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  • ADSL2+ modem/router

    PSB brains trust, seems I need another new modem/router. What can you recommend, since it seems I keep choosing shit ones.

    Needs:
    reliable connection
    802.11n
    not too expensive
    Will last longer than 18 months

    Desirable:
    GigE

    Don't want:
    anything with netgear written on it. I've had a bad run with netgear.

    Go.

    (Apologies for bad grammar, writing this post on my phone due to dead modem).

  • #2
    used Billion modem last 10 years had 2
    worked for a ISP for 5 years
    check whirlpool.net.au for tech recommendations

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    • #3
      I just use the ones that come from Telstra, I'm only on my second one in 9 years, what you doing to your's

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      • #4
        Telstra provide to Business customers the Technicolour TG797, Netgear 2020, and a Ciscon which I cannot remember at this point in time.
        Peace out

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        • #5
          try this mob ...... my billion wireless has been faultless last 4 years

          PLE Computers Pty Ltd
          faster ya go closer to nirvana

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          • #6
            I've used 2 billion modems over the past 11 years.

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            I've used 2 billion modems over the past 11 years.
            Riding - Living the dream...

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rc_sam View Post
              I've used 2 billion modems over the past 11 years.
              WTF are you doing to go through that many modems :o Must be all the porn
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              Originally posted by Phildo
              Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
              Originally posted by filbert
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Para045 View Post
                WTF are you doing to go through that many modems :o Must be all the porn
                I have a thing for routing.
                Riding - Living the dream...

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                • #9
                  If you just want a basic modem/router and cheap and cheerful - TP-Link TD-W8960N should do the job for about $45
                  “The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is. - W Churchill”

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                  • #10
                    I've been using a Netcomms for as long as I can remember. I tend to change them over every 2 or 3 years anyway just to keep up with the changes in technology.
                    Don't even think about it. You know who you are.

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                    • #11
                      Going to cop flak for this but...


                      IMHO, almost all current "consumer grade" routers are garbage. If not hardware wise, certainly software wise, as the current epidemic of security vulnerabilties being disclosed for them confirms.

                      I'd maybe consider a draytek, but if you actually care about havng something decent and are somewhat technical, get a cisco and spend some time to learn to configure it.

                      Yes they're a few hundred bucks more. If you keep it 3-5 years, say 500 bucks = $2-3/week, for far more flexibility and less aggravation in the long term.
                      “Crashing is shit for you, shit for the bike, shit for the mechanics and shit for the set-up,” Checa told me a while back. “It’s a signal that you are heading in the wrong direction. You want to win but crashing is the opposite. It’s like being in France when you want to go to England and when you crash you go to Spain. That way you’ll never get to England!” -- Carlos Checa

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                      • #12
                        Cheers all.

                        Seems Billion have a reasonable rep, and there 7700N was only $59 at PLE, so I'm giving it a go.

                        [MENTION=7023]thro[/MENTION], I'd love to go Cisco, but my current cashflow situation dictates otherwise.

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                        • #13
                          Billion fine until you load it up, then the arse falls out of them.
                          "Once upon a time we would obey in public, but in private we would be cynical; today, we announce cynicism, but in private we obey."

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                          • #14
                            Stay clear of dlink. I bought the latest unit last weekend. Cost me 300 from jbhifi and what a bucket of shit.
                            Cant remember the model number but its the tall black cyclinder one.

                            Good jbs return policy is great.

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                            • #15
                              Definitely Draytek for me. My 2710N is as close to bulletproof as they get.

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