Adsl modem suggestions?

eek

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It seems my router is starting to die a slow and painful death....so to ease it's pain, free it from it's misery or retire it from active duty, however you want to look at it, I've decided it's time to shop for a new one. ;)

...but as it is, I'm not all that clued up on routers, what to look out for, what's important and what's not. I run the basic setup where adsl's connected via lan to desktop with laptop connected via wireless.

Any advice and/or recommendations on which would be a good router option to get? Just hoping for something with good quality, entry to mid-range. Price range, probably looking around R800 - R1300 or so.
 

supmansa

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Go for the D-Link DSL-2740U - it supports 802.11n (much faster than 802.11g wireless).

I just bought one for R1300.
 

Pada

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lol, that is quite steep for an ADSL router.

I can get the following for ~R1350 (VAT incl):
TP-LINK WR1043ND (300Mbps 802.11n WiFi + 5x 1Gbps LAN + 1x USB 2.0 for NAS) for R680 @ http://www.dbg.co.za/product_info.php?cPath=1_55_56&products_id=382
D-Link DSL-2500U (1 ADSL + 1x 100Mbps LAN) for R300 (incl shipping) @ http://www.sybaritic.co.za/store/product_info.php?products_id=11506
MikroTik RB750 (5x 100Mbps LAN with Level 4 license - for all my VPN client/server needs) for R370 @ http://www.scoopdistribution.co.za/product_info.php?products_id=863

Most people won't require the MikroTik, so they could get a pretty decent solution for R1000 !

If someone has a cheaper/better all-in-one solution (802.11n WiFi AP, gigabit LAN & multiple PPTP VPN client connections with static routing) I would really like to know :D
 
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eek

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Thanx for all the suggestions so far guys! Sheesh...it's going to be a tough decision to make! I'll be sure to look into all these options and do advise on any other options that come to mind.
 
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