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Networks Need a new router?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by stepea, 26 Sep 2010.

  1. stepea

    stepea What's a Dremel?

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    have problems with my existing router - continously losing connection - having to restart my router many times during the day.

    part of the log

    Sep 26 19:02:51 PPPoA[641]: Vc-mux encapsulation
    Sep 26 19:02:51 PPPoA[641]: interface,vpi,vci:0.0.38
    Sep 26 19:02:51 PPPoA[641]: pppoa module started
    Sep 26 19:02:51 syslog: atm init aal5
    Sep 26 19:03:16 syslog: atm init aal5
    Sep 26 19:03:40 syslog: atm init aal5
    Sep 26 19:04:04 syslog: atm init aal5
    Sep 26 19:04:28 syslog: atm init aal5


    Can anyone recommend a reliable router.
     
  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    have you tested another router ?

    could be a fault on the line rather than a faulty router.
     
  3. stepea

    stepea What's a Dremel?

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    Trying an old USB modem I had lying around.
     
  4. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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  5. stepea

    stepea What's a Dremel?

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    Been using an old usb modem for most of the day - no dropping of connection, so it doesn't look like there is a problem with the line, so I do need a new router.

    any more recommendations, was thinking of Draytek router because of it's reliability.
     
  6. stepea

    stepea What's a Dremel?

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    What about Apple routers - are they any good ?
     
  7. magickangaroo

    magickangaroo What's a Dremel?

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    Voting for the WNDR3700 with open wrt flashed onto it. Very easy to do, althought it is an ethernet only router, but does come with usb ports. you may well be able to use that usb modem with it but i would look into it to double check openwrt support.

    The router itself is a 600mhz + and 64mb of ram. I run a web server and other stuff on it as its several orders more powerful than my first pc :S
     
  8. stepea

    stepea What's a Dremel?

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    I'm only using my usb modem at the moment because of the problems I've had with the Billion 7300 router. I want something to replace both.
     
  9. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I run this exact model with the same firmware and agree that it is an incredible router. I went a step further and fully heatsinked it inside, then added a new fibreglass top to it with an 80mm fan built in. I can overclock the processor to 260MHz and the transmit power on the wireless antenna is at well over 150%. I also have larger, higher gain antennae on it.
     
  10. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    stepea is using ADSL, the WRT54GL is a cable router.

    My current router dropped 2mb of sync-up when my old one died and I had to replace it with one lying around, so I'm quite interested in the Draytek 2710n myself. Its a nice bit of kit, and the Vigor range gets used by lots of small businesses. The dual-WAN 2820n is nice especially, as its only £130, and lets you link two ADSL or one cable and ADSL together.

    However, I do have some Cisco kit laying around, so I'm wondering if it'll just be easier to get a £20 WAP from Ebuyer and use that.
     
  11. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    I use my dd-wrt flashed WRT54GL on an ADSL2+ connection, would ADSL not work fine as long as he uses a suitable modem with an RJ-45 to the WAN port on the Linksys?
     
  12. DeathAwaitsU

    DeathAwaitsU I'm Back :D

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    Yes it would, i do exactly the same with a dsl-2640R (crap) and 2 dir-615's running dd-wrt (ace:D)
     
  13. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Yes, as you know Unicorn I do have a WRT54GL on my shelf at home, and I also have a D-Link DSL320B ethernet modem, however I don't like the idea of the electricity waste for running two boxes!!
     
  14. stepea

    stepea What's a Dremel?

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    What about the Asus RT-N13U ?
     
  15. Chicken76

    Chicken76 Minimodder

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    Have you checked that your current router isn't supported by DD-WRT?
    If it's not, make a list with the routers that have the features you need and you can afford, and look them up on the DD-WRT router database page for compatibility, and go for any of them.
    Don't consider running a cheapo-plastic router with it's factory-supplied firmware. They're all utter crap. I'm recommending DD-WRT because I have several running flawlessly for years, but I hear other firmwares (such as OpenWRT) are good too.
     
  16. stepea

    stepea What's a Dremel?

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    No afraid not, it's not on the list
     

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