Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


243 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


Topic # 91706 19-Oct-2011 16:25
Send private message

Hi guys

Further to my last post it seems I do need wireless-N and I’m after recommendation for a wireless modem/router.

I am currently very happy with my Dynalink RTA1025W but now need Wireless-N for streaming movies from laptops to Apple TV. We have two laptops and the Apple TV (plus wifi android phones) so max load (at the moment!) is likely to be streaming from laptop to ATV (might invest in the HD card at some point) plus concurrent downloading or more likely youtubing to the other laptop. No ethernet or wired network.

I do want a combined modem router as I just want the one unit and not too many cables. I’m not a great techy fiddler but once in a while am happy to google info about a specific need in order to carry out a particular tweak. So the ability to flash with DD-WRT or Tomato or similar would be nice. Not sure if I need dual band for this set up. Gigabit I assume is for wired ethernet only.

$100 would be nice but would stretch to more like $140. Stable and reliable important of course.

Any recommendations?




My EPL football websites: Get the results but hide the score of your team at HidetheScore.net. Compare league positions with wage bills at RealPremierLeague.net.


Create new topic
4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 535647 20-Oct-2011 15:39
Send private message

aboylikedave: I do want a combined modem router as I just want the one unit and not too many cables.
 So the ability to flash with DD-WRT or Tomato or similar would be nice. Not sure if I need dual band for this set up.

Not going to happen. Very very few ADSL devices can work with custom firmware.

I have my RTA1025W half bridged to my Asus RT-N16. Does the job perfectly, but is out of your price range.
I'd recommend a router seperately and just keep the RTA1025w for the modem, which it does an excellent job of.

577 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 90


  Reply # 535651 20-Oct-2011 15:51
Send private message

TP-LINK TD-W8960N

I own an RTA1025W and while I'm not looking at replacing it, if I was I would get a TD-W8960N. Fits your budget too.

2424 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 143


  Reply # 535656 20-Oct-2011 16:02
Send private message

If you have any 5ghz devices, make sure you get a something that does 5ghz 802.11N :)
(Way less crowded than 2.4ghz atm)

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41


Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.