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I'm afraid that the Solwise was the only one I have used that seemed to support it, although I have not actively saught this functionality in routers.
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I am currently using a Solwise router supplied by force9 and have started having problems with it, because of this I am currently looking for a new router.

I would like to get peoples opinions on the best router currently on the market, what router are you using and what do you think of it?

I need a router with a large NAT table a single LAN connection and preferably without a Wireless connection and a device capable of sustaining Peer to Peer connections

Your opinions will be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Arthur
arthur@astarsolutions.co.uk
www.astarsolutions.co.uk
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wired one here that is pretty good: http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=6661540251&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3...

also includes built-in-adsl modem!
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hi apguy15, I also had problems with the SAR110 (f9 supplied). Kept crashing and was very pants for online peer-to-peer gaming.

I replaced it with an ORIGO router which has been abolutely spot on for all applications (peer to peer - overnet/edonkey, server-based gaming like CS). Peer-to-peer gaming like command and conquer i good but doesnt always connect first time. I have the ASR-8000.

Unfortunately it doesnt seem that ebuyer stocks that any more, but you can pick them up on ebay.

Other than that I have installed Dynamode wireless routers for people and they seem to be very good, no-one has reported any problems, although I dont think they have been tested as fully as mine, but I know at least one uses peer to peer with no probs. The only thing about it is it tends to be picky about your LAN settings for security reasons, so you have to set them up right or it seems to lock you out!!

I would assume that the Dynamode router that garytester recommended runs just as well as the Dynamode wireless I have used before.

To be honest, if i were buying another wired one now I would go on ebay and buy either the ASR-8000 (1 port), ASR-8100 (1 port), or the ASR-8400 (4 port). But the Dynamodes I have used have been very good if you want new Smiley

Hope that helps!
Jarv

* where I say 'router' read 'ADSL modem router' Wink
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aha i know which one u mean, that one won an award in a pc mag a while ago, i checked Scan.co.uk and they dont sell it either, javis can you get the model number?
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either the ASR-8000 (1 port), ASR-8100 (1 port), or the ASR-8400 (4 port).

These are the origo model numbers (have experienced them all - no probs, extremely easy setup!), if that is what you wanted Smiley

Also a good thing about these is you can set your DNS server on your PC as the router and the router will forward requests to whichever DNS server F9 gave them when ADSL connected! Most routers do that now but I couldnt get that to work on the Solwise.
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I also found out that BT's range of routers/modems are made by origo (pretty sure) and i know people who have them and there great! :lol:
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Thanks for the info; the Origio router sounds quite good.
I don't suppose anyone knows how many NAT entries the router can have, this is a very important buying point for me, the Solwise router seems to be limited to 10 entries.
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As I have one I can tell you Smiley

You can forward 20 ports only, however I should make it known that I do not need to forward ports when playing peer-to-peer games, it seems to figure out which ones to send me somehow... but as I said in my previous post, its not 100% accurate for that!

Here is a screeny of the port forwarding setup screen. Note that have slightly edited it so that you can get the idea of what you see and blurred out the ports. The exact words of how many ports you can have is also shown on there...



..for the big pic, use this link:
http://www.jarvis.f9.co.uk/OrigoVirtualServerSettingsBIG.png

The ASR-8000 (1 port), ASR-8100 (1 port), and the ASR-8400 (4 port) look like this.

You should note that there is no explicit firewall in this, but it only forwards packets it has rules for / you have opened first so as far as I can tell it acts like one!!!

Let me know if you want a bigger image / more info.
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doh! Its stretched the thread very wide, sorry about that guys !

As its in the interest of helping though, I *was* going to leave it . . .

[later...] but i changed it so that it didnt mess it up.
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who cares, aslong as we can read stuff then its fine, or is it?
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Thanks jarvis,
I am just making do with 10 entries so 20 should be fine.

I've just got to find one now.
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you dont have to just get an origo router, there are other brilliant makes such as D-link, Linksys, Netgear, US Robotics etc.

Maybe you could get this one?

Dlink....

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=6690333286&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3...

Linksys...

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=6690364310&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3...

Netgear...

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=6690385935&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3...

US Robotics...

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=6690385935&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3...

Some of these might be pricey but are decent ADSL routers which all have 4 ports and a built in modem.

Personally i would go for the DLink router because i have used their products in the past and they've always been good, and they also have excellant support just incase you get stuck or want to ask questions!

Hope this helps!
zone8
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Best router I have found is

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/products/index.html?rb=6690385935&action=c2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3...

Its an amazing router i got it before i went on holiday I infact spent hours reading reviews. & found this router lives upto the name. This things flys even on p2p & gaming is amazing. Its not crashed once its truly an amazing bit of gear.

If you get this make sure you update to newist fireware. Then you are sorted Smiley
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in the days of 56k i had a USR Fax Modem and it sure went well !! even worked on XP until broadband came!

http://www.usr-emea.com/support/s-prod-template.asp?loc=unkg∏=5630