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Topic # 58316 9-Mar-2010 11:29
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Hi guys,

It looks like I'll be replacing my Linksys WAG160N 802.11n wireless ADSL router soon due to the many issues that model has. e.g. not being able to hold a network connection for any length of time with encryption turned on - a well documented problem, and one that I had escalated high enough that Linksys are about to provide me with a refund after owning it for more than 18 months.  But I digress...

I would like some recommendations on some of the best 802.11n wireless ADSL routers out there at the moment.  I'm looking for standard things such as reliable connection, decent wireless range etc.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

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  Reply # 305648 9-Mar-2010 11:45
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You are opeing a minefield here :)

I have had no issues with my WAG320N - none what-so-ever.

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  Reply # 305657 9-Mar-2010 12:17
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Interesting, if it were me, I would do separates, with a go old DSE XH9949 on the modem/router front and a UBNT Rocket M2 with a couple of 5dBi whips on top for the Wireless end.

I have dealt with a couple of 320N,s and found their RF performance wanting.

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  Reply # 305658 9-Mar-2010 12:21
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I have a Draytek Vigor2710N and find it works well.




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  Reply # 305659 9-Mar-2010 12:21
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Hi Cyril,

Why do you recommend separates?

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  Reply # 305662 9-Mar-2010 12:27
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Because I am still to find a combined that does both well, not so much if all you want is b/g but with N, not so many. Not that I am saying that they are not out there.

Also, it rare that you can place the WiFi AP in a best coverage location that the modem would go. The UBNTs are commercial grade kit, can be POE powered, and they work very very well.

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  Reply # 305665 9-Mar-2010 12:40
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Hmm, I'm not overly certain that Linksys will want my WAG160N back, and as an ADSL router it is just fine. It's the wireless component which is seriouslly lacking, so I may end up being able just to purchase a new wireless solution and tack it onto the WAG160N.

I'll check out the UBNT's, but being "commerial grade" makes them sound expensive, and perhaps more than I actually need?



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  Reply # 305672 9-Mar-2010 13:04
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So this is the sucker you are referring to Cyril? http://www.gowifi.co.nz/Access-Points-802.11/Ubiquiti-Rocket-M2-802.11n/b/g-500mW-Outdoor-AP/Bridge/flypage_gowifi.tpl.html

It is not as expensive as I originally thought.  So I can plug this into any ADSL modem and it will function like your average 802.11n router?  Encryption and all?

Also, where is the best (read: most economical) place to get 5dBi whip antennae from?

Thanks for your help with this Cyril.

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  Reply # 305676 9-Mar-2010 13:13
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I'm with Cyril, haven't seen an all in one unit that will give a better result than a separate modem + router.

Right now I would look at ADSL modem that does half bridge (the DSE one mentioned or perhaps TP Link TD 8840) or full pppoa to pppoe bridging (Draytek Vigor 120) and then something with a gigabit switch and 802.11N.

The Asus RT-N16 looks good and can be flashed with DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWRT etc.

I myself am looking for the right excuse to upgrade from my Linksys WRT54GL to the Asus RT-N16 at home, gigabit and N quite tempting.

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  Reply # 305695 9-Mar-2010 14:30
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Yeah i have been looking for an excuse to upgrade to N.

i currently have a Linksys WAG200G Annex A, has anyone had any experiences with this model? is it good or bad?




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  Reply # 305736 9-Mar-2010 17:56
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Hi, yes thats the one, use it in AP mode not router, your modems doing that.

Same supplier can supply RP-SMA omni antennas.


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  Reply # 305738 9-Mar-2010 18:00
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I got a WAG200G for my parents a few years ago and had a lot of problems with it randomly disconnecting or falling over under "lots of connections"... your mileage may vary though.

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  Reply # 305739 9-Mar-2010 18:04
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I have probably had it for 2 years now and i think its starting to give me grief so probably looking at upgading shortly so looking into the ideas that have been given




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  Reply # 306468 12-Mar-2010 08:59
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cyril7: Hi, yes thats the one, use it in AP mode not router, your modems doing that.

Same supplier can supply RP-SMA omni antennas.


Cheers
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Do you know if I can use this with a Thompson ST536v6? I was never able to use this modem in bridge mode and ended up using one of the LAN ports of my now dead WRT300n. So the Ubiquiti Rocket M2 has 2 LAN ports? Is that correct? Potentially I could do the same thing if I can't bridge it?

Any help appreciated




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  Reply # 306547 12-Mar-2010 11:41
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Ragnor: I'm with Cyril, haven't seen an all in one unit that will give a better result than a separate modem + router.

Right now I would look at ADSL modem that does half bridge (the DSE one mentioned or perhaps TP Link TD 8840) or full pppoa to pppoe bridging (Draytek Vigor 120) and then something with a gigabit switch and 802.11N.

The Asus RT-N16 looks good and can be flashed with DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWRT etc.

I myself am looking for the right excuse to upgrade from my Linksys WRT54GL to the Asus RT-N16 at home, gigabit and N quite tempting.


I have also been looking at the RT-N16. My issue is that I don't appear to be able to bridge my Thompson ST536v6, so I have had to plug in to one of the LAN ports of my wireless router (dead wrt300N). If I bought a gigbit wireless router such as the RT-N16 and did the same thing would I be losing out on anything? e.g. the gigabit capability as the modem handles the DHCP

For another $50 I could pick up a bridgable modem, its just that the thompson is rock solid and fast it seems a shame to drop it.

Has anyone bridged an ST536v6?

Thanks in advance




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  Reply # 306568 12-Mar-2010 12:18
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I think the Thomson can be bridged but not from the GUI, I remember someone posting some instructions for telnet'ing into it and running the appropriate commands but I don't remember the specifics.

The other option is of course just to get a separate 5 port gigabit switch (~$60) and a separate 802.11N wireless AP like the one Cyril mentioned earlier or similar.

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