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Topic # 31587 23-Mar-2009 13:51
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Looks like my existing router has died or is about to, first issue was whenever I had wifi security configured, wifi devices would connect but nothing could get a DHCP address when it used to work fine, only MAC filtering will work, now the problem is whenever I plug both the phone and router into the filter the phone stops working, no dial tone. Tested with another router and both the router and phone work fine in the same filter.

If I am unable to resolve that issue I'm going to look at getting a new one.

Needs to have:
- wifi
- 4+ ethernet ports
- firewall
- latest wifi encryption, N isn't it?
- descent brand

Devices connected to it:
- 1 x PC's
- 1 x Laptop (wifi)
- 1 x Windows Home Server
- 1 x XBox 360
- 1 x ipod Touch (wifi)

As we have just brought a house the budget has tighten up a bit, any recommendations between $150-200?

Cheers

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  Reply # 202821 23-Mar-2009 15:43
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"N" is the wifi "version/protocol" not the encryption. G gives you upto 54mbps and N gives you... tell you the truth, I cant remember but its a lot more in theory but also means you have to have 11N compatible WIFI cards in your PC etc to take full advantage of it.




Stick with known brands such as 3Com,  Dynalink, Linksys and you cant go too wrong really.




 




 





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  Reply # 202830 23-Mar-2009 16:13
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Depending on your budget I recomend buying a 1gbps router with wifi n now as it will save you having to upgrade later down the track.


 


 


As above stick with well know brands such as 3com, linksys




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  Reply # 203023 24-Mar-2009 13:55
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People ok with Dlink's these days?

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  Reply # 203047 24-Mar-2009 16:11
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cbehrent: People ok with Dlink's these days?

After several bad experiences, I just got yet another DLINK, and it seems really good so far.







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  Reply # 203064 24-Mar-2009 17:32
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cbehrent: People ok with Dlink's these days?


Personally,I hate the cursed things.....but thats meSmile




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  Reply # 203066 24-Mar-2009 17:33
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Dlink's used to be rubbish, these days they're fine. Pretty good value for money units.

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