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Topic # 66051 11-Aug-2010 16:58
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I am unable to forward any ports with a brand new THOMSON TG585v7  for a team speak 3 server and a urban terror server. This is a replacement router after the old one was doing the same thing and my speeds were dropping to 0.8mbits down from about 3pm onwards.

Has anyone else had trouble with this router?
 Is anyone out there able to help me?

Cheers

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  Reply # 367641 14-Aug-2010 18:47
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I had one of those routers, I sent it back the same day for that very problem. I searched and searched for solutions, but really at the end of the day, if it doesn't work using the in built system, it's worthless.

Bought a new netcomm router and have been trouble free since.

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  Reply # 367643 14-Aug-2010 18:50
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Used to work for telecom. For the most part the modems are fairly good in my experience but sometimes changes in the web interface dont work. Keep trying a few times, restart the modem a few times etc. If your having no luck post back, sometimes they can be a bit quirky and if something isnt done a certain way may not work. Give it a try anyways and if you have no luck, maybe we can give you a walkthrough?



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  Reply # 367678 14-Aug-2010 22:04
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Yea i tried that gave up and just called up the helpline and they sent outa new one got it the next day. Now have my game server running :D

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  Reply # 367845 15-Aug-2010 15:00
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Haha sweet glad to hear its sorted :)

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  Reply # 367869 15-Aug-2010 15:55
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Geez the amount of threads dealing with issues with these routers is large. Telecom must have a warehouse full of the returned routers.




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  Reply # 367878 15-Aug-2010 16:11
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ISP's have a somewhat terrible record with providing modems.. a short list I'm sure there are more:

- Lots of ISP's gave out Dynalink RTA1320's for years which had a tendency to run hot and die within 1-2 years.

- Telecom and others persisted with giving out crappy Dlink's for years, many many issues with 302's and 504's models.

- Vodafone gave out a Huawei model that had issues Telecom Wholesale Alcatel ISAMS

Thomson was supposed to be a lot better but as usual there are a ton of problems with port forwarding, the router forgetting it's settings and gaming/upnp issues.

You're better off choosing your own modem and router.

Right now that for great justice that would be a TP Link TD 8840 ADSL Modem and 4 port switch half bridged to a wireless router running 3rd party firmware like DD-WRT or Tomato (eg: Linksys WRT54GL, Asus WL-520GU, Asus RT-N16 etc etc).

Alternatively if you want an all in one unit and/or don't want to dea/risk updating a device with 3rd party firmware I'd get the NetComm NB6Plus4Wn.



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  Reply # 367890 15-Aug-2010 16:37
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We have had a D-Link 504 for about 4-5 years and it is still going strong!!





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