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Topic # 50095 22-Nov-2009 01:32
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I plan to subscribe to one of Orcon's naked ADSL2+ plans. Orcon can rent a Dynalink RTA1320 modem. But it seems some people were claiming that there are some overheating problems with the modem. I don't plan to rent the modem from Orcon. Instead, I want to buy one. If I buy RTA1320, I'm worried about whether it is indeed getting too hot. If I don't buy RTA1320, I'm not sure whether the modem I buy works well with Orcon's plan. I read some posts claiming some modems do not work well with some ISPs.

Should I buy the RTA 1320? Or anyone can recommend one that works well with Orcon's naked ADSL2+? I don't like wireless modems and I just need one R45 port. Price range within 100 to 300 NZD is OK.

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  Reply # 275163 22-Nov-2009 13:43
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Many ISP's used to give out RTA1320's as the free modem for new customers, you can normally get a 2nd hand as new never used one off trademe for $20-30 so I wouldn't bother renting one.

They have a pretty solid broadcom chipset that works well on Telecom wholesale hardware and Orcon or Vodafone hardware in the exchanges/cabinets.

However... RTA1320's are known to have a short lifetime often ~1-2 years before they seem to start acting weird, many people have suggested it's due to overheating (poor case design lack of heatsinks etc).

There are two other options that I know of that use the same chipset but do not seem to have the overheating and crapping out after 1+ years problem.

DSE XH9949
http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/en/product/XH9949

TP-Link TD-8840
http://www.tp-link.com/products/product_des.asp?id=44

You can either for ~$60-70

I personally think the TP Link looks less ugly than the DSE.

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  Reply # 275167 22-Nov-2009 13:48
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Orcon used to give out a Siemens ADSL Wifi modem once. I have one here that I got when I went LLU




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  Reply # 275236 22-Nov-2009 17:55
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Don't get a Dynalink 1320. Mine's fluffed out after just under a year. It won't get an IP now at all. Threw it into the bin.

The broadcom chipsets mean that it will synch at a higher speed than those modems without. When running okay, my downstream synched at 22 Mb/s. I dusted off my 2+ year old D-Link DSL-502T and it synchs at 17 Mb/s.




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