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#1 Master_Scythe

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Posted 16 November 2014 - 03:19 PM

So I'm up for a new modem I think.

My current is a billion 7800NL which is a broadcomm chipset (and I need it to stay this way due to line length).

I also use the Signal to Noise Ratio mods to achieve a decent sync, so my new one needs that too.

 

Problem is, that era's old broadcomm chips drop wireless annoyingly often; I'd prefer to run just one device, considering how cheap an all-in-one is; so anyone have suggestions?


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Posted 16 November 2014 - 03:34 PM

I've had 3 DLinks and not really impressed.  Running a simple movie playback over DLNA/WiFi was enough to strangle the thing to the point where the cabled connection to the computer was gasping for data.

Last one played up so I scored a cheap Belkin which with the required firmware update showed just how poor the DLink was, my best speeds went up but near 30% and doing stuff like torrents and streaming over Wifi has much less effect on the PC cabled connection.

 

That said, they're both cheapo brands.  Another complaint about both is that the web control interface (DLink esp) is annoyingly slow.  Just why it takes so long to serve up simple HTML pages that are resident on the device and going over a Gigabit cabled interface is a mystery.

 

Can't say I've had WiFi problems although typically everything using it is practically in the same or next room.

 

Suggestions - I guess check the online sites of the main parts outlets, then do research on the innards of the models that fall in your price range.



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Posted 16 November 2014 - 05:19 PM

Use the modem/NAT box you have and get a Ubiquiti AP.
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Posted 16 November 2014 - 10:23 PM

not a bad idea; but my modem is a circuit board hanging on a wall by a nail by now; its age is showing :P


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 09:05 AM

Use the modem/NAT box you have and get a Ubiquiti AP.

 

Actually, and ironically, the D-link 2890al, just last year was being called "the best modem router available in Australia" by the whirlpool crew, and a bunch of magazine reviewers....

Suddenly on sale at MSY today for like $160.

 

Everyone is claiming 0.5mbps faster syncs than their old 7800n\nl; but they dont mention if they're using the SNR.htm mod page like I am.


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 10:01 AM

I've been happy with the NetGear wireless routers I've had, though not those including a modem since I have cable :)


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Posted 17 November 2014 - 10:06 AM

D-link 2890al apparently has a fully unrestricted busybox login.

This means I can still use my Broadcom SNR mods (just 75, which is -1.5db).

 

I'm just trying to figure out if this level of access is enough to set up SFTP, as this is kinda a big deal for me.

My last modem didn't do it either; but I thought I'd push my luck :)


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