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heni72847
08-06-2012, 04:07 PM
I'm posting here for my friend who is looking for a new router.

constraints:
- adsl2+
- wifi (wifi-g is fine)
- available to buy in nz
-<$150 incl gst.. preferably ~$100
- support for dyndns.org
- few ethernet ports would be nice but not a must
- voip if possible

Pricespy seems to point towards Netgear DGN2200M or Linksys WRP400-G4 looks pretty okay.

Any recommendations on brand/options for routers these days?
Bought mine a while ago not sure what's available now.

Nomad
08-06-2012, 06:21 PM
A recent thread.
http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?125124-New-router-needed

But OTOH, there have been people who said Netcomm isn't that reliable (the guys on here thru their IT jobs ....). But some say they are v good.
I have used a old ADSL1 router, a Linksys was alright but had to change a setting cos the internet would keep losing a connection. But after 3yrs the modem failed.

Then I bought a Dlink b/c I initially bought a Netcomm from Ascent but it would not connect at ADSL2+, a lot of hassle even when I rang them on the day I received the courier, took a hit and got a refund. Got Dlink from the local DSE. Was working fine for maybe 2yrs, until when I swapped ISPs the modem failed to work on the day I got disconnected from the ex ISP. Now I am using a Netcomm that was given to me, so far so good for 30 days, shall see ......

lakewoodlady
08-06-2012, 07:19 PM
I use a Netgear ADSL+2 wireless. It's been reliable now for around six years.

LL

Chilling_Silence
08-06-2012, 09:09 PM
But OTOH, there have been people who said Netcomm isn't that reliable (the guys on here thru their IT jobs ....). But some say they are v good.
If it's not the NB6Plus4Wn (AKA the NB300), then I wouldn't go near it personally.
The NB6Plus4W is atrocious by comparison! Has half the RAM, slower CPU and crappy / buggy firmware...

You don't want a router in that price bracket with VoIP bundled into it. It's not worth it. Get an SPA2102 separate...

8ftmetalhaed
08-06-2012, 09:16 PM
^^ this infinitely. He always recommends it first, and people always agree. I pounded mine, browsing, gaming, transferring large (1gb ea kinda size) across the network during, it never crashed once.
Having had many other routers overheat (went from a vodafone standard issue wired to a 60 dollar one (can't remember brand) to a belkin 99 dollar one, finally bit the bullet for the 180 dollar netcomm and bang problems gone)

lakewoodlady
09-06-2012, 09:50 AM
If it's not the NB6Plus4Wn (AKA the NB300), then I wouldn't go near it personally.
The NB6Plus4W is atrocious by comparison! Has half the RAM, slower CPU and crappy / buggy firmware...

You don't want a router in that price bracket with VoIP bundled into it. It's not worth it. Get an SPA2102 separate...

I found this http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps10026/index.html When I was looking to update my voip gateway.

LL

Chilling_Silence
09-06-2012, 10:39 AM
Yeah that one!! They're the best if you're going to use an ATA, I wouldn't go with anything else personally :)
EDIT: Just *don't* use the router side of it, use it for the VoIP ATA side of things only ;)

lakewoodlady
09-06-2012, 01:29 PM
Thanks Chill, I was hoping to be able to get an "all in one" though.

LL

Chilling_Silence
09-06-2012, 01:50 PM
Nah it's not worth it.
Also the SPA2102 doesn't do DSL, it just plugs in to the back of your normal DSL modem.

lakewoodlady
09-06-2012, 06:25 PM
Nah it's not worth it.
Also the SPA2102 doesn't do DSL, it just plugs in to the back of your normal DSL modem.

Yeah, I've got a Linkys PAP2T that does that already, works with the Netgear modem/router.

LL

Renmoo
13-06-2012, 11:29 PM
Should we look forward to modem routers with ac standard connectivity?

Chilling_Silence
14-06-2012, 12:44 PM
???

trig42
14-06-2012, 04:07 PM
I have TP-Link Modem/Router - I don't remember the model number, but it was close to $100 and has given me no issues. It replaced a newsih Dlink (2730B?) that stopped connecting when modulation was set to ADSL2+

Chilling_Silence
15-06-2012, 08:48 AM
Some of the *newer* TP-Link stuff has been semi decent. Infinitely better than a D-Link either way :D