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# 82168 22-Apr-2011 16:58
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We currently have a Linksys WAG160N ADSL2+ Wireless Router.

Telecom recently upgraded our roadside cabinet to ADSL2+, but due to a issue with Linksys routers,  they apparently are not compatible with the ADSL2+ equipment installed in the Telecom roadside cabinet. 

Telecom have recommended that we purchase their Thomson TG585, but due to its limited functionality and no Wireless N, i'm reluctant.

I have looked at two different options, the TP Link TD-W8960N, and the Netcomm NB6Plus4WN.

Both look like ideal units, and offer wireless N, & ADSL2+.

Im not sure exactly what makes our current linksys router not compatible with the Telecom ADSL2+ cabinet, but need something that is compatible.

What should I be looking for?

Can anyone offer any advice? 

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  # 461640 22-Apr-2011 17:34
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TP Link TD-W8960N is a great model, would reccommend it. Works well with ADSL2+ as well.

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  # 461642 22-Apr-2011 18:01
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i have the same router and after my cabinet was up graded to ASDL 2 it worked fine, so im not sure why yours wouldn't work, have you been told why?

Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  # 461645 22-Apr-2011 18:14
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kingjj: TP Link TD-W8960N is a great model, would reccommend it. Works well with ADSL2+ as well.

I've been looking at some of the TP link models. Can anyone advise if the TP Link TD-W8960N is using a different chipset than the TP Link TD-W8950N or is it just additional features. If you aren't using those features is there any advantage in getting the TD-W8960N?

Can the TP-link range be used in Half-Bridge mode - not something I want to do right now, but maybe later?

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  # 461656 22-Apr-2011 18:52
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vexxxboy: i have the same router and after my cabinet was up graded to ASDL 2 it worked fine, so im not sure why yours wouldn't work, have you been told why?

Havent been told why by Telecom, the research I conducted on google suggests that its a issue with the chipset in the linksys modem.

I have upgraded firmware to the latest version, and tried all conceivable settings without luck.

Telecom assure me that my line is ADSL2+, but my modem is the issue.

Given that my WAG160N is only 54Mbps wireless, and using Air-video to Ipad and Appletv, its probably time I upgraded to a wireless N device anyway.


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  # 461659 22-Apr-2011 19:07
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I bought a Netgear DG834G

It was cheap as chips (sub $100) and with a custom firmware you can tune the Signal to Noise ratio. Doing this I managed to get another 2Mb/s downstream sync speed (from 4Mb to 6Mb)

For the $90 it cost me, I'm pretty happy.

Prior to that, I'd bought a TP-Link. I had nothing but grief with it (it wouldn't stay synced) so I took it back.

I hate you.

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