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Thread: Best Router at the moment

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    Hi Guys,

    Im currently looking for some advice on the best router at the moment for normal Home and Gaming use.

    What would you suggest...?

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    Billion 810 VGTX is a pretty decent router. It has a USB port for a 3G failsafe.

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    Billion 7402NX is pretty decent too. Wireless N, ADSL 2+ and 3G.

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    Any D-Link or NetGear/Cisco routers, period.

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    I'll also put my vote in for Billion. My 7300G has served me well for almost 4 years now
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    billion BiPAC 7401VP, only one running without days without a restart for me.

    sadly don't think they make it anymore.

    think the 7401 is 7300 without voip, so all good range of routers
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    I've been using a cheapy D-Link and SMC combo for ages now - served me well

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    As good as Billion may be, you can't put DD-WRT on it which turns your router into a beast of a router. I've flashed my Linksys with it, so I can do traffic splitting on local and international traffic.

    Check out the supported routers here: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices

    When I last checked out Buffalo routers, it came pre-installed with DD-WRT.

    So that's my advice, pick a good router on that list and then read reviews on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VioAdmin View Post
    Any D-Link or NetGear/Cisco routers, period.
    NetGear and Cisco ADSL modems should be avoided.

    Make no mistake, Cisco routers are brilliant, but don't expect to get decent SNR margins with Netgear/Cisco modems.
    Also, some, if not most NetGear modems/routers does not support bridge mode, which is a big failure/disappointment.

    If you're in an area that gets struck by lightening on a regular basis, I would suggest that you buy an ADSL modem and a separate WiFi AP/router to minimize the costs in terms of ADSL modem replacements.

    In terms of SNR margins, the D-Link and Siemens routers have the best noise margins from what I've seen on this forum.
    Apparently the Siemens 762SX's latencies are much better than the D-Link DSL-2500U's latencies, but I haven't tested them side-by-side yet myself.

    I haven't heard anything bad from Billion routers yet, but neither have I seen exceptional comments on their behalf either

    You can often find cheaper combinations (separate ADSL modem and WiFi AP/router) than single all-inclusive units.

    If you can say exactly what you want we can narrow the routers/modems that you can choose from
    Options are: Gigabit LAN, Wireless N (802.11n), USB 2.0 for 3G/Storage, DD-WRT support, Router with half-bridge support, Separate ADSL modem

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    Hi Panda I am looking for for a good wireless router that does half bridge mode.I have a gigabit 8 port swithc allready.
    What would you recomend.
    Many thanks
    Johnathan

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    I need to replace my modem (Belkin) which was struck by lighting, I'm glad I found this thread

    What are people's opinions of Belkin modems?

    Sorry for the hijack djroetz

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    so look like my Netgera DG834G v2 is giving up the ghost after a long haul.
    i am looking getting a linksys as a replacement (could not be botherd with another netgear actually)
    which linksys can you guys recommend ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darksun View Post
    so look like my Netgera DG834G v2 is giving up the ghost after a long haul.
    i am looking getting a linksys as a replacement (could not be botherd with another netgear actually)
    which linksys can you guys recommend ?
    This one: http://www.linksysbycisco.com/EU/en/products/WRT54GL
    Why? Because you can easilyy flash with DD-WRT and then write your own traffic splitting scripts and upload them to the router.
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    I have a combo of Netgear DG834UK with a Trendnet - TEG-S50G 5 port gigabit switch and a Trendnet TEW-637AP wirless N upgrader

    so i get the best of all 3 worlds.. Netgear DSL Router, 5 port gigabit switch, Wireless N 300Mbps

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    rogerwe: the Linksys WRT54GL is a broadband router and NOT an ADSL modem!

    Aardvark: does the wireless router have to include an ADSL modem and 802.11n support?
    The WiFi AP's without ADSL modems are quite cheap. See scoopdistributions.co.za (consumers cannot buy here directly) & dbg.co.za (prices excludes VAT, but consumers can order directly) for WiFi AP's.

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