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Topic # 191131 25-Jan-2016 10:55
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Hi Guys, 

 

As the title states I was wondering if my router (Draytek Vigor2760n) will be able to handle a UFB connection?

 

We're thinking of upgrading in the near future and want to make sure we've got the right hardware prior to install.

 

If it is not capable, what would be your recommendation for someone with about a $100 Budget?

 

Edit: for some reason it won't let me post a link to my router. However if you google "Draytek Vigor2760n" and click the first link and then head to the features tab it will show all the specs of my current router.

 

Cheers


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  Reply # 1478163 25-Jan-2016 12:27
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If you're on a 30/10 connection it'll be OK. It's not going to really be suitable for 100/50 as it's CPU will be bogged down.

 

Assuming you're looking a 100Mbps plan which is pretty much the norm these days there is nothing in the $100 range that I would recommend. Your best bet if you only have $100 is to buy something 2nd hand off Trademe.

 

 


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  Reply # 1478303 25-Jan-2016 14:50
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TPlink C2 is OK for around $120.

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  Reply # 1478319 25-Jan-2016 15:19
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DarkShadow: TPlink C2 is OK for around $120.

 

If you're going to use it for BigPipe you can get a discount at PBTech, so about $106




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  Reply # 1478552 25-Jan-2016 19:24
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Okay, If We were to take money out of the equation.. What router would be your best bang for buck?

 

 

 

Thanks for the info thus far guys :)


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  Reply # 1478554 25-Jan-2016 19:27
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ispudgun:

 

Okay, If We were to take money out of the equation.. What router would be your best bang for buck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MikroTik RB2011 - big learning curve if you haven't used RouterOS though.


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  Reply # 1478567 25-Jan-2016 19:58
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ispudgun:

 

Okay, If We were to take money out of the equation.. What router would be your best bang for buck?

 

 

 

Thanks for the info thus far guys :)

 

 

 

 

That question is much like asking how long a piece of string is. What are your requirements?


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  Reply # 1478570 25-Jan-2016 20:06
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I second the Mikrotik (I got that RB2011 model infact), best bang for buck. If you are in tauranga/dunedin and can go with a gigabit fibre plan then there is one with a dual core cpu which would be better than the RB2011, I cant remember the model number. 

 

They do require networking knowledge to set up, so get someone to configure it for you, if you are not confident. OR you can go with something simpler. Most of the other routers I have used are probably over $200 but generally have all the bells and whistles a home user needs.






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  Reply # 1481853 30-Jan-2016 15:41
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RunningMan:

 

ispudgun:

 

Okay, If We were to take money out of the equation.. What router would be your best bang for buck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MikroTik RB2011 - big learning curve if you haven't used RouterOS though.

 

 

 

 

If only it had 5Ghz, I would have definitely been interested! 






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  Reply # 1482541 1-Feb-2016 07:34
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Aaroona:

 

RunningMan:

 

ispudgun:

 

Okay, If We were to take money out of the equation.. What router would be your best bang for buck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MikroTik RB2011 - big learning curve if you haven't used RouterOS though.

 

 

 

 

If only it had 5Ghz, I would have definitely been interested! 

 

 

With it's lack of bandsteering still running dual band Mikrotik gear for wireless APs is IMHO a waste of time at present. The 2011 is now effectively end of line with the 3011 now out, and I certainly wouldn't recommend a 2011 for connections above 100Mbps as it's far too easy to bog down the CPU if you want to start doing anything cool.

 

 


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  Reply # 1482621 1-Feb-2016 10:08
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sbiddle:

 

Aaroona: 

 

If only it had 5Ghz, I would have definitely been interested! 

 

 

With it's lack of bandsteering still running dual band Mikrotik gear for wireless APs is IMHO a waste of time at present. The 2011 is now effectively end of line with the 3011 now out, and I certainly wouldn't recommend a 2011 for connections above 100Mbps as it's far too easy to bog down the CPU if you want to start doing anything cool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not too concerned if it doesn't have band steering, I don't use it anyway (I just have 2 virtual AP's). My current router doesn't seem to support it either (WNDR3700v1) running OpenWRT.

 

But that 3011 is way too big for my current setup. I need an AIO that can sit on my desk and go by un-noticed. :(






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