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Neil McC
08-06-2012, 10:03 AM
Our bband has been dropping out for the last 3 weeks,once a week. Happened again last night, and the tech from Xnet wondered if is my router. Dynalink RTA1025W.

I think it's our line down our road.Had a fair amount of problems in the past. I have a direct feed from the inbox on our house to pc.

Anyhow, a while ago this router was suggested as a good one in a long posting by Chilling Silence. The NetComm NB6Plus4Wn. Would you still recommend this Chill, or has your thinking changed ?

Thought I might grab one as backup in case he's right. It'll go with the new UPS I had to buy as the old one karked it!
Thanks.

dugimodo
08-06-2012, 10:47 AM
I bought one of those on chills reccomendation and it's been very reliable.

Chilling_Silence
08-06-2012, 10:47 AM
Absolutely. Just be sure it's the N version, not the G version. The N version has double the RAM, a faster CPU, and more reliable firmware. Any issues are people being cheap and getting the G version ;)

Neil McC
08-06-2012, 11:18 AM
Thanks Chill.It's just cut off again.Ascent have 3 of these listed,very confusing. Any ides if they're all the same?

http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=8315276
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=8337845
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=386303

And another
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=MODNCM1065&name=NETCOMM-NB6PLUS4Wn-ADSL2+-11n-Fully-featured-300Mb

Thanks again.

Trev
08-06-2012, 11:53 AM
Ascent source there products from differant suppliers so thats what the difference is. All the same model.
:)

ManUFan
08-06-2012, 12:58 PM
I got myself a Draytek Vigour (I think that's how it's spelt) a few months ago. Hasn't dropped out even once. Has 4 port switch built in (can also get same with wireless). ADSL2+ compatible.
Got it from Paradigm Computers.

Chilling_Silence
08-06-2012, 01:38 PM
Yeh I'm a *big* fan of the Vigor stuff (As you'll notice on my blog) as well. However, it's a fair bit more expensive. My non-Wifi VDSL2 DV2750 cost me a few hundred bucks, let alone adding on Wifi... That said it's a pretty damn choice router! :D

Neil McC
08-06-2012, 03:11 PM
Thanks everyone.Are you saying that one of these http://www.pp.co.nz/products.php?pp_id=AA25652 will be a better long term buy than the NetComm NB6Plus4Wn.
Easy enough to configure?

Just borrowed another 1025 so must plug it in now!

Neil McC
08-06-2012, 03:26 PM
Well,that didn't hurt too much!

inphinity
08-06-2012, 03:35 PM
The DrayTek products are brilliant, imo, but their interface is a little less user-friendly, and they are comparatively expensive.

Neil McC
08-06-2012, 09:05 PM
Thanks for all your comments.I've ordered the Draytek Vigor 2710ne.

Chilling_Silence
08-06-2012, 10:06 PM
Awesome. The Drayteks are pretty much the top of the line products you can get without going all the way and getting a Cisco product and becoming a Cisco engineer ;)

8ftmetalhaed
08-06-2012, 10:19 PM
I'm working on that one. I'll be eligible to take the test, though won't actually GET the qualification. My exam's in a few days and I've gotta learn a semester of work in a couple days and re write my workbook of commands and such. KTHX useless lecturers.

Not too hard, though the lack of good teachers makes it seem far more so.

Marvin Barrett
11-06-2012, 09:42 PM
I donít know about the Chill, I just bought the DrayTek and I am pretty happy with it.

Chilling_Silence
12-06-2012, 10:05 AM
I don’t know about the Chill, I just bought the DrayTek and I am pretty happy with it.

I don't understand? I was saying that Draytek are even better than the NB6Plus4Wn routers? Agreeing with me?

Neil McC
12-06-2012, 06:49 PM
Up and running.Thanks for your help, various ones.

adslgeek
19-06-2012, 11:34 PM
The 1025W had similar core specs to the earlier NB5 from memory - I had thought that the latest 1025W is the same device in a slightly different box (some say slightly smaller so less airflow, but others said it was no different at all).

Though it's been a while since I have visited the Netcomm / Dynalink guys so stuff may be new.

adslgeek
19-06-2012, 11:34 PM
Oh yeah another vote for Draytek Vigor.

Chilling_Silence
20-06-2012, 09:30 AM
The 1025W had similar core specs to the earlier NB5 from memory - I had thought that the latest 1025W is the same device in a slightly different box (some say slightly smaller so less airflow, but others said it was no different at all).
Correct, for the better part it's just the newer packaging from when Netcomm bought Dynalink.
Still can't hold a candle to the NB6Plus4Wn :D