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Topic # 95687 10-Jan-2012 20:48
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Hi

We currently have a Netgear DG834G v4 modem-router.
The reason for wanting to upgrade is the recent purchase of an Xbox 360 and the need for the wireless signal to reach further through the house to where the Xbox is set up. (For reasons unavoidable the modem-router cannot be moved to a more central location, nor can the Xbox plug into a wired ethernet connection.)

I have not considered repeaters/extenders, as I have been told that this makes the connection a lot worse for the likes of online gaming.

Am I right in thinking almost any new Wireless-N modem-router would give at least some noticible increase over what we have now?

I have been advised against D-Link and Belkin, and have focussed on the other two brands represented at most stores - Netgear and Cisco Linksys.

Dick Smith had the Netgear N600 and a similarly-price Linksys. The Netgear had a tick next to gaming but the Linksys didn't - why would this be? Are some routers better for online gaming (Xbox 360) than others?

The biggest factor for us is really solid, strong range. Other important features would include ease of use, reliability, suitability for Xbox gaming and appearance (although this last one is obviously subjective!)

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated - as you can tell by my rambling I don't really know what I'm talking about!

Thank you

AJ 

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  Reply # 567084 10-Jan-2012 21:03
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I just received today the new NETGEAR WNDRMACv2. I did a load test and while the Linksys E3200 (almost top of line) nearly crashed under load (it did not, but I had to restart it to recover speed), the NETGEAR didn't even blink.

It supports 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4MHz and 5 MHz, USB storage, and it's gigabit in all ports.





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  Reply # 567095 10-Jan-2012 21:14
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freitasm.... How come you get to download torrents??? Can you tell me how to do it?

I have been advised against D-Link and Belkin

In response to the question, why did your people advise you to avoid Belkin? I quite like Belkin, especially the New Belkin N750.
But again, thats just my opinion. :)




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  Reply # 567102 10-Jan-2012 21:18
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Freitasm: any idea on cost for this device?




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  Reply # 567106 10-Jan-2012 21:20
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sonyxperiageek: freitasm.... How come you get to download torrents??? Can you tell me how to do it?


There is nothing wrong in downloading torrents that are made public by the copyright holder, as those ones in the screenshot. Those torrents are from vodo.net and the author or copyright owner make them available for public downloading. I use that when I want to test routers. 

Illegal download of copyrighted material is another thing.





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  Reply # 567109 10-Jan-2012 21:22
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ohhhhh. so my isp cannot send an infringement notice if downloaded from this website.. cool!
Also, which isp plan are you on?




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  Reply # 567114 10-Jan-2012 21:25
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oh, and i thought on the copyright website here, either way if you download legally using BitTorrent, you may get fined as well.




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  Reply # 567115 10-Jan-2012 21:29
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sonyxperiageek: oh, and i thought on the copyright website here, either way if you download legally using BitTorrent, you may get fined as well.


If you download material that's is made available by the copyright owner you are not going to receive a notice, simply because they are made available.

The material that will attract notices are the ones who are not made available for public download. Just read the licence on vodo.net.

Either way, this is not the topic. If you have questions about legality of downloading something you can create a new topic.


 






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  Reply # 567143 10-Jan-2012 22:13
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Hi guys

Thanks for your replies

I have looked through many older posts about routers and modems, but given my limite knowledge I thought it best to present my specific situation and see if there were any specific models recommended.

That Netgear WNDRMAC - where did you get that from and how much did it cost?

What do you guys think of the Cisco Linksys E4200?

Thanks again
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  Reply # 567186 11-Jan-2012 07:57
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ZollyMonsta: Freitasm: any idea on cost for this device?


I expect in the region of $250, if thge v1 is anything to go by. 




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  Reply # 572227 23-Jan-2012 08:53
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Any idea on availability of the WNDRMACv2?

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  Reply # 572230 23-Jan-2012 09:19
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  Reply # 572231 23-Jan-2012 09:24
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TP-Link TD-W8960N, can be got for around $100. Have had one for the last 6 months, was sitting rock solid on 3 months uptime before the better half unplugged it by mistake Yell. Have found wireless to be stable with good coverage, through a fireplace and 3 walls and still get good coverage out to my garage.

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