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linw
03-07-2012, 09:05 PM
I am looking at this, amongst others, as a main router for my UFB project. Anyone with experience of this router? Dickie has them at what seems like a very good price of $110. (Noel Leeming $250!!).

I don't need very high bandwidth or complex configurability. Just a good reliable set and forget workhorse.

Pretty good specs for that price but, as we know, depends on their reliability and whether they overheat etc.

Speedy Gonzales
03-07-2012, 09:17 PM
Have you got the modem?? Since it looks like this is just a router (not a modem//router). Here's one review. I think its the same router (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2397219,00.asp). It looks like this can get warm

linw
03-07-2012, 09:57 PM
Yes, that's the one. Surely they have learned their lesson with overheating, though??

Errr, note I said UFB project therefore no modem required. It's why I need a router to replace the adsl modem/router.

Looking to be the first cab off the rank for UFB in our street!! All the digging/laying is done but no sign of any RSP offers yet. I'm hoping that TC will get their a into gear soon.

Chilling_Silence
04-07-2012, 03:12 AM
I'd go with the likes of a WRT54GL running Tomato or Gargoyle personally. Haven't trusted the Linksys gear as of late, which seems to be prone to overheating...

MushHead
04-07-2012, 10:11 AM
The WRT54GL is nice & reliable - I've had one for years now (run both Tomato & Gargoyle on it for years each, also), with zero problems. It's just that they aren't the fastest, given that they've been around for ages & only do 802.11g wireless & 10/100 ethernet. Personally, I'd love something similar that has gigabit ethernet & wireless-N, but haven't been able to decide whether spending the big bucks for some (approaching $300 in a few cases) is really worthwhile. The E3200 at $110 (especially since it runs DD-WRT) sounds like a deal worth trying - do they overheat to the point of crapping out (a problem I had with a D-Link DI524 ages ago), or do they just run warm?

Chilling_Silence
04-07-2012, 10:16 AM
AFAIK after extended periods they actually kick the bucket.

Personally, I'm looking to buy one of these:
http://www.gargoyle-router.com/shop/products/gargoyle-gigabit-router-1-1
http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NETTPL1043

I'd hedge my bets on that one..

linw
04-07-2012, 12:17 PM
That certainly looks a good spec and good price, Chill.

I am also wary of those flat sleek Linksys boxes but thought they must have learnt something since the WAG160N!

Thanks - it is on my radar.

Chilling_Silence
05-07-2012, 10:55 AM
I just picked one up, writing up a blog on throwing Gargoyle on it, shouldn't be long :)