New modem / router needed...

  Diodorus Siculus 23:38 06 Jan 2008

I think...

I've had a DLink G604T here for about two and a half years and it has been faultless. Recently though I seem to need to reboot it almost daily - it fails to allow me to connect even though Vista / XP / 2k all seem to think there is a good connection.

Taff suggested this originally and I've been very pleased with it. I'd be happy to go with DLink again. It is connected to the main PC via a cable and to two others via wi-fi and I also connect my mobile via wi-fi for Skype at times.

Anyway, time for a new one I think so if anyone can suggest something useful, I'll be pleased.

Thanks as always, Dio

  Taff™ 06:31 07 Jan 2008

Hi Dio! I`ve still got 5 G604T`s working away at customers, friends etc. I suspect the reboots are down to your ISP as I went through a phase with PlusNet of having to reboot every morning for a month. They said this was due to upgrading at the local exchange - all is now well however. At home I now use a Linksys, only because I couldn`t pick up another D-Link. I`ll check out the model later.

The only problems I`ve had recently have been with Netgear routers, specifically with their USB wireless adapters which don`t come with a proper cradle and the extension cable fits poorly. Keep old of the D-Link adapter!

  Diodorus Siculus 07:35 07 Jan 2008

Kemistri - thanks; I'll have a look for another DLink and check the reviews.

Taff™ - certainly worth checking out I think; as I say, there were no problems until recently and when it works, it's great. But I have found problems which I put down to the router - maybe they were caused elsewhere. I will monitor the situation for a while and see what happens. To be honest, it's not a great problem and if it is only temporary, then I can live with it. I'll have a word with BT and see what they say.

I've got three of the DLink adapters in use and they are top quality; two at home and one I gave to a friend.

Thanks for the original recommendation!

Cheers, Dio

  Taff™ 11:53 08 Jan 2008

Dio - click here The Linksys WAG54GS with speedbooster. I can`t agree with the full specification in that I have used it with 98SE and ME machines. I`ve also only got WEP encryption on it!

  Diodorus Siculus 12:43 08 Jan 2008

Thanks Taff™; seems it's doing ok for the last couple of days so I will leave it. Maybe BT were doing some work on the line or maybe it's just a blip! Either way seems ok for now.

Nonetheless, I'll keep in mind the one you mention should the need arise.

Cheers, Dio

  Diodorus Siculus 13:53 08 Jan 2008

Hi Taff™; having said that, it has just failed again twice and I think it is the router. BT says nothing changed their end.

Given that the one you mention isn't available to collect at store, how about this as an alternative? click here

Basically I prefer to pick up instore than wait for delivery. I can probably get them to pricematch it to Dixons £49.99 price.

Cheers, Dio

  Taff™ 08:44 09 Jan 2008

I would try to get one now that works above 54 Mbps. click here and with the £6 delivery charge the Linksys is £55 - Delivery is usually next day via Amtrak and it should be possible to have it sent to an office address if it`s more convenient. (I can do that with a business account)

  Diodorus Siculus 21:56 10 Jan 2008

Taff™ - thanks - it has been delivered and I'll set it up over the weekend. Thanks for the advice.

Here's to a few more years of happy BB sharing!


  Taff™ 17:03 11 Jan 2008

I`m refereeing Saturday PM and Sunday AM but drop me a personal message if you have a problem. (Also post it here of course)because I check e-mails more often.

  Diodorus Siculus 18:54 11 Jan 2008

Thanks for the offer; will see how it goes!

Cheers, Dio

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