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GameJunkie
15-07-2009, 02:25 PM
can anyone reccomend a reliable router/modem combo to replace my seperate router and modem.
doesnt want to play nice with xbox live:crying

cheers

Speedy Gonzales
15-07-2009, 02:29 PM
lol. How much do you want to spend? The Dlink G604T Gen 2 is Ok (what I'm using). Was about 130 when I got it. Havent had any probs so far. May pay to update the firmware if its not up to date tho. Then (at least) I'll be able to tell you how to set the Xbox up

GameJunkie
15-07-2009, 02:38 PM
$100-150 at most , i see dse have their own branded one for $119.

the one you have speedy is for sale at dse for $219.

Speedy Gonzales
15-07-2009, 03:07 PM
Is DSE the only store in Porirua ! Mmm thats a bit steep, the shop I got this from the price for it is still 130. That was nearly 2 yrs ago. You could try the DSE one, it looks like it supports ADSL2 / +. Hopefully, its got a DMZ option on it

wratterus
15-07-2009, 03:15 PM
I assume you want a 3-in-one, eg ADSL2+ modem, 4 port switch and wireless?

You could maybe splash out you could get one of these (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=4509), they are excellent. I use one with Xbox live and anything else you can name with no hassles at all.

This (http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentview.asp?partid=9313)is a very sharp deal, although I've never actually used one, TPLink are a pretty solid brand, that one has a 3 year manufacturers warranty I believe. I think it would be better than a G604T, those TPLink routers have excellent wireless reception if you are after that.

Otherwise maybe something like this (http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=MODLKS5122)?

GameJunkie
15-07-2009, 03:24 PM
speedy: theres a harvey norman, noel leemings and bond and bond

wratterus: i'd have to save for a while but that linksys looks the deal.
any advantage over the second one you suggested apart from the 'n' ?

Blam
15-07-2009, 03:25 PM
http://www.qmb.co.nz/p.aspx?107459

Has a USB port for printer sharing etc

Speedy Gonzales
15-07-2009, 03:29 PM
any advantage over the second one you suggested apart from the 'n' ?

Probably not since you wont be using wireless. But if you wanted to use n, the other devices would have to be n as well. And theyre not cheap

wratterus
15-07-2009, 03:30 PM
...any advantage over the second one you suggested apart from the 'n' ?

It's a linksys - they are generally regarded as probably the best brand an average consumer can walk off the street and buy - however the TPLink would do everything you need just as well as the Linksys, and if you don't want wifi draft-n then there's not a lot of point getting the Linksys. It is a very smexy modem, but that alone isn't worth the best part of $100. :lol: I still haven't seen a dead TP Link router either.


I'd say that TP Link router from ComputerLounge is the best deal round at the mo, and buying from ComputerLounge you cannot go wrong.

GameJunkie
15-07-2009, 03:30 PM
http://www.qmb.co.nz/p.aspx?107459

Has a USB port for printer sharing etc

looking at a printer in the future so is a possibility

Blam
15-07-2009, 03:31 PM
http://www.qmb.co.nz/p.aspx?107459

Has a USB port for printer sharing etc

GameJunkie
15-07-2009, 03:33 PM
what is the difference between this http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/computers-accessories/computers-accessories/networking/linksys-wrt110-au-wrt110-wireless-n-rangeplus-router/prod45592.html

and this http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=4509

wratterus
15-07-2009, 03:37 PM
what is the difference between this http://www.bondandbond.co.nz/computers-accessories/computers-accessories/networking/linksys-wrt110-au-wrt110-wireless-n-rangeplus-router/prod45592.html

and this http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=4509

Cmon, you're better than that!

:D

The one at b&b is only a router, no modem. I'm pretty sure they are identical apart from that but you wouldn't really be any better off.

Speedy Gonzales
15-07-2009, 03:40 PM
The price, the 110 may not have DMZ, and router only. Here's the specs

Here (http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/products/WRT110) and here (http://www.linksysbycisco.com/ANZ/en/products/WAG160N)

GameJunkie
15-07-2009, 03:47 PM
Cmon, you're better than that!

:D

The one at b&b is only a router, no modem. I'm pretty sure they are identical apart from that but you wouldn't really be any better off.

woops haha

Tuneznz
15-07-2009, 04:01 PM
GET A BELKIN!!
GET A BELKIN!!
GET A BELKIN!!
GET A BELKIN!!
GET A BELKIN!!
GET A BELKIN!!
GET A BELKIN!!

wratterus
15-07-2009, 04:04 PM
From experience I'd say don't get a Belkin. Almost all of their routers we've sold have had overheating issues or other random issues, and quite a few have failed all together. They also have below average wireless signal strength. When they work they are ok, and they have good warranties, but compared to brands like Linksys and TP Link, it's just not worth it. Their pricing isn't all that great either.

Just speaking from my experience though - that is not necessarily the case with them all and I haven't used them for a year two two now.

Chilling_Silence
15-07-2009, 04:23 PM
Get the Linksys AG310 or the Asus WL-600.

The WRT110 & WAG160N have their fair share of issues, around things such as SIP Calling etc.
The range on the WAG160N that I had was great, but the overall router wasnt very stable at all to be honest. 'tis a shame, as I'm a huge fan of every other Linksys product.

I've been pretty spoiled for choice by the AM300 in halfbridge to a WL-520GU running Tomato Firmware, it is *the* best for < $180!!

Im with wratterus, don't get a Belkin, and to be honest I'm not a fan of anything D-Link either (Even though they have improved in the last 2-years, you don't forget cock-ups like the DSL-302g in a hurry).


Chill.

wratterus
15-07-2009, 04:39 PM
[snip] you don't forget cock-ups like the DSL-302g in a hurry.

So true!! I've replaced 4 of those this month already. Someone rings up, complaining of slow speeds and dropouts on the broadband, ask them what modem they have, after the obligatory "whats a modem?".. "rectangular box with a bunch of lights, maybe silver and blue" banter, the answer is normally "It says 302G on the front" and voila - new modem solves the problem! :D

GameJunkie
15-07-2009, 04:42 PM
Get the Linksys AG310 or the Asus WL-600.

The WRT110 & WAG160N have their fair share of issues, around things such as SIP Calling etc.
The range on the WAG160N that I had was great, but the overall router wasnt very stable at all to be honest. 'tis a shame, as I'm a huge fan of every other Linksys product.

I've been pretty spoiled for choice by the AM300 in halfbridge to a WL-520GU running Tomato Firmware, it is *the* best for < $180!!

Im with wratterus, don't get a Belkin, and to be honest I'm not a fan of anything D-Link either (Even though they have improved in the last 2-years, you don't forget cock-ups like the DSL-302g in a hurry).


Chill.

funny you say that, the modem we have is a dlink 502T and the router is a belkin. i didnt buy them but i will but the replacement