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# 21584 1-May-2008 11:51
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I bought a 504G on trademe, as I borrowed my mates one and found that it was able to reconnect to my router automatically after a dropout, unlike my AM300.

But what I have been sent is a 504T

Anyone know the difference. I don't want to open it to find out it's wrong.

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  # 127539 1-May-2008 12:37
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You can get the info on the DLink Support Site

http://www.dlink.com.au/tech/

Just select DSL in the left hand box and then 504T or 504G in the right hand box and press GO.


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  # 127541 1-May-2008 12:40
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DSL-504G
Router with DSL Modem and 4-port switch buit-in.

Key features:
- ADSL Internet Gateway Router
- Built-in 4-port Fast Ethernet Switch with IP multicast support
- Telstra Approved
- Supports all major ISPs

The DSL-504G is an ADSL Internet Gateway Router designed for the small office and home. This router lets you quickly and easily connects to high-speed broadband Internet and share your ADSL line. With a built-in ADSL interface, 4 Fast Ethernet switch ports and advanced functions, this router gives your business and home a convenient and cost-effective way to install a secure, fast network with bottleneck-free link to the outside world.

The DSL-504G provides NAT protection for your office and home users from Internet intruders and hacker attacks, plus VPN pass-through for extra security. It blocks and re-directs certain ports to limit the services that outside users can access your network. Virtual Server Mapping is used to re-task services to multiple servers. The DSL-504G can be set to allow separate FTP, Web, and Multiplayer game servers to share the same Internet-visible IP address while still protecting your servers and workstations from hackers.

You can configure any of the built-in LAN switch ports to function as a DMZ port. A DMZ setting can be applied to a single client (such as a Web server) behind the router to fully expose it to the Internet and ensure complete Internet application compatibility even if the specific port is not known. This allows you to set up web sites and e-commerce business from your office while maintaining protection for the rest of your office LAN.



DSL-504T, an ADSL router modem combining both an ADSL modem and a network router in one unit, bringing high-speed Internet connectivity to a home or office.

With a built-in 4-port switch, up to four network-ready computers or devices can simultaneously be connected to the DSL-504T for access to the Internet.

The router functionality on the DSL-504T ADSL Router Modem includes support for VPN pass-through of multiple concurrent IPSec and PPTP tunnels, making it especially useful for telecommuters or users who need a more secure way to communicate and transmit information.

Key Features:

- Combination Router and ADSL Modem Solution
- Share your Internet connection with up to Four computers
- Telstra Approved
- Up to 150x Faster Than Dial-up Modems
- Protect Your Network with Integrated Firewall Features
- Supports all major ISP's

 
 
 
 




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  # 127551 1-May-2008 13:35
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Thanks Hairy Scot, but that doesn't help me one aota. I don't see anything there that tells me what the difference between them is. It's all marketing bs

I am trying to figure out whether I should be sending it back. A general idea from someone who knows would be great.

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  # 127555 1-May-2008 13:49
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I thought I could help with a Google search, but I was mistaken...









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# 127557 1-May-2008 13:51
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tonyhughes: I thought I could help with a Google search, but I was mistaken...


LOL,


I thought I was going crazy. I did that very Google search a few hours ago and that first result definately wasn't there.


Pretty impressive, that's the second quesiton I've posted here where that has happened.


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  # 127577 1-May-2008 14:15
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If you got a 504T, you might* actually be getting a better product.

The 504G is the older product, which doesn't support ADSL2/2+, UPnP...

* Not guaranteed, but I've got a 504T, and it works well.




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  # 127581 1-May-2008 14:23
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manhinli: If you got a 504T, you might* actually be getting a better product.

The 504G is the older product, which doesn't support ADSL2/2+, UPnP...

* Not guaranteed, but I've got a 504T, and it works well.


That's what I've been thinking after reading more. The reason why I was after the 504G was because it seemed to work better on my dodgey connection, and when it did drop out, the WRT400 was able to route the internet automatically when the 504T re-connected. With the AM300, after re-connection, I either have to renew IP on the router or turn the thing off and on again.

Bit of a pain when I work upstairs and the gear is downstairs, especially at night. Plus it means the phone is dead until the router is rebooted.

I'm on Xnet Fusion BTW. Is your setup similar? What happens with the 504T and your router if the above happens?

I paid $46+5pp for it brand new, seems pretty cheap compared to some of the Buy Nows on TM.

Aaron

 
 
 
 


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  # 127583 1-May-2008 14:28
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I'm on Vodafone Broadband...

The DSL-504T is the one ihug supplied, and it hasn't failed within the last 6 months! If I do need to reset it, I just unplug and replug the power and it's up again. I've also got a WRT54G wireless router connected on one of the 4 ports, and it doesn't have a problem with the reset.

Everything works well here




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