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Topic # 82203 24-Apr-2011 09:13
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I want to buy a good quality router for home – will eventually be used for streaming to Apple TV and the iPad 2. Only replace a router every 75 years or so……………

Am prepared to toss a few $s at it to get a very good one.

Appreciate any suggestions - thanks




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  Reply # 461913 24-Apr-2011 09:31
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Linksys WRT54GL with DD-WRT installed is a good option. Of if looking for something with built-in VoIP the new Cisco SRP series.

Mind however there are reports of some Cisco SRP having problems connecting to Telecom cabinets. I use one on TelstraClear cable though and they are really good.





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  Reply # 461914 24-Apr-2011 09:31
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Router or router/modem combo? Do you plan on moving to VoIP in the future?






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  Reply # 461919 24-Apr-2011 09:46
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Router modem combo - really for good streaming - tried it my 6 year old steam D-Link - video from PC to iPad 2  - would have been quicker to post it!
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  Reply # 461921 24-Apr-2011 09:48
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edit: nevermind, now see you need a combo

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  Reply # 461965 24-Apr-2011 14:55
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  Reply # 461976 24-Apr-2011 16:11
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nate: Draytek DV2710NE


Just be careful that the firmware is the latest and you have a 1 amp power supply




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  Reply # 461982 24-Apr-2011 16:51
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Thanks - am taking a lot of notice!
Have been told that Netgear is good too - the N300 - how would it be?
Thanks 




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  Reply # 461983 24-Apr-2011 17:11
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asus rt-n16.




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  Reply # 461988 24-Apr-2011 17:22
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I have been using a WRT54GL with DD-WRT for years, and never had a issue with it. Just couple it with a modem in Half Bridge mode and you are set.

The Draytek routers are very good also.




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  Reply # 461996 24-Apr-2011 18:05
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TP-Link TL-WR1043ND or TD-W8960N if you need built in adsl.

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  Reply # 462003 24-Apr-2011 18:50
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michaelmurfy: I have been using a WRT54GL with DD-WRT for years, and never had a issue with it. Just couple it with a modem in Half Bridge mode and you are set.

The Draytek routers are very good also.


The Draytek DV120 has PPPoE pass-through, which works really well as it converts a PPPoE session from the router to PPPoA over the ADSL line, this means that if your IP changes etc there is no downtime unlike with half-bridge.




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  Reply # 462016 24-Apr-2011 20:09
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cisconz:
michaelmurfy: I have been using a WRT54GL with DD-WRT for years, and never had a issue with it. Just couple it with a modem in Half Bridge mode and you are set.

The Draytek routers are very good also.


The Draytek DV120 has PPPoE pass-through, which works really well as it converts a PPPoE session from the router to PPPoA over the ADSL line, this means that if your IP changes etc there is no downtime unlike with half-bridge.


This is true, I have a Static IP so the latter doesn't apply to me, but to others it will. 




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  Reply # 462260 25-Apr-2011 19:45
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stuffed: Thanks - am taking a lot of notice!
Have been told that Netgear is good too - the N300 - how would it be?
Thanks 


I'd avoid the DGN3500 and the DGN2000.  They are both prone to overheating, most of the others in the series are good though


If you wanted something cheaper, the TP Link W8960N is great, I've had one for the last 6 months and have none of the headaches I had with teh 3500

It's 99 including shipping
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=12370

Personally I'd only go with TP Link or Linksys now, have had previous issues with the Asus AM604g and wouldn't touch their routers again.  Yet to try Draytek though, sounds good from the previous comments :)




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  Reply # 462736 26-Apr-2011 20:41
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I am having a good run with a Belkin PlayMax - available as either a modem or a modem router. Gigabit ports, and concurrent dual band (ie 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz simultaneously). So far video streaming, albeit only SD, has been rock solid. The dual band means that you can stream video at 5.8Ghz (which I do to WD TV Lives) and surf the web etc in the 2.4GHz band, so downloads etc don't interfere with video streams.

It has two USB ports which, if you plug USB external drives into them, means that the drives appear to all wired and wireless devices as network shares and you can stream video from them without having your main PC on etc.

Only real downside so far, which is pretty darn irritating, is the lack of flashing status lights on the front. Makes it much harder to see what is going on if troubleshooting.




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  Reply # 462863 27-Apr-2011 08:39
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Have made an executive decision and ordered the top of the line Netgear DGND3700 – also equipped for fiber for when we get it in 2085………………..

Will let you know how it works when installed.

Thanks everyone for your input.




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