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30th June 2009, 07:28 PM #1
New Router For Home Suggestions Please
OK so my home router has decided to play up constantly so I'm in the market for a new one.
I'm looking for b,g,a,n standards, firewall, port forwarding, LAN ports and reliability (VPN not essential but would be nice).
I've been looking at this one but it seems only to have be capable of n bands and I need a and g as well.
Any suggestions welcome.
30th June 2009, 08:09 PM #2
If it is an ADSL one you want I recommend the DGN2000 by Netgear, best bit of kit I've had, very impressed with it and you can also have 4 SSID's if you want.
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Heebeejeebee (30th June 2009)
30th June 2009, 08:14 PM #3
I think I would recommend the Netgear kit also. Had several here and recommended a few to friends and families and no issues what so ever.
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Heebeejeebee (30th June 2009)
30th June 2009, 08:34 PM #4
The netgear one looks nice and has everything I need but am I missing something?
It appears to have b/g/n but not 'a'. Two of my laptops here use 'a' but not 'n', one uses 'n' and the iPhone uses 'g' and since I live in an area populated by loads of student lets I get continually blasted out by b/g signals. As yet no-one around here is using a/n so it makes sense to use it if I've got it.
30th June 2009, 09:40 PM #5
+1 vote for Netgear here!
30th June 2009, 09:53 PM #6
If you use ADSL or ADSL2+ then get an ADSL or ADSL2+ Modem by linksys or netgear ( this should have one RJ11 or telephone connector and an RJ45 network connector )
ADSL Modem, ADSL Ethernet Modems | Broadbandbuyer.co.uk
The RJ11 will go into the ADSL filter and the RJ45 to an apple airport extreme
Apple (United Kingdom) - AirPort Extreme - Technical Specs
obviously if you are on cable ( virgin media or something similiar ) then you wont need the adsl modem
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Heebeejeebee (1st July 2009)
30th June 2009, 09:58 PM #7
I'm on ADSL at the moment (ADSL2 is wishful thinking but why not be prepared for when/if it arrives).
As stated above the Netgear one seens OK but I need a/g/n not just g/n.
30th June 2009, 10:38 PM #8
The DGN2000 is an excellent piece of kit!
Bought it a few months ago, very easy to setup and never had any problems.
Been playing about with settings recently, my black macbook shows it running at 300Mbps
30th June 2009, 10:54 PM #9
The airport extreme does what you want with regards to a/g/n
Originally Posted by Heebeejeebee
- Interoperable with Wi-Fi Certified 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n enabled Mac computers, iPhone, iPod touch and Windows-based PCs
- NAT, DHCP, PPPoE, VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP and L2TP), DNS Proxy, SNMP, IPv6 (6to4 and manual tunnels)
Check out the link I posted above.
1st July 2009, 01:19 PM #10
It does indeed and I like it but I've just found a 3com wireless AP that I had in a cupboard that can broadcast in b/g/a so I can piggy back that on to the (cheaper) Netgear one ad have my self covered for half the price.
Thanks for all the replies
1st July 2009, 01:24 PM #11
+1 for netgear. ive bought one no complaints from me top notch router
1st July 2009, 01:29 PM #12
Netgear all the way, without doubt
I've got one of the DG834G's at home, and it has been rock solid for the 4 years i have owned it. I am considering upgrading to the DGN2000 in the near future as well.
1st July 2009, 02:02 PM #13
The Draytek Vigors are very good routers, we have two on our backup ADSL lines (not wireless). I would recommend them over the Netgears. (We got ours on recomendation of Panasonic for setting up some stuff on our phone system before we got our leased lines)
1st July 2009, 02:05 PM #14
I always buy Netgear for home routers. They just work like they should. Don't go near Belkin whatever you do!!
1st July 2009, 02:07 PM #15
My next door neighbour has been raving about his ZyXEL router
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