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Topic # 88308 13-Aug-2011 08:31
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Hi,
I have the opportunity of getting either of these routers for the same price and was wondering which would be the better option,
Cheers

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  Reply # 505922 13-Aug-2011 10:23
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Run as fast as you can away from the TG585.
Get the TP-Link.

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  Reply # 505967 13-Aug-2011 13:25
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If you're going to use xbox live or playstation network, don't get either.

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  Reply # 505974 13-Aug-2011 14:11
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bellyfrog: If you're going to use xbox live or playstation network, don't get either.


Nil problems with Xbox Live and the Tp-link at my end. What inspires this comment?

+1 for the TP-Link, good price and good feature set for the average consumer. 

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  Reply # 505976 13-Aug-2011 14:19
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kingjj:
bellyfrog: If you're going to use xbox live or playstation network, don't get either.


Nil problems with Xbox Live and the Tp-link at my end. What inspires this comment?

+1 for the TP-Link, good price and good feature set for the average consumer. 


Have read through several thousand posts about this router as I cannot get it to function properly with my Playstation, on those posts it was said that this router is not compatible with XBOX Live MTU size. Not got first hand experience of using it with XBOX but currently it does not work correctly with the Playstation.

Also since it's TP-Link, you won't get any support from the company. Learnt my lesson after having Thomson and TP-Link routers, go with proper brands, at least then you can get customer service.

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  Reply # 506041 13-Aug-2011 17:26
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i setup one of these TP-Link ones and set the MTU to 1500. What's wrong with that?

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  Reply # 506065 13-Aug-2011 18:42
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what are you paying for the tp-link?
linksys wrt routers start from $100. Flash it with dd-wrt/tomato and you have a sweet router

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  Reply # 506067 13-Aug-2011 19:09
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eXDee: i setup one of these TP-Link ones and set the MTU to 1500. What's wrong with that?


How did you get it to 1500? It's maximum supported MTU is 1492, I've tried entering 1500 and it says value not allowed.

Are you sure it's this model?

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  Reply # 506076 13-Aug-2011 20:14
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TP-link.

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  Reply # 506140 14-Aug-2011 00:39
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bellyfrog:
kingjj:
bellyfrog: If you're going to use xbox live or playstation network, don't get either.


Nil problems with Xbox Live and the Tp-link at my end. What inspires this comment?

+1 for the TP-Link, good price and good feature set for the average consumer. 


Have read through several thousand posts about this router as I cannot get it to function properly with my Playstation, on those posts it was said that this router is not compatible with XBOX Live MTU size. Not got first hand experience of using it with XBOX but currently it does not work correctly with the Playstation.

Also since it's TP-Link, you won't get any support from the company. Learnt my lesson after having Thomson and TP-Link routers, go with proper brands, at least then you can get customer service.


Lots of Belkin routers suffer from the same problem. A Belkin N router I owned briefly would not work at all with Xbox Live, the Indian customer service denied there was an issue and wouldn't log a fault.

IF you're non-techie and just want a stable router go for TP-Link otherwise DD-WRT is a treat. 

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  Reply # 508297 17-Aug-2011 23:44
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bellyfrog:
eXDee: i setup one of these TP-Link ones and set the MTU to 1500. What's wrong with that?


How did you get it to 1500? It's maximum supported MTU is 1492, I've tried entering 1500 and it says value not allowed.

Are you sure it's this model?

hey,
yes its that model, though i'll have to double check. I certainly entered 1500, and dont recall it rejecting it, no idea if its operating that that spec. It may have auto reverted it to 1492 without me noticing.
Its not at my house so its hard to check. You're probably right though. 

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  Reply # 508307 18-Aug-2011 01:07
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bellyfrog:
eXDee: i setup one of these TP-Link ones and set the MTU to 1500. What's wrong with that?


How did you get it to 1500? It's maximum supported MTU is 1492, I've tried entering 1500 and it says value not allowed.

Are you sure it's this model?


Minimum MTU for Xbox live is 1364.
http://support.xbox.com/en-us/pages/kb.aspx?kbid=979104

An MTU of 1492 in your modem is unlikely to cause a problem with xbox live or in your case playstation network problem.

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  Reply # 508394 18-Aug-2011 10:22
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Unlikely maybe but there is a problem with this router and Playstation Network which I am experiencing personally and as of yet no one has been able to help.

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  Reply # 508690 18-Aug-2011 18:45
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bellyfrog: Unlikely maybe but there is a problem with this router and Playstation Network which I am experiencing personally and as of yet no one has been able to help.


Replied in your original thread

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=66&TopicId=87780 

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