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Master Geek


# 64452 15-Jul-2010 20:32
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I am after some advice, I have a small home office network;

ADSL 2+ area

 1x desktop
 1x server
 1x printer
 1x voip phone

 2x laptop
 2x iphone
 1x ipad
 1x apple airport express for music sharing

I currently have a Linksys WAG160N, was great until recently, the Wifi kept dropping the connected devices, and have to disable/enable the network connection to reconnect.

Now LAN traffic seams to be on the go-slow, mySQL connections, SVN, AFP/SMB/VNC all slow, wired or wireless.

I stopped using the 4 10/100 ports on the wag160n and am using a 5port 10/100/1000 switch, which has helped to a degree, but not overall.

I have now disabled the wireless on the linksys after trying different channels and configurations, only to find others with the exact same issue.

I am after a setup, that will;

1) maintain a reliable DSL connection
2) configurable firewall / port redirection for various services
3) allow a fair degree of both inbound/outbound and internal traffic

Can anyone suggest a single unit or multiple unit solution ?

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  # 352088 15-Jul-2010 20:42
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A Draytek 2710 or a new Cisco SRP527.

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  # 352867 18-Jul-2010 01:24
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The modem you have should do all of that and apparently has in the past. Sounds like possibly has developed some fault and might be time to replace it. Perhaps put the replacement modem on a UPS to protect against power fluctuations.

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^


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Master Geek


  # 353009 18-Jul-2010 16:28
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I guys,

Thanks for your responses,
I do run everything on a UPS, I will look in to these modem.routers


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