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1gkar

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#33771 11-May-2009 15:36
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Hi,

As the header states, I am finally going to broadband. At present I have a TP-Link 5-port ethernet swtich (TL-SG1005D) connecting my 3-PC network. I am looking at getting a single port Dynalink ADSL2+ modem (RTA1320) as part of the package.

Does anyone know if their are concerns with either the switch or its compatibility with the modem? And should I get an upgrade to a 4-port modem (preferable to use existing if possible)? Thanks.




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  #214150 11-May-2009 16:43
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RTA1320 is known to run very hot. Keep it well ventilated.
Personally i'd suggest the RTA1025w, doesn't even run half as hot its 4 port and has built in wireless. Can't be beaten for value.

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  #214183 11-May-2009 19:00
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Cheers, eXDee. I plan on situating it just behind TV, so plenty of ventilation. As long as there are no compatibility issues, I think I'd just go with the freebie as I don't require wireless.




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  #214200 11-May-2009 19:39
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The RTA1320 does still have heat issues, personally I would give it a mis, the DSE XH9949 is $69, same Broadcom chipset but without the heat issues and 4 ethenet ports, I have used quite a number of these on jobs, they are good units, made my TP-Link.


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  #214225 11-May-2009 21:20
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Thanks for the advise.




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  #214524 13-May-2009 08:06
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I'd agree with comments on the RT1320 - I have swapped out a few dead ones in my job. If they are giving you a freebie though, then take it. Buy a new one when or if that one gives up.

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