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Topic # 179060 25-Aug-2015 09:54
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For the last few years I have been happily using a DGND3700 seems to work well an fulfills all my requirements and then some

Half the features I have never really used

I use the 5 inlet sockets for network cables and the wireless ability but seeing as I live in a 38sq apartment that also is likely to be over kill

I work on the sell it whilst it has some value and buy the new model

I expect it will be years before we get fibre or any other sort of change here so thats not really a factor

Question 1.Sell? buy ???
2.No point in selling isnt worth much and no real improvement will be achieved with new one
3. for what you do a cheap XXXX has multiple inputs and will do just as good a job at a third of the price

as always your comments are appreciated for us lesser mortals




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  Reply # 1373690 25-Aug-2015 11:19
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I can't quite get why you're contemplating replacing it if it's working fine as is and you don't need any specific features of a newer model. 

I doubt you'll get a huge amount for it s/h to go towards a replacement unit, so you'll end up paying an additional sum to have the latest. Sure, if you want to have ac wireless or something else offered by the new model then it may make sense.

If you're making use of all the ethernet ports on the current unit, how would 'downgrading' to one with fewer work for you? Would you end up needing a switch, thereby adding another device in the loop. And I really doubt many modem/routers worth their salt have any fewer than four ports anyway.

I used to have one the same devices (it went dodgy on me), and no doubt had the same issue of not making use of all its features. But buying any modem (or indeed any device) above an entry-level price/quality is likely to result in the same 'unncessary' features.

My suggestion: leave as is unless it's not working and/or you need additional features offered by newer models.

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