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Topic # 148667 26-Jun-2014 16:12
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My Netgear NDGN3700v1 modem/router has recently started giving me enough grief, that I am now considering replacing it.

By grief I mean that:
1. the ADSL will be connected, but my connection to Vodafone will randomly drop out and i takes a few power recycles to get it connected (could be due to poor phone wiring in the house); and
2. It has recently rebooted itself and lost all the login settings

Models I am currently considering:

 

  • Netgear D6300
  • TP-Link TD W8980
I currenly have 10 static IP's set-up on the NDGN3700v1 and wold prefer to set up more.  Also like the Genie app (both WebUI and IOS).

I am also using a Netgear WN3500RP wifi extender to increase the signal strength to part of the house, so would ideally like to do away with that as well, if possible (i.e. by getting a router/modem with great wifi signal strength).

Interested in hearing peoples experiences and recommendations ofr either of the above, or other models.

Cheers sealed

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  Reply # 1075888 28-Jun-2014 08:44
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I too would be interested in recommendations for modem/routers with excellent range, as I'm looking for one for my parents' place (as neither of the locations where the router can go are centrally located). Not convinced they need an ac router given no devices they own support this, and N will suffice I think. That said I saw this ac-spec'd router for under $200 http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139235/CATID=1038/ID=20934/SID=427464200/productdetails.html, and the review I read state the range is good - any thoughts?

Having looked at the best ways to provide better coverage, I've totally ruled out a wifi extender given the negative impact they have on throughput (at least halving the speed), so I think removing this out of your setup would have to be a good thing.

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