In search of a modem/router

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dawmail333
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In search of a modem/router

Post by dawmail333 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:37 pm

The router in our house here has had better days, and I'm hoping to find a replacement ADSL2+ Modem/Router for a decent price. The new device needs to have a decent range, I have an external antennae if that helps, and it needs 4 ethernet ports. USB is not important, all I need is Ethernet, WLAN and ADSL2+. Any suggestions? I'd prefer not to get a Netcomm, bad experiences with those... (random factory resets anyone?)

Any suggestions greatly appreciated! :D

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Re: In search of a modem/router

Post by bulletmark » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:16 pm

People ask the same question a few times each day in the DSL hardware forum at Whirlpool. You will get plenty of informed opinions and suggestions there. See http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum/82.

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Re: In search of a modem/router

Post by dawmail333 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:28 pm

Sorry :( :oops:

I think I found a decent one though...

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Re: In search of a modem/router

Post by bulletmark » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:46 pm

dawmail333 wrote:Sorry :( :oops:

I think I found a decent one though...
No need to apologise! If you look through that forum you will see that, given your stated requirements, many would suggest a Billion 7800N.

However, personally I fail to understand why people would buy any adsl modem which does not include voip + pstn line support? It is hardly much more and I think it is better and easier to have voip built in to your modem. Of course you are using voip right? If you aren't then you are missing something fundamental.

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Re: In search of a modem/router

Post by dawmail333 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:56 pm

Nope, parents don't think much of voip. Makes the mobile bills cheaper too, we bundle our phones with Telstra.

Thinking of grabbing a Asus RT-N10, tbh, provides wireless N, ADSL2+, 4 ethernet ports and detachable antennae, perfect for our purposes. And I've never had any issue with ASUS. Best thing is, $45 from Umart, which is fairly close for shipping purposes. Nice stuff.

I also saw an interesting ASUS modem that provided a bittorrent client on the modem itself, interesting idea, but not worth an extra $50 imo.

Thanks anyway...

Oh, and tbh, I don't like Whirlpool.
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Re: In search of a modem/router

Post by CoreyPlover » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:04 pm

dawmail333 wrote:Oh, and tbh, I don't like Whirlpool.
Very astute of you. And that modem seems like a bargain and should serve your needs well. As long as it is not a DLink or Netgear, I think most ADSL2+ modems are fine (though I personally like Dynalink, or Draytek if you are after a premium brand for a business)
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