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Topic # 22593 2-Jun-2008 11:12
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Does anyone have a suggestion for a good gigabit router with a wireless access point?

I think the old Belkin here is getting hammered with so many connections that we have to reset it once a month or so - I know not much but still looking for something that offers gigabit instead of the 100 Mbps wirerd we have now.

QoS would be nice too...




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  Reply # 134881 2-Jun-2008 11:17
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  Reply # 134897 2-Jun-2008 11:59
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I have a DrayTek Vigor2820n which is rock solid. There is a commercial operator around these parts who through extensive testing has settled on DrayTek as their brand of choice.

I know you don't need ADSL but the above model has a 100Mbps WAN port as well and also the option to use a USB 3G modem. Only one of the 4 LAN ports is gigabit though so you will need a gigabit switch (which I assume you have already). I haven't given the gigabit port any punishment though so can't comment on that sorry.



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  Reply # 134930 2-Jun-2008 14:22
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Someone also suggested the Netgear WNR854T....

I am looking for something that can run 24/7. The old Belkin run is really good at this.





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  Reply # 135114 3-Jun-2008 09:36
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Another option to consider is a Linksys WRP400 into a Gigabit LAN switch. It really depends on how much of your network can be wired Vs how much wireless "backhaul" you need. The advantage with the WRP400 is using this to run your VFX service with built in QoS. These units are very rock solid and talking to Phil, have been brilliant on the fibre to home installs. So I guess your network would look kind of like this:
Cable modem >>> (WAN) WRP400 >>> gig-LAN switch.
They don't have wireless-N, and if your network is predominantly wireless, then probably one of the other options would be better.




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Reply # 135220 3-Jun-2008 16:26
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After reading reviews online I decided to go for the Linksys WRT310N... I will let you guys know how it performs.







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Reply # 135873 6-Jun-2008 08:58
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Well, it didn't last long. Two days and three lockups I am asking to have this unit returned.

The configuration is easy, nice unit, good speeds. But my old Belkin wireless router worked five years 24/7 without a single freeze all this time!

It is just not acceptable to have a brand new product, with updated firmware, freezing three times in two days - while the old router is going strong.

It says a lot about "quality" in today's products.




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  Reply # 135885 6-Jun-2008 09:27
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I wonder if this is an issue with the product or the Linksys firmware having a fit over the excessive ARP traffic on TCL's network? The 310's can have 3rd party firmware installed, it would be interesting to see if the same issues result with DD-WRT installed.

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  Reply # 135893 6-Jun-2008 09:56
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Hi Mauricio, I was going to post the other day but saw you had already purchased a new router.

I'm on the TCL network in Wellington and have been using a D-Link DIR-655 for the past 6 months without ever having to reset it.  It's rock solid.

Although we can't purchase things from New Egg here in NZ, I always use them to research any hardware purchases as their customer reviews are very informative.  The DIR-655 got 4/5 from 325 customer reviews so that along with rating other reviews convinced me to buy it.




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Reply # 135894 6-Jun-2008 09:58
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Thanks for your suggestion. I might follow the suggestion and try the DD-WRT firmware on this router - if not returned before the weekend. Let's see how it goes.

In the meantime, the old Belkin is back in action, performing as usual...




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  Reply # 135996 6-Jun-2008 15:06

redjet: Hi Mauricio, I was going to post the other day but saw you had already purchased a new router.

I'm on the TCL network in Wellington and have been using a D-Link DIR-655 for the past 6 months without ever having to reset it. It's rock solid.

Although we can't purchase things from New Egg here in NZ, I always use them to research any hardware purchases as their customer reviews are very informative. The DIR-655 got 4/5 from 325 customer reviews so that along with rating other reviews convinced me to buy it.


Where did you get it from Red?
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