New Router

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  1. stepea

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    Anyone got any ideas for a decent router.

    I've got a Linksys WAG54G but recently it keeps dropping the line and I'm having to reset the router quite regularly.
     
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    Never had a moment's problem with my two years old Netgear DG834G, plus it was easy to install.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    here here my Netgear DG834G is the dogs!
     
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    This is only opinion, but personally I don't like the DG834GT. I have a rebadged 834 under the sky branding so it may be many of issues with are because SKY haven't updated its firmware in a very long time.

    - The interface is clunky, for example, to get port forwarding working you have to visit two different screens.
    - The wireless is horrific. I can be within a metre of it and still only get half strength signal. Replace the device with a differnt access point and the wireless is fine. ( This is in fact what I did in the end).

    My favourite router is the linksys-wrt54g, but this doesn't have a modem inbuilt so you could try and find its equivilant. I've also had several dlink products ( although not a modem) in the past and they're all working flawlessly.
     
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    To be fair, I didn't express an opinion, I just passed on my experience.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    Sorry I missed a word out there :) .. I meant this is only 'my' opinion....
     
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    With wireless disabled the WAG54 runs fairly cool.
    Unfortunately with wireless enabled it runs hot due to poor thermal and airflow design apropos the wireless chips.
    This can be fixed by applying decent heatsinking and airflow if you don't mind taking it apart, making some appropriate holes in the case (a soldering iron with small tip is good for this) and improving the heatsinking.

    Chris Muriel, Manchester
     
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    Misunderstanding on my part. :thumbsup:

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     

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