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Topic # 90186 16-Sep-2011 11:03
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I have tried so many routers over my time and they all seem to have their quirks.  I am after a reliable solid router that i dont have to reboot, that doesnt lock up.. i want Cisco reliability (like you would get from an 1801 for example but i surely dont have to pay $1000 for a DSL router?

I dont have very advanced requirements, just good ADSL2+ connectivity and Wifi + SOLID

I have tried multiple models on multiple connections over my time and they all seem to have their quirks.  The experiences below are my experiences and others may have had different luck, but they are my exeperiences none the less and make me wonder what to look at next.

I got excited seeing the Cisco SRP527w thinking it may be a step up from Linksys electronics (which have burnt me bad in numberous situations) but the first thing i google is having to reboot them after 3 days...... its 2011 man.. surely someone on the planet has got an ADSL router harware/software right.. imagine if the computer on a boeing 747 had the hit rate of a domestic ADSL router!! carnage!!

    

Linksys WAG160 - good features but just not stable - locks up, tried newer frimwares.. cant be bothered having to fight my router...

Siemens SX762 - using now, great little router, simple UI but still occasionally just reboots itself for no reason.. generally under load, i just downloaded win8 developer build and it rebooted 5 times in the process

Thompsons (multiple models) - we use at work and at our customers, they seem OK, but still not rock solid and their GUI is horrid

Dlink - Horrid UI, horrid performance

 
Can anyone recommend an ADSL2 router that just doesnt stop doing what its designed to do and the UI hasnt been designed by a social outcast????  Im contemplating just buying a Cisco 800 series but then I have to have IOS and configs and command line to add NAT entries, surely there is a happy medium....... that i just havent found yet.... 

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  Reply # 521866 16-Sep-2011 11:39
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Linksys units I've used have been generally pretty unreliable, if you can find one that you can shoehorn Tomato onto then you may find they're much more reliable + functional though.

I was using a fairly cheap TP-Link unit (An 8840 from memory), it ran without being touched for just under a year. I'm quite impressed with their products given their low price.





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  Reply # 521881 16-Sep-2011 12:00
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The SRP527 is excellent have had several of our test ones up for months and months ,




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  Reply # 521900 16-Sep-2011 12:24
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Ive got a 3Com Office Connect which kept ticking along with no issues - apart from the cat chewing on the antenna but dosent appear to have affected the wifi.





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  Reply # 521905 16-Sep-2011 12:35
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Draytek are always reliable.

Also the Netcomm NB6PLUS4W is really good. It's only Wireless G though.




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  Reply # 521925 16-Sep-2011 13:08
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I use a Dynalink RTA1320V6 + an Asus WL-520GC running DD-WRT. Seems to be more stable than any all-in-one solutions

The WL-520GC has been rock solid. Cost me $20 + $5 shipping off trademe, plus an hour to install, figure out and configure DD-WRT.

I used to use an original RTA1320, and that was solid for over a year, but started dying on me a few months ago. Replaced it with an RTA1320V6 ($15 off trademe), and I've had an ADSL uptime of 38 days since then (just had to disconnect it yesterday to clean up my wiring).

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  Reply # 522076 16-Sep-2011 16:43
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Have you considered it may be your line at fault and not the router

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  Reply # 522078 16-Sep-2011 16:52
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maverick: The SRP527 is excellent have had several of our test ones up for months and months ,


Same here, haven't needed to restart ours at all. Would highly recommend it.

Linksys WAG 160/320? Series sucks, stay away, I have had so many problems with clients and this one.

Another cheap option which I also run is an 'SMC' adsl2+ wifi router, also hasn't needed a restart before. Very cheap too.

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  Reply # 522091 16-Sep-2011 18:01
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paulobrien999: ........Can anyone recommend an ADSL2 router that just doesnt stop doing what its designed to do and the UI hasnt been designed by a social outcast????  Im contemplating just buying a Cisco 800 series but then I have to have IOS and configs and command line to add NAT entries, surely there is a happy medium....... that i just havent found yet.... 


netgear dgnd3700. rock solid.





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  Reply # 522110 16-Sep-2011 19:04
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maverick: The SRP527 is excellent have had several of our test ones up for months and months ,

+1 Only time mine needs a reboot is when the power gets disconnected...

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