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General Chat Thread, Home Router Replacement? in General; Im using PFSENSE running on my vmware server @ home . Best Router i have ever used . I also ...
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    Im using PFSENSE running on my vmware server @ home . Best Router i have ever used .

    I also use a cisco 1041n as my wireless access point , which is great !

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    I've had Belkin x 2 (one still in attic as spare) first was a good router but power surge killed it, Linksys was ok then moved to Netgear If I remember rightly, was ok but heat got it. I am now on Draytek kit.

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    All of the Draytek SOHO gear is excellent, quality stuff. Well worth the money in my book.

    For WiFi, I like hooking a Draytek modem (no WiFi) to an Airport Extreme Base Station. They are one of the best SOHO WiFi units on the market in my opinion. That opinion is based on years of use in dozens of environments, including using one to extend a WiFi environment to a temporary building on a school oval that was about 200m from the nearest WiFi AP, the building was clad partially with steel sheetmetal (not good for WiFI) , and a VOIP phone and computer in an office in that building worked perfectly over WiFi for a year to my utter amazement. The only other WiFi solution I would trust in such an environment are the Ruckus SOHO (controller less) solutions you can sometimes find. The Ruckus is a step above everything else.

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    Can any of these do the relevant DCHP jiggery-pokery to let you run a PXE server.

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    Dreytech 120 modem with a router reflashed with tomato, a third of the issue of dodgey routers is usually the software, another third is cheap power blocks/regulators and the last third is internal hardware.

    Anything with a decent PSU and fixable software that has the features should work out with the right tweaks.

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    TP link routers. That's all i have to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyknight View Post
    TP link routers. That's all i have to say.



    are terrible... There I finished that sentence for you, now if you are reflashing them to something like open-wrt that may be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    are terrible...
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    are terrible...
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    are terrible...
    They must be really bad!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    They must be really bad!
    They are but obviously not as bad as the excuse for a Tapatalk app they have thrown together for windows phone which said it failed to post at all.

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    Quick update to this, I was having net issues again last week and when I got back online, I checked out TalkTalk's service status page and it popped up saying I was due a free router upgrade. I thought 'what the hell' and hit the button and they sent me a new router. I knew it may not be as good as buying a better model but through I could use it to test that the line is not at fault and that it was the wifi on my old router. Well it arrived yesterday and so far, it's not too bad. It's got the TalkTalk branding as you would expect but admin access is not restricted and the hardware is a D-Link DSL-720. N range, 4 x 1GB Eithernet ports, USB port for a shared drive, built in DynDNS support. Only annoyance is the admin control panel is a bit rough n' ready. Port forwarding is a PITA so I can't get any an external connection to my Teamspeak server! I'm sure I'll eventually crack it.

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