devices people have used.

He is in a new subdivision but is only on ADSL 

Cheers

Craig

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  # 1055638 29-May-2014 09:03
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I'd go Asus DSL-N55U, DSL-N66U, or the TPLink TD-W8980, depending on budget. 

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  # 1055644 29-May-2014 09:15
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The Asus DSl-N66U has one of the simplest and slickest UIs I've seen on consumer equipment.  It's also very fast.  It has some very nice parental controls and a guest network as standard. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 1055663 29-May-2014 09:24
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TP-Link seem to be good for price. Never had an issue with one myself.
Asus seem to be pushiung out good modems from what i have seen. Never used one before.
Fritz and Draytek seem to be best for VDSL.

Cheers

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  # 1055686 29-May-2014 10:03
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TimA: TP-Link seem to be good for price. Never had an issue with one myself.
Asus seem to be pushiung out good modems from what i have seen. Never used one before.
Fritz and Draytek seem to be best for VDSL.

Cheers


The Draytek I tried was flawed, and not a patch on the Asus I now have. I'd recommend avoiding them.

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  # 1055706 29-May-2014 10:18
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Glassboy:
TimA: TP-Link seem to be good for price. Never had an issue with one myself.
Asus seem to be pushiung out good modems from what i have seen. Never used one before.
Fritz and Draytek seem to be best for VDSL.

Cheers


The Draytek I tried was flawed, and not a patch on the Asus I now have. I'd recommend avoiding them.


Hardware wise they are robust but a horrible UI and bad features.

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